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Introducing Jo Beesley,
Optimism Clinical Associate

Jo Beesley Optimism

Military & Service Connections

As a military wife living in the heart of a RAF community, I intimately understand the unique challenges and triumphs that come with living a military lifestyle. My husband's service in the RAF has provided me with profound insight into the needs of military families.

My Qualifications

BSc (Hons) Psychology, University of Exeter

Postgraduate Certificate in Low Intensity Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, University of Exeter

Postgraduate Diploma in High Intensity Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, University of Exeter

Low Intensity CBT Supervision, University of Exeter

Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing, parts 1-4, EMDR Masterclass

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cardiff University - ongoing

Additional Clinical Training

Introduction to Cognitive Processing Therapy, Dr Patricia Resick

Motivational Interviewing

Level Three Safeguarding Adults

Level Two Safeguarding Children

Mental Health First Aid

My Professional Accreditations

BABCP Accredited CBT Practitioner

Additional Information

Enhanced DBS Adults and Child​

My Experience

I am a competent and skilled therapist with many years’ experience working within NHS primary mental health care, mostly within NHS IAPT services, as well as within private healthcare. I have experience working within substance misuse services both in forensic and community settings.

I am skilled in assessment and treatment for a wide range of mental health difficulties including depression, PTSD, stress, low self-esteem and various anxiety disorders such as generalised anxiety disorder (GAD), OCD, social anxiety, health anxiety and phobias. I draw upon Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) within my practice. 

My Commitment to You

I pride myself on my intuitive, empathic, collaborative and non-judgemental approach. I aim to provide a space for clients to feel safe and empowered to make positive changes in their lives whilst working towards their own personal goals.

Please contact Optimism if you would like a copy of my full Bio.

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