I am an experienced psychoanalytic therapist with a background of 25 years + of clinical practice. I have worked in the NHS and currently work in private practice. I have experience of working with clients affected by many different issues and adopt a pluralistic approach drawing on my years of experience working in different settings. I work with a wide range of people and emotional issues such as bereavement, relationship issues, depression, eating disorders, phobias, anxiety and anger management. My approach is boundaried, supportive and creative and although as a psychoanalyst I work with past patterns and events, and with your values and beliefs these are just a key to being able to move beyond the past towards a future. Change and the future are daunting and unknowable things, and the therapy I offer is to facilitate this movement towards the future, whilst being empathic to my client’s needs to feel safe and supported.
Because starting therapy can often feel really hard, I recommend we have a telephone conversation before arranging an initial consultation. Should we decide to work together, I generally expect a minimum of 10 weekly sessions after which we can review whether we continue to work together long term or not.
There is no immediate solution to psychological pain and coming to therapy requires commitment on the part of the client, but therapy is often a really pleasurable experience as well as being painful and therapy is as much about the creative discovery of who we are as it is about the acceptance of ourselves and others. Significant change does not happen overnight and is different for each person, but through regular therapy changes are made in many different ways. Relationality is at the heart of what I do and although therapy be difficult at times it can also be interesting and pleasurable to do the work together.
I have worked as an analytical psychotherapist in Brighton and Lewes for the last 25 years, at the Rock Clinic in Brighton, at The University of Sussex Counselling service and in private practice in Lewes and Brighton/Hove.. Between 2009 and 2010 I was the Chair of Psychotherapy Sussex. I currently work in private practice at the junction of Brighton and Hove.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a background in psychoanalysis and analytic therapy with 15 years experience of working within the N.H.S, a University Counselling Department, the Rock Therapy Clinic in Brighton and private practise.
I have a longer clinical experience of working as a Midwife and counselling in relation to mother/child relationships within the N.H.S in England and Scotland. I am currently registered with the UKCP. My training is with The Guild of Psychotherapists and I am also a recent member of The Site for Contemporary Psychoanalysis. I have been the Chair of Psychotherapy Sussex between 2008-2010.
I have also held various academic posts where I have taught and carried out research in relation to psychoanalysis. I have supervised doctoral work in psychoanalysis for many years in relation to both theoretically and clinically orientated research projects. My work as an external examiner for therapy trainings has involved the role of validating personal practitioners for UKCP. registration. I have published widely in academic journals and written several books and give regular talks in both academic and public forums.
I am an experienced, senior Supervisor. I have had over 20 years of supervision working with the well-known analyst Adam Phillips and am available to Supervise for a range of trainings.
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Areas of counselling I deal with:
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anorexia nervosa
- Binge-eating disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Career counselling
- Drug addiction
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Personality disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Sex problems
- Tourette’s syndrome
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Child related issues
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Gender dysphoria
- Low self-confidence
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Physical abuse
- Pregnancy and birth
- Separation and divorce
- Work-related stress
- Anger management
- Asperger’s syndrome
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Eating disorders
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Panic attacks
- Postnatal depression
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Sexual abuse
Other areas of counselling I deal with:
I work with people of all ages and have a lot of experience working with people from different cultural backgrounds.
As a clinican I am open to all lifestyle choices and sexual orientations.
- Psychoanalytic therapy
- Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
- Psychodynamic therapy
My charges are on a sliding scale from £55 – £75 for therapy per hour for individuals (50 minutes) Please phone me for an initial chat if you would like to know more.
I have some concessions for individuals on low incomes- daytime appointments only.
For short term psychotherapy I work with clients on a weekly basis for 10 sessions.
Longer term therapy is once or twice weekly as required.
Contact Jan Campbell
Tel: 07967 098206