Jonathan Linstead

Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist


Based at Barnsley and Doncaster


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.


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