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.
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, was Family Services Manager with Winston's Wish South and I am currently the Counselling and Bereavement Services Manager at Martlets Hospice. 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 and supervision private practice based in Shoreham by Sea.
Jane works 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.
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.