About Me

1d8c855Jenna Hayes-Allen (Nèe Sellis): BSc (Hons) in Psychology, MRes in Psychology, PGCert in Psychological Therapies, PGDip in Advanced Practice in CBT, EMDR Training with EMDR Extra

I provide Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) in Harborne, Birmingham. I am a fully accredited EMDR Europe practitioner and also fully accredited CBT Therapist with the BABCP. I have been using CBT as a therapeutic approach for 9 years and qualified in EMDR over 3 years ago. I work with a range of mental health difficulties which include:

Social Anxiety
Generalised Anxiety Disorder
Panic Disorder
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Illness Anxiety

My interest in CBT began at my undergraduate  and postgraduate studies in Psychology at Loughborough University. My early career involved roles in the NHS and I have since worked for a charity and now in private practice and locum roles. I offer private practice through MindCalm Ltd and also work privately at The Priory Wellbeing Centre in Birmingham City Centre.

In the past three and a half years, I have specialised in the area of Eating Disorders, having had an interest in this area for many years. My Masters research focused on the area of eating disorders and was published in the Eating Disorder Journal Appetite. With these difficulties, I often work closely with a Dietician and medical professionals to offer a package of care which encompasses physical and emotional wellbeing.

I am passionate about mental health and am always keen to keep up to date with research and new developments. Due to my enthusiasm for this area, I also set up a company with two colleagues offering workshops in schools to help promote positive mental health in early life (http://www.educatingminds.org.uk).