Annabelle Joy
Cognitive Behavioural Therapist

Annabelle is a qualified cognitive behavioural therapist working in Oxford seeing clients face-to-face or via zoom.

Annabelle works part-time at Oxford Mental Heath in the eating disorder unit. Previously she worked for nearly three years at Oxford Women’s Counselling Centre working with women who had a range of difficulties from anxiety and depression to more complex presentations from all walks of life.

An area Annabelle has always been interested in is addiction. She has previously worked at a drug and alcohol detox center in Oxford.

Having spent three years training as a counsellor the development of the relationship between the client and therapist is very important to her. It is through this collaborative partnership and the use of CBT that Annabelle works with her clients to understand, challenge and elicit change with her clients.

Clinician Responsibilities of Annabelle Joy

  • Excessive Worry or GAD – Adults and Teenagers
  • Low Self-Esteem – Adults and Teenagers
  • Stress Management – Adults and Teenagers
  • Unhelpful habits (eg. Self Criticism, perfectionism, procrastination) – Adults and Teenagers
  • Depression / SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) – Adults and Teenagers
  • Sleep difficulties/insomnia – Adults and Teenagers
  • Addictions – Adults and Teenagers

Qualifications of Annabelle Joy

  • BSc (Hons) Psychology
  • Dip Therapeutic Counsellor
  • MSc Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

What Started Annabelle Joy On The Path Of Becoming a CB Therapist

  • Since discovering CBT as a therapy Annabelle wanted to become a CBT therapist. She spent three years training to become an Integrative Counselor. Once she had achieved this Annabelle started her training in CBT. Her love for CBT is the collaboration between the client and therapist, to understand the client’s difficulties and working with them to change their thinking and ultimately their emotional responses.

Memberships of Annabelle Joy

  • British Psychological Society (BPS)
  • British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP).

Interesting Facts

  • Annabelle started the journey to become a CBT therapist after the birth of her second child through the Open University. Her previous careers have been in fashion and design and management. She also used to write articles for magazines on horse sports as a hobby. Annabelle has a motley crew of collected animals including four dogs and two sheep!