Dr Joanne Ablett

Dr Joanne Ablett

Psychology 30047401


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Specialises in

  • Applied Relaxation
  • Behaviour Therapy
  • Behavioural Activation (BA)
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Counselling
  • Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Mindfulness based CBT
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Psychotherapy
  • Solution Focused Brief Therapy
  • Trauma focused CBT


  • Face-to-face consultations
  • Video and telephone consultations

About me



I am a Consultant Clinical Psychologist with extensive experience working with people with psychological and physical difficulties in both NHS and private settings. I take a flexible approach tailored to your individual needs, offering a variety of therapeutic models, strategies and techniques which can be integrated or used alone.
I am trained in EMDR therapy and seeing very positive results for many with this approach to trauma and other presentations. I believe in using the body in therapy with somatic psychology and 'Polyvagal' theory key in my approach, along with training in Yoga Therapy, for those who are interested in a more integrative mind-body therapy.
In addition to Clinical Psychology approaches, I am trained in Clinical Hypnotherapy which may be useful for certain conditions and we can discuss this. I am also a trauma sensitive yoga teacher recognised with IYN & Yoga Alliance.
I am highly experienced in working with individuals with physical health conditions which may impact on their quality of life, involve suffering through pain and other symptoms. We can work together to address the impact on your psychological wellbeing, for example, anxiety and/or depression.

Please feel free to get in touch if you have any questions at all.

Areas of interest

Trauma; PTSD; Gastro-Intestinal; Veterans; Anxiety; Depression; Self esteem; Self confidence; Grief; Loss; Bereavement; Coping; Managing Stress; Burnout; Social Anxiety; Relationship Issues; Marriage breakdown; Divorce; Sexual difficulties; Organisational; Pain; Migraine; Hypnotherapy; Imagery; Somatic Experience; Vagal; Yoga Therapy

I am also trained in 'Brainspotting' therapy which stems from EMDR and I use Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) regularly, which is not listed under Bupa Therapies.
I have completed workshops and certification in Somatic Experiencing (Peter Levine/Arielle Schwartz) and Somatic Embodiment (Linda Thai) which are mind body therapy approaches and Trauma sensitive 300 hour Yoga teacher training in since July 2021. This enables me to combine elements of yoga into therapy acknowledging the interrelationship with the mind and body.

Specialist interests and expertise in the following physical conditions

  • Cardiac conditions
  • Gastrointestinal disorders
  • Gynaecological disorders
  • Musculoskeletal conditions
  • Neurological disorders
  • Oncology
  • Pain management
  • Psychophysiological disorders
  • Physical disability
  • Rheumatological conditions
  • Medically Unexplained Symptoms
  • Somatisation
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Migraine
  • Somatic experiencing
  • Headache
  • Trauma
  • Grief
  • social anxiety
  • PTSD
  • yoga therapy for trauma
  • Stress Management

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Procedures completed

  • AB076

    Psychology session - remote - (>50)

  • AA809

    Psychology session - (1-5)

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