Welcome to East Staffs Therapy Services

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Who We Are

Our Treatment Focus

Our focus is to help individuals heal, energize, and become aware of their inner strengths. We achieve this by providing a neutral safe space, listening to your concerns, and customizing a treatment plan. 

Our Therapy

Depression & Anxiety

Depression, fear, and anxiety are some of the most common and uncomfortable emotions that we can experience at some point in our lives. Through counseling and treatment, we are able to help you recover motivation, perspective, and joy that you once had in your life. 

 

We offer support with

  • General anxiety disorder
  • Health Anxiety
  • Social Anxiety
  • OCD
  • Specific Phobias

Trauma & PTSD

Many individuals can experience symptoms associated with painful and traumatic circumstances. Anxiety, fear, and hopelessness are a few emotions that can linger post traumatic events. We can help you overcome these symptoms and guide you through the process of grief and healing. 

 

Relationships

Relationship counseling can be beneficial to couples who are looking to strengthen their emotional connection, in all stages of their relationship. Therapy sessions are held with both couples and is a supportive place to discuss issues and solutions to better strengthen your relationship.     

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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is a talking therapy that can help with a variety of mental health concerns by challenging how you thinks and behave.  It is evidence-based to be as effective as medication in the treatment of depression but more effective at preventing recurrence. Research has also shown it to be an effective treatment for all kinds of anxiety-related difficulties and is recommended by the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE)
 

How does it work?
In CBT we divide a difficulty into 5 areas:


  • When/where it happens​
  • How it makes you feel (emotions) 
  • How you think about it      (cognitions) 
  • What you do to cope (behaviours) 
  • What physical symptoms you      experiences

CBT looks at how these 5 areas interact to help us understand how difficulties are maintained

EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing)

 EMDR is a psychotherapy that enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences.  Repeated studies show that by using EMDR people can experience the benefits of psychotherapy that once took years to make a difference. It is widely assumed that severe emotional pain requires a long time to heal.  EMDR therapy shows that the mind can in fact heal from psychological trauma much as the body recovers from physical trauma.
 

How does it work?
EMDR involves attention to three time periods:  the past, present, and future.  Focus is given to past disturbing memories and related events.  Also, it is given to current situations that cause distress, and to developing the skills and attitudes needed for positive future actions.  With EMDR therapy, these items are addressed using an eight-phase treatment approach.

 

 Taken from EMDR Institute Inc

About Jo

 Professional Experience

Jo is a qualified and accredited CBT therapist and also a fully qualified EMDR therapist with a background of mental health nursing.  She has over 10 years experience of working with people with mental health difficulties in a variety of settings, however her passion has always been working with those struggling with depression and anxiety.  She has a special interest in compassion-focussed therapy and this is strongly influences the therapy she delivers.
 

Jo is accredited with BABCP and is working towards accreditation with EMDR Association
 

Qualifications 

HE dip Mental health nursing 

PG Dip CBT
EMDR training Parts 1, 2 and 3

Professional Organisations

​British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapists (BABCP)

EMDR Asscociation Uk & Ireland

  


FAQs

  How long does a session last?
 

Generally each session lasts around 50 minutes, but is dependant on your individual needs and the type of therapy you receive
 

How many sessions will I need?
 

This is entirely dependant on your individual needs.  During therapy your goals and treatment plan will be regularly reviewed to ensure that you get the most benefit from your time with us.
 

How long should I leave between sessions?
Generally we suggest at least one week between sessions.  This allows you time to reflect on discussions and practice skills & techniques developed during sessions.  Usually we leave slightly longer between sessions towards the end of therapy to allow a smoother transition to recovery.
 

How much will it cost?
This is dependant on the type of therapy you receive and the day/time of your appointment.  Prices start at £50 per session.
 

How do I know you offer a quality service?

We work to strict practice guidelines set out by professional bodies. These guidelines are available upon request, or can be accessed by the links attached to our 'About' page.

Testimonies

"The use of EMDR has helped reduce my social anxiety.  When I recall past memories, they no longer cause any anxiety.  My confidence has improved greatly and I am now able to contribute to social situations without feeling anxious"
 

"I was a little sceptical about therapy prior to my treatment.  I would thoroughly recommend it.  It has helped me so much and I feel much better now.  Very professional service!"
 

"It has helped me to overcome and understand a really dark, tough time in my life and I feel like a changed person!"

 

"Put simply, I do not know how I would have gotten through this year without your support, your guidance, the expert knowledge of techniques that helped me so much through the every day life with anxiety and depression and your selfless approach to making sure I had treatment when I needed it, especially in the early days when I was unable to leave the house.  Thank you for providing first class therapy in a warm, kind and friendly way.  It has helped me to feel like me again."
 

"I was suffering with generalised anxiety symptoms and the CBT helped me with coping strategies."

Privacy Policy

 The main aspects of my data protection policy are listed below.

  • I will not share any information with any third party without your explicit consent
  • In line with the code of professional conduct for my profession, I will keep your information for a minimum of 7 years.
  • Your demographic information is held in a secure system
  • Information regarding the difficulties you were having and any treatment you received is also kept securely and separately to your demographic information
  • If I feel that there is a current risk of harm to you, or to others, including the risk of terrorism, I have a duty of care to share this information with or without your consent.

If you have any concerns or questions regarding my privacy policy, please feel free to contact me. 

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