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Jane Fior

LONDON N16
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Jane Fior

LONDON N16
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My Approach

My training is an integrative one but I adapt my approach according to the needs of my clients. I have a general private practice but over the years I have also specialised in supporting cancer patients and those close to them. I recognise that the shock of diagnosis and then the effects of treatment can bring earlier trauma to the surface, so that what is already a difficult situation can become an overwhelming one. As a result, I combine a practical response to problems in the here and now while helping people see how old patterns and hurts can affect their ability to cope with the present. I also have also trained in energy techniques which when appropriate can be very helpful.

About Me

The first part of my professional life was in publishing, I was a commissioning editor for children's books, a publisher's reader of adult foreign fiction, and a consultant for a literary agent. I switched mid-career to train as a counsellor and psychotherapist and worked as part of the counselling team for two cancer charities. I now have a private general practice and am also part of Cancer Counselling London, a loose co-operative of therapists experienced in working with cancer issues.
I work both short term and long term and currently on the phone, something I will continue to do for people who are unable to get to me in person.

I work with

  • 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.

I have worked with people affected by cancer for thirty years and was a founding member of The Cancer Counselling Trust where I was also the development co-ordinator. I have a particular interest in an integrative approach to cancer and in supporting patients who are keen to complement their medical treatment with appropriate complementary measures but are not sure how to find reliable sources of help. I have been treated for cancer myself.
My experience working as a staff member of a large publishing corporate helped me understand the particular difficulties that can face an employee, whether that is dealing with bullying, insensitive management, burn-out or anxiety about performance. Subsequent experience as a freelancer highlighted the challenge of demanding deadlines, payment difficulties and work insecurity so this is my hands-on training in this field.
Working with cancer means facing up to the impact and insecurity of ill health, the way illness affects relationships, highlights potential difficulties with the medical profession, and when treatment is no longer effective, the challenge of fears and feelings about death. While these are highlighted in a life-threatening illness, in fact ill health in general is a challenge to normal independence and it can be helpful to understand better how our personal history influences the way we react to our situation.
At The Cancer Counselling Trust, in order to provide a national service, we worked both face to face and on the phone. A research project conducted at the charity showed that clients in both groups were equally satisfied with their experience. Although many people now work virtually, I find this distracting and that the total concentration of a phone conversation helps me engage with my client more effectively.

Types of Therapies Offered

  • Humanistic Psychotherapeutic Counsellor

Types of sessions

  • Telephone Therapy

LONDON Office


LONDON N16 0QB
UK

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LONDON Office


LONDON N16 0QB
UK

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UKCP College

  • Psychotherapeutic Counselling and Intersubjective Psychotherapy College (PCIPC)
JF

Jane Fior

LONDON N16

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