Jane McCausland MA PGDip(Psych) DipSW CQSW
01189 474931 / 07738 001274
I am a qualified Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist, with a background in Psychiatric Social Work. I have many years experience working in the field of Mental Health, so although I use mainly CBT, I can draw on a range of psychological therapies, including psycho-dynamic counselling, and bereavement counselling, to meet the individual needs of my clients, as I don't believe one therapy fits all.
My approach is friendly, flexible and non-judgemental. I help my clients to make sense of their situation, learn various tools to overcome their problems and build resilience for the future... I basically help them to become their own therapist.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is an effective, evidence -based therapy (recommended by the National Institute for Clinical Excellence) for the treatment of Depression and Anxiety Disorders including Obsessive Compulsive Disorder; Social Anxiety; Health Anxiety; Specific Phobias; Panic Disorder and Agoraphobia, plus Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
It involves the therapist working collaboratively with the client, to look at how our thoughts influence our emotions and our behaviour. I help my clients identify unhelpful thinking styles, and start to challenge negative beliefs. This can lead to more positive ways of thinking, and more positive emotions. We also look at what behaviours are maintaining low mood and anxiety (such as social isolation) and what changes could make a difference.
CBT is not rocket science, and I don't use jargon, but a sense of humour helps, and clients usually leave the session feeling much better than when they came in.
If we uncover unresolved issues on the way, such as grief, feelings of shame, low self worth, we can be address these also, through counselling.
Some clients may only need a few sessions to get them on the right track, and others may have more complex issues requiring more time to heal.
My client sets their own goal(s) and choose what they want to work on.
I have BABCP accreditation, and HCPC registration and I am fully insured. I am based at a private health clinic in Caversham.
I am happy to work with young people , adults, older adults , people with learning disabilities, long term health conditions, Autistic Spectrum Disorder and Hoarding Disorder.
You are very welcome to give me a call, or send me an email, if you would like more information before making any decision, or to make an appointment.
Training, qualifications & experience
Qualifications: Post Graduate Diploma in Psychological Therapies (University of Reading)
MA in Health and Social Care Management (University of Westminster)
Diploma in Social Work
Certificate of Qualification in Social Work.
I have over 30 years experience working in the field of mental health, working for both local authorities and NHS services, including Crisis Intervention teams and currently: Berkshire 'Talking Therapies' service. I am continually learning through attending workshops and courses, reading and regular clinical supervision.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Asperger's syndrome
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
£40 - £55 per hour. Introductory offer available.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
flexible hours during week up to 7pm, some weekend availability.
Types of client