About Me

The good news is that there are proven ways to successfully overcome mental health problems.

After starting my career as a mental health nurse in 2008, I quickly discovered that I had an interest in psychological therapy and trained to become a CBT Therapist. I have now been an accredited therapist since 2013 and I have had the opportunity to work in a variety of NHS settings. Further to my general training, I have specialist experience helping people with eating and body image problems and trauma. Alongside my private practice I work part time for a specialist trauma service.  

I help people deal with problems by breaking them down into smaller parts

 

I’m passionate about delivering CBT and other evidenced based interventions. Whether you are having problems with your eating, body image or past trauma, I will help you understand what is maintaining your difficulties and show you how to change negative patterns that will improve the way you feel. 

Why is accreditation important?

Choosing the right therapist can sometimes be a confusing task. Accreditation means that a therapist has demonstrated that they meet high standards of training and experience in delivering therapy. They are also audited to ensure they maintaining high standards of clinical practice, clinical supervision and continuing professional development activities.

You are able to check my accreditation here on the        >CBT Register UK<

Over the course of my career, I have routinely helped my Clients

  • overcome binge eating 
  • accept their body 
  • improve their self esteem 
  • overcome past trauma 
  • break free from obsessional thinking 
  • feel hopeful about life again 
  • overcome their fears 

What My Clients Say about Me

“As I grew more comfortable around you I slowly began to trust you and put faith in the idea that you may be able to help. I think a big part of it was because you seemed to get me. You understood what was going on in my head and why I am the way I am. You never judged me no matter what I said, always challenging my beliefs, feelings and fears.

I will never be able to thank you enough for what you have done for me and how you have helped. You have restored my faith in therapy!”
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Anonymous
Individual therapy client
I worked with Jo on some particularly difficult memories and she fluidly navigated between my past and how this was affecting my present. I came to Jo when I realised I had reached a wall in my life and was in a scared and vulnerable place. Jo always made me feel understood, heard, and validated. I never felt judged or ashamed and she approached me with kindness and patience. She has a real grounding to her which always made me feel at ease and safe. We worked methodically - and with time slowly but surely I came to a place where I feel I had done the work I needed to do. I could not be more grateful and would recommend her as a CBT specialist to anyone.
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Anonymous
Individual therapy client
“Our sessions have helped me understand myself and my illness better than ever before. I feel I now have the motivation needed to recover, without our sessions I don't believe I would have ever reached this stage.”
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Anonymous
Individual therapy client
“I've really appreciated all the work you've done with me. Our sessions were often the only time I got to talk to someone, the only space I felt able to express how I was feeling and that made such a difference. You never spoke to me like a child or even like a patient - just a normal person. You always listened to me, let me talk and that helped more than anything.”
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Anonymous
Individual therapy client