School of Community Health and Midwifery
Brook Building, BB330
+44 (0) 1772 89 5153
Subject Areas: Psychology
Jo is a qualified and accredited Occupational Therapist and Cognitive Behavioural Therapist with a specialist interest in Long Term Condition Management and Chronic Pain and has recently joined the Counselling and Psychotherapy teaching staff supporting PWP training and the newly developed CBT masters. Jo continues to work clinically within East Cheshire as a therapies manager and CBT therapist with specialist pain service.
Jo started her career in mental health and psychological wellbeing post occupational therapy qualification, being a Graduate Mental Health worker in central Manchester primary care mental health services. Jo has continued to have an interest in mental health and wellbeing education and interventions, working in services, public health and now in sharing her skills with others.
Jo continues to develop her own learning and integrates third wave Mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment therapy and self-compassion into her clinical working, to meet the needs of chronic pain patients.
Jo is particularly interested in ensuring the wellbeing of PWP and CBT workforce and also supports local community mental health interventions being a Trustee of local Perinatal mental health peer support service, SMILE.
IAPT psychological interventions for common mental health interventions, IAPT Top up for Long Term Conditions (PWP)