ABOUT ME

I provide a calm and purpose-built therapy setting in which to begin the process of approaching the issue or issues that are of concern to you. I seek to establish a relationship between us that is confidential, accepting, non-judgmental and reflective. We go at your pace so that you can feel free to bring in whatever it is that you want to work with in the moment.

I work with you to understand what is happening for you and towards discovering new and suitable ways of managing your situation. I have an optimistic view of life and of the potential of each of us to go beyond our present circumstances towards living a life of greater fulfilment.

I work with a diverse range of clients on a wide range of issues including anxiety, bereavement, bullying, childhood neglect or abuse, cultural transition, depression, family stress, general stress, health issues, loneliness, loss and grief, panic attacks, relationship issues, self-confidence, self-esteem, self-harming behaviours, social anxiety and workplace stress. 

In my approach to therapeutic work, various methods are adapted to your needs as required, including: attachment theory, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), client-centred theory, existentialism, Gestalt therapy, mindfulness, object relations theory, psychodynamic approach, psychosynthesis and working with the body and breath.

I have had a lifelong interest in mental and emotional health. I started out towards becoming a therapist through Counselling and Personal Development classes in the Autumn of 1994. In the 26 years since, I trained in and practiced multiple complementary therapies in several locations including the West of Ireland, Toronto in Canada and Dublin, Ireland. 

I began my specialist training in psychotherapy in 2011 at The Tivoli Institute in Dun Laoghaire. I have a Masters in Psychotherapy and a Certificate in Gestalt group therapy. I also trained at over thirty workshops in areas ranging from addiction and suicide response training, to child protection and trauma awareness. 

My clinical experience as a practising psychotherapist started in 2012, and I have worked at three therapy centres in the Dublin area: Tivoli Institute in Dun Laoghaire, Living Life Centre in Bray and, currently, at City Therapy in Dublin. 

I am a member of two professional psychotherapy bodies, the Irish Association of Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapists (IAHIP), and the Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP), and I align with their codes of ethics and practice.

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MY QUALIFICATIONS

Professional Qualifications

  • 2018 Master’s degree in Humanistic & Integrative Psychotherapy (Clinical) with Honours, Tivoli Institute & IT Carlow  (M.A.)
  • 2017 Certificate in “Working with the Gestalt Process” (one year of group therapy), Dublin Gestalt Centre
  • 2015 Professional Diploma in Psychotherapy (four years), Tivoli Institute, Dublin
  • 1994 Batchelor of Arts, University of Huddersfield, (B.A.)
Professional Memberships

  • Registered Psychotherapist with the Irish Council for Psychotherapy  
  • Accredited member of the Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (M.I.A.C.P.)
  • Accredited member of the Irish Association of Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy (M.I.A.H.I.P.)

LOVING WHAT IS

I work with what is predominantly a phenomenological view of experience, one focused on the current and particular experience of the individual, of themselves, and of their world. In exploring the individual’s lived experience of the world, I see objective and subjective experience as being of equal potential value. Having completed various trainings in contemplation, meditation and mindfulness, the idea of “loving what is” is central to my work as I see acceptance of “what is” as being a significant factor on the journey towards resolution and healing.

“The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change” (Carl R. Rogers – One Becoming a Person: A Therapist’s View of Psychotherapy)

POSITIVE EXPERIENCES

"She is a very calming, understanding and nonjudgmental person and it is so nice to have the space she creates each week to go to where I can feel"
accepted and supported

Client J

"Jane helped me learn more about myself and to find a self-compassion that helped me in my relationship with myself and others"

Client C

"Jane helped me to understand my own feelings and how I could deal with them"

Client N

"I've been attending sessions with Jane on and off for a few years now and I have found her to be really supportive and helpful during this time"

Client J

"She always makes me feel comfortable enough to speak openly in our sessions"

Client N

"Jane helped me through some very tough times and her compassionate and nonjudgmental attitude has allowed me to feel more comfortable in myself when I'm out in the world"

Client J

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