Jayne Wynne
Counselling & Psychotherapy




About Me


Hello and welcome, here is a bit about me.

I completed my training in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy in Exeter and I’m now currently working towards the internationally recognised Certificate in Transactional Analysis (CTA), a high level qualification that takes several years to work towards with extremely rigorous requirements. I’ve been working with clients for a number of years now, my practice is located in Silverton, Devon covering surrounding areas including Tiverton, Exeter, Crediton and Cullompton.

My approach is based on Transactional Analysis. T.A. provides a way to look at a persons history, their psychological make up, how they relate to others, the decisions made about self (healthy and unhealthy) and any unhelpful repeating patterns in their lives.

I also have a long term fascination in the mind and body (gut brain) connection. Our thoughts, feelings, beliefs and attitudes can positively or negatively affect our biological functioning causing our bodies to represent the state of our mind, and vice versa. This complex interrelationship has been an area of interest for several years and I bring this awareness into my practice. My approach values the importance of reconnecting with our bodies to notice any bodily tension, discomfort, sensations and feelings.

Qualifications:
  • Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy 101
  • Foundation in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy
  • Advanced Diploma in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy
  • Currently working towards the internationally recognised Certificate in Transactional Analysis (CTA)
  • Presenter at the South West Psychotherapy conference, Exeter 2019

I am fully supervised by UKCP registered TA Supervisor’s. I am also a member of UKATA (UK Association for Transactional Analysis) & BACP, the professional bodies to which I adhere to their Code of Ethics and Professional Practice. Details of which can be found on their website.





How I Work


I believe everyone can find life overwhelming at times. Life is hard, it’s filled with ups and downs and much uncertainty. I truly believe that in our difficult moments there is a window of opportunity to explore our difficulties and feelings with another to get the support we need.

As a professional I provide a safe and confidential space in which to explore what is difficult for you in a non-judgemental, compassionate, and kind way, so that together we can start to make sense of your feelings and concerns at your own pace. Working together this process may open up opportunities for growth and change, it may help you discover new options and decide what changes you wish to make, and support in coping with those that can’t be changed.

It’s important that you feel comfortable working with me, and that I am confident I can offer you the most appropriate support that you need. In our initial session we aim to explore both your needs and my professional capacity to meet them. You then have the space to reflect and decide if you wish to continue therapy with me by letting me know at a later date or either at the initial session – this is entirely up to you. There is no obligation for us to book in further sessions at this stage.

If I feel clients would be better met by a different therapist or therapeutic approach then I will make every effort to recommend or refer you to an alternative person or therapy source.



Why Consider Therapy?


I believe life is hard and filled with many ups and downs, and we all can find ourselves in a difficult place sometimes. Sharing your story with someone gives you the opportunity to make sense of these difficulties, to gain understanding and a different perspective. Sometimes this creates more options, more opportunities to help navigate and manage troubling times, and it gives you strength to cope with the things that can not be changed.

Working with a therapist provides an opportunity to discover more about yourself, especially hidden beliefs that may be hindering your fulfilment of life. Hidden unhealthy beliefs can create a repetitive pattern of thinking, feeling and behaviour often leaving confusion as to why certain things keep happening. Exploring these hidden beliefs can be a part of the work and once discovered and understood may remove obstacles helping you to move forward in life with a greater sense of ease.

There are so many reasons why people seek counselling or psychotherapy, everyone is unique, however, here are some examples:

  • A need for greater self-understanding
  • Feelings of depresssion
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Low self esteem and the desire to live more confidently
  • Work or home life stress that is affecting your quality of life
  • Childhood emotional, physical or sexual abuse
  • Living with a distressing level of anxiety
  • Symptoms of post traumatic stress
  • Grief and Loss
  • Feelings of anger
  • Difficulties in coping with unexpected life changes
  • Life makes little sense
  • Feeling empty or lacking in direction

Whatever your reason, please make contact. My clients come for all sorts of different reasons and I welcome all issues. It can be a considerable relief to make that first step and talk to someone about it. if I feel you would be better supported by another therapeutic source then I would work with you to make every effort to recommend or refer you to an alternative person or therapy source.



How Long Will I Need?


Everyone is unique so this varies for each individual. Issues that reveal themselves to be more complex or deeper can sometimes necessitate a more in-depth and possibly longer commitment. Likewise, issues that have a recent history could be addressed over a shorter period of time.

However, this is merely a guideline, what’s important is that we discuss and understand your needs and together we can agree and make plans accordingly.



What Will Happen at my First Session?


Once you’ve made contact we will arrange a date and time suitable for us both to meet for an initial session. This initial session lasts for one hour, we will explore what brings you to therapy and I’ll ask a few questions and make some very brief notes. More importantly, this time allows me to find out whether I can help you, and of course whether you feel you can work with me. Working with the right therapist is an essential predictor of a positive outcome in therapy. I think its usually a good idea to test out a few therapists either on the phone or in person to see if you could be a good fit for each other.

In this first session you can ask as many questions as you like for example, you might want to know more about the process and how it works. If you decide to move forward, we will agree a day and time that works for us both on a weekly basis. In the following regular sessions we will explore more in depth around what brings you to therapy and agree between us the goals of therapy.

Please see ‘How to get the most out of therapy’ in the ‘Useful Info’ section for more information.



Where, When and How Much?


In these strange times that we find ourselves in, I am currently working both online (Tuesday daytime) and face to face (Wednesday daytime only). My practice is located in Silverton, Devon and online meetings are via Skype or Zoom.

Sessions are held at the same time each week, unless we agree in advance otherwise

Fee £40/hour



The Difference Between Counselling and Psychotherapy


Although the terms Counselling and Psychotherapy are often used interchangeably, there is a difference between them.

Counselling:

Counselling focuses on specific issues or events with the aim of both understanding and making changes, should you wish. The focus may be on problem solving or on learning specific techniques for coping with or avoiding problem areas. This is also usually more short-term work.

Psychotherapy:

Psychotherapy is conducted with a Psychotherapist and is usually, though not always, longer-term work as it focuses on a broader range of issues.

Psychotherapy provides the opportunity to understand yourself at a deeper level and how you relate both to yourself and others in the world. With the option to understand thoughts, feelings, behaviours and unconscious processes, people can feel better equipped to manage stresses, understand patterns in their behavior that may interfere with reaching personal goals, have more satisfying relationships, and better regulate their thinking and emotional responses to stressful situations.



Contact



I’m happy to answer any queries you have to help you decide if counselling or psychotherapy is the right path for you, and importantly if I'm the right therapist for you. If you call me, please leave a message and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can as my phone is switched off when in session.


Unit 1
Chitterley Business Centre
Silverton, Devon
EX5 4DB

You can contact me by e-mail (below), text or phone.

07961 978236