Dr Joanne Innes

Dr Joanne Innes

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About me

I am a qualified Cognitive Behavioural Therapist with a background in Health Psychology, providing private therapy in Paisley. Please note that as of 18/03/20 I will be working exclusively via Skype and telephone until further notice.

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


Accredited register membership


£50 per session, reduction for unwaged/ students.

Maps & Directions

Paisley, PA1 1HG
Glasgow, G3

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair user access: No



From 18/03/20 I will be working exclusively through Skype and telephone until further notice

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme