Jane McCausland

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Compassionate CBT Psychotherapist and EMDR Practitioner
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Reading, Berkshire, RG4
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I am a qualified and fully accredited Cognitive Behavioral Psychotherapist , and EMDR Practitioner,  with a background in Psychiatric Social Work. I have many years experience working in the field of Mental Health, (NHS and Local Authority), and although I use mainly Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and EMDR Therapy (see below), I can draw on a range of psychological therapies, including psycho-dynamic 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-judgmental. I help my clients to make sense of their situation, identify unhelpful thinking styles, and learn various tools to overcome their problems, and build resilience for the future... I basically help them to become their own therapist.

Cognitive Behavioral 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, and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

CBT is not rocket science,  we work on the 'here and now,' challenging negative thoughts and changing behaviors that are maintaining depression and anxiety.    If we uncover unresolved issues such as grief, trauma, feelings of shame and low self worth, we can address these also, through counselling or EMDR.

I don't use jargon, and a sense of humor helps. Clients usually leave the session feeling much better than when they came in, and we agree areas for the client to work on between sessions to bring about change. 

For clients suffering with single, multiple or complex trauma, I am fully trained and accredited to offer EMDR Therapy, ( Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing ).

EMDR is a comprehensive, structured psychotherapy that helps you process and recover from past experiences that have continued to affect  your mental health and well being.

EMDR involves recalling  negative memories and images, emotions, beliefs and body sensations associated with trauma whilst using a bilateral  movement, (moving eyes side to side or tapping alternate shoulders), this helps your brain naturally heal itself as it helps you see things from a different perspective. It also relieves the symptoms associated with the trauma, such as flashbacks, nightmares, panic.

This form of treatment does not involve giving a narrative, so it is particularly good for people who feel unable to talk through in detail their past experience.

There is a strong evidence base for using EMDR for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, but can also be used effectively to relieve anxiety disorders, unresolved grief and depression.

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 resolve.

My clients set their own goal(s) and choose what they want to work on.

I am happy to work with adults, older adults, and people with long term health conditions including Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, IBS and Fibromyalgia. I can also help people with chronic sleep problems.

You are very welcome to give me a call, and have an initial free chat to decide whether or not I might be the right therapist for you. Alternatively, send me an email if you would like more information, or to make an appointment.

I am based in Caversham,  I have BABCP Accreditation, and EMDR UK & Europe Accreditation, and I am fully insured.

I can offer both on -line and face to face consultations. 


JM: I struggle to articulate how amazing Jane has been throughout. She has been a teacher, and incredible support and a guide when I was literally in a pit of despair, with no light at the end of the tunnel. Jane managed to create an awakening and shifts in my thinking in a matter of months which I was unable to manifest through years of psycho-dynamic therapy. I feel very lucky to have worked with her and give her my highest recommendation.                                       It has had a transformative affect on my life, not least of which it has enabled me to keep my job through an incredibly distressing period of my life.

"Therapy has taught me tools and skills in how to self regulate and given me confidence, assertiveness and restored my focus. I feel connected to my true self in a way I have not experienced before."

AH: I was extremely happy with the support , patience and professional guidance I received. I couldn't have felt a safer environment in which to allow myself to work through some challenging life experiences. I cannot be happier with the service. 

"EMDR sessions helped me confront some suppressed experiences and feelings that made it difficult to move forward with relationships. Through the sessions I was able to reprocess these experiences and feel 'unstuck'.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications: Post Graduate Diploma in Psychological Therapies (University of Reading)

British Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Psychotherapists :                          Full Accreditation 

EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) Levels 1 to 3.

EMDR UK and Europe Assoc.     Full accreditation 

MA in Health and Social Care Management (University of Westminster)

Diploma in Social Work 1981

Certificate of Qualification in Social Work. 1981

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 research and regular clinical supervision.

Member organisations

British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP)

The BABCP is the lead organisation for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in the UK. Membership is open to anyone with an interest in the practice, theory or development of CBT. BABCP also provides accreditation for CBT therapists. BABCP accredited members adhere to the Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics in the Practice of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies, and are willing to be scrutinised in this adherence as required.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies


£65.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

£65 per session.
Sessions usually last for one hour, EMDR sessions can last up to 90 mins.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I work daytime and early evenings on Mondays Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

I can offer one off assessments/sessions on other days, depending on availability. 

Caversham, Reading, Berkshire, RG4

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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I am unable to accommodate wheelchairs due to gravel drive, but happy to consider home visit.

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