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Pamela

CBT Therapist and EMDR Therapist

A photograph of Pamela Stephenson CBT Therapist

Pamela is a CBT and EMDR therapist working with adults.

Pamela has worked as a Cognitive and Behavioural Therapist for the NHS since 2008 after qualifying at Newcastle Cognitive and Behavioural Centre. Currently Pamela is a Psychological Therapist working within a Primary Care Mental Health Service, in addition to the private services she offers at Jesmond Therapy Centre.

In CBT you work with a therapist to identify and challenge any negative thinking patterns and behaviour  which may be causing  you difficulties. In turn this can change the way you feel about situations and enable you to change your behaviour in the future.

Within CBT both you and your therapist might focus on what is going on in your life right now, but also look at your past and think about how your past experiences impact the way you see the world.

Within her work within Primary Care Mental Health Services Pamela has gained a lot of experience working with clients with a variety of mental health difficulties such as anxiety, depression, OCD, phobias, PTSD and low self esteem and more recently with formal adaptations of CBT to treat, anger, sleep difficulties, chronic fatigue and chronic pain.

Over the past eight years Pamela has had an increased role in working with clients presenting with symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and in 2013 Pamela Trained in EMDR Therapy which is a form of psychotherapy best known for treating PTSD, EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing. It is a therapy used to help people recover from distressing events and the problems they have caused, like flashbacks, upsetting thoughts or images, depression or anxiety.

Pamela is also an experienced Clinical Supervisor and has supervised a number of CBT Therapists.

Qualifications:

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive and Behavioural Therapy – Newcastle CBT Centre (Durham University)
  • EMDR Europe Accredited Training levels 1-3. – EMDR Europe

 

 

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