Jane McCausland MA PGDip(Psych) DipSW CQSW
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-judgmental. I help my clients to make sense of their situation, 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 involves the therapist working collaboratively with the client, to look at how our thoughts influence our emotions and our behaviour. I help my clients identify unhelpful thinking styles, and learn to challenge their negative beliefs. This can lead to more positive emotions and ways of thinking. We also look at the behaviours maintaining low mood and anxiety (such as social isolation) and what changes might make a difference.
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.
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.
For clients suffering with single or multiple trauma, I can offer EMDR ( 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.
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, 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 and regular clinical supervision.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
£50 per session. Sessions usually last for one hour.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
flexible hours during week up to 8pm, some weekend availability.
Types of client