Dr Jasmine Chin
Jasmine is a highly experienced clinical psychologist who has worked in mental health services in the NHS, voluntary and private sector for over 20 years. Alongside her private practice, Jasmine is Deputy Head of Psychology in an NHS Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) supporting children and their families. In addition, she holds a Clinical Lead role in Coram, an organisation that supports vulnerable children and their carers, including those who are adopted.
She is also experienced in working with parental mental health, having worked in an NHS parental wellbeing service for 10 years. Amongst the issues she can support individuals and couples with are coping with anxiety, depression, bonding and attachment issues as they manifest in the transition to parenthood. Jasmine is particularly skilled at working with those from marginalised communities eg solo parents, Black and Asian families & LGBTQI+ families, whose family or parenting styles may feel very disconnected from the mainstream. Jasmine aims to help parents to develop awareness of the multiple narratives that shape their parenting eg race, culture, religion to help them parent in ways that better fit their preferred values.
In her work she considers the impact of intergenerational trauma, loss and bereavement on presenting difficulties. She has many years’ experience of supporting parents of twins and multiples with the challenges of parenting more than one baby at a time. She can work with couples coping with miscarriage, stillbirth and termination of pregnancy, as well as those impacted by fertility issues. Jasmine gives priority to the strengths and resources inherent in all individuals, couples and families, using this to support a collaborative approach to change.
Jasmine is trained in and uses a range of approaches to support this work including Systemic Psychotherapy (which supports her couple work), Narrative Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy and Attachment & Trauma focused therapy.
Jasmine is currently offering sessions online or on the telephone (sessions in Bloomsbury may be available from January)