I understand that considering therapy and choosing a therapist can be a daunting process, particularly when you are experiencing any kind of distress. My approach as a therapist is always to work collaboratively with you, to seek to understand and to help you explore and reflect on 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 painful.
I am an integrative psychotherapist and counsellor, registered with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP). I offer short or long-term therapy to adults on an individual basis.
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: humanistic, psychodynamic and existential. The individual, down to earth approach of existential psychotherapy forms the core of my work with clients.
As a therapist I can help you to reflect on your own values, choices and fears. We would seek to understand your experiences, whatever they are, 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 offer short-term counselling in which we can focus on a specific problem or current dilemma which is troubling you. Alternatively, I can work with you in longer-term or open-ended therapy which would allow us to address more wide ranging issues, gain deeper understanding, and to integrate this new perspective into your life.
If you think that therapy might be helpful for you, an initial introductory session would give us the opportunity to meet and 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 make an appointment or ask any questions you might have, please do get in touch, either by email or phone. If I am unavailable to answer your call, please feel free to leave me a message.
Qualifications and experience
I am a qualified Integrative Psychotherapist and Counsellor, MBACP (Registered).
I trained for four years in the School of Psychotherapy and Psychology at Regent’s University, London, where I gained:
– MA Psychotherapy and Counselling
– Postgraduate Diploma – Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling
– Certificate in Psychotherapy and Counselling
I adhere fully to the BACP Code of Ethics in my clinical practice. I am committed to continuing my professional development: I regularly attend activities such as workshops, conferences and further training programs. I am a member of the Society for Existential Analysis.
In addition to my private practice I work as a counsellor within a mental health charity based in Hackney, where I see clients both long and short-term about a wide range of issues. I previously worked for 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 unprocessed 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
- Pregnancy issues or birth traumas
- Relationship issues
- Separation and divorce
An initial session costs £45
Weekly therapy sessions cost £55
All sessions are 50 minutes.
Fees are paid in cash at each session. I will be happy to provide a receipt.