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JPtherapies

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy & Yoga

Cheltenham

Online & Face to Face Sessions

Bourton on the Water Photo by Jai 

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Welcome

Firstly, whatever’s going on in your life that's brought you to my page, let me say that, by seeking help, you’ve already initiated an empowering recovery journey. It takes courage and some work, but you know what they say? A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. You can do this.

 

You’re going to be looking for a skilled therapist who’s experienced, easy to talk to and able to guide you towards the healing and growth you're seeking. Read on and I’ll answer as many of your questions as I can.

Hidecote Park Photo by Jai 

 

"Stay Awkward, Brave And Kind."

Brene Brown

What I offer...

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Free 15 min Chat

Therapy is not one size fits all, so it’s worth enquiring with two or three therapists before deciding who to go with. That’s why I offer a

free 15 minute first chat where you’ll get the opportunity to briefly express your current situation and get an impression of the kind of therapist I am. I won’t necessarily suggest you work with me. We’ll talk through the therapy options available and I’ll give suggestions about where to turn next.

Photo by Chloe Edwards Photography

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

CBT is one of the most effective and scientifically-founded therapies available, and I’m passionate about what it can do. It can disentangle severe and distressing situations, especially if supported with good conditions. It is the only therapy with clear, specific tools for breaking out of negative or harmful cycles. Change can happen quickly; often with results as soon as the tools are put into action. It may be a cliche but the more you put in, the more you’ll get out. The tools of CBT help you to take the reins of your life again, and take control of the situation. It’s empowering. Having a specific way to approach things means that you can trust the process. You are in safe hands.

Photo by Chloe Edwards Photography

Yoga

I am a certified Akhanda Yoga Teacher.  Akhanda Yoga is a traditional and holistic approach to yoga developed by Yogrishi Vishvketu.

CBT can be offered as a standalone treatment or I can support the CBT process with my skills and knowledge as a qualified yoga teacher. Together they enable a more holistic approach where we can enquire into problematic thoughts and behaviour alongside practices to help develop awareness, mindfulness and relaxation.

Please get in touch if you are interested in private 1:1 yoga classes.

 

Who I work with?

My name is Jai and I have spent much of my professional life working within the NHS. I specialised in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) in 2012.

I offer equal, inclusive and non-judgemental support to adults from age 16 and up. People from all age groups, backgrounds, religious beliefs, professions, sexual orientations, and genders are most welcome.

Over the years I’ve worked with people experiencing major stress and burnout, recovering from many different kinds of trauma, difficulties with self-esteem, body image, self-harm, people living with long-term illness, survivors of domestic violence and childhood abuse, people devastated by grief, and people finding ways to rebuild their lives following prison and homelessness.

Some specific problems you may want help with are social anxiety, generalised anxiety, health anxiety, obsessive thoughts and compulsions, panic attacks, phobias, post traumatic distress, grief/loss, low self-esteem, anger, guilt, shame or body image problems, work-related, relationship difficulties, or sleep difficulties.

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Hidecote Park Photo by Jai 

How will we work together to help you move forward?

We’ll create a safe space and I'll be there with you to work through any distressing feelings that arise. Maybe you’ll meet specific emotions or it might just be general areas of dis-ease in the body and mind. You might have experienced a difficult life event in the past or one that is happening now. These may take on the form of commonly termed problems, such as anxiety and depression. But sometimes we just don’t know what to call how we feel and that’s okay.

Whether you have the vocabulary to describe what you feel or not, I will support you to open up, understand what is happening and why it might be getting worse. We’ll work through specific problems using a proven set of techniques to get the progress you need. Together we’ll unravel new ways of thinking and acting that will help you to feel better.

Pittville Park Photo by Jai 

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Bourton on the Water Photo by Jai 

Fees

FREE15 minute telephone chat

CBT

60 min session for £55 (introductory offer)

I do have capacity to see a limited number of people at a concessionary rate

(available for students, young people and people with low income)

Yoga

I can tailor a CBT with Yoga approach.

I will be offering 1:1 yoga classes sometime in the new year 2021

Please get in touch if you are interested and to find out more

 
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Cosy Clinic Rooms

The Practice Rooms

32 Cambray Place

Cheltenham

GL50 1JP

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In response to Covid-19 online sessions are now available. 

And in-person sessions are conducted safely in line with government guidelines.

Please get in touch for a

free telephone chat.

Contact me

If you’d like to find out more then then please send me an email, a text

or submit an enquiry using the form below.

You’ll find yourself quickly relaxed and at ease with my friendly and open manner.

 

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Testimonials

CBT

You have helped me so much. Thank you for your time, support and patience. You have made a big difference to my life.

(2015)

Yoga

It's something I've never done before. I'm stunned at the powers it has.

I suggest it to anyone to give it a go.

(2018)

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BABCP Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist &

Yoga Alliance Accredited Yoga Teacher

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