Jack Brown

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BABCP, BSc Psychology, PGDip CBT, PGCert LI-CBT
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Manchester, Greater Manchester, M32
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About me

I'd like to extend a big warm welcome to anyone searching for a therapist who has stumbled across this page. I am a highly experienced and accredited CBT therapist and supervisor. The main approach which influences my practice is Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), however I am trained and integrate many theoretical approaches into therapy, including EMDR, advanced CBT methods and IPT. 

Website: www.jbpsychotherapies.com

You might choose my services if you were looking for a therapist who: 

  • Personally knows what it is like to struggle with depression and anxiety, and has walked the walk so to speak with successfully using therapy. 
  • Worked as a Senior Psychological Therapist for 3 years in frontline NHS services and has vast experience at successfully treating a broad spectrum of simple to highly complex issues.
  • Is highly competent in CBT and advanced applications of CBT (over 3 years of formal training in CBT and 11 years full time practice as a CBT therapist)
  • Is accredited by the BABCP which is the UK's governing body for use of CBT
  • Has extensive experience in supervising and teaching other therapists and psychologists in how to use CBT flexibly and more effectively
  • Is informal and personable in their style
  • Communicates directly and with honesty
  • Is highly flexible in approach and will think outside of the box to achieve therapy goals
  • Who will expect you to hold them to account and who will also not be afraid to push you out of your comfort zone if your goals require it

What kinds of struggles or person does this therapist work with?

I am always happy to speak with anyone who thinks we’d be a good fit and will explore options during a free phone consultation. I treat every client as an individual, and will carefully consider every relevant factor in someone's life whilst formulating the difficulties they experience. 

My training and experience gives me a broad range of assessment, formulation and treatment skills which can be utilised for understanding and treating most forms of human suffering. I can also refer to one of the excellent therapists in my network if you require or prefer a specific treatment that I cannot provide. 

So, whoever you are, and whatever your motivation for reading this, I am confident that my experience and training can help me tune into your experiences and develop a suitable treatment plan for you. 

How does this therapist work and what types of therapy do they use?

I have completed 3 full years of CBT based training, used CBT methods for treating the full spectrum of psychological 'disorders' for 11 years, and have taught and supervised other CBT therapists. It is fair to say that CBT is a cornerstone of my approach, which gives my practice a strong evidence base and multiple tools that can be used. No therapy in history has ever been studied and researched as much as CBT. It's not even close!  

I am especially competent in behavioural methods of CBT and have highly developed my skills in using behavioural CBT models with additional training. Why more behavioural? Over the years I have personally found that focusing on behaviours offers more life changing opportunities for clients, than trying to challenge or change beliefs or thoughts. It is often more effective to change how we relate to beliefs and thoughts, using new behaviours or skills, than it is to try and 'fix' or 'get rid' of thinking patterns.  

For example, If you have a powerful belief such as 'I am not good enough' or 'I am a bad person', research shows that you are unlikely to ever get rid of or change the belief, no matter how much you might want to! Trust me, I wish it was that simple too. However, behavioural CBT methods or the ACT approach, can both help us develop ways of understanding and relating to beliefs differently, so that they no longer activate strong feelings or get in the way of our life. 

I also specialise in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and the approach tends to influence most of the therapy processes I am a part of. ACT is a powerful adaptation of traditional CBT and aims to teach someone how to become a more accepting, compassionate and purposeful version of themselves. It’s a life changing and flexible approach which can provide complex analysis of human behaviour in a simple, easy to understand, and pragmatic way. I still live to ideas I have learned with ACT myself, and often recommend ACT to my family and friends when they ask me for advice about therapy.  

Experience: 

My experience in CBT makes me a relative expert at treating all types of depression as well as common anxiety disorders, including OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder), health anxiety, BDD (Body Dysmorphic Disorder), phobias, GAD (General Anxiety Disorder) and PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). If you have been diagnosed or are experiencing any of these difficulties, I am highly competent at getting definitive life changing results with all of those listed, and in relatively quick time.  

In my various NHS roles as a therapist, I spent a great deal of time supervising and being supervised by highly talented therapists. I have worked closely with some of the best therapists not only in Manchester, but also in the UK. I have benefitted immensely from sharing and refining my ways of working as part of this group. I remain close with some of these therapists and we still regularly meet to share skills and to provide supervision for each other. 

Training, qualifications & experience

Accreditation:

I am a fully accredited member of the BABCP (British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies) and have been since 2020. 

My membership number is: 180927. To quote what this means from the BABCP website:

“Accreditation means that a CBT therapist has both core professional mental health training or recognised equivalent, as well as specific CBT training. To be accredited, our members must have applied and demonstrated that they meet high standards of training and experience in CBT”.

University courses attended:

  • Bachelor of Science: Psychology (2012) Sheffield Hallam University
  • Diploma of Higher Education: Primary Mental Health Care (2014) Teeside University
  • Diploma of Higher Education: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (2018) Chester University
  • Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy Teacher Training (2022) Oxford Mindfulness Centre
  • Extensive additional training in advanced applications of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (2023) Manchester University

Employed Work Experience:

  • Senior Psychological Therapist - Manchester NHS IAPT service 2021 to May 2024
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapist - Manchester NHS IAPT service 2018 to 2021
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapist - Warrington IAPT service 2017 to 2018
  • Various CBT based therapy roles - Oldham, Wakefield, Stockport - IAPT services 2013 to 2017 

Additional training courses:

*Part of being a CBT therapist and also being accredited with the BABCP is that we must show we are updating our skills and knowledge every year. There are therefore many trainings I have not included in this list. These were the ones which may be of particular interest, and for which are still very relevant for my practice.

  • IAPT step two Supervisor Training (2017) Manchester University
  • Acceptance and Commitment therapy various training days accumulating over 70 hours (2019, 2020 and 2021), with BABCP by Jim Lucas, and Russ Harris respectively
  • Intolerance of Uncertainty Training Day Workshop (2019) with BABCP by Professor Mark Freeston
  • 5 Days Motivational interviewing (2019)  Manchester University
  • Compassion Focused Therapy (2021) various training days within Manchester IAPT
  • DBT Skills two day course (2021) BABCP online training
  • Applications of chair work in CBT (2023) Manchester University
  • Advanced applications of CBT formulation building for ‘personality disorders’ (2023) Manchester University
  • Advanced applications of Imagery rescripting in CBT (2023) Manchester University
  • Advanced applications of motivational interviewing in CBT (2023) Manchester University
  • Working with psychosis and mood disorders within CBT (2023) Manchester University
  • Chairwork: Basics and beyond - 3 day course on the applications of chairwork (2024) Tobyn Bell and Matthew Pugh
  • ACT applications for insomnia (2024) Contextual Consulting online course.
  • ACT skills - establishing clear boundaries (2024) Dr Richard Bennett

Member organisations

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Registered / Accredited

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BABCP
British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP)

The BABCP is the lead organisation for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in the UK. Membership is open to anyone with an interest in the practice, theory or development of CBT. BABCP also provides accreditation for CBT therapists. BABCP accredited members adhere to the Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics in the Practice of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies, and are willing to be scrutinised in this adherence as required.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies

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Fees

£90.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

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When I work

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Manchester, Greater Manchester, M32

Type of session

Online
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Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

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Online platforms

Zoom

Supervision

Online

I am a BABCP accredited supervisor with extensive supervisory experience in the NHS and private practice. I believe in flexible, person centred CBT.

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