Dr Jo White
D.Clin.Psy., C.Psychol., BSc. (Hons).
I have been supporting people psychologically in public services including the NHS and my private practice since 2004. My experience has been varied but in the last decade I have worked mainly with adults struggling with their emotional well-being. I draw my therapeutic skills from several models of psychological therapy including Schema Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR). I love the power of all of these approaches to bring about changes in my clients' relationships with themselves and their emotional experiences.
My private practice has developed over the last six years, initially based in Malvern, and now in South Herefordshire, in a village called Lea, near to Ross-on-Wye. I love the breadth of this aspect of my work; each therapeutic journey is so individual and rewarding in different ways.
Psychological therapy can help you: understand why you feel the way you do; get through a challenging period in your life; learn new ways of relating to yourself; heal emotional wounds from childhood; and develop more emotionally connected relationships, among many other things. I feel privileged to be able to connect with and support my clients to undertake this life changing work and I am passionate about developing my skills and knowledge so I can offer this help in the most effective ways available.
Training to become a clinical psychologist involves an undergraduate degree in psychology, followed by several years' clinical experience before undertaking an intensive three year doctorate specialising in clinical psychology. The doctorate involves closely supervised work as a trainee clinical psychologist, working with all ages ranges in a broad range of psychological services. I am required to continually update and develop my knowledge and skills through further training, supervision, reading and clinical activity.
September 2018: Schema Therapy – Working with obsessive compulsive personality types.
February 2018: Schema Therapy – Beyond the basics and working with complex presentations including BPD and NPD
July 2017: Schema Therapy – The model, methods and techniques, and working with complex presentations
April 2017: Using Compassion Focused Therapy in Groups
September 2016: Compassion Focused Therapy for Trauma
June 2015: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy – Intermediate Level
March 2015: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy – Level One
October 2014: Compassion Focused Therapy for Shame Based Difficulties
May 2014: EMDR – Part Three & Four
March 2014: EMDR – Part Two
October 2013: EMDR – Part One
March 2011: Clinical Supervision Workshop
2011 - Chartered Psychologist Status Achieved, British Psychological Society
2010 – Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, University of Plymouth
2004 - Psychology BSc (Hons) 1st Class, University of Wales, Cardiff