Jane Butler, MA(Cantab)Hons, PG Dip Psychotherapy & Counselling, MBACP(Reg)
At Jane Butler Counselling and Psychotherapy, meetings take place at one of two locations, Leeds city centre close to the railway station, or in Roundhay, a leafy residential suburb in Leeds 8. Either space will provide you with a safe, comfortable place to offload your worries.
I am a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist, specialising in crisis counselling which includes, among other issues, bereavement, abuse, betrayal, relationship difficulties, lack of self-esteem, confusion, and anxiety. As I am an integrative counsellor, I have learned a number of different therapies, and I tailor my counselling to suit each individual client.
My starting point is to use person-centred therapy which means that each client is at the heart of their own therapy. I may know more about the therapeutic process, but my clients know themselves best, and I am guided by each client regarding his or her own therapy. This is an evolving experience which will develop as our trust in one another grows. I will give you a space to talk, listening and reflecting with non-judgemental sincerity and honesty, as we work together to gain some understanding of your feelings, to help you to move forward.
Occasionally, my clients will need something a little different so I may choose another method to help you tease out something in more depth, but only going as far as you want and at your own pace. My belief is that therapy cannot be rushed and only you know what is best for you. This way you are in control of your therapy. Nothing will be expected of you and it will all unfold at your own pace.
If you would like to know more, you can book a free 30-minute telephone consultation following which I will leave it to you to contact me if you want to go ahead. This can be at any time in the future or not at all.
Training, qualifications & experience
Working as a solicitor, then as a law lecturer for many years, I became aware of a growing need within me to work with people at a deeper level, so I embarked on my journey to become a counsellor.
I started by obtaining my level 2 and 3 certificates in a sandwich year at Swarthmore College in Leeds. Following this I obtained a level 7 Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy.
My qualifications are:
- Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy from Leeds Beckett University
- Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice from Leeds Beckett University
- Postgraduate Diploma in Management from the Chartered Management Institute
- MA (Cantab) Hons in Law from the University of Cambridge
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. I am also fully insured.
Alongside my private work, I am a volunteer counsellor at St Gemma's Hospice in Leeds, where I work with bereaved clients for 2 afternoons each week. I have a special interest in incurable illness.
I have also worked in depth with clients who are survivors of sexual abuse, an area in which I have had intensive training. I recently spent 18 months working one day a week as a volunteer counsellor at Mosaic II, a specialist centre in Bradford for survivors of historical sex abuse, which has given me a very thorough grounding in this field.
As a university personal tutor, I have been dedicated to the pastoral care of around 500 students for the past 20 years. My special interest in student issues means I am attuned to the difficult, sometimes overwhelming, challenges of academic life. I offer my student clients a special discounted price.
As a solicitor I worked with clients exposed to domestic violence and relationship breakdown, clients who have suffered physical and psychiatric injury and loss, and those who have been victims of medical accidents. My long working life has given me in depth personal experience of workplace stress.
My personal attributes are that I have the significant life experience and maturity for deep empathy, a very calm demeanour and I am an excellent active listener.
For further information, please visit my website.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Boarding School syndrome.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday - Friday 9 - 6
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|