Jo Augustus.     Cognitive Behaviour Therapist





About Me

I began my career working in the NHS over 15 years ago, providing face to face and group based psychological interventions. During this time I worked in different services, including the Primary Care Assessment and Treatment Team (PCATT) and Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT), in Suffolk, Gloucestershire and North Bristol. I then worked in acute psychiatry at The Priory Hospital in Bristol, providing psychological therapies and managing the therapy service department. In 2015 I began my current role as a Senior Lecturer, teaching Mental Health and  other courses at the University of Worcester. My research interests include; veteran mental health, eating disorders and the use of third wave therapies to promote psychological well-being. I am also involved in various projects, including writing an introductory textbook in mental health. Finally, I also work as a Specialist Advisor for the Care Quality Commission (CQC) where I provide specialist advice and input into the regulatory inspection processes.


Post qualification, I have undertaken training courses in;


  • Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is an approach that promotes a state of present moment awareness, focus and openness, enabling individuals to deal with difficult thoughts and emotions.
  • Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT) teaches individuals ways to deal with difficult thoughts and emotions, thus, lessening the impact they have on day to day life.


I specialise in the treatment of: post traumatic stress disorder, mood disorders, health anxiety, generalised anxiety disorder, low self esteem, obsessive compulsive disorder, long term conditions, medically unexplained symptoms, binge eating disorder, bulimia.


Registration / Accrediting Bodies

  • British Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP)
  • British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
  • Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
  • MA in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
  • BSc (Hons) Psychology


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