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Hello and a warm welcome to one and all. I'm Jane, a BACP accredited and NHS experienced therapist and supervisor. I offer trauma informed integrative therapy, face to face from Surbiton or Teddington or online to any area in the UK. I embody a compassionate, accepting, non-judgemental and growth focussed approach combining varied modalities to offer expert and tailored counselling to adults aged 18+ as I truly and passionately believe painful childhood or adult experiences can be healed with the right professional and benevolent support.
May I commend you on taking the first step in reaching out, as for many of us the thought of engaging in therapy to address the difficulties we are facing can seem frightening and out of our comfort zone.
How can counselling help?
There are many reasons for seeking therapy and as an experienced and trauma informed counsellor, I have found that these reasons are often incredibly painful. Perhaps you are holding onto distress from a difficult childhood, grieving the loss of a meaningful relationship, or wondering what your purpose is. You may have been hiding your pain for a while and managing daily life well but inside, feel exhausted and alone from putting on a mask. As your therapist, I can help you to make sense of the feelings experienced and enable you to see difficulties in a more manageable way.
I take an integrative approach to counselling, blending psychodynamic, humanistic, and cognitive behavioural therapies and incorporating trauma informed theory to support clients who have lived through distressing and traumatic experiences. I champion a relational approach to therapy, building a non-judgemental and compassionate relationship with my clients. I will witness, validate and empathise with your unique lived experience and support you with the daily challenges of being an imperfect human. Progress is the goal, not perfection.
Please do get in touch, I'm very easy to talk to! No question is 'silly' and I offer a free 20-minute phone call to discuss your unique requirements with no obligation to proceed with therapy.
Where am I?
I offer short to long term therapy, accessible to all from a confidential counselling room in Surbiton or Teddington, online from a virtual platform or via telephone. With the rise in online working due to the pandemic, I undertook specialist training to provide effective virtual and telephone counselling.
Help is available, change is possible, so take that step and reach out, your emotional wellbeing is so very important.
Training, qualifications & experience
Experience and NHS Counselling Service Lead
I previously supported NHS key workers throughout and after the pandemic as a Counselling Service Lead which has given me intensive experience of working with depression, anxiety, burnout, anger difficulties, compassion fatigue, chronic stress, trauma and complex trauma, PTSD and bereavement. My varied and extensive counselling experience includes working within several not-for-profit agencies supporting a variety of people with mild to more severe mental health challenges and women-specific charities throughout Surrey and London, as well as in private practice. I have supported many men and women with a vast array of challenges; from survivors of sexual assault to bereavement of a loved one and redundancy. I specialise in childhood emotional, verbal or sexual abuse, child/adult trauma and narcissistic abuse and the impact this has on the present day. Often resulting in loneliness, depression, anxiety, co-dependent behaviours, low self-esteem, low confidence, parenting struggles, and difficulties with close, intimate relationships with family, friends or romantic partners.
Trauma takes many forms. You may have experienced a break up that was traumatic, loss of a loved one, been in an accident or experienced abuse in childhood. In response, our nervous systems can become hyperalert to danger or shutdown for example: expecting the worst, finding it difficult to trust, not revisiting the scene of the accident, or closing yourself off from close relationships. Trauma can also cause us to develop protective parts which may lead to internal conflict, for example: one part may be trying to protect you from painful memories by staying busy all the time while another part may be desperately tired and would like to rest. I work with you to resolve inner struggles and move to a more peaceful way of being. I also have specialist trauma training and can bring in techniques such as Rewind Trauma Therapy (a brief imaginal exposure treatment) to alleviate the symptoms of PTSD.
I previously worked as a Speech and Language Therapist with people who had autism, ADHD and learning difficulties. My many wonderful years in this field taught me a variety of ways to connect and communicate with another person, outside of words. I have specialist training in the Autism Diagnosis Observation Schedule (ADOS), a diagnostic test for autism spectrum disorder.
- Level 7 Diploma in Clinical Integrative Supervision
- Level 5 BTEC Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- Certified Imago Couples Counselling Therapist training
- Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (Essentials in Trauma Treatment)
- Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling
- Certificate in Rewind Therapy Technique
- Level 3 CPCAB Certificate in Counselling Studies
- Level 2 CPCAB Certificate in Counselling Studies
- Further CPD in Compassion Focussed Therapy, Internal Family Systems and Polyvagal Approach
*I have been trained and certified by the International Association for Rewind Trauma Therapy (IARTT) and I am included on their approved practitioners’ register. www.iartt.com
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£65.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session
Concessions offered for
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For therapists, I offer integrative clinical supervision. Please see my supervisor profile or further information on all services can be found on my website.
Safe and Ethical
The safety of clients and their information is paramount and assured: I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and an accredited member of the National Counselling Society (NCS). I have Professional Indemnity Insurance and Your Wellbeing is registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). I also possess an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Certificate.