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Dr Joanne Innes

Paisley PA1 & Glasgow G3
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Paisley PA1 & Glasgow G3

About me

I am a qualified Cognitive Behavioural Therapist with a background in Health Psychology, providing private therapy in Paisley.

I provide a supportive and sensitive environment where you can discuss your situation without pressure or judgement, and we can work together to help you find a way to cope with your difficulties. Often it is difficult to understand why we are distressed, unhappy or not coping, and CBT can help clarify your thinking and look for practical solutions to move forward.

Cognitive behavioral therapy has been demonstrated to be an effective treatment for a wide variety of problems in hundreds of different clinical trials. It is problem-solving oriented, and clients learn specific skills that they can use for the rest of their lives. These skills involve identifying distorted thinking, modifying beliefs, relating to others in different ways, and changing behaviors.

Just a few of the problems it has been shown to be effective with are:

- Psychological problems such as depression, anxiety, eating disorders, anger and substance misuse;

- Medical problems with a psychological component, including conditions involving chronic or acute pain, chronic fatigue syndrome, pre-menstrual syndrome and sleep disorders.

CBT is also used to address stress, low self-esteem, grief and loss, work-related problems and problems associated with ageing.


Since graduating in Psychology in 2002 I have worked extensively with clients in the statutory and voluntary sectors as a therapist, psychologist and support worker. I have particular experience in working in areas such as trauma and PTSD, anxiety, bereavement, obsessive compulsive behaviours, coping with physical health problems, addiction, domestic violence, anger management and physical and sexual abuse.

I am a member of the British Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP), British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) and Counselling and Psychotherapy in Scotland (COSCA).

AXA approved provider.

Training, qualifications & experience

Doctorate in Psychology
Post-Graduate Diploma (Drugs & Alcohol)
BSc (hons) Psychology
Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
COSCA Certificate in Counselling

I was employed as a Research Psychologist at the Universities of Glasgow and Ulster for several years, mainly in the areas of stress, family functioning, social anxiety and coping skills. I have extensive experience of working with people with chronic illnesses, their families and carers.

I have since worked for organisations providing support for people with addictions and with those who have experienced domestic violence.


Along with one-to-one therapy, I work for The Centre of Therapy, Glasgow as Internal Verifier  on the Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, where I am responsible for academic standards and quality assurance in teaching and assessment.

I am happy to have an initial informal talk by phone or by email prior to booking your first session.

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

COSCA

College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists

COSCA is the professional body for counselling and psychotherapy in Scotland, and seeks to advance all forms of counselling and psychotherapy and the use of counselling skills by promoting best practice and through the delivery of a range of sustainable services. COSCA Counsellor Accreditation is a pathway to entry onto the UKRC.

It is a requirement of all individual and organisational members of COSCA to abide by its Statement of Ethics and Code of Practice and be accountable to the Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Therapies offered

  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy

Fees

£50 per session, reduction for unwaged/ students.

1 Silk Street
Paisley
Renfrewshire
PA1 1HG

Glasgow
G3

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

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.

Wheelchair user access

stairs

Availability

Daytime and evening appointments available in Paisley and online

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Social

Dr Joanne Innes

Dr Joanne Innes