As your therapist I will work collaboratively with you, exploring whatever is difficult in your life. I bring a warmth and openness to my work with very diverse clients. Engaging in psychotherapy or counselling can be a challenging but very rewarding process, undertaken for many different reasons, and I respect the courage it takes to talk about what is perhaps painful or hard to put into words.
Integrative counselling and psychotherapy with Jane
As an integrative psychotherapist and counsellor I am trained to draw upon a number of theoretical and relational approaches to meet the needs of each client. Humanistic and psychodynamic perspectives are present in my practice but it is the down to earth, collaborative inquiry of existential psychotherapy which forms the core of my work with clients.
Existential psychotherapy holds you as an individual at the centre of the work and can help you find meaning within the complex experiences of your life. This new perspective can bring insight into how you respond to different experiences, and a greater sense of choice where perhaps none seemed available. Our conversations would enable you to reflect on your own values, responsibilities and fears. I would seek to meet you where you are in your life (whether that’s perhaps a place of frustration, sadness, fear or just not where you expected to be) and build on your resources to support you in meeting the challenges you face.
Therapy sessions provide a different kind of emotional and reflective space from that which is found in daily life: it is a space where thoughts and feelings can be explored without judgement or needing to meet the expectations of others. The relationship between therapist and client is significant, being very different from speaking with family or friends, and it forms a dynamic and important element in the therapy itself.
I can work with you in long-term or open-ended therapy which would allow us to address wide ranging issues from your life, gain deeper understanding of past and present experience, and give time to integrate this new perspective into your life. However, I also offer shorter-term work which focuses perhaps on a particular issue you are challenged by either currently or from the past.
If you think that therapy might be helpful for you, an initial introductory session would give us the opportunity to experience how we might work together. If regular sessions then seem like the right path forward for you, we can make arrangements to continue with weekly therapy.
To ask about availability, or any other questions you might have, please do get in touch by email or phone.
Qualifications and experience
I am an experienced Integrative Psychotherapist and Counsellor – MBACP (Registered)
I trained in the School of Psychotherapy and Psychology at Regent’s University, London, where I gained:
– MA Psychotherapy and Counselling (Distinction)
– Postgraduate Diploma (Level 7) – Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling
– Certificate in Psychotherapy and Counselling
I adhere fully to the BACP ethical framework in my clinical practice. I am committed to continuing my professional development: I regularly engage in workshops, conferences and further training programs. I am a member of the Society for Existential Analysis.
Prior to establishing my private practice I worked as a counsellor within a mental health charity based in Hackney, where I saw clients both long and short-term about a wide range of issues. I had previously been a counsellor at the City and East London Bereavement Service, based in Bethnal Green and Docklands, working with clients who suffered traumatic loss, including pre and postnatal, multiple bereavement, sudden or unexpected loss through illness, suicide or violence, and the impact of long-term unresolved grief.
Before training as a therapist, I taught in higher education, and am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
Issues I help with
- Bereavement and grief
- Career and work-related issues
- Childhood trauma or neglect
- Compulsive behaviours
- Cultural dislocation
- Difficult medical diagnoses
- Emotional abuse
- Family relationships
- Feeling sad
- Feeling stuck or lost
- Illness, injury and chronic pain
- Loneliness and isolation
- Low self-confidence/self esteem
- Relationship issues
- Separation and divorce
Initial introductory session – £50
Subsequent therapy sessions – £60
All sessions are 50 minutes.