Cognitive Behavioural Therapists

West Yorkshre

2 Martin Street 




Hub 26

Hunsworth Lane


BD19 4LN

Satori Complimentary Therapy Centre

20A Bond Street



Barnsley Business & Innovation Centre (BBIC) 

Innovation Way



S75 1JL

Our West Yorkshire team is made up of the following members:


  • Melanie Cox

  • Samantha Stables

  • Jonathan Linstead


Please see below to read more about each member’s experiences. 


Melanie Cox

Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist

Based at Brighouse & Cleckheaton  



Specialist areas: Anxiety Disorders, Depression, PTSD & Complex Trauma

Psychotherapist Melanie gained an MSc in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy in 2012 and has been practising Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies since 2004. Melanie is a member of the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (11333073) and Nursing and Midwifery Council (98C1972E).


Melanie has 13 years of experience working with NHS clients in a variety of mental health setting. During the past 6 years she has worked in a secondary care Psychological Therapies Service with clients who have complex or severe psychological difficulties. These include anxiety disorders, depression, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, bereavement issues and complex traumas following childhood abuse.


Melanie is able to tailor therapy around individual needs and routinely offers, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Behavioural Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR), Compassion Focussed Therapy and Mindfulness.  Melanie specialises in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), which enables people to reconnect with aspects of their lives they care about and teaches new skills to respond in more helpful ways to painful thoughts and feelings.


Melanie formed and co-chairs the South and West Yorkshire ACT Special Interest Group. She has also been the chief investigator researching the effectiveness of trans-diagnostic ACT groups and runs workshops teaching ACT.


In her spare time Melanie plays drums in a band and enjoys rock climbing and spending time with her young family.

Samantha Stables

Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist  


Based at Wakefield


PopulationYoung People & Adults

Specialist areasAnxiety Disorders, Depression, PTSD & Complex Trauma

Samantha has 15 years experience in secondary and primary adult mental health settings. She has a degree in mental health nursing.


She has worked on an acute male admission ward and in a Crisis and home based treatment team. Samantha has experience of working with individuals with acute and enduring mental health difficulties providing comprehensive risk assessments and treatment in a community setting. This post developed into providing a liaison service to the A&E department working with clients who presented in crisis and had thoughts of DSH and suicide.


In 2004 she commenced work in an early intervention into psychosis team providing assessment and treatment to individuals from the age of 14 to 35 years with first onset psychosis. Whilst working in early intervention Samantha commenced a Masters in Psychosocial Interventions (PSI). Samantha is passionate about working with individuals using a holistic approach as opposed to the traditional medical model, and the PSI course provided Samantha with the skills to work with individuals, their carers and families. Whilst studying her masters Samantha was intrigued with the effectiveness of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). This led to her commencing her CBT training at the University of Sheffield in 2008; Samantha qualified as a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist in 2010. Samantha is accredited with the British Association is Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP).


Samantha has experience in working with a full spectrum of difficulties including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), health anxiety, General Anxiety Disorder (GAD), depression, low self-esteem, chronic pain and eating disorders.


Samantha is also trained and experienced in Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR).


In her spare time Samantha enjoys live comedy, city breaks and cooking, she has recently started learning to bake and has had many more disasters than successes! Samantha and her husband are suckers for a doggy sob story and have rescued a hound from the pound named Dean the Dog and a miniature Jack Russell named Edina Coco Chanel (Eddy). Samantha and her husband are not responsible for the names of their dogs. 

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Jonathan Linstead

Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist  


Based at Barnsley


PopulationYoung People & Adults

Specialist areasMood Disorders & Trauma 

Jonathan gained a Bachelors degree in sports studies from Leeds University in 1998. Then in 2001 following in his parents footsteps became a registered mental health nurse. In 2002 he gained a Masters degree from the University of Sheffield. Between 1998 and 2004 Jonathan worked in forensic services which included a spell working in Townsville Queensland. From 2004 to 2008 he was a care coordinator within an early intervention for psychosis team, which sparked his passion for working with young people. During this time he gained a postgraduate diploma in psychosocial intervention.


In 2009 Jonathan completed a post graduate diploma in cognitive behavioural therapy and is a fully accredited member of the Brisitsh Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP). He currently works in a primary care service offering psychological assessment and treatment for all common mental health difficulties. In 2010 he was offered his dream job providing early psychological intervention to students in a local college. Jonathan is a qualified Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR) practitioner and in 2012 trained in Cognitive Behavioural Analysis System of Psychotherapy (CBASP); a model of treatment for chronic depression.


Jonathan champions the need for early detection and treatment of all mental health problems. His area of special interest is working with adolescents and young adults with chronic depression or trauma. He prides himself in being able to foster therapeutic relationships enabling clients to achieve recovery.


Jonathan has worked in private practice since 2011.


In his spare time away from work Jonathan enjoys running and impersonating Elvis.