Jessica Hayes, BABCP accred. CBT Therapist, ReImagine Therapy
Hi there, my name is Jess. I am a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist and my company is called ReImagine Therapy. I have over a decade of experience of working in mental health in many roles. I am warm, approachable, and value an open and honest relationship with my clients. My experience is working with both adults and children and I am happy to work with teenagers and adults in my private therapy work right now.
I know that it can be quite daunting to look into getting some help and that you may not know which type of therapy to look into or even whether therapy is going to be the way that you want to get help. If you get in touch, I am happy to have a free 15 minute phone conversation or respond to questions you might have over email to answer any questions you might have about this. I actually find it really helpful to have these conversations with you before we agree to a face-to-face appointment, so that you can get an idea of who I am and whether I am the best person to help you right now.
Are you feeling more anxious than usual and don't know why?
Do you get panic attacks or find it hard to go into social situations?
Is your mood low?
Do you have low self-esteem which is impacting on how you feel?
I can help with a number of problems, from different types of anxiety to trauma, and we will work together every step of the way to help you to reach the goals you may have for your emotional wellbeing. You don't have to wait until things get really bad to look for help, the earlier you look into this, the quicker you can get back to doing things that you might have stopped feeling able to do.
I am really passionate about what I do and love to work with my clients to gain an understanding of what is impacting on them now so we can figure out how to move forwards to a place where they feel better. This is one thing I think is great about CBT, it is all about working together somewhere you feel no judgements, in a safe and confidential space.
Please have a look at my information and my website and don't hesitate to get in touch with any questions you may have about myself, my business, and therapy in general. I offer appointments both in the week and on weekends to try and ensure I am available to fit around your other commitments.
Training, qualifications & experience
Although I have experience in delivering different types of therapy, my core qualification is in cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). This means that I deliver CBT in a way which is evidence-based (there is proof that it works for many different problems) and that I have done extensive training in this type of therapy over several years. I really believe in the effectiveness of this type of therapy, which is why I am so passionate about it.
I am a BABCP (British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies, the governing body for CBT in the UK) accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist. My formal qualifications are:
- Postgraduate diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy
- Masters of Science in Cognitive Brain Imagine
- Bachelors Degree (with hons) in Psychology
A combination of these qualifications in addition to numerous short courses in specialist areas, have allowed me to gain an extensive knowledge of mental health and cognitive behavioural therapy in particular. I am also ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) qualified with years of experience in suicide prevention.
In terms of experience, I have worked in mental health for over a decade in various roles. This includes working within mental health wards, supporting people in the community, and delivering therapy in residential children's homes. For the past three years, I have also worked as a suicide prevention advisor alongside my therapy practice. I am confident in treating a range of mental health difficulties and have a large amount of experience in working with trauma, anxiety disorders, and low mood in particular.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Young carers
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Social anxiety disorder
- Initial FREE 15 minute phone consultation (with no obligation) to have a conversation about what you are looking for help with in order to decide together whether CBT may be right for you.
- Following this, 50 minute face-to-face sessions are usually £60, however please get in touch to discuss these fees.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) can help with a large range of emotional and mental health difficulties, from low mood and anxiety, to post traumatic stress disorder and obsessive compulsive disorder. I created a business in which I can deliver therapy privately so that I can ensure that I do this to the highest possible standards. At ReImagine Therapy, I provide a safe and warm environment in which I can work collaboratively with clients to help them to achieve goals for their emotional wellbeing. This means that the client can decide what they want to work towards, and then I will strive to help them to achieve this. A key aspect of my approach is to be open and honest with my clients and make sure that we both have a true understanding of what is going on for them right now and why we work with the issue in the way that we do so that, if any difficulties arise after therapy, they feel equipped to manage these themselves.
As an accredited member of the BABCP, I follow their ethical framework and have regular supervision to ensure that I am helping people in the best way possible. I have professional indemnity insurance and the building in which I work is accessible, warm, and private.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Disabled parking available. Therapy room is on the ground floor with disabled toilet nearby and lift access to the other parts of the building.
Available to contact any day between 8am and 7pm. Saturday afternoon appointments currently available and also some availability week day afternoons.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|