Menopause CBT Clinic

 Menopause CBT Therapy for WomenAre you seeking to expand your expertise in addressing the emotional challenges induced by the hormonal changes during the menopausal transition? 

For those who want to learn how to work effectively with women experiencing psychological difficulties due to the menopausal transition, we are offering the EMBERS® Professional Training Programme (PTP).

Details about this training

The EMBERS® Menopause-Informed CBT Model is a six-stage psychological framework which I have developed and used in my clinical practice since 2019.

This framework draws upon evidence-based principles from various psychological approaches, including elements from third-wave Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) methodologies such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), and Emotion Efficacy Therapy (EET).

The EMBERS® Menopause-Informed framework aligns with the bio-psycho-sociocultural model, is underpinned by the principles of Lifestyle Medicine, and is informed by a neuroscientific understanding of how menopause impacts both the brain and the mind.

This model aims to target a range of psychological processes that can become imbalanced during the menopausal transition which when addressed, women will benefit from improved emotional regulation, enhanced psychological flexibility, and increased day-to-day functioning.

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Assess Peri/menopausal Depression with the Meno-D

Perimenopause Depression Scale

Download the Meno-D today to improve your diagnostic and therapeutic approach, ensuring you can differentiate between clinical depression and perimenopausal depression. 

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The EMBERS® Menopause-Informed CBT professional training programme is an intensive 6 weeks online course teaching the fundamentals of how to support women’s mental health and psychological wellbeing when they are going through the peri/menopause. This programme provides busy health professionals with a solid introduction to the field of peri/menopause and mental health with a strong focus on the application of evidence-based psychological tools. All information contained in this training package is based on the latest knowledge in the field of menopause, third wave CBT, neuroscience and behavioural science.

By completing this programme, you will know the ‘Why’, the ‘How’ and the ‘What’ of addressing psychological distress and mental health difficulties caused by the hormonal fluctuations related to the menopausal transition:

  • Why should we care about the menopause and mental health?
  • How is menopause affecting women’s mental health and emotional wellbeing?
  • What psychological tools and strategies can we use to address the main processes that can become imbalanced during the menopause?
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How is Menopause-Informed CBT different from generic CBT? 

Free PDF download for Mental Health Professionals


Find out what are the distinctions between generic CBT and Menopause-Informed CBT, uncovering the importance of adapting CBT to meet the needs of women experiencing menopause. This insight can be a game-changer for mental health professionals, enhancing formulation, refining therapeutic approaches, and optimising therapy delivery.

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This training will give you access to: 

15 Hours of recorded lectures: Access to the six modules of pre-recorded training materials.
PDF Slides and Materials: Access to presentation slides and other materials in PDF format.
Essential Resources: Access to resources like the Menopause CBT Assessment form, Meno-D Perimenopause Depression Scale, Menopause Screening tool and a comprehensive list of reading materials 
Engaging Zoom Sessions: Access to a series of 6 weekly 1.5hours Zoom sessions running on Tuesdays at 8pm (UK time). 
Certificate of Completion: Gain a Certificate of Completion for 25 hours of training upon the successful completion of the open book Quiz and submission of the course feedback form.

The purpose of EMBERS® Professional Training Programme (PTP) is to equip practitioners with the knowledge and skills to apply existing Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and therapeutic techniques to support women experiencing emotional difficulties related to the menopausal transition. It's important to note that completing this training does not authorise individuals to train others in this specific model. All training materials are copyrighted, and as such, alumni of this training are not licenced to use it for training other professionals. The goal is to maintain the integrity and effectiveness of the training model.

Cost: £1200 
Early Bird: £1000
(when booked booked before 30th October 2024).
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For health professionals who want to adopt the EMBERS® Menopause-Informed CBT Model in their clinical practice, we are offering a Certification Training Pathway

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‎The Dr Louise Newson Podcast: E140

Addressing the emotional challenges of perimenopause and menopause with Simona Stokes on Apple Podcasts 

Inspiring Psychologists Podcast: E3

From Stigma to Empowerment: Changing the Conversation on Menopause and Mental Health, on Spotify

‎The Business of Psychology: E112

CBT for menopause: How Simona Stokes is using her expertise to change lives on Apple Podcasts

I’m Simona Stokes, Menopause Counselling Psychologist and the Founder of Menopause CBT Clinic®. 

Menopause CBT Clinic, Simona Stokes

The Menopause CBT Clinic® was born out of my deeply held belief that all women who enter the peri/menopause stage of life should be prepared and equipped to embrace it with confidence and self-belief in their own strength and wisdom. 

My mission is to help women overcome their emotional difficulties caused by the menopause transition, by combining my over 20years experience in mental health with the latest knowledge in the field of menopause, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, neuroscience and behavioural science. My menopause work is infused with learning from my own personal peri/menopausal struggles, melded with my clinical and life experience.