Dr Joanne Innes
I am a member of the British Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies and of COSCA, Scotland’s Counselling and Psychotherapy professional association, fully qualified and insured.
I work to the high ethical standards set out by COSCA, and I am accountable to them. Their complaints procedure can be found here http://www.cosca.org.uk/new_documents.php?headingno=52&heading=Complaints
I have enhanced Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Disclosure.
Diploma in Counselling (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy)
PG Diploma Alcohol and Drugs
BSc (Hons) Psychology with Organisational Science
COCSCA Certificate in Counselling Skills
Prior to training as a therapist I was employed as a research psychologist at the Universities of Glasgow and Ulster. My areas of expertise as a researcher were stress, family functioning, social anxiety and coping skills.
I have 20 years of experience of working with people with chronic illnesses, mental health problems, and their families and carers.
In recent years I have worked extensively with clients in the statutory, voluntary and private sectors. I have particular experience in working in areas such as anxiety, anger management, trauma and Post-traumatic stress disorder, obsessive compulsive behaviors, low self-esteem, adaptation to illness, health anxiety, domestic violence, and physical and sexual abuse.
I have worked with organisations providing support for those affected by domestic and sexual violence, and with people with drug and alcohol misuse problems.
I have a particular interest in working with people with anxiety, panic disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, anger management, trauma, depression, and substance misuse.I also have a great interest and experience in working with people coping with chronic illness, childhood illness, and their families.