Chartered Clinical Psychologist
Individual, couples and family therapy
Joanne has been providing mental health interventions in the NHS for 13 years in various settings including inpatient, community and secure forensic settings. She qualified as a Clinical Psychologist at the University of Exeter in 2015 and since has completed further training in EMDR and DBT. She has subsequently specialised in working with adults with complex difficulties, experiencing combinations of the following:
- Acute mental health problems
- Emotional issues such as anxiety, depression or anger
- Personality disorder
- Substance misuse
- Trauma histories (including abuse)
When someone is struggling with any mental health difficulty, therapy can help them to find a path that makes life more manageable again or even enjoyable. No-one is forced to do therapy and in fact it seldom works if someone feels pressured, but it can help to ease a person’s distress around a particular issue or issues. Talking about the problem with someone who can offer an unbiased, professional account can help to reach an understanding which can often feel difficult to reach alone. Once this shared, empathetic and considered understanding has been reached it can be invaluable to formulate a way to cope with or solve the problem. This can bring with it many benefits for our whole being, not solely our mental health.
Joanne specialises in integrative therapy; this is using complementary psychological approaches that you agree, together, would best suit your needs and reach your goals. She has a warm, personable and empathic approach with all of her clients, and has a number of years of experience working in the NHS with a wide range of people. Joanne completed her doctoral training at the University of Exeter where she trained in multiple modes and approaches of therapy and is accredited by the Health and Care Professions Council and the British Psychological Society.
BSc Psychology (Lancaster University), MSc Cognitive Neuroscience (UCL), and Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (University of Exeter)
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