Dr Jane Major - Chartered Clinical Psychologist & Relationship Therapist
Struggling to cope with our feelings, life experiences and relationships is fairly common but, sadly, not talked about enough. Many of us will be affected by considerable difficulties managing these at different stages of our lives. Sometimes events that happen to us can overwhelm our resources for coping. Coming to therapy can be an important first step in acknowledging and working towards addressing your needs.
Sometimes we can look at ourselves from one perspective ignoring alternatives, strengths, and exceptions. Together I hope we can develop an understanding of your experiences, feelings and relationships that are personally meaningful.
I specialise in working with trauma and relationship issues. A core experience of trauma is powerlessness and the absence of protection. This can increase anxiety and hypervigilance for anything, or anyone, who might further take control away from you. Some symptoms of trauma can include reduced tolerance, low mood, anger, anxiety and withdrawing from others. Traumatic experiences can impact our relationships both at home and at work.
I work with individuals and couples to develop a courageous space where together we can develop awareness, and compassion for your feelings and needs. This may include increasing your skills of self care including how you talk with both yourself and, with, others.
I offer supervision to other psychologists and psychotherapists online. I work integratively and bring this approach to supervision. When working with supervisees the process is collaborative and can include thinking about clinical work, process issues as well as self care.
As well as seeing clients at my clinic I offer therapy online via Zoom which is easy to use and secure. This way of working offers flexibility and accessibility and is as effective as face-to-face therapy.
Should you need any further information please email me firstname.lastname@example.org
You can check my availability and book an appointment here at this link: https://drjanemajorbookingpage.as.me/
Training, qualifications & experience
Training & Qualifications:
I undertook my Doctoral training in Clinical Psychology at The University of Surrey.
I have undertaken further specialist training in couple and family therapy completing a graduate and postgraduate diploma in Systemic Couple & Family Therapy at the Institute of Family Therapy.
I completed the Graduate and postgraduate diploma, in couple and individual counselling and psychotherapy at Tavistock Relationships.
I am also a certified cyber therapist which means that I have undertaken postgraduate training in online therapy via the Online Therapy Institute.
I have undertaken further specialist training in working with trauma including training as an EMDR therapist.
Since 2002 I have worked in the NHS, the third sector and in private practice with people affected by emotional distress. I am experienced in working with individuals, couples, families and groups.
I use an integrative approach which means that I will use different types of therapy to best meet your needs. I am able to draw upon my experience and training in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and reprocessing) acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), psychodynamic psychotherapy, systemic family therapy and emotionally focussed therapy (EFT), cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT).
I am a warm, empathic and reflective practitioner. I will work with you to create a safe space within which you can talk about any issues which you would like to make sense of and learn to manage. This can sometimes include thinking about both the past and present including thinking about your context and social and cultural factors.
Registered / Accredited
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Health and Care Professions Council
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They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.
Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.
The Association for Counselling and Therapy Online
The Association for Counselling and Therapy Online
Areas of counselling I deal with
- In person* sessions with individuals £130 per 50 minute session
- In person* sessions with couples £150 per 50 minute session
*Please note, due to the coronavirus sessions are only offered online for the foreseeable future.
- Individuals online-£130 per 50 minute session
- Couples online- £150 per 60 minute session
- Supervision - £100 per 60 minute session
I am registered with the major insurance companies including Bupa, Axa, Vitality Health, WPA, Cigna and Aviva. If you would like to use your health insurance to pay for your sessions you would need to contact them and ask for an authorisation code. Insurance clients are billed at a rate pre-agreed with the insurance company.
I offer in person sessions and online therapy sessions via Zoom which is similar to Skype, and as easy to use, but more secure.
Online therapy is also known as "e-counselling", "telehealth", "video therapy" and "Skype therapy". Clients have reported finding online therapy accessible and effective. This type of accessibility can be particularly helpful for people with busy work schedules, mobility issues, and/or with child care and family responsibilities.
Accessing therapy online also means that you can see a therapist, such as myself, who has specialist training but may not practice near to where you live or work. It can also be very beneficial in encouraging those who might not normally access therapy, due to fear or stigma, to access therapy privately through the use of their own computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone.