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 only offering appointments online (e.g. Zoom or Skype) or by telephone
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a Clinical Psychologist, an accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist and Behavioural Couple Therapist. I am also an experienced Clinical Supervisor of other Psychological Therapists.
With twenty years of experience in the NHS and privately, I have worked in a variety of settings and have had the privilege of meeting people from all walks of life. I have supported individuals and couples, using evidence-based psychological therapy, to manage and overcome mental health difficulties ranging from mild to severe.
I am registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). I am also a chartered member of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and an accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist with the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP).
My academic qualifications include:
- Post qualification training in Behavioural Couple Therapy
- Post graduate diploma in CBT (Distinction)
- Doctorate in Clinical Psychology
- MSc in Applied Psychology
- BA (Hons) in Psychology
The difficulties I have helped people manage and overcome include: stress, depression, anxiety difficulties such as panic, generalised anxiety / worry, phobias, health anxiety, social anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), grief and traumatic bereavement, low self-esteem, anger, experiences of physical, emotional, psychological and sexual abuse, relationship difficulties, problems with emotion regulation and self-injury, bipolar disorder, and psychosis.
As a Clinical Psychologist, I am trained to deliver a number of different types of talking therapy and I use these to inform my work with each client. The key approaches I have experience with and draw upon include cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), schema focussed therapy, cognitive analytic therapy (CAT) dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT) compassion-focussed therapy and behavioural couple therapy.
I accept referrals for adults and young adults over the age of sixteen.
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 individuals over the age of sixteen and couples. I am registered with all 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.