Jane McCausland MA PGDip(Psych) DipSW CQSW

Jane McCausland  MA PGDip(Psych)  DipSW CQSW


01189 474931 / 07738 001274

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About me

I am a qualified Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist, 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 Behavioural 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-judgemental. 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 Behavioural 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, plus Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

CBT is not rocket science, and I don't use jargon, but a sense of humour helps, and clients usually leave the session feeling much better than when they came in.

If we uncover unresolved issues on the way, such as grief, feelings of shame, low self worth, we can address these also, through counselling orEMDR.

For clients suffering with single or multiple trauma, I can offer EMDR Therapy, ( Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing ), a fast and effective treatment to deal with flashbacks, nightmares, strong emotions and unpleasant physical symptoms. Clients are able to process unresolved issues so that they become past memories that no longer cause a strong reaction.

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 young people , adults, older adults , people with mild learning disabilities, Autistic Spectrum Disorder, and people with long term health conditions including CFS, IBS and Fibromyalgia. I can also help people with chronic sleep problems.

You are very welcome to give me a call, or send me an email if you would like more information, or to make an appointment.

I am based in Caversham,  I have BABCP accreditation,  HCPC registration, Membership of EMDR UK   and I am fully insured.

Training, qualifications & experience

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

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

Working towards full accreditation with EMDR UK and Ireland Organisation.

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

Diploma in Social Work

Certificate of Qualification in Social Work.

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.

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£50 per session. Sessions usually last for one hour.

Maps & Directions

Reading, RG4

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified


flexible hours during week up to 8pm, some weekend availability.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults