A Bit About Jane
I am Irish American. Having lived in four different countries I have been settled in London for over 30 years and have children, grand children and great grandchildren.
I have had a long career in personal development facilitating growth and progress for my clients. I studied Psychosynthesis, an approach to psychological health rooted in the work of Freud and developed by Italian psychiatrist, Dr Roberto Assagioli.
I began my 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 Trust. (Formerly Psychosynthesis & Education Trust)
British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
I am a senior accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and was first accredited in 1990. I am also a member of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and a founder member of the United Kingdom Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (UKRCP).
I have done a monthly phone-in programme on London Talkback Radio, as a radio counsellor and appeared on Health Matters, a television programme with Ruby Wax. I have worked on help-lines following television programmes with disturbing content. In the early 1990s I worked on the Supportive Care Team in Hammersmith Hospital with cancer patients and dying patients. I have also been a trainer for the Institute for the Healing of Racism and have developed and run a variety of workshops for groups of people interested in personal development.
What else have I done?
Dancing in the Heart of Life
I have written articles for various publications, including:
Because I worked a lot with singers and performers at one time I was mentioned in articles in:
My first book The Magic of Tofu was published in the UK in 1983 when I was teaching natural food cooking classes to help people improve their health.
I have had a wide range of experiences, both joyful and horrific, about which I have written in my autobiography, Dancing in the Heart of Life, which includes sections enabling the reader to explore for themselves many of life’s issues. I continue to write and publish.
I have had many years of experience working as a therapist in private practice with people who have a variety of issues that they wish to better understand. I also work with trainee counsellors and clients through employee assistance and with privately insured clients.
I have taken extensive courses to nurture my intuition at the world renowned College of Psychic Studies in London which began in 1884 as an organisation to explore consciousness beyond matter. In recent years I have completed a Certificate in Clinical Supervision from the Centre for Supervision and Team Development, London.