Jane Christopher PGDip, MSc,BA
I am a fully BABCP accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist with and I provide Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to people with low mood and different anxieties. I have been interested in CBT since doing my undergraduate course in applied psychology. It made a lot of sense to me as it looks at the links between people's thoughts, feelings, and behaviours and helps people to break cycles. It is an interactive form of therapy where as a therapist, I would be teaching you skills to help yourself. It has been shown to be effective and is recommended by NICE as being beneficial in the treatment of depression and anxiety. Part of CBT involves "homework" in between sessions where you would put into practice what is learnt in therapy. This is agreed between us. The whole idea is that you will become your own therapist at the end of treatment with a toolkit to help yourself!
I have also recently trained in EMDR which is another approach that can be used to treat trauma. I have developed an interest in this as well as CBT and have received positive feedback from clients. While I primarily use EMDR to treat PTSD, it can also be effective with other types of anxiety.
What I offer?
I mostly work with people experiencing depression and a range of anxiety problems. I have a particular interest in depression, OCD, social anxiety, and health anxiety. I have also increasingly become interested in working with PTSD and trauma and I use CBT or EMDR to treat these problems. I love my job and since qualifying as a CBT therapist, I have been attending many workshops to continue with professional development.
How it works?
In the first session, I will carry out an assessment with you to establish what you would like help with. We would discuss your goals for therapy. I would do regular reviews with you to see how you are progressing and to decide on how many more sessions might be needed.
At the moment , I will be offering therapy on Saturdays from 9am-1pm, but I can also work on Wednesday evenings depending on demand.
I am happy to be contacted by phone or email. Why not get in touch and we can discuss it further.
Training, qualifications & experience
I qualified as a Cognitive Behaviour Therapist in 2012 and have since been working in the NHS in an IAPT service. I have worked with South London and Maudsley since 2013. I offer individual therapy to clients and I supervise trainee CBT Therapists. I also sometimes facilitate CBT groups.
Prior to my CBT training, I qualified with a BA and MSc in Applied Psychology and thereafter worked as a Graduate Mental Health Worker and assistant psychologist in the NHS.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I charge £60-£70 per hour for attended and cancelled sessions.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I can offer therapy on Saturdays but can at times also do a Wednesday evening. I can reply to emails at any time.
Types of client
Supervision & training
I am a BABCP accredited supervisor.