Welcome To Hummingbird Clinic

Joelle Brogan is a Chartered Psychologist, CBT therapist and Clinical Hypnotherapist.

After many years of working in the NHS, Joelle is experienced in the treatment of depression and anxiety disorders including:

Specific Phobias

A fear or anxiety brought on by the presence of a particular situation or object.

Social Anxiety

A marked or intense fear or anxiety of social situations in which the individual may be scrutinised by others.

Low Self-Esteem

This is not a diagnosis but more of an attitude to oneself. It is a subjective evaluation of self worth.

OCD

The presence of obsessions and compulsions. Obsessions are repetitive and persistent thoughts eg of contamination. Compulsions are rituals or repetitive behaviours performed in response to an obsession.

Panic Attacks

Recurrent and unexpected panic attacks. A panic attack is a surge of intense discomfort or fear peaking after a few minutes.

PTSD

The presentation varies but may include fear-based re-experiencing of a traumatic event or negative and distressing thoughts about such an event or a combination of such features.

Joelle’s qualifications include a Postgraduate Diploma in Humanistic Psychotherapy and Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, MSc in Forensic Psychology, MSc in Health Psychology, MA in Developmental Psychology,.  She also holds a qualification in the use of EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing)

Joelle is registered with the British Psychological Society and the Health & Care Professions Council and holds provider recognition with AXA-PPP, Bupa, Aviva, pru health, WPA, and BCWA health insurers. Joelle is a fully accreditated cognitive behavioural psychotherapist with the British Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP)

 

 

*The above descriptions do not constitute a diagnostic tool and we recommend that a formal assessment would be required to establish any mental health disorder. (for reference purposes these descriptions are based on the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual Fifth Edition (2013) American Psychiatric Association.)