EDUCATION & REGISTRAION
Jane is a Clinical Psychologist registered with AHPRA and a member of the Australian Psychological Society. Jane holds the following accreditations:
Doctor of Clinical Psychology, with Distinction, University of Newcastle, U.K.
Master of Science in Social Research, University of Bath, U.K.
Bachelor of Science in Psychology with honours, University of Durham, U.K.
Bachelor of Science in English & Business Management, Beijing International Studies University, P.R.China
Beginning your therapy with Jane
Jane's special interest is trauma or PTSD. Before your first consultation, you are invited to complete a set of assessment questionnaires, this allows Jane to understand you and make plans for your therapy. Jane draws from evidence-based therapy models including: Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), and Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS).
Supervision for Psychologists
Jane provides supervision for psychologists for general professional development, online or in person.
EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing, it is an evidence-based therapy, designed to reduce the impacts of trauma. Therapists need to receive specialist training to use this therapy. Jane received training with EMDR Institute Australia, completing Level One & Two, Structural Dissociation and Master Class.
How does it work?
EMDR therapy proposes that the mind is like a factory continuously processing and resolving life events, traumatic experiences can overwhelm this process, causing the system to grind to a halt. EMDR appears to re-activate the brain’s self-healing process through bilateral stimulation, simulating what occurs during REM (rapid eye movement) sleep whilst clients remain awake and in control.
What problems does it help with?
For suitable clients, EMDR can accelerate the resolution of traumas, often resulting in positive changes, such as more compassionate views of self, greater sense of empowerment, and a sense of peace when recalling the trauma memories. Clinical research shows that it is effective in treating trauma, with potentials in helping with anxiety, phobia, panic disorder, OCD, performance anxiety, depression and grief.
Research evidence and further info
List of international organisations endorsing EMDR and meta-analysis: emdr.com
Self Help Books on Trauma
'Trauma and Recovery' by Dr Judith Hermann
'The Body Keeps the Score' by Dr Bessel van der Kolk
'Waking the Tiger : Healing Trauma' by Dr Peter Levine
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
ACT is an evidence-based therapy. ACT proposes that people suffer when their thoughts or emotions pull them away from doing what is important and meaningful to their lives.
How does ACT work?
ACT aims to develop vital life skills of mindfulness and acceptance, which aims to reduce the power of unhelpful thoughts and to expand the capacity to handle painful emotions, so that people have more freedom to act according to their deeply- held values and move towards life goals that truly matter to them.
What problems does ACT help with?
Research has shown that ACT can be effective in treating depression, chronic pain, PTSD, trauma and addiction.
Self Help Books
'The Happiness Trap' by Dr Russ Harris
'Get out of Your Mind & into Your Life' by Dr Stephen Hayes & Spencer Smith
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is a structured, practical and collaborative treatment for people suffering from depression or anxiety. CBT aims to improve moods by modifying unhelpful ways of thinking and unhelpful actions. CBT focuses on the ‘here and now’ problems and move towards specific goals, instead of exploring causes from the past.
How effective is CBT?
Numerous research demonstrates that CBT is as effective as antidepressant or anti-anxiety medications in treating major depression and anxiety.
Self Help Books
'Mind over mood: change how you feel by changing the way you think' by Dr Dennis Greenberger & Dr Christine Padesky, PhD
'Feeling great : the revolutionary new treatment for depression and anxiety' by Dr David Burns, MD
Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS)
IFS is an evidence-based therapy. It assumes that each person contains a variety of sub-personalities or ‘parts’ and that psychological distress or problematic behaviours arise as a results of a disharmony of the internal system.
How does IFS work?
IFS aims to restore a sense of wholeness and inner harmony by restoring ‘Self Leadership’, i.e. the multitude of parts are supported healed and guided by the innate SELF energy, otherwise known as the ‘ true self ’ or ‘core self’ or ‘spiritual self’, which embodies the quality of compassion, calm, confidence, clarity, creativity, curiosity and connectedness.
What issues can IFS help with?
IFS can be used to work through issues relating to anxiety, anger, shame and guilt.
Self help book
' No bad parts: healing trauma and restoring wholeness with the internal family systems model' by Dr Richard Schwartz, PhD
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Fees & Medicare Rebates
If you have a valid GP referral & mental health care plan, the gap fee will be $132.95.
The payment procedure is : the full fee of 270 is charged after the session and the medicare rebate of 137.05 is then applied for you. Alternatively you may use your private health fund or pay privately.
Out of your vulnerabilities
will come your strength
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