Jade Thomas is a Psychology Graduate and Psychological Counsellor in training at the Private Therapy Clinic. Over the last 2 years, Jade has gained valuable experience working in a Primary School setting supporting children with Special Educational Needs (SEN) including; Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
As a psychological counsellor, Jade has also provided one-to-one CBT style sessions with looked after children (LAC). In addition to this, Jade coordinated and delivered Emotional Literacy CBT Interventions for children with Behavioural difficulties, with an aim to help them recognise their emotions, become more self- aware and motivated within school.Jade brings a friendly and welcoming attitude to her therapeutic approaches, as well as making sessions fun and engaging for children.
Jade uses Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) techniques to re- evaluate unhelpful thinking patterns. Our thoughts can affect our emotions and behaviours, Jade can help you to identify these thoughts and help to break negative patterns and introduce positive thoughts and behaviours.
Education and Skills
Jade graduated from the University of Northampton with a high 2:1 in BSc Psychology. Her aim is to pursue the Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in the next year and then proceed to complete her doctorate training to become a HCPC registered Psychologist.
Jade has also completed NHS Children and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Training and Low Mood CBT Training, this training added to Jade’s initial knowledge and advised on the best ways to support children and young people with PTSD and Low Mood.
Jade is due to complete her Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) training in January 2020 which is used for clients with Autism, it aims to help improve their ability to communicate, reduce challenging behaviours and anxiety. She will also be supporting our Senior Child Psychologist in Dyslexia and psychometric assessments.