Jo is a clinical psychologist with several post qualification years experience of working with a range of presentations, diagnoses, and levels of complexity in statutory community mental health services. She has also previously worked for a specialist neuro-rehabilitation service for adults with acquired brain injury and is therefore experienced in conducting neuropsychological assessments and the provision of psychological therapy for individuals with neurological impairment. She routinely uses a CBT approach in her clinical work and has a particular interest in using compassion focused therapy in individual and group work. With an interest in working with trauma, Jo is progressing towards becoming an EMDR practitioner, having completed initial training. She has close working links with the University of East Anglia (UEA) and is a clinical supervisor for Doctorate trainee clinical and counselling psychologists at the UEA and University of East London (UEL).
Jo is an active researcher and has recently co-authored publications on experiences of stress and coping in mental health staff, as well as research in to therapeutic processes in computerised-CBT (CCBT) for depression. She is currently undertaking a funded research fellowship awarded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care East of England (CLAHRC EoE).
Doctorate in Clinical Psychology