Dr Jade Ambridge

Dr Jade Ambridge

DClinPsy, BSc(Hons)

Clinical Psychologist

Works With All Age Groups

Philosophy

I feel strongly about the importance of the relationship between therapist and client, and using this to create a safe reflective space which can enable change. I work in a collaborative, non-judgmental way, and believe that while I have training and resources, the client is the expert in their own experiences, so we can come together to overcome problems and build resilience. I want to help people rediscover what they value from life, and help them to take steps to thrive, and not just survive.

Approach

I am a passionate Clinical Psychologist with years of experience of working in NHS mental health services. I have worked in services across the lifespan and ability range, including with children, families, adults, older adults, people with neurological problems and people with physical health conditions. I like to use a person-centred approach to work with clients on an individual basis depending on their needs, drawing from multiple models such as CBT, behavioural therapy, solution-focused therapy, motivational interviewing and systemic theory. I am also passionate about third-wave therapeutic approaches, including compassion-focused therapy and acceptance & commitment therapy, as well and mindfulness and meditation. I am also trained to carry out neuropsychological and cognitive assessments.

I have worked with a range of difficulties, including low mood, anxiety, self-criticism, self-esteem, OCD, anger, phobias and sleep. I am used to working in a systemic way, helping people with interpersonal problems, parenting and social difficulties.

Motivation

I am motivated by helping people to reach their goals, and live a life that they value and is meaningful to them. I am grateful that people trust me with their thoughts and feelings, and it is a privilege to be able to work with them to overcome difficulties and challenges.

About me

I enjoy spending time with friends and family, watching films, cooking and reading. I also try to use my spare time being creative, and use my (developing!) calligraphy skills to make birthday cards for people.

Recent Testimonials

“Therapy has improved my life in a big way. It has enabled me to think and act positively, and cope with every day stress and anxiety. As a direct result of the tools I have gained, I am a much happier person. I cannot recommend Dr Gray highly enough, and would encourage anyone who is struggling to give therapy a go”.

MARK, Skype

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The British Psychological Society
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About Us

At the British CBT & Counselling Service, we are Doctors of Clinical Psychology, Counselling Psychologists & CBT Therapists specialising in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for adults and children.

We can help anyone experiencing all types of mental health problems including addiction, anxiety, bereavement, depression, eating disorders, PTSD, relationship problems, stress and other distressing emotional problems.

For a more detailed list visit our Problems page.

Mental Health Blog

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