Miss Joy Bowhay

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About this Service

I take an integrative-based approach towards CBT. I am fully accredited in CBT.

I have also worked and trained in the NHS for many years. I am a fully qualified Mental Health Nurse and I have over 30 years experience of working in the NHS.

I work collaboratively with clients to help them to identify their negative patterns and behaviour. Together we work on developing change.

I tend to specialise in Trauma/PTSD  and in OCD but I work with a variety of differing difficulties.

I work with the client holistically not just focussed on your problem. I place great importance on the individual at the centre of the therapy, at the heart of my work is you and what you wish to work through.


Service Availability

  • NHS
  • Private

Treatment and Specialisation Areas

  • Abuse – Emotional/Physical
  • Addictions
  • Adult Mental Health Care
  • Alcohol & Substance Misuse
  • Anxiety/Panic
  • Autism
  • Behavioural Problems
  • Bereavement
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Body Dysmorphic Disorder
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/M.E.
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders and Weight Problems
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorders
  • Older Adult Mental Health Care
  • Personality Disorders
  • Phobias
  • Post-Natal Depression/Difficulties
  • Psychosis/Schizophrenia
  • PTSD
  • Self Esteem
  • Self Harm
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Somatoform Disorders/Hypochondriasis
  • Stress Management
  • Trauma

Primary Client Groups

  • Adults Age 18+
  • Adults Age 60+

Referral Methods

  • Clinical Psychologists
  • Community Mental Health Teams
  • Consultants
  • Direct Contact from Patient
  • Employers of Patients
  • General Practitioner
  • Government Departments
  • Health Professionals
  • Home Visits
  • Internal Referrals from Clinic/Healthcare Centre
  • Legal Professionals
  • Medical Insurance
  • Mental Health Organisations
  • Mental Health Professionals
  • Ministry of Defence
  • NHS Referrals
  • Overseas Public Health Service Referrals
  • Private Practice Consultations
  • Psychiatrists
  • Team Leaders


I have worked in the NHS for over 30 years, and I have extensive experience and training in working in mental health . I am fully accredited and trained in mental health and I am fully accredited by the BABCP to provide Cognitive Behavioural Therapy ( CBT ). 

I have trained in Mental Health Nursing and I worked as a staff nurse for many years in the NHS. I am still a member of the NMC.

I have trained in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy at Sheffield Hallam university and this is a 2 year course.

I am also a senior accredited counsellor and I trained at Leeds in the relational model.

I have also completed the EMDR training and completed the course. I have recently completed a 3 day Complex Trauma course at Reading university. And the introductory course in Compassion Focussed Therapy.

I am currently completing a course on Mentalization from the Anna Freud centre, this is a combination of CBT and Attachment theory.





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Address, Contact and Fees

Evolve, 31, Park Square West, Leeds, LS1 2PF

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