Jayne Shears, CBT & EMDR ONLINE and In Suffolk, Norfolk and London
I am a BABCP Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and EMDR practitioner.
I offer effective, high quality evidence based treatments for people with a range of mental health difficulties. For further details see: emdrandcbtservices.co.uk
I have over 12 years experience in the NHS working with people from age 16 upwards and I am now working in private practice. A course of treatment can help you to regain your wellbeing and a sense of enjoyment in your life.
CBT or Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is a talking therapy recommended by NICE (National Institute of Clinical Excellence) for the treatment of a wide range of emotional and physical health problems such as anxiety, depression, trauma and chronic pain. When feeling worried or distressed we often fall into patterns of thinking and responding which can worsen how we feel. CBT helps us notice and change problematic thinking styles or behaviour patterns so we can feel better. CBT has lots of strategies that can help you in the here and now. Dependent on the nature of your difficulties this may also mean that we need to consider earlier life experiences.
The number of sessions you will need depends on your specific difficulties. Usually this will be between 8 and 12 sessions. Often you will be required to work on tasks between sessions and these tasks will be agreed between you and your therapist at a pace you are comfortable with.
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing) Therapy was developed by Francine Shapiro) in 1987. It has been recommended by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) and the World Health Organisation as an effective treatment for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Recent research also suggests it is helpful in treating the following: General anxiety, Panic attacks, Depression,Stress, Phobias, Sleep problems,Grief and mourning, Chronic pain, Body dysmorphic disorder, medically unexplained symptoms, Addictions, Self esteem and performance anxiety, Attachment disorder, Disturbing or traumatic memories.
EMDR is an eight phase treatment approach which utilises the natural healing ability of your body. After a detailed assessment, you will be asked specific questions about a particular disturbing memory. Eye movements, similar to those during REM sleep, will be recreated simply by asking you to watch the therapist's finger moving backwards and forwards across your visual field. Sometimes, a bar of moving lights or headphones is used instead. The eye movements will last for a short while and then stop. You will then be asked to report back on the experiences you have had during each of these sets of eye movements. Experiences during a session may include changes in thoughts, images and feelings. With repeated sets of eye movements, the memory tends to change in such a way that it loses its painful intensity and simply becomes a neutral memory of an event in the past. Other associated memories may also heal at the same time. This linking of related memories can lead to a reduced distress and improvement in your wellbeing.
A-F EMDR (Attachment Focused Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)
This is particularly useful for people who may have experienced acute or chronic relational trauma and attachment deficits. This would include childhood physical or sexual abuse, neglect, early losses, birth trauma, medical trauma, parental drug or alcohol abuse, caregiver misattunement, secondary trauma and the cumulative effects of these. The effect of such experiences may be depression, relationship difficulties, problems at work and may impact on a persons sense of safety and capacity to form emotional relationships in adulthood.
Training, qualifications & experience
BABCP Accredited CBT Therapist at Oxford University
Attachment focused EMDR Practitioner
BA (Hons) Social Policy and Sociology
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Free initial 15 minute telephone consultation
£120 EMDR per 90 minute session
Treatments are also available at my London office