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 Edgbaston, 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 4 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 an eating disorder charity, for The Priory and in locum roles.

In the past 6 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.

Since completing my EMDR training, I have also worked very regularly with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and have gained further interest and training in this area. I find this area incredibly rewarding to work with due to the ability of EMDR to create such significant change in symptoms in those who have suffered such difficult experiences.

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).