Jane Caroline Gilmore, UKCP Accredited Psychotherapist

Jane Caroline Gilmore

Hook Hampshire English
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Jane Caroline Gilmore, UKCP Accredited Psychotherapist

Jane Caroline Gilmore

Hook Hampshire English
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My Approach

I am a Hampshire based Psychodynamic Psychotherapist and Family and Systemic Psychotherapist specialising in Trauma therapy and EMDR. I offer therapy to individuals, couples and families. I am committed to providing a safe and respectful space where clients can talk about their difficulties and where they can be supported to find solutions that fit with their beliefs and values.
My approach is flexible and person-centred, meaning that I see every client as a unique individual who is able to find their own solutions based on their unique experiences and circumstances. I adhere to NICE guidelines and treatment protocols whilst honouring the importance of the therapeutic relationship as a vehicle for transformation and change.
I work collaboratively with my clients, acknowledging and respecting their diversity of culture, religion, gender, sexual orientation, life experience and family background.
I am committed to safe and professionally accountable practice. I adhere to the ethics and standards of my professional body, the UKCP (United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy) which requires regular supervision and ongoing professional and personal development through attendance at regular training.

MA Family and Systemic Psychotherapy
Diploma in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and reprocessing) Level 3 (and EMDR Child training part 1)
DDP (Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy) level 1
Foundation in marital and couples counselling
Post graduate Diploma in Heath Visiting
RGN (registered General Nurse)

Registered member of the UK Council for Psychotherapy
Member of the Association for Family therapy and Systemic Practice

Areas of Expertise

• Feelings of depression, grief or emptiness
• Anxiety or inability to cope, obsessive behaviour, panic attacks and phobias
• Coping with the effects of abuse
• Difficulties that result from accidents, illness, bullying or other traumas including PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)
• Family relationship difficulties
• Difficulties in relationships between children and their parents including those between children and their adoptive parents or long-term foster carers.
• Emotional and behavioural difficulties in children and adolescents
• Couple relationship difficulties
• Sexual problems
• Gender identity concerns
• Lack of confidence and poor self esteem
• Self-harm
• Bereavement and loss
• Work-related issues
• Coping with stressful situations

Therapies Offered

I work therapeutically using a number of approaches described here including Family and Systemic Psychotherapy, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) DDP (Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy) and CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy). I work integratively, drawing on as many therapeutic approaches as is necessary to provide a flexible therapeutic process that is tailored to fit your needs.

About Me

I have been a practicing Psychotherapist working in the NHS and in private practice for more than 20 years. I initially trained as a nurse and later as a health visitor. Whilst working in the community with parents and young children, I developed an interest in working therapeutically with mothers with post-natal depression. This interest led me to train as a Psychodynamic Psychotherapist. Once qualified in this field, I initially worked in independent practice and then in CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health), specialising in working with fostered and adopted children and their families.
In recent year I have undertaken training in the fields of Family therapy and Trauma. I commenced training in Family and Systemic Psychotherapy training at the Tavistock and Portman Foundation Trust in 2008 and qualified as a Family and Systemic Psychotherapist in 2012.
I have also completed training in EMDR (Eye Movement desensitisation and Reprocessing).
I now work in private practice and in the NHS where I specialise in working in the fields of trauma, family therapy, couples therapy, individual psychodynamic psychotherapy and attachment based dyadic developmental psychotherapy.

I work with

  • Children and young people
  • Companies
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Groups
  • Individuals
  • Private healthcare referrals

Special Interests

Like all UKCP registered psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors I can work with a wide range of issues, but here are some areas in which I have a special interest or additional experience.

