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CPsychol. DClinPsy. MSc. BSc (Hons)

About me

I’m Jo Allen, Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Systemic Family Therapist.  I provide individual, couples and family therapy along with supervision and training. I tailor my approach to each individual or setting. 

I work with a diverse range of issues including anxiety, depression, bi-polar, relationship difficulties, fertility, panic disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder, psychosis, trauma, abuse, couples conflict and self-esteem.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a chartered clinical psychologist and a qualified systemic family therapist. I have worked in mental health services for 17 years. I have worked with a variety of mental health difficulties in different services. I have training in CBT, mindfulness and narrative approaches. My training as a systemic family therapist has supported me to work thinking about systems and relationships and use creative ways of working to understand and support change for people. I value compassionate ways of working to empower people to take charge of their own lives. 

I have been in clinical practice since 2005 and currently combines working in the NHS in Adult Mental Health with private practice. I have a lead role within the BPS co-chairing the faculty of complex mental health providing training and guidance for practitioners in adult services. I am a supervisor and teacher of systemic practice, family work and other psychological approaches. 

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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UKCP

UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

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UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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Hoxton Mix Ltd, 86-90 Paul Street, London, EC2A 4NE

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations

Key details

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