Jane is professionally trained and has been in clinical practice for several years. Her understanding and desire to assist victims suffering the abuse of a narcissist/psychopath personality began with her own association, recognising the need for appropriate guidance and treatment in this area. This led to study and attaining a Diploma in Analytical Psychotherapy-Counselling, together with related courses in Loss and Grief, and Addiction. Jane’s therapeutic approaches include an integrative blend of humanistic and existential psychotherapies, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and mindfulness.
Building positive relationships whether it be with a partner, friend, family member or at work is a necessity, something we are not taught at school, eventhough it is fundamental to our lives. To confront and solve a breakdown in communication and express one’s needs is often a learnt skill. Talking with someone who is not immediately connected to you is most often necessary to resolve difficulties and build resilience.
Our focus is on assisting one to understand themselves, their behaviour and responses to confrontation and learn helpful techniques to better manage and reconcile troublesome differences.
As well as personal therapy we offer group therapy for victims of narcissist/psychopath abuse, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and co-dependence.
Psychopaths-Narcissists tend to see any social exchange as a ‘feeding’ opportunity, a contest or test of wills, where there can only be one winner. Their motives are to manipulate and take, ruthlessly and without remorse. They recognise and turn to their own advantage the ‘hang-ups’ and self doubles that most people have.
It is of paramount importance to address these issues to alleviate the ongoing cycle of abuse. Allowing oneself to understand trauma and developing self awareness helps to safeguard against further exploitation.