Trauma therapy - EMDR (Eye movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) When traumatic events occur the body’s natural coping mechanisms can be overwhelmed and subsequently the memory is not always fully processed. After a traumatic event or events (which may include childhood trauma and abuse) it is common and normal to experience various symptoms such as recurring thoughts of the incident/s, nightmares and intense emotions. Unlike everyday memories, trauma memories are stored in a raw and sensory form (i.e. in images, sounds and smells etc). This means they can be triggered unpredictably, out of the blue, for example by hearing a similar sound or seeing something that looks like something that was present during the trauma. For some people, trauma symptoms naturally reduce over time. For others, the symptoms can continue or worsen. If symptoms last beyond three months, they may meet the criteria for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). However, people do not need to have a diagnosis of PTSD in order to benefit from a trauma focused therapy. If trauma symptoms are extremely intense or continue for more than three months, EMDR or other trauma focused therapy is sometimes indicated. EMDR aims to reprocess traumatic memories so that they are stored in a less raw and emotive form and in turn reduce the frequency and intensity of the trauma symptoms or even resolve them. EMDR’s involves recalling distressing events while receiving bilateral sensory input such as side to side eye movements, tapping and auditory tones. This process allows the brain to heal from the trauma and emotional distress. EMDR is now increasingly used to treat symptoms which are not necessarily trauma related such as depression, anxiety, phobias and addictions. If you would find it helpful to read some further information about EMDR please follow the link to https://www.emdr.com/whatisemdr
Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Psychotherapy is a talking therapy that is used to treat emotional problems and mental health issues. Psychotherapy can offer an environment in which clients can express their feelings and gain deeper insight into the issues they face. The therapist aims to help the client find better ways to cope and supports them to initiate changes that benefit the way they think and behave in order to improve their mental and emotional wellbeing. Psychotherapy can be short or long-term. The number of sessions will depend on the depth and complexity of the issues the client is facing. If you would find it helpful to read some further information about Psychotherapy please follow the link to https://www.psychotherapy.org.uk/whatispsychotherapy
Family and Systemic Psychotherapy Family therapy is a branch of psychotherapy that works with families to nurture change and positive development. Family therapy explores the relationship between family members rather than the internal world of the individual. Family therapy recognises that family members will often have different views and feelings and works to ensure that everyone feels safe to explore these differences and find positive ways to support each other. Family therapists help family members find constructive ways to help each other and explore possible ways forward. Family therapy takes a non-judgemental stance towards the difficulties people and families find themselves negotiating and respects the importance of each person’s beliefs, culture, gender, age, sexuality and life experience. I have training and experience of working with a variety of family constellations including gay, lesbian, transgender, stepfamilies and adoptive families. If a family decide to undertake family therapy, the family and the therapist decide together which family members will be invited to attend each session. If you would find it helpful to read some further information about Family therapy please follow the link to the Association of Family Therapy and Systemic Practice https://www.aft.org.uk/whatisfamilytherapy Couples therapy Couples therapy can help couples to find a way through any difficulties that they may be facing in their relationship. Couples therapy is a type of psychotherapy in which the therapist helps the two people involved gain insight into their relationship, identify the issues or problems and work together to resolve conflict and misunderstanding so that they can resolve their difficulties and improve the quality of their relationship. Couples therapy can be beneficial for any kind of relationship whether the partners are straight, gay, mixed race, young, old, dating, engaged or married. Common areas of concern addressed in couples therapy include issues with emotional distance, frequent conflict, sex, infidelity, parenting, chronic health issues, infertility, in-laws, gambling, and substance abuse. If you would find it helpful to read some further information about couple therapy please follow the link to https://www.psychotherapy.org.uk/whatispsychotherapy DDP (Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy) Sometimes difficulties arise in the relationship between a parent and child. Difficulties can occur for many reasons including early separation, periods of hospitalisation of the parent or child, parental mental health difficulties and difficulties in relationships between adoptive parents and their adopted children or between foster carers and children living in long-term foster care. DDP (Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy) is an attachment focused therapy that can help children to develop stronger attachment bonds with their parents and carers. In order to ensure safety for the child, the therapist initially works with the parents or caregivers alone to ensure that they have the motivation and ability to relate with the child in ways that facilitate attachment security. Where DDP is indicated it can enable the child to feel safer and more trusting in their relationship with their parent or caregiver and enable them to feel that they can turn to the parent or carer for comfort and support. If you would find it helpful to read some further information about DDP please follow the link to https://ddpnetwork.org

Types of Therapies Offered

  • Family and Systemic Psychotherapist
  • Family Therapist
  • Systemic Family and Couple Psychotherapist
  • Systemic Psychotherapist

Types of sessions

  • Face to Face - Long Term
  • Face to Face - Short Term
  • Online Therapy
  • Telephone Therapy

Hook Office

Pear Tree Cottage
Elms Road
Hook Hampshire
United Kingdom

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UKCP College

  • College of Family Couple and Systemic Psychotherapy (CFCSP)

Working with Children

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Jane Caroline Gilmore

Jane Caroline Gilmore

Hook Hampshire

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