01732 808 626 info@thinkcbt.com

01732 808 626 info@thinkcbt.com

01732 808 626 info@thinkcbt.com

Jacky Adams

Cognitive Behavioural Therapist

PGDip (CBT), PGCert, BABCP (Acced)

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Locations

Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 1QS

Professional Profile

My name is Jacky and I am a fully qualified and BABCP accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist working with Think CBT from my consulting rooms in Lewes, BN7.

I also provide online Cognitive Behavioural Therapy using ZOOM and SKYPE.

As well as being a BABCP accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist, I am also a Humanistic Therapeutic Counsellor with membership of the BACP. I have undertaken specialist training in a wide variety of Cognitive Behavioural approaches including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Compassion Focused Therapy and Mindfulness practices which means that I can offer clients an individualised treatment approach.

I have worked for a number of years as a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist both in the NHS and in private practice. Many of my clients struggled with uncontrollable worries, fears of being judged socially, intrusive thoughts, concerns about their health as well as frequent experiences of low mood. Life can at times be hard and it can be helpful to have someone walk alongside you as you learn new ways of managing your difficulties, new ways of moving towards creating a rich and meaningful life rather than one of fear and avoidance.

My experience is broad, from working with perinatal women to offering counselling to the recently bereaved. I’ve worked in NHS trusts with adults experiencing a range of anxiety and depressive disorders as well as having offered support to people with long term health conditions. I provide CBT for panic disorder, social anxiety, uncontrollable worry, low self-esteem,  depression, anxiety, phobias and work stress.

I have additional training in working with people with long term health conditions helping them to come to terms with their condition as well as helping them build a better life for themselves, one that isn’t defined by their condition. Often clients with long term conditions struggle for years to manage their difficulties and it can be helpful to have a space in which to focus on learning to live well rather than just learning to live.

Previously I worked for a decade as a teacher specialising in working with students with Special needs. I therefore have a particular interest in working with teenagers and have undergone additional training in this area. My experience with teenagers extends both from my initial role as a teacher, to working in schools and to seeing teenage clients in my private practice. The relationship I build as a clinician ensures that teenagers feel comfortable in working with me and relieved to find someone that understands and who can help them with their difficulties.

I use an evidence-based approach which ensures that the therapeutic interventions I use are backed up by clear research and a strong body of supporting evidence. So I know these methods work to help you build a better life. I like to think of therapy as resource building, with me working alongside you to help you learn more skilful ways of responding to your difficulties, possibly different ways of thinking and behaving or maybe relating differently to your thoughts.

I’m a warm, friendly clinician skilled at quickly building a supportive therapeutic relationship. Years ago I had therapy myself and I know how vulnerable and alone I felt at the time. Working weekly with someone who was alongside me enabled me to make changes that improved my life. So I never forget what it’s like to sit in the client seat, how hard it can be to lay one’s life out in front of another human being. Clients often tell me ‘it’s as though you are inside my head’. I believe that this is down to the fact that I too have experienced difficulties so I know how it feels from the inside. This ability to relate to many of my client’s issues has enabled me to more accurately pinpoint areas we may need to work on or challenges we may need to overcome.

I have a practical, down to earth approach to therapy. I try to ensure that clients who work with me leave with a whole backpack of tools that will equip them to carry on their journey through life just that bit more easily. Sometimes we don’t learn this stuff- how to live well- as children and so in many ways therapy can be thought of as filling in those gaps.

I am an Accredited member of the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy (BABCP) which is considered the gold standard in the practice of CBT. I work to the BABCP’s code of professional practice and ethical standards for clinical work as well as to the BACP’s professional practice code and ethical standards framework.

Specialisms

Anxiety

Chronic Pain

OCD

Self-esteem Problems

Social Anxiety / Phobia

Work Related Stress

Therapies Offered

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

Child and Adolescent CBT

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Accepted Payment Methods

Bank Transfer

Organisational Funding

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