Dr Jessica Bolton

Head of Attuned Connection

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 (CIMBS), 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.

The Team

Latest Blog Posts

I'm a tug boat. Who knew!
Co-creating change and never giving up.
July 5, 2019
Evolution and revolution: preparing for newness
It is a paradisematic country, in which roasted parts of sentences fly into your mouth.
October 9, 2018
Using Deliberate Practice to Increase Capacity and Improve Outcomes
"Practice, practice, practice! It is how the good become great, and how we all become good. Musicians, athletes, surgeons, chess masters… professionals rely on deliberate practice to achieve expertise." Dr. Tony Rousmaniere
June 6, 2019
The Journey to EmotiHealth
I stared in wonder at the emotionally and psychologically connecting space he had co-created. “Perfect for an experiential learning event”. The idea grew legs and collaborations were set up. Since then, our connection and trust in each other has only grown, and in a common goal to bring emotional learning to the widest possible audience. So from the ashes, came EmotiHealth.
October 9, 2018
On being revolutionary!
The bravely titled ‘Emotion Revolution: don’t just talk about it’ conference finished just a few hours ago and I am moved to write about the committed actions we could all take towards being more emotion focused.
October 9, 2018
My why. The fire in my belly
All emotional learning is change and all change is co-created. To find out about the unknown deep within, between us and all around us, we must first open up to new possibilities, to allow ourselves to be moved from a fixed starting position.
October 9, 2018
Readying Ourselves for Emotional Learning: Part 1
How do we ensure we are primed to learn new skills and knowledge? And how can we particularly ready ourselves for emotional learning? What is our responsibility as attendees?
April 11, 2019
Deliberate Practice for Psychologists, Psychotherapists, Psychiatrists.Part 1: No videos?!
"Dear all, Four out of four patients so far have refused to let me video record the sessions! Bit concerned all other patients on my caseload will refuse too! Help!"
June 6, 2019
EMOTIHEALTH - Emotional Health & Psychology
October 9, 2018
Readying Ourselves for Emotional Learning: Part 2
Last week I wrote about getting ready for learning, emotional learning especially, by preparing to cope with not knowing, and moreover to move towards newness with delight and enthusiasm! I have learnt so much about this from my colleagues and friends, Terry and Beatriz Sheldon.
April 11, 2019