Welcome to Jemma Austin, Cognitive Behavoural Psychotherapist, based in York.
I am an experienced therapist offering assessment and treatment for emotional difficulties using a range of therapies including
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR).


Who I Can Help


Are you struggling with feelings of sadness, low mood, hopelessness or helplessness? Are you experiencing problems sleeping, poor concentration and lacking energy or motivation? Have you become more socially withdrawn? Have these symptoms persisted more than a few weeks? If so you may be suffering from depression. There are things that you can do yourself to help improve these symptoms but sometimes we need some help and that’s where therapy can help.


Are you feeling nervous, anxious or on edge? Do you find yourself worrying about different things? Are you experiencing panic attacks? If you have been experiencing these symptoms for more than two weeks you may be suffering from anxiety, stress or a specific anxiety issue.

People can experience diffrent types of anxiety, for example :

  • Panic disorder
  • Agoraphobia
  • Social Anxiety
  • Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Trichotillomania
  • Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD)
  • Specific Phobia
  • Stress


Have you experienced a specific, single event trauma such as a car accident? Or maybe you have experienced a traumatic bereavement? You may not consider your experience to have been a “trauma” or “traumatic” but have experienced distressing, upsetting events that still cause you difficulties.

I work with trauma using EMDR treatment but also offer Trauma Focused CBT (tf-CBT) if requested or preferred. There is a strong evidence base for the effectiveness of both treatments.


About me

I am an accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist having completed my CBT training at The University of York in 2010.

I began my career in mental health working for the NHS more than 10 years ago. I have since worked in primary care mental health for both the public and private sector and have extensive experience of working with psychological difficulties.

Since training I have expanded my skills and knowledge through clinical experience, supervision, continued professional development (CPD) and training. I work with individuals from the age of 17 who are experiencing depression and/or anxiety related disorders.

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