Jane Skinner MSc, CTA, UKCP (Accred) Psychotherapist & Supervisor
As an experienced Psychotherapist, Counsellor and Supervisor, I believe in working collaboratively and offer an empathic, supportive, thoughtful and confidential therapeutic relationship in order to explore, express and gain understanding of the feelings and thoughts that are causing you distress.
I am currently working online in a virtual therapy room, until such times as we can meet face to face.
Often the current difficulties we experience in our lives have developed as a result of our early history and past experiences. We often find ourselves repeating old familiar patterns perhaps hoping for a different outcome.
These patterns have been created from a need to protect ourselves and survive often painful and difficult experiences and feelings. Perhaps one particular event has overwhelmed and we find we can no longer cope. Or perhaps we have been coping alone for too long.
A therapeutic relationship offers a place to gain understanding about the difficulties we are having in our life, so that we can make changes and move forward.
I am an experienced UKCP Accredited Psychotherapist and counsellor, based in Winchester city centre and Christchurch, Dorset, not far from Bournemouth, Lymington and The New Forest.
I also offer clinical supervision to counsellors and psychotherapists, on both an individual and group basis, please contact me for further details.
I am an accredited member of the UKCP and adhere to their Ethical Framework for Good Practice. I am also a member of the following professional Transactional Analysis organisations: ITAA, IARTA, EATA and UKATA.
I hold an enhanced DBS (CRB) check.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have experience working as a counsellor for the NHS, within a busy city centre counselling agency, as well as running my private practice. I work with both individuals and couples.
MSc Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy (Middlesex University)
Certified Transactional Analyst CTA (P)
Diploma in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy (Metanonia Institute)
Practitioner Certificate in Neuroscience & Attachment Theory (Metanoia Institute)
Couples training with: Maria Gilbert (TSTA) Metanoia Institute, Juliet Grayson (COSRT), Jennie Miller (PTSTA) and The Couples Institute.
Diploma in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapeutic Counselling (Metanoia Institute)
Cert HE in Humanistic Counselling based on TA (Winchester University)
Advanced Diploma in Relational Supervision
Additional training to work online.
I am committed to my professional development and so regularly attend workshops and conferences to deepen and broaden my knowledge.
This means I will work to understand you and what you need from therapy, in order to help you move forward in your life. I want to see the world through your eyes.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
I work with individuals on a weekly basis for either short term or long term work.
Please note that during the current crisis, I'm working exclusively using Zoom or similar online platforms.
Individuals: £50 for a 50 minute session.
Couples: £65 for a 60 minute session.
Supervision: £50 for a 50 minute session.
(Concessionary places are sometimes available, for those on low incomes or students, please ask)
Concessions offered for
Don’t hesitate to contact me if you would like more information or to arrange an initial exploratory session, to discuss whether therapy with me feels right for you.
(Please mention which practice: Christchurch or Winchester).