Jane is Irish American and has been living in London for over 25 years. She has had a long career in personal development facilitating growth and progress for her clients.
She studied psychosynthesis, an approach to psychological health rooted in the work of Freud and developed by Italian psychiatrist, Dr Roberto Assagioli. She began her training in Psychosynthesis in Dublin in 1983, and continued in London qualifying first as a Counsellor in 1988 at the Institute of Psychosynthesis and later earning a Masters Degree in Psychotherapy from the University of East London in association with the Psychosynthesis and Education Trust.
She is a senior accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and was first accredited in 1990. She is a member of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and a founder member of the United Kingdom Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (UKRCP).
She did a monthly phone-in programme on London Talkback Radio, as a radio counsellor and she appeared on Health Matters, a television programme with Ruby Wax. She has worked on help-lines following television programmes with disturbing content. She worked on the Supportive Care Team in Hammersmith Hospital with cancer patients and dying patients in the early 1990s. She has been a trainer for the Institute for the Healing of Racism, and she has developed and run a variety of workshops for groups of people interested in personal development.
She has many years of experience working as a therapist in private practice with individuals and couples. She also works with trainee counsellors and clients through employee assistance and with privately insured clients.
I have been in private practice since 1995. My training was Psychosynthesis, a humanistic, transpersonal psychotherapy, which still informs my work.I have trained in Gestalt and Couple's therapy. I am especially interested in attachment issues and relationship work and I believe that building an open supportive relationship with clients is essential. I use Formative Psychotherapy, a body awareness approach taught by Gerhard Zimmerman as a method to manage stress and to recover from trauma.
MA (Distinction), Postgraduate Diploma in Psychosynthesis CounsellingAccredited member of (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy).Carshalton Beeches, Sutton, Surrey
David England MA (Psychosynthesis Psychotherapy), BSc, Diploma in Psychotherapy, Diploma in Counselling, Registered Psychotherapist with the UK Council for Psychotherapy, Shamanic Practitioner Training in the Medicine Wheel and Soul Retrieval with Eagle’s Wing College of Contemporary Shamanism.
I trained to be a psychotherapist and group worker at The Institute of Psychosynthesis, London. Psychosynthesis is a mainstream psychology concerned with the impact of past experiences upon the present. At the same time, Psychosynthesis is a psychospiritual psychology, concerned with the future, what may be emerging in a person’s life, its purpose, meaning and values.
Psychosynthesis presents a model for understanding the developmentalprocess and how consciousness evolves within individuals, in groups and insociety (Assagioli, 1965a, 1973b; Crampton, 1972; Vargiu, 1971). It alsoproposes "a process of integral education directed toward the developmentof a balanced, radiant and efficient personality. It offers a way to treatpsychological and psychosomatic disturbances and its goal is the realizationof the Self" (Assagioli, 1965b, p. 30). One of the principlecontributions of Psychosynthesis to counseling and psychotherapy is itsemphasis on the exploration of the symbolic process and its use of techniquesof creative visualization and mental imagery to achieve the goals mentionedabove.