Jo is an experienced Cognitive Behaviour Therapist, who has worked in the NHS and the independent sector for over 10 years. She uses evidenced based interventions to assess and treat clients presenting with anxiety and depression related difficulties. She works collaboratively, guiding individuals through specific Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) tools and techniques. Although Jo primarily works from a cognitive-behavioural mindfulness-based cognitive therapy perspective, she values and uses a range of therapeutic models according to the needs of the individual. She is accredited by the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) and British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).Jo specialises in the treatment of: post traumatic stress disorder, mood disorders, health anxiety, generalised anxiety disorder, low self esteem, obsessive compulsive disorder, long term conditions, medically unexplained symptoms, binge eating disorder and bulimia.
In 2015 Jo began her current role as a Senior Lecturer, teaching Mental Health and other courses at the University of Worcester. Her research interests include; veteran mental health, eating disorders and the use of third wave therapies to promote psychological well-being. She also work as a Specialist Advisor for the Care Quality Commission (CQC) providing specialist advice a part of the regulatory inspection process.
The Old Rectory Clinic in Iron Acton is conveniently located with easy access from Yate, Chipping Sodbury, Frampton Cotterell, Coalpit Heath, Winterbourne, Westerleigh, Thornbury and the surrounding areas.
Current Holistic Therapies & Key Qualifications
- British Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP)
- British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
- BSc (Hons) Psychology
- MA Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Therapy fees: £75 per one hour session
Availability: Monday 3.00pm - 8.00pm
Mobile: 07583 148476
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