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Jane McCausland MA PGDip(Psych) DipSW CQSW

Reading, Berkshire, RG4
01189 474931 01189 474931 07738 001274 07738 001274

About me

I am a qualified Cognitive Behavioural 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 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 or EMDR.

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, 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, 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, EMDR UK Membership; 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 research and regular clinical supervision.

Member organisations


British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies

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.

Therapies offered

  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Compassion-Focused Therapy
  • EMDR
  • Group therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis


£60 per session. Sessions usually last for one hour.

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers


Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

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


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

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
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