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Dr Joanne Allen, Clinical Psychologist

BSc (Hons), MSc, DClinPsy

Specialist areas:

Working with adults with psychological and emotional problems including:

PTSD (single event and complex trauma) Childhood trauma and attachment difficulties
Sexual abuse (childhood and adult) Depression/low mood
Anxiety Panic
Phobias OCD
Relationship and interpersonal difficulties Mood instability and emotion regulation problems
Low self-esteem Self-harm
Longstanding personality difficulties Cognitive/neuropsychological difficulties
Dr Joanne Allen, Clinical Psychologist

Background information:

Jo is a Senior Clinical Psychologist working in an NHS secondary care community mental health team, supporting adults with severe, enduring and complex mental health difficulties. She primarily works with individuals with problems such as those listed above, and also has experience and training in working with couples and family systems, as well as co-facilitating therapeutic groups. She offers specialist psychological assessment, formulation and therapy.

Jo follows an integrative approach to psychological therapy, drawing on a number of different therapeutic modalities including; Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Compassion Focussed Therapy (CFT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy, and mindfulness. In addition, much of her practice and understanding of human distress and dysfunction is informed by systemic and narrative therapies. Jo also has an interest and experience in working with people with cognitive difficulties, often as a result of acquired brain injury.

Jo offers a safe, non-judgemental space to explore a person’s difficulties and experiences to come to a shared understanding and way forward. The therapy approach is tailored to an individual’s particular presentation and needs, without being diagnosis driven.

Jo is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), and is a member of the EMDR Association.


Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (University of Leeds)
MSc Memory and its Disorders (University of Leeds)
BSc Psychology (Newcastle University)
Systemic Practice (Foundation, University of Leeds)
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (2 day skills training workshop, British Isles DBT Training)
EMDR Therapy (7 days, EMDR Works)

Appointments availability:

Monday evenings
Tuesday evenings
Wednesday evenings

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