Dr. Jo Seely - Chartered Clinical Psychologist & Accredited CBT Therapist
I am an experienced Clinical Psychologist based in Woodbridge, Suffolk. I provide effective, evidence-based psychological therapy for individuals and couples, including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Behavioural Couple Therapy (BCT).
In line with current government guidance about social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic, I am currently offering appointments via Skype or telephone only.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist, an accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and Behavioural Couple Therapist. I am also an experienced Clinical Supervisor of other Psychological Therapists.
I am registered with the Health and Care Professions Council. I am a Chartered member of the British Psychological Society. I am also an accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist with the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP).
I have twenty years experience of providing psychological therapy in a variety of settings within the NHS and privately, and have had the privilege of meeting and supporting people from all walks of life. I use evidence-based psychological therapy to help people overcome mental health difficulties ranging from mild to severe.
The types of difficulties I have helped people to overcome have included: anxiety, panic, worry, low self-esteem, phobias, obsessive-compulsive disorder, social anxiety, trauma, experiences of abuse, relationship difficulties, depression, anger, eating disorders, self-injury, bipolar affective disorder and psychosis. Research indicates that Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) is very effective for many mental health problems.
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.
Health and Care Professions Council
The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.
They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.
Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.
Areas of counselling I deal with
I accept referrals from self-funding individuals and couples and I am registered with most major private health insurers, including Bupa, AXA PPP, Aviva, PruHealth, Cigna, Simply Health, Allianz Partners and WPA. Please contact me for information about my availability and fees.