Jane’s Background

Jane is a qualified Psychotherapist and Counsellor and full member of the accrediting bodies IACP and IAHIP. She is also registered with the Irish Council for Psychotherapy. Based at the City Therapy Centre on Dame Street in the heart of Dublin Jane has worked for over eight years with individuals experiencing a wide range of issues.

Jane aims to provide a calm and confidential setting in which the client can feel safe enough to begin to explore the presenting issues of concern to them. She works collaboratively and empathically with adult individuals on a one-to-one basis.

Nature of the Work

The work is aimed at raising self understanding and awareness so that, ultimately, life choices can be made from a position of increased personal insight. The therapeutic relationship that unfolds between Jane and the client is integral to the process.

She has an optimistic view on life, holding in mind the potential of each individual to go beyond the present towards a life of greater satisfaction and fulfilment.

Approach

Jane’s approach is Humanistic and Integrative.

Humanistic means that people are seen as having within them the ability to develop their own potential and to take charge of forming their own lives.

Integrative means either:

  • the drawing-upon any of several approaches including: attachment theory, CBT, client-centred theory, existential, Gestalt therapy, object relations, psychodynamic and psycho-synthesis approaches, and their integration into the session as client needs demand, or
  • that part of the therapeutic process that is about a bringing of the parts of self together and back into view so that a greater sense of wholeness can be experienced.

Education

Jane trained for five years with the Tivoli Institute and for a year with the Dublin Gestalt Centre. She holds an MA in Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy (Clinical) and a Certificate in Working with the Gestalt process. She is a fully accredited member of IAHIP and IACP, and aligns with the code of ethics of IAHIP and IACP.

Experience

Jane is experienced at working with:

  • Adult children of separated parents
  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement
  • Bullying
  • Childhood neglect, abuse or trauma
  • Cultural transition
  • Depression
  • Family related stress
  • General stress
  • Health issues
  • Loneliness
  • Loss and grief
  • Panic attacks
  • Relationship issues
  • Self confidence
  • Self esteem
  • Self harming behaviours
  • Social anxiety
  • Stress and workplace stress

“Just where you are. That’s the place to start” (Pema Chödrön)