Dr Jessica Bolton Consultant Clinical Psychologist, IEDTA accredited Experiential Dynamic Therapist, Supervisor & Trainer Passionate about simplifying the complex process of therapeutic change; she connects with her audience, inspiring novice and experienced professionals alike; attempting to teach with humility and with intense curiosity, respecting expertise within the room.
With twenty years of clinical and teaching experience across university, public and private healthcare settings, alongside Ange Cooper, she is pioneering innovative ways of bringing experiential psychotherapy training and emotional learning to the widest audience via online platforms.
An early implementer in bringing EDT training to the UK, with Ferruccio Osimo, she has been a pioneer in treating clients with and teaching clinicians about ISTDP and experiential dynamic therapy broadly. She helped to set up and attended the first EDT 3 year core training programme in the UK in the early 2000s and has brought the newest EDT to the UK in the past two years - Complex Integration of Multiple Brain Systems, pioneered by Davanloo’s trainees - Beatriz and Terry Sheldon.
She has served as President of the International Experiential Dynamic Therapy Association and as Chair of EDT-UK. She has written a chapter in ‘Theory and Practice of Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy’ about working with EDT in primary care. She delivers training in the UK to clinical psychology training courses as well as offering IEDTA accredited core training.
She specialises in training those working with highly complex cases to develop transdiagnostic and transtheoretcial skills, and to be themselves within the therapy room.