Jane Elfer is a qualified child and adolescent psychotherapist. She is registered with the Association of Child Psychotherapist (ACP) and is qualified to work with babies, children and young people up to the age of 25.
She has worked in a variety of settings; Social Care, Fostering and Adoption and NSPCC. For the last 18 years she has worked in a large London hospital and has been part of a multidisciplinary team caring for children, adolescents and young adults who have cancer. She also works with babies and their parents who have feeding difficulties as well as children with a wide range of health conditions.
Jane has a Professional Doctorate which was awarded in 2017 for her study into the Emotional Impact of Donating Bone Marrow to a sibling in adolescence. This work has deepened her interest into the complexity of sibling relationships.
She works with individual children, adolescents and young adults as well as with families and parents. In her current work she has run groups for young people and for bereaved parents and siblings. She is also an active member of her professional association.
MA Psychoanalytic Observational Studies (Tavistock), MA Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy with Children and Adolescents (Tavistock), Professional Doctorate: The Emotional Impact of Donation on Adolescent Sibling Bone Marrow Donors (Tavistock/UEL), Supervision Training (Tavistock), Psychodynamic counselling course (Croydon College).