Esther McNeile Jones, CBT Therapist
Esther provides Cognitive Behavioural Therapy at Oxford Community Health Hub. She graduated with a First Class honours degree in Psychology, and trained as a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist at the Oxford Cognitive Therapy Centre. She has now been treating patients within the NHS for several years.
Esther worked as a television producer for a number of years before returning to her Oxford roots in 2003 to develop a therapeutic community providing respite breaks for people with experience of long-term mental health difficulties. For a decade she worked with people with a range of conditions including depression, Alzheimer’s, attention deficit disorder, autism and schizophrenia.
She discovered Cognitive Behavioural Therapy as a technique for helping people learn how to make small changes to their thoughts (cognitions) and what they do (behaviours) which will impact in a helpful way on their lives. Until this point her work had been more about supporting a person where they were. While training, she realised that when a person is distressed, they can do something about it as long as they have the skills to help themselves. She recognises that everyone has the potential, and indeed the right, to lead a life with minimal distress however difficult their circumstances.
If you would like to find out for yourself how CBT can help please contact Esther directly using the enquiry form below or call her on 07774 687 872