East Staffs Therapy Services

Curzon House, DE14 2DH
CBT & EMDR Psychotherapy
My Services:

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) What is it? Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is a talking therapy that can help with a variety of mental health concerns by challenging how you thinks and behave.  It is evidence-based to be as effective as medication in the treatment of depression but more effective at preventing recurrence. Research has also shown it to be an effective treatment for all kinds of anxiety-related difficulties and is recommended by the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) How does it work? In CBT we divide a difficulty into 5 areas:

  • When/where it happens​
  • How it makes you feel (emotions)
  • How you think about it (cognitions)
  • What you do to cope (behaviours)
  • What physical symptoms you experiences

CBT looks at how these 5 areas interact to help us understand how difficulties are maintained   EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing) What is it? EMDR is a psychotherapy that enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences. Repeated studies show that by using EMDR people can experience the benefits of psychotherapy that once took years to make a difference. It is widely assumed that severe emotional pain requires a long time to heal. EMDR therapy shows that the mind can in fact heal from psychological trauma much as the body recovers from physical trauma. How does it work? EMDR involves attention to three time periods: the past, present, and future. Focus is given to past disturbing memories and related events. Also, it is given to current situations that cause distress, and to developing the skills and attitudes needed for positive future actions. With EMDR therapy, these items are addressed using an eight-phase treatment approach. (Taken from EMDR Institute Inc)

Training, qualifications and experience:

Jo is a qualified and accredited CBT therapist and also a fully qualified EMDR therapist with a background of mental health nursing.  She has over 10 years experience of working with people with mental health difficulties in a variety of settings, however her passion has always been working with those struggling with depression and anxiety.  She has a special interest in compassion-focussed therapy and this is strongly influences the therapy she delivers. Qualifications HE dip Mental health nursing PG Dip CBT EMDR training Parts 1, 2, 3 & 4

Professional memberships:

​British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapists (BABCP) EMDR Asscociation Uk & Ireland


Prices are dependant on the type of therapy you receive and the day/time of your appointment. Prices start at £50 per 50 minute session.

Terms and Conditions: All fees payable at the time of the appointment, by cash, card or BACS
Contact Information
Contact Name: Jo Sharratt
Phone Number: 07971 589585
Email Address: Send an email

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Address: East Staffs Therapy Services
Curzon House
DE14 2DH

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