About me

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

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.


From £70.00 to £85.00

EAP/Health Insurance Providers

  • Aviva

Additional information

£85 for 90 minute Assessment. £70 per treatment session lasting 50-60 minutes.

If extended sessions needed for EMDR £80 for 90minute sessions (discussed and agreed in advance).


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

Tuesday - Friday 9-5pm (some after 5pm appointments available but often limited) 

I am offering socially distanced face to face appointments as well as online sessions. 

York Eco Centre
Amy Johnson Way
YO30 4AG

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

Wheelchair user access

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.

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Jemma Austin

Jemma Austin