Jenny Sanbrook holds a degree in Social Work and a Masters of Couple and Family Therapy obtained at the University of NSW in 1995. She is an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker and Certified Gottman Therapist, she has been working in her own private practice for the last 17 years. Jenny completed her Level 1 Gottman Method presenter training in Canada in 2023 and is now beginning to conduct her own training workshops in this model.
Jenny began her career in 1995 in Adult Community Mental Health in Western Sydney where she worked on a crisis mental health team. She then worked with young people with first episode psychosis. After this she began her work with adolescents and families at Westmead Hospital Department of Child, Adolescent and Family Psychiatry (Redbank House) where she stayed for 7 years. This was a training ground for Attachment Theory and trauma informed practice along with Systems Theory which places importance on interpersonal and relationship dynamics rather than a person's personality or "diagnosis". Later she worked at the Family Systems Institute, where she was trained in Bowen Family Systems Theory which emphasised the influence of Family of Origin.
In addition to these theoretical influences, Jenny is trained to use Cognitive Behavioural Techniques, Mindfulness Strategies, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Schema Therapy, and parenting /attachment with the Positive Parenting Program.
Of most importance Jenny uses a person centred approach emphasising unconditional positive regard for all of her clients inviting them to gain greater clarity and peace in their lives