About me

Please note that during the current coronavirus pandemic I will ONLY be working online, using Skype or FaceTime on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. Please email me for details.

I am a qualified, BABCP fully-accredited cognitive behavioural therapist with experience in managing a wide range of emotional and mental health problems. Having been a practising GP for over twenty years, in 2011 I decided to focus on working with emotional difficulties and mental health issues and, after gaining my post-graduate diploma, am now happy to offer Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for problems including:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Panic disorder and agoraphobia
  • Specific phobias
  • Stress
  • Bereavement
  • Obessive compulsive disorder
  • Low self esteem
  • Long term health conditions
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME

CBT is a talking therapy, usually relatively short term, based on an empathic, confidential and honest relationship between therapist and client. The idea behind CBT is that our thoughts and beliefs are related to how we feel emotionally and to how we behave and that we can often become stuck in unhelpful patterns that are hard to break out of.
The emphasis is on working together to understand the problem you would like help with, focusing on what is keeping the problem going now, whilst acknowledging the effect the past may have had on your current difficulties.
By using CBT we aim to develop practical strategies together to help understand and manage your problems, which you can then continue to use even after therapy has finished.
CBT is recommended by NICE for many mental health problems and has a strong basis in research evidence. I will always be mindful of this but will aim to understand you as an individual and that your therapy must be flexible to be meaningful and effective for you.

Training, qualifications & experience

1987          MB BS St Bartholomew's Medical College, London
1992          Certificate in Vocational Training for General Practice, West Sussex
1992-2012 Partner in General Practice, West Sussex.
                   Lead partner for depression, cancer, palliative care, staff welfare, child health.
                   Liaison partner for local 'Improving Access to Psychological Therapies' service   and computerised CBT.
2012          Postgraduate Diploma in CBT (Distinction) (Oxon). Oxford Cognitive Therapy Centre.
2012-         CBT therapist in primary care setting and in private practice
2014-17     Senior Lecturer in Therapeutic Studies (CBT), University South Wales.
2014-20     Associate to Swansea University Staff Counselling Service.
2016-         Therapist for Health for Health Professionals Wales

Member organisations

BABCP

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Chronic medical conditions, diabetes, heart problems, social anxiety

Fees

Additional information

£60.00 per hour/session via Skype

Availability

During the current coronavirus pandemic I will ONLY be working online, using Skype or FaceTime on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. Please email me for details.

Swansea
SA3

Type of session

Online

Types of client

Adults
Employee Assistance Programme

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.

Supervision

In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

I am able to offer CBT supervision to both qualified CBT therapists and trainee CBT therapists.

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Jo Clement

Jo Clement