Jessica McKoen & Associates

Delivering a wide range of mental health training

Jessica McKoen - Lead Trainer

B.A. Hons, M.A., CQSW,  Practice Teacher Award

After working as a mental health practitioner for several years, I became an independent trainer and consultant.

For the last thirteen years, I have developed innovative and responsive mental health training for a wide range of public, private and charity sector organisations across England & Wales.

As a trainer, I am widely known for my lively and interactive approach and my ability to help participants reach their full learning potential.

This was the best training course I have ever been on; Jessica is a fantastic trainer with an amazing knowledge on all subjects. 

Community Mental Health Worker       Mental Health Awareness Course

I have a strong interest in issues of diversity and much experience of working with people from many backgrounds.  I'm passionate about training in partnership with service users wherever possible.

I have wide-ranging professional interests.
  • I worked as a Senior Lecturer and Practice Assessor for Middlesex University for 13 years.
  • I have undertaken Recovery and Social Inclusion training with Rachel Perkins.
  • In 2008, I was one of the first trainers in the UK qualified to provide training in Mental Health First Aid.
  • I am also an accredited Youth Mental Health First Aid Instructor.
  • I have co-trained several successful programmes for the Certificate of Community Mental Health Care (City & Guilds) with a 99% pass rate.
  • I am on the register of trainers for the Dementia Education & Training Network.
  • I successfully completed the Alzheimers Society course "Dementia Care Training Skills" in 2008
  • I am an experienced Internal Quality Assessor and Verifier for City & Guilds courses  
  • I am founder of a charity which provides education and psychological care for vulnerable young people in Uganda.
  • I have extensive experience in providing consultancy for mental health teams facing change and reorganisation.





A very insightful course. Jessica incorporated exercises, videos and speakers as well as giving relevant information which made the course enjoyable - I shall recommend it to all my colleagues.

Social Worker -  Mental Health & Older People   Course


Geri Dogmetchi

B.A. Hons, CQSW, P.G. Dip. Psych., P.G. Dip. Supervision & Consultancy

Geri is an experienced psychotherapist and trainer who comes from a background of mental health field work.  

She has specialist expertise in: End of Life Care, Suicide/Deliberate Self-Harm, Eating Disorders, Conflict & Change Management in Mental Health and Team-building.

Geri also offers clinical supervision for therapists, and supervision to mental health management staff in key positions in statutory & voluntary organizations.

Professional Membership

  • British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy
  • Institute of Psychotherapy and Social Studies
  • British Association of Psychodynamic and Psychoanalytic Supervisors