Ms Joy Scholes

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Counselling


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Specialises in

  • Applied Relaxation
  • Behaviour Therapy
  • Behavioural Activation (BA)
  • Behavioural Couples Therapy
  • CBT with Exposure and Response Prevention (CBT with ERP)
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Counselling
  • Mindfulness based CBT
  • Short Term Psychodynamic Therapy
  • Solution Focused Brief Therapy
  • Trauma focused CBT

About me

Joy has been practising Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for over 10 years. She became accredited as a CBT psychotherapist in 2008, . In June 2010 she became an accredited Supervisor of CBT Therapists.

She commenced training as a psychodynamic counsellor in 1998 and is also an accredited counsellor with the BACP. Her practice now uses CBT, NLP and Mindfulness CBT.

Joy has worked for 10 years in the NHS and private practice. In 2008 she was clinical lead in NHS Bedfordshire on the Improving Access to Psychological Therapy programme, and from 2012 until her recent retirement she worked as a CBT Psychotherapist in NHS Hertfordshire IAPT programme. Prior to joining IAPT she provided CBT for 10 GP surgeries in Bedfordshire.

She now runs a private practice providing CBT to patients and clinical supervision in CBT for qualified therapists and those in training. She is a clinical supervisor at the University of Hertfordshire on the post graduate Diploma in CBT. Additionally she can provide clinical supervision to people working in caring professions using CBT techniques in their roles. All her therapy work is clinically supervised in accordance with the BABCP Code of Conduct.

Joy's aim in all of her work is to bring a pragmatic and compassionate approach which draws on her knowledge of the latest research in CBT, including Mindfulness.

Areas of interest

I combine CBT with Mindfulness to help people experiencing anxiety disorders and/or depression. I also work with people who have experienced trauma from health events or accidents.
I also work with patients who have Parkinson's disease, fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue and other long term medical conditions.
I am keen to work with older people as anxiety and depression can be prevalent (but untreated) in older people.

Specialist interests and expertise in the following physical conditions

  • Gastrointestinal disorders
  • Neurological disorders
  • Psychophysiological disorders

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Procedures completed

  • AA387

    Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) session - (>50)

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