Jemma Austin BABCP Accredited CBT Psychotherapist & EMDR Therapist
I am an accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist and EMDR practitioner, offering private one to one therapy for individuals experiencing a range of emotional distress.
I previously worked in Primary Care Mental Health in the NHS for more than 10 years. I have extensive experience of working with a range of depression and anxiety disorder presentations. I have experience of working with individuals using guided self help, brief interventions, computerised CBT, telephone and online transcript sessions. I therefore try to utilise these approaches where appropriate to support people in their recovery.
I am passionate about helping people recover from mental health difficulties. I feel my strength is being able to build a supportive therapeutic relationship to allow individuals to feel able to open up and share their personal experiences.
Although I primarily take a CBT based approach to treatment I use a variety of treatment approach based on the individuals needs. These include ACT (Acceptance & Commitment Therapy), Mindfulness and CFT (Compassion Focused Therapy).
Please contact me and I would be happy to discuss things further with you in a brief telephone consultation to discuss how I might be able to help you. If I feel the approach I take is not the most suitable or appropriate, I have a good knowledge of other services and practitioners within York so can help make recommendations.
Training, qualifications & experience
February - October 2018 - Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR) EMDR Academy
October 2015 – February 2017
Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) for Depression. Training commissioned by Health Education England and provided by Dr Roslyn Law
April 2010 – June 2011
Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip) High Intensity Interventions (CBT) University of York
September 2008 – June 2009
Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip) Advanced Practitioner Interventions for Primary Care Mental Health University of Manchester
September 2006 – October 2007
Postgraduate Certificate (PgCert) in Advanced Practitioner Interventions for Primary Care Mental Health University of Manchester
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Work-related stress
£80 for 90 minute Assessment. £65 per treatment session lasting 50-60 minutes.
If extended sessions needed for EMDR £80 for 90minute sessions (discussed and agreed in advance).
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday - Thursday 9am-5pm
Types of client