I’m Jo, I am a psychotherapist based in Norfolk and North Suffolk. I am trained in CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy) and am fully accredited with the BABCP (British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies). I am currently close to completing training to become an EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) Practitioner. I am also a registered Mental Health Nurse (RNMH).
I have 17 years’ experience of working with people with Mental and Psychological Health difficulties. Having first qualified as a Mental Health Nurse, I then embarked on further training in CBT. I have worked for over 11 years in psychological therapies, both privately and with the NHS. I am highly experienced in working with a range of psychological difficulties.
I think it goes without saying that we all have good days and bad days, we all have good times in our life and bad times in our life, if you are visiting this page then I am guessing things aren’t so good, I’m here to help you start the upwards climb. I have lots of experience working with many different psychological/emotional difficulties. I am a naturally warm and compassionate person, I like to think my role as a therapist means I am here to support people to make the changes in their everyday lives that will help them wake up every morning and embrace the day.
CBT is a goal focused therapy, in therapy we will be looking for solutions to the areas of difficulty you are struggling with. I work collaboratively with clients to help them understand what brought them to where they are now and what is keeping them there, we then think about what needs to change for life to be better. We all know the old adage- ‘If you do what you have always done you will get what you always got’. Change is often difficult, so I will support you to explore what needs to change and help you instigate those changes in a gradual unthreatening way . This works for a myriad of difficulties and in my years of working therapeutically with people I have seen lives transformed by small and large changes made through therapy. During our work together we would be looking at the whole picture, how you look after yourself emotionally and physically, working on improving all areas, thereby helping you become at ease with life, your body, its wonders and limitations, helping you be ok with the whole of ‘who you are’.
This is a treatment aimed at helping our mind effectively process incorrectly stored trauma memories, these memories can cause lots of psychological, physical and emotional difficulties, these memories can be from large or small traumas. The process involves the use of movement to help the correct filing of troublesome memories. This is an alterative treatment to CBT for Trauma and can be used effectively with lots of psychological health problems, although it is used predominantly in the treatment of PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder).
AREAS OF EXPERIENCE
This list is by no means exhaustive, I have worked with all of the difficulties below, I have lots of experience of working with people presenting with more than one of these issues.
PG Dip (CBT). BSc (Hons) Mental Health Nursing
Therapy Room: St George’s Works, 51 Colegate, NR3 1DD
I provide on-line, telephone and face to face therapy for clients aged 16 and above.
I am still currently working face to face with people, but as we know in the current environment this can always be subject to change.
I can offer day time and some late afternoon/early evening appointments.
I offer a free initial 15 minute call for introductions and brief discussion.
Payment is either by bank transfer or cash.
Excerpts from thankyou e-mail. Female client early 20’s, we worked on her intrusive thoughts.
“I can manage my thoughts and my reactions better and quicker now which is confidence boosting and I feel happier and stable!”
“The mind really is a devilish, little imp!”
“I just wanted write to you to let you know how I was doing and to thank you.”
Testimonial from client in her 40’s, we have been working on self esteem and anxiety.
“Jo is very calm and immediately put me at my ease. She allows you to talk but keeps you focused on your therapy plan. Despite therapy obviously being a difficult and challenging experience, I always feel comfortable and confident to share my thoughts and feelings. I have had CBT before so Jo has adapted her approach to help me deal with recent trauma and reconnect with CBT techniques. I always feel like my mind and emotions have been reset to positive when I leave. ”