Meet the team

Jess Brainch

Psychologist & Facilitator

Jess is a Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society (BPS), a Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) Registered Practitioner Psychologist and a Member of the Kenya Psychological Association (KPsyA). With a background in Sport & Exercise Psychology, Jess’s approach focusses on optimising health and wellbeing alongside working towards achieving goals and outcomes. Jess has developed a mind-body-environment framework to her practice, supporting clients to cope with psychological health from a holistic perspective. This approach is beneficial for people living with:

  • Chronic health conditions
  • Trauma
  • Major life transitions
  • Challenging environments (remote, humanitarian and high performance)
  • Challenges in seeking optimal lifestyle habits alongside a professional career

In her 19 years of working in the psychology field, Jess has worked to support individuals and teams; in performance environments, on personal development and leadership programmes, in prisons, hospitals and clinics, recovery units, the education system and in the humanitarian context. She has grown up in Kenya and has worked in South Africa, the UAE, Europe and the UK. Jess’s wider interests include exploring remote locations (ideally on horseback), freediving, marine conservation, hiking, literature and cooking.

Jess is based in Nairobi, Kenya.