Highly Professional Mental Health Nurses in Oxfordshire.
Mental Health Nursing is offered by The Owl Centre’s specialists
The Mental Health Nurses at The Owl Centre in Oxfordshire combine expertise and experience with a friendly and sympathetic approach to the children and parents they see. They also have links with the NHS to ensure a seamless continuity for clients who have received NHS assessments or therapy.
Bella Kym Jackson BA (Hons.), MA, PGDip Mental Health Nursing (King’s College London). NMC Registered.
For over 9 years, Bella has worked with children, young people, families and adults and currently works at the University of Oxford as a Specialist Mental Health Mentor.
Bella trained as a mental health nurse at King’s College London where she was the recipient of a scholarship from The Royal College of Nursing. Her holistic, person-centred and integrative approach to care utilises her BA in the arts, MA in anthropology and Asian area studies, and certificate in counselling and psychotherapy from the Tavistock and Portman.
Bella has worked as a family support worker for children’s charities and in London prisons, a Barnardo’s nursery, within the NHS child and adolescent mental health services, as well as across crisis mental health settings and inpatient wards. She has worked with Mind, co-facilitating a psychiatric medication withdrawal group, and has a keen interest in holistic and psychological approaches to mental distress, as well as reducing the use of psychiatric medication within mental health care.
Bella also works with The Hearing Voices Network, advocating for meaningful, psychosocial approaches to voice hearing and visions, and is trained to support young people who have unusual experiences, in one-to-one and group settings.
Bella has worked with families and young people within other cultural frameworks of mental health care such as Nepal, South Africa and Tanzania, as well as working with Asylum Welcome in Oxford to help support foreign national detainees struggling with mental health difficulties. She has also acted as a consultant to Save the Children in East Africa exploring and informing on culturally appropriate approaches to counselling and therapeutic support.
Bella is warm and approachable, and believes building rapport and trust as well as validating personal meaning and experiences are the most important building blocks for effective change, development, self-esteem and empowerment. She can support children, young people and families who are at risk of, or affected by, trauma, abuse, bullying, loss, anxiety, depression, psychotic experiences, self-harm and suicidal thoughts, OCD, ADHD and other experiences of mental distress or social/relational difficulties.
Profiles of the other Owl Centre therapists to follow soon.
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