Ms Joy Scholes

Greenacre CBT

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Counselling 30044753


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Specialises in

  • Applied Relaxation
  • Behaviour Therapy
  • Behavioural Activation (BA)
  • Behavioural Couples Therapy
  • CBT with Exposure and Response Prevention (CBT with ERP)
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Counselling
  • Mindfulness based CBT
  • Trauma focused CBT

Bupa specialist

  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health services

About me

Joy has been practising Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for over 15 years. She became accredited as a CBT psychotherapist in 2008, . In June 2010 she became an accredited Supervisor of CBT Therapists.

Joy's aim in all of her work is to bring a pragmatic and compassionate approach which draws on her knowledge of the latest research in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. Her practice uses Cognitive Behavioural Therapy to help people with Anxiety, Depression, Health Anxiety, Social Anxiety OCD, PTSD and coping with general problems of life in the post Covid world we are now experiencing.

She now runs a private practice providing CBT to patients and clinical supervision in CBT for qualified therapists and those in training. She is a clinical supervisor at the University of Hertfordshire on the post graduate Diploma in CBT.

Additionally she can provide clinical supervision to people working in caring professions using CBT techniques in their roles. All her therapy work is clinically supervised in accordance with the BABCP Code of Conduct.

Joy previously worked for 10 years in the NHS and private practice. In 2008 she was clinical lead in NHS Bedfordshire on the IAPT programme, and from 2012 until her recent retirement she worked as a CBT Psychotherapist in NHS Hertfordshire IAPT programme. Prior to joining IAPT she provided CBT for 10 GP surgeries in Bedfordshire.

Areas of interest

I combine CBT with Mindfulness to help people experiencing anxiety disorders and/or depression. I also work with people who have experienced trauma from health events or accidents.
I also work with patients who have Parkinson's disease, fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue and other long term medical conditions.
I am keen to work with older people as anxiety and depression can be prevalent (but untreated) in older people.

Specialist interests and expertise in the following physical conditions

  • Gastrointestinal disorders
  • Neurological disorders
  • Psychophysiological disorders

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