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Jane Sutton


Qualifications

  1. Master of Arts: Humanistic & Integrative Psychotherapy (MA)
  2. B.A. Professional Diploma in Psychotherapy and Counselling (Tivoli Institute)
  3. Certificate: Working with the Gestalt Process (Dublin Gestalt Centre)

Accredited member: Irish Association of Humanistic & Integrative Psychotherapy (MIAHIP)

Accredited member: Irish Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (MIACP)

Registered: Irish Council of Psychotherapists.

Profile

Jane is a fully qualified Psychotherapist and Counsellor. She is a full member of IACP, IAHIP and is fully insured. She works with a diverse range of individuals on a wide range of issues and her practice is located at City Therapy on Dame Street.

Jane aims to provide a calm and confidential setting within which the client can feel safe enough to begin the process of exploring the presenting issues that are of concern to them. She works collaboratively and empathically with adult individuals on a one-to-one basis seeking to establish a relationship with the client that is confidential, accepting, non-judgmental and reflective. The work progresses at the client’s pace.

The work is aimed at raising self-understanding and awareness so that, ultimately, life decisions can then be made from a position of greater personal insight. The therapeutic relationship that unfolds between Jane and the client is integral and fundamental to the therapeutic process. Jane has an optimistic view on life, being mindful of the potential of each individual to go beyond their present situation towards a life of greater satisfaction and fulfilment.

Jane’s work is humanistic, one aspect of which is the view that we inherently have within us the ability to develop our own potential and to take charge of forming our own lives. The work is integrative which means that it draws on any of several theoretical approaches as client needs demand (including attachment theory, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), client-centred theory, existential, Gestalt therapy, object relations, psychodynamic and psycho-synthesis approaches). Integrative also refers to bringing parts of the self together and back into view which can lead to an increased sense of wholeness.

Jane has had a lifelong interest in mental and emotional health and started out towards becoming a therapist through Counselling and Personal Development classes in the Autumn of 1994. In the 27 years since, she has trained in and practiced multiple complementary therapies in several locations including the West of Ireland, Toronto, Canada and Dublin, Ireland. She began her specialist training in Psychotherapy in 2011 and, since then, has worked in three therapy centres in Dun Laoghaire, County Wicklow and Dublin city centre.

Main Approaches

Client-centred, Psychodynamic, Gestalt, Integrative

Experience

Jane is experienced at working with:

  • Adult children of separated parents
  • Anxiety and social anxiety
  • Childhood neglect, abuse or trauma
  • Cultural integration
  • Depression
  • Loneliness
  • Loss and grief
  • Relationship issues
  • Self-harming behaviours
  • Stress and workplace stress

CPD

Jane regularly updates her skills through continuing professional development (CPD). Here are some of the most recent:

  • Assessment and Treatment of Suicidality
  • Body Psychotherapy
  • Child Protection/Vulnerable Adult Training
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Motivational Interviewing for Weight Management
  • Conflict & Reconciliation
  • Conscious Uncoupling: Psychotherapy in the Transition through Separation & Divorce
  • Contemplative Neuroscience for Mental Health Professionals: Mindfulness
  • CORE: Clinical Outcomes in Routine Evaluation
  • Effective Approaches to Addiction
  • Equality, Diversity & Inclusion
  • Ethics and the Counsellor
  • GDPR Seminar
  • Having Confident Conversations about Sex
  • Imagination and Transformation
  • Meditation: DBC
  • Narcissistic Abuse Awareness
  • Pranayama: power of the breath
  • Rethinking Addiction: Perspectives on Individual and Family Related Harms
  • Suicide Response Training – Collaborative Assessment & Management of Suicidality (CAMS)
  • Talking About Sex: putting sex on the agenda in therapy
  • The Hungry Ghost: a Biosocial Perspective on Addiction, from Heroin to Workaholism
  • The Underground Stream: Introduction to Curative Writing
  • Trauma Awareness & Stabilisation
  • Use of Imagination in Jungian Psychoanalysis
  • Vipassana: 10-Day Silent Meditation
  • Warmth in the Therapeutic Relationship
  • Women’s Mysticism and Imagination
  • Working with Addiction & the Community Response
Jane Sutton Portrait

Counselling and Psychotherapy