As salaam alaykum! My name is Jodie, I’m a cognitive behaviour psychotherapist and Muslim convert.
I am passionate about helping people, and I believe with my experience I’m equipped to help you. I have worked with people of all ages for over 13 years, and specifically in mental health therapy for over 7 years within the third sector (charities), local authorities and the NHS
House of Healing CBT came about following my own CBT treatment for postnatal PTSD (trauma). I absolutely benefitted from the therapy provided, but I missed the spiritual aspect. I wanted, and feel others deserve, a faith based evidence based therapeutic approach. My hope is that taking a truly holistic approach to therapy will include you as a whole, not just a presenting problem.
I use a variety of approaches to support people. I originally qualified as an accredited cognitive behaviour psychotherapist (BABCP accred.), then completed training in Islamic psychology. I am an associate fellow with the International Association for Islamic Psychology (IAIP) and receive regular supervision from an Islamic perspective. I have developed by training in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Compassion Focused Therapy (PG Cert).
MA Social Work, PG Cert Compassion Focused Therapy, PG Dip Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
I became interested in compassion focused therapy after working with many people who struggled with self criticism and shame. I attended workshops such as Compassion Mind Training for Self Criticism, Compassion Training for Anxiety and Cultivate Your Compassionate Mind. Following the workshops, I completed a postgraduate certificate in compassion focused therapy. I have been taught by the likes of Paul Gilbert, Kate Lucre, Tobyn Bell, Russell Kolts and Chris Irons during the course and other workshops. I receive regular monthly supervision with a qualified/accredited CBT and CFT therapist, and I have worked as a therapist since 2013. I have experience working with children aged 7 onwards and adults of all ages. I specialise now working with adults who identify as Muslim and want a faith informed approach to therapy.