About Us

Meet the caring people who will nurture your mental health.

Hello! I’m Jo

Founder of Elephant in the Room Psychotherapy Ltd.

BABCP Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist & EMDR Practitioner.

My passion is to provide high quality, effective and responsive therapy to those in need. I have over twenty-five years experience of working with people experiencing mental health difficulties, in a variety of fields. I have worked in residential settings, high-security establishments and community services.

I aim to provide individuals with a confidential and therapeutic space to explore their issues in a non-judgemental setting. Elephant in the Room Psychotherapy Ltd. also continues to build partnerships with companies, both large and small (including NHS) to help break down the stigma of mental health. Elephant in the Room Psychotherapy Ltd. aims to start to normalise discussing mental health and encourage us all to engage in compassionate and meaningful conversations.

We believe that a simple and caring conversation can make a huge difference in people’s lives and overall experience.

Hi! I am Hina.

Associate of Elephant in the Room Psychotherapy Ltd.

BABCP Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and Qualified EMDR practitioner

I have over twelve years experience of working within the mental health sector. After gaining my undergraduate degree in Psychology in 2011, I knew that I wanted to pursue a path where I could help and support people to enable them to be the best versions of themselves, so I went onto qualifying as a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist in 2016.

I have worked in a variety of different settings including psychosis services, learning disability services, A&E, education and primary care services. I have a special interest in working with anxiety disorders and psychological trauma.

Our therapy sessions will be a safe and confidential space for us to work together to gain a shared understanding of your experiences, and to work towards your goals by equipping you with the tools to enable you feel more in control of your difficulties.

Nice To Meet You! I’m Melissa.

Associate of Elephant in the Room Psychotherapy Ltd.

BABCP Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and Qualified EMDR practitioner

I am an Accredited BABCP Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist and EMDR
Practitioner. I have over 10 years of experience within the NHS working with a range
of difficulties including OCD, social anxiety, PTSD, panic disorder, generalised
anxiety disorder, specific phobias, body-dysmorphic disorder, low mood /
depression, low self-esteem or general stress and adjustment difficulties.

I have a caring and compassionate approach to therapy and work hard to tailor evidence-based treatments to the specific needs of my clients. I am a creative and committed therapist, who believes in striving to work collaboratively with clients towards their goals and recovery.

Our Approach & Values

We all know we need to look after our bodies and eat well to maintain our physical health, but do we value our mental health equally? This relates to how we feel about and view ourselves, our place in the world and our relationships.

Our take on mental health is that we all experience mental distress at some point in our lives. This can be related to bereavement, relationship breakdown, parenting difficulties, work pressures, early life experiences, a traumatic event or a combination of issues. We often try to manage these difficulties ourselves, sometimes relying on everyday crutches to get us through such as alcohol, over working, prescriptive drugs or entering new relationships.

We also slip into denial in order to manage our lives. However, these coping strategies tend to only offer short-term relief. There comes a time when these methods are no longer working for us and we may make the decision to talk it through with an impartial person – this is where we come in.

Our Experience

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing
  • Corporate mental health services

We can help with the following:

  • Low Self-Esteem
  • Depression
  • Health Anxiety
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Social Anxiety
  • ​Perfectionism
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Phobias
  • Generalised Anxiety Disorder

" Thank you just doesn't come close to what I feel. But for the want of other words they are deep felt. I was scared to start with, but you quickly gained my trust and that is a huge deal to me. I wish you all the best and may you help many many more people."

Vicky

"I started therapy worried about not clicking with my therapist. But at all times I have felt comfortable and safe. I am blown away with the progress I have made and of how much of a massive impact this has had on me."

Alex

"This has been a great experience. I was doubtful at first but its been such a positive experience. I was able to feel comfortable, talk freely and connect with Jo. To be able to speak confidentially made it worth while."

Nicola

Contact Us

Elephant in the Room Psychotherapy Ltd. is not an emergency service. If you are in crisis and need urgent support or are worried about immediate risk of harm to self or others, please call 999. Alternatively you can contact your GP and ask for an emergency appointment or visit your local A&E department. You can also contact the following services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week: NHS Helpline (111) and the Samaritans (116 123)

0771 464 3251

jo@elephant-intheroom.co.uk

Suite 4, 39a Main Street, Kimberley, Nottinghamshire, NG16 2NG