About Joanna


Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist

PG Dip CBT, Masters, B.Ed Hons, N.N.S.C, BSS.

Joanna Hogan is a qualified, fully accredited and experienced Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist and ISST accredited Schema Therapist.  As well as a member of the British Sleep Association.  Joanna works privately and has worked for NHS psychological services. Joanna has a background in teaching, coaching and management.

Using tried and tested methods, Joanna draws upon Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)Schema Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), according to individual needs and preferences.  

Joanna supports her clients in a holistic way depending on their issues and preferences.  She has extensive training and experience in CBT, including a BABCP-accredited post-graduate diploma, the gold standard for CBT therapists.  She has also been through the rigorous process to become accredited as a Schema Therapist with the ISST.  Joanna also uses schema therapy and ACT (acceptance & commitment therapy) to enhance her work where issues have not shifted sufficiently with CBT or where clients have a preference for using a therapy other than CBT.  Joanna is also  a specialist in CBT for Insomnia and has worked for an NHS insomnia unit.

Joanna's clients value her warm, personable and practical approach. 

Joanna works closely with other professionals within and outside of the NHS to ensure pathways and appropriate referrals.


About CBT

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), is a talking therapy that has been proven to help treat a wide range of issues and is recommended by the NHS.  CBT works with the idea that our thoughts, behaviours, emotions, and bodily sensations are all connected.  By changing what we do (our behaviour) or changing how we think (our thoughts), we can change how we feel.

Using CBT, can help identify any unhelpful patterns that may be keeping your difficulties going. The focus is on making changes in the here and now, and on teaching you skills for life that will help you not only to get well, but to stay well.

CBT has a good evidence base for a wide range of mental health problems in adults, older adults, children and young people. This research has been carefully reviewed by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE), who provide independent, evidence-based guidance for the NHS on the most effective ways to treat disease and ill health.

It is advisable to ensure that your CBT therapist is accredited with the BABCP (not the BACP) in using CBT.  Joanna and her associates have full accreditation with the BABCP.

About Schema Therapy

Schema Therapy is helpful for changing life-long patterns in relationships, difficulties in regulating emotions, personality-level difficulties and healing from  traumatic experiences.  

It's a compassionate therapy drawing on CBT, CFT, Emotion Focused Psychology, Psychodynamic psychology and Gestalt Therapy, in which you work closely with your therapist to  understand how your current difficulties link to past experiences. Working towards healing the past pain, can help you to build a healthier and happier self in the present.

Schema therapy has an increasingly strong evidence base for people with long-standing personality-level difficulties, depression, and other emotional problems.

Joanna has completed extensive training in schema therapy with the Schema Therapy School and  is accredited with the International Society of Schema Therapists as a Schema Therapist.

About ACT

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) uses acceptance and mindfulness strategies, together with commitment and behaviour change strategies, to increase psychological flexibility. The aim of ACT is to maximise our potential for a rich, full and meaningful life by developing health, vitality and well-being.

ACT has an increasingly strong evidence base, with over 20 randomised controlled trials across a variety of mental health issues. Joanna uses ACT to enhance her work with adult clients, and has found it is particularly helpful in working with young people.  Joanna has completed extensive training with Russ Harris in ACT for Anxiety and Depression, ACT for grief and bereavement and ACT for young people.