• Home
  • >Jayne Shears, CBT & EMDR ONLINE and In Suffolk, Norfolk and London

About me

Hi, I am Jayne and 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 including anxiety, depression, PTSD, trauma, panic disorders and low self-esteem.

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.

Appointments are available face to face or via telephone or Zoom (online). If you have any questions or would like to book a session, then please call me on 07983 648702 or 01359 258700 or you can click here to send me an email. Below you can find out more information about how CBT and EMDR can help you to make changes and learn therapy skills that you can use throughout your life.

How can Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) help?

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.

How can Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR) help?

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 person's 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
  • EMDR Practitioner
  • BA (Hons) Social Policy and Sociology

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.

Therapies offered

  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • EMDR
  • Mindfulness


FREE initial 15 minute telephone consultation

Assessment: £80-100

CBT/EMDR £80-100

£120 EMDR per 90 minute session.

If you have any questions or would like to book a session, then please call me on 07983 648702 or 01359 258700 or you can click here to send me an email.

Further information

Treatments are also available at my London office.

Langham Clinic
2 Langham Grange
Bury St. Edmunds
IP31 3EE

Token House
11-12 Tokenhouse Yard
London City

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

easy access


Monday to Friday 8 am - 8 pm Some Saturdays available

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
Jayne Shears, CBT & EMDR ONLINE and In Suffolk, Norfolk and London

Jayne Shears, CBT & EMDR ONLINE and In Suffolk, Norfolk and London