Jane Cato, Counsellor, Psychotherapist and Clinical Supervisor
Professional Title: Counsellor, Psychotherapist and Clinical Supervisor
Contact Number: 07780 657104
Location: New Road Psychotherapy Centre
Membership: UKCP registered and MBACP
Fee: £48 a session, some concessionary rates
Jane is a highly experienced, motivated and versatile counsellor, psychotherapist and supervisor with over 20 years working as a counsellor and psychotherapist and over 10 years as a clinical supervisor working in a range of settings and particularly within the health and social care voluntary sector.
Jane provides assessment, short-term and on-going therapeutic work in a warm, confidential and creative environment that has the client at the centre of the work. Her training was Integrative and Jane's work is particularly informed by humanistic, existential, psychodynamic, attachment and bodywork theories. Jane is currently developing a new understanding of how our early attachments influence who we are today. She sees the relationship between the client and the therapist as being at the centre of the work, respecting each person's individual values, beliefs, choices and hopes, and aims to create together a unique and safe therapeutic space.
Jane works with a range of issues such as stress related problems, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, health problems, crisis of identity and meaning and she specialises in working with individuals, couples and families who are facing life threatening/life changing illnesses, bereavement and loss.
Jane's initial professional training was as a RGN where she worked as a Staff Nurse and Charge Nurse providing nursing care to patients facing life threatening illnesses, palliative and terminal care. Jane provided pioneering and progressive nursing care to individuals living with HIV/AIDS at London Lighthouse for 6 years. During this time she trained to be a counsellor at WPF and then a psychotherapist at The Minster Centre, and worked as a counsellor at the HIV/AIDS counselling service Red Admiral Project (now THT) and maintained an independent psychotherapeutic practice.
Jane has also worked as a psychotherapist for The Medical Foundation for victims of torture. On relocating from London to the South Coast in 2000 Jane developed and led the bereavement service at St Barnabas Hospice, Worthing for 6 years providing counselling, supervision and training. Following this Jane was the Family Service Manager and Lead Clinician for Winston's Wish West Sussex, a children's bereavement service for nearly 3 years.