Founder & Integrative Psychotherapist
Dr. Jenna Daku, BA, DPsych, MBACP
** I am accepting a waiting list for my return from maternity leave
in May 2024 **
It takes a lot of courage to reach out for support, and I want you to have a sense of who I am, both as a person and as a therapist, so you can feel as comfortable as possible when you get in touch. My goal as a therapist is to empower you to find freedom from a disordered relationship with food and your body so that you can be, and express, yourself in your own unique way. This is why I created Freedom To Be Therapy.
I am a BACP Registered Psychotherapist with a Bachelor Degree in Psychology and over 15 years of experience working in the field of mental health. I studied at the University of Edinburgh where I graduated with a Doctorate Degree specialising in eating disorders and recovery. My approach to therapy is holistic, which means that I will support you to reflect on how your relationship with food impacts your mind, body, relationships, and connections with yourself and the world around you. I am a relational psychodynamic therapist, but I do not subscribe to the idea of being a 'blank screen'. This means that if we work together, our therapeutic relationship will be a top priority and we will use it to explore how your past impacts who and how you are today. I will support you to see that your thoughts and behaviours do not need to define you, and together we will uncover who you really are beneath your struggles.
To facilitate this process, I integrate a range of skills, theories, and techniques which is trauma- informed and includes: Mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, positive psychology, and so much more. I am also an avid Health at Every Size® advocate and I am also a Certified Intuitive Eating Counsellor® . My goal is to offer you support that is tailored to your individual needs, and which takes in to account all of you - mind, body and soul.
I am also a mother to two young children and a dog mum to a Westie named Miso.
If you're interested in challenging the way that you think about food and your body, please get in touch to arrange for an initial consultation. I offer 1:1 therapy sessions online. I also facilitate therapeutic workshops and groups, so be sure to sign up to our mailing list if you'd like to hear more, or send us an email if you've got any questions.
It is possible to find the freedom to be unapologetically you x
Get in Touch
It can feel intimidating to reach out to a stranger for support, but I hope to make the process as comfortable as possible. When filling out the form, it's helpful if you can tell me what brings you to therapy at this point in your life and whether you're interested in 1:1 Therapy, Intuitive Eating Coaching, Workshops or Group Therapy. Otherwise feel free to share as much or as little as you feel comfortable telling me about yourself and what you're looking for.
*Please don't forget to check your junk e-mail folder if you're expecting a reply x