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Adjustment difficulties
Alexithymia
Anger Management
Anorexia nervosa (AN) - purging subtype
Anorexia nervosa (AN) - restrictive subtype
Anxiety
Anxious personality disorder
Binge eating
Bipolar spectrum disorders
Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD)
Bulimia nervosa (BN)
Burnout
Career development
Chronic pain
Coaching
Complex PTSD
Confidence
Coping with a long-term health condition
Coping with an acute health condition
Dependent personality disorder
Depression
Dissocial (antisocial) personality disorder
Emetophobia (vomit phobia)
Emotionally unstable personality disorder (EUPD)
End of relationship difficulties
Family difficulties
General wellness
Generalised anxiety disorder (GAD)
Grief
Health anxiety
Histrionic personality disorder
Identity concerns
Insomnia
Job challenges
Narcissistic personality disorder
Obsessive compulsive (anankastic) personality disorder
Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
Other eating disorder
Other mental health concern
Other perinatal mental health condition
Panic disorder
Paranoid personality disorder
Perfectionism
Perinatal OCD
Perinatal anxiety
Perinatal depression
Perinatal mood disorders
Personality disorder
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Prolonged grief
Relationships
Schizoid personality disorder
Self-esteem
Sexual health
Sleep difficulties
Social phobia
Stress
Stress management
Tic disorders
Tourette syndrome
Trauma (general)
Women's health
Dr
Jo Smithers
 
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Clinical Psychologist
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Jo takes a relational approach helping people with understanding, processing and managing the experience of being in the world of self and others.

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About me

Jo has worked as a Clinical Psychologist for the NHS and has over 30 years experience of helping adults with a range of mental health and emotional issues. She takes a relational approach helping people with understanding, processing and managing the experience of being in the world of self and others. Jo is warm, patient and approachable. Her methods create a safe space in which to explore fundamental issues such as identity, relationships, fear and fulfilment. She has the skills and experience to take people safely and effectively through what can sometimes be threatening levels of distress. Jo can help people in the process of moving towards fundamental change at their own pace. More specifically Jo has worked within secondary community mental health services across a number of NHS organisations as a frontline clinician, supervisor and leader. She has worked with moderate to severe difficulties including, anxiety, depression, obsessions, body dysmorphia, trauma, eating disorders and specialising in personality disorder. She has clinically led a personality disorder and an eating disorder service as well as professionally leading a clinical psychology service. Her clinical work draws on a number of approaches ranging from CBT to psychodynamic and she is mostly oriented to relational models. These include attachment and object relations theory including her training in MBT (mentalisation based therapy).

Area I can help with

Adjustment difficulties
Alexithymia
Anger Management
Anorexia nervosa (AN) - purging subtype
Anorexia nervosa (AN) - restrictive subtype
Anxiety
Anxious personality disorder
Binge eating
Bipolar spectrum disorders
Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD)
Bulimia nervosa (BN)
Burnout
Career development
Chronic pain
Coaching
Complex PTSD
Confidence
Coping with a long-term health condition
Coping with an acute health condition
Dependent personality disorder
Depression
Dissocial (antisocial) personality disorder
Emetophobia (vomit phobia)
Emotionally unstable personality disorder (EUPD)
End of relationship difficulties
Family difficulties
General wellness
Generalised anxiety disorder (GAD)
Grief
Health anxiety
Histrionic personality disorder
Identity concerns
Insomnia
Job challenges
Narcissistic personality disorder
Obsessive compulsive (anankastic) personality disorder
Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
Other eating disorder
Other mental health concern
Other perinatal mental health condition
Panic disorder
Paranoid personality disorder
Perfectionism
Perinatal OCD
Perinatal anxiety
Perinatal depression
Perinatal mood disorders
Personality disorder
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Prolonged grief
Relationships
Schizoid personality disorder
Self-esteem
Sexual health
Sleep difficulties
Social phobia
Stress
Stress management
Tic disorders
Tourette syndrome
Trauma (general)
Women's health

Types of therapy I offer

Schema Therapy
Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
Systemic Therapy
Narrative Therapy
Person Centred Therapy
Mentalisation-Based Therapy (MBT)
Solution Focused Therapy
Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT)
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

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