Janice de Souza, B.A.
CBT Therapist (BABCP accredited)
CBT, cognitive behavioural therapy, is evidence-based treatment which helps identify the strategies and thinking underlying people’s difficulties, helping them discover how to reduce the impact and cope better.
A specialist with over 25 years’ experience in counselling and psychological therapy, both NHS and independent practice, I treat a wide range of conditions (see Problems treated) and offer clinical supervision and teaching.
Originally, my degree led me into psychiatric nursing and immediately, from there into psychotherapy. My first training was in psychodynamic counselling. I worked as a therapist in the NHS Swindon adult mental health service, re-training in CBT at Oxford University in 1994, becoming accredited with the BABCP in 1995. I subsequently trained in EMDR (eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing therapy) for trauma and worked in this area for many years. I remained in clinical practice in Swindon for most of the intervening time; also teaching and supervising multi-disciplinary NHS staff, (trainee psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, and independent practitioners) and in the voluntary sector. More recently, I worked at Exeter University, supervising post-graduate CBT trainees. I continue to supervise independent practitioners.