Talking Therapies

Talking Therapies

Hearing Care Doesn't Stop With Your Ears

Your state of mind can significantly impact on your hearing health. This is why we have our clinical psychologist on hand to provide essential education, guidance and support.

Talking therapies can be particularly useful if you are struggling with tinnitus, or if you are having trouble coming to terms with a recent diagnosis.

Our talking therapies are offered remotely by our expert clinical psychologist, Dr Jo Douglas.

Dr Jo Douglas

Clinical Psychologist

I have been working therapeutically for over 10 years within the NHS, private and voluntary sector. I specialise in a number of different therapies – including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR), systemic therapy, narrative therapy and mindfulness – and have expertise in working with a number of client groups and with a range of difficulties.

I pride myself on my ability to help my clients feel at ease and highly privilege developing a strong therapeutic relationship. My personable, warm and empathetic nature has helped many people to overcome the difficulties holding them back in life. I look forward to meeting you a developing a holistic and individualised plan in therapy to help you reach your goals.

Jo Douglas Talking Therapies

Therapies Offered

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) aims to identify negative patterns of thought about the self and the world. These are then challenged in order to alter unwanted behaviour patterns or to treat mood disorders.

Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) uses acceptance and mindfulness strategies mixed in different ways with commitment and behaviour-change strategies, to increase psychological flexibility.

Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing (EMDR) was developed to help people overcome the effects of traumatic events. It helps you to process and store these memories so that do not ‘replay’ in your mind.

Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) combines mindfulness techniques like meditation, breathing exercises and stretching with elements from cognitive behaviour therapy.
Solution Focused Therapy places focus on a person’s present and future circumstances and goals rather than past experiences.

Systemic Therapy focuses on relationships between a group of people, rather than solely on an individual’s thoughts and feelings.

Difficulties Supported