Jayne is an Integrative Psychotherapist with over 12 years experience. Jayne’s personal leaning and approach is predominantly Psychodynamic/Psychoanalytic. Her Integrative training, however, was pluralistic and she does not adhere to just one school of thought and aims to work flexibly, responding to the individual needs of clients.
Jayne prioritises the providing of a safe, reliable, thoughtful and supportive therapeutic space where clients can “think together” with their therapist about present concerns as well as their hopes and fears. With all clients, Jayne aims to listen sensitively and with compassion to the ‘whole’ person. As well as what the client brings, Jayne is mindful of what might be less easy to think about and what might be communicated unconsciously.
Jayne believes that change towards healthier self esteem and more enjoyable and satisfying relationships can happen organically through the therapeutic relationship. She conceptualises this as a kind of provision by the therapist of a mental space within which the client can explore their emotions and develop their reflective capacity thereby strengthening their own agency and resilience. She aims ultimately to help clients enhance and develop their own self care and self support systems so that they can help themselves improve their quality of life.
Before training as a psychotherapist Jayne worked in the voluntary sector specialising in disability rights and end of life care. She is actively involved in her local theatre group and has acted and sung in numerous productions as well as writing and directing a full length play. She is a keen singer and pianist.
BA (Hons) English Literature, University of Leeds. Diploma in Adult Psychotherapy, Terapia Training in Psychotherapy. MA Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy, Terapia Training in Psychotherapy and Middlesex University. UKCP Accredited.