Jane Cato, UKCP Accredited Psychotherapist

Jane Cato

Shortlist Share
Jane Cato, UKCP Accredited Psychotherapist

Jane Cato

Shortlist Share

My Approach

I am a highly experienced and versatile psychotherapist and supervisor with over 25 years experience. I provide assessment, short-term and on-going therapeutic work in a warm, confidential and creative way that a has the client at the centre of the work.

I see the relationship between the client and therapist as being at the centre of the work, respecting each individuals values, beliefs, choices and hopes. I aim to create together a unique and safe therapeutic space.

My first psychotherapy training was Integrative at The Minster Centre, qualifying in 1996. My work is particularly informed by humanistic, existential, psychodynamic, attachment and bodywork theories and I am currently developing a new understanding of how our early attachments influence who we are today having studied with Dr Una McCluskey in contemporary attachment psychotherapy, Exploratory Goal-Corrected Psychotherapy in 2013-2015.

About Me

My life's work is in offering the space and opportunity to be alongside people when life gets tough and they need some help and support from someone other than family and friends. When people reach a new place, a new understanding and a way forward that is meaningful to them it can be freeing, a relief and lead to embracing life from a different place. My initial professional training was as a registered nurse in the 1980's, where I worked alongside people facing life threatening illness. I worked as a Charge Nurse at London Lighthouse from 1989 - 1994 where I offered pioneering and progressive nursing care to people living with HIV and AIDS. During this time I retrained as a psychotherapist and went onto provide counselling at Red Admiral Project and Terrance Higgins Trust and had a private practice. I have worked as a psychotherapist with Freedom from Torture used nature based therapy to help support refugees and victims of torture.

I relocated from London to the South Coast in 2000 and have worked as a Counsellor and Bereavement Service Co-ordinator at St Barnabas Hospice for 6 years, was Family Services Manager with Winston's Wish South and then worked as Head of Counselling and Bereavement Services at Martlets Hospice from 2010 - 2022. I teach trainee psychotherapists at The Bowlby Centre in London and with The Association for the Dynamics of Attachment in adolescents and adults with Una McCluskey. I have a counselling, psychotherapy, supervision, training and consultancy practice based in Shoreham by Sea.

I work with a range of issues such as stress related problems, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, health problems, crisis of identity and meaning and she specialises in working with people who are facing life threatening illnesses, bereavement and loss.

I work with

  • Couples
  • Groups
  • Individuals

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.

Types of Therapies Offered

  • Integrative Psychotherapist

What I can help with

  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Illness
  • Cultural Issues
  • Depression
  • Disability
  • Health-related Issues
  • Identity Problems
  • Parents
  • Relationships
  • Sexuality
  • Stress
  • Supervision
  • Terminal Illness
  • Training

Types of sessions

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



  Wheelchair accessible View Map


£60 - £75 a session

UKCP College

  • Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy College (HIPC)
Jane Cato

Jane Cato


Bookmarks My Shortlist

All shortlisted profiles

Find a therapist near you