Jane Vincent M.Psychther., B.Sc.Hons. CQSW., Cert.Ed (FE)
Relationships with family, friends and colleagues are the most important part of our lives and when we are struggling with them, we feel anxious and unhappy.
Seeing a psychodynamic psychotherapist is about building and exploring a new relationship with someone you know very little about. The work involves examining what is troubling you in the present and learning how past relationships and experiences might be affecting you in the here-and-now. Hopefully this can lead to you developing a greater understanding of yourself as well as new ways of relating to and interacting with others.
It is daunting to visit a stranger in the hope that they might help and understand you. You may feel very anxious, exposed and even ashamed that you need to do so. Perhaps you also feel hopeful and relieved to be finally acknowledging that you need some support.
I retired in 2014 from Leeds Children and Adolescents Mental Health Service (CAMHS) in the NHS where I worked as as an Adult Psychotherapist for 20 years as part of a multi-disciplinary team, serving children, young people and their families in South Leeds. I worked with parents and carers across the City, who needed space and time to think about their relationships with their partners, their children and the impact of their own history on those relationships. Many families included children who had special needs. I also specialised in working with adoptive families providing parents with advice and support in understanding and managing their challenging and troubled children.
I was trained as a psychoanalytic psychotherapist but I've also tried to integrate learning from attachment theory, child development research and cognitive approaches in my work.
Previously I was a social worker and worked with people with drug and alcohol problems, mental health problems and in a child protection team. I was a Senior Lecturer in Social Work for 10 years and
before that worked in community and adult education and the voluntary sector.
I'm interested in working with adults, both with and without children but don't work individually with children and young people under 16.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a Masters in Psychotherapy from the University of Leeds which I completed in 1995. I became an accredited member of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy in 1998. I originally trained as a social worker in 1982, again at Leeds University. In the NHS I have been seeing over 20 patients a week, offering supportive and exploratory therapy, help and advice for 20 years. I was lucky to have worked alongside, and learned from other highly qualified and experienced clinicians and professionals, offering all sorts of therapeutic theoretical models. I continue to remain committed to developing myself, personally and professionally as a psychotherapist and as a person.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Eating disorders
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Parent and child relationships. Parents of children with special needs.
£45 per 50 minute session.
Reduced fees available by negotiation.
If I don't suit you when we meet, I can offer some advice about who or what therapeutic modality, might be more helpful for you. I can work short or longer-term.
I am accredited by the Universities' Psychotherapy and Counselling Association (UPCA) and UKCP as a supervisor. I am accredited by the University of Leeds, Masters in Psychotherapy course as a supervisor. I have recently become a committee member of Yorkshire Supervisors' Forum.
I am honoured to be Secretary of the Board of the Women's Counselling and Therapy Service.
I'm afraid my current clinical space has steps and has no access for people who use wheelchairs.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Types of client