I am an accredited, qualified and experienced integrative psychotherapist and counsellor, motivated by a life long curiosity in people and a belief in their capacity to heal and develop.
In addition to my private practice, I also work in the voluntary sector where I’ve been supporting people for over 14 years.
Psychotherapy and Counselling with Jane Dawson
As an integrative psychotherapist and counsellor, I have been trained in a variety of theoretical approaches and I adapt my approach to the needs of each individual person. Rather than adhere rigidly to one set of theories and techniques, I draw from an array of different theories and ideas from the fields of traditional psychoanalysis and contemporary psychodynamic theory, developmental research, psychology and existential philosophy. I also refer to a body of knowledge developed for specialist areas such as working with trauma, bereavement or dementia.
I aim to offer a safe place where you can talk, and we can reflect upon your life together. Initially I will help you contain and manage your distress or symptoms. Then we will jointly explore your past and current experience, hopefully providing inspiration and challenging you to gain greater understanding, direction and self confidence. You are likely to become more aware of the impact of your past events on your current experience, and the underlying reasons behind your thoughts, feelings and the dynamics in your relationships. Our work will also provide an opportunity for you to work through and process the effects of past trauma and loss. We will then work as a team to ensure that you make any changes that you think are necessary in your life.
Areas I work with:
- Addiction and dependency
- Anger management
- Bereavement and loss
- Confidence & self-Esteem issues
- Family relationships
- Recovery from psychosis
- Relationship problems
- Sexuality and sexual problems
- Stress & work related issues
Psychotherapy Experience, Qualifications and Training:
In addition to my private practice I also work in the voluntary sector and I have over 14 years’ experience of supporting people for organisations such as Mind, Age UK, Victim Support and mental health projects.
I am accredited by The United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and I am also a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) which is the largest professional body for counselling and psychotherapy in the UK. I rigorously adhere to these organisations’ professional codes of ethics and prioritise client care and confidentiality.
I studied for five years, gaining a diploma and an advanced diploma, at Regent’s College School of Psychotherapy and Counselling Psychology which is one of the UK’s leading training institutions and known for its rigorous professional and academic standards. Previously I attended several trauma related counselling courses and I continue to undertake a minimum of 30 days professional training per year for CPD purposes.
My professional background includes qualification as a life coach and a previous 12 year career in marketing.
You can either call or email me. I’m happy to talk on the telephone about any concerns or questions you may have about the process.
Initial assessment session fee: £60
I then offer a sliding scale of charges (£60-£90) for weekly ongoing 50 minute sessions, depending on what my client can afford.