The
Stephenson
Centre
Counselling &
Psychotherapy
in Ipswich

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Jane Langley


Director, Psychodynamic Psychotherapist, Couple Therapist and Clinical Supervisor

Jane is the Director of the Stephenson Centre in Ipswich and the Turner Centre in Colchester and is also a practicing psychotherapist. She has over 23 years experience managing health services and nearly 20 years as a practicing therapist. She had a career in the NHS managing community health services in Hackney, East London prior to beginning her therapy training in 1998.

Since training she has worked as a specialist palliative care psychotherapist in a hospice setting for nearly 10 years working with individuals and families experiencing a terminal diagnosis. She has also worked for Essex County Council as a staff counsellor in Occupational Health and as a mediator for disputing managers and staff. Jane has been a practice counsellor in 3 GP surgeries in Colchester for 10 years seeing individuals, couples, families and children referred for short term therapy. More recently, she has worked as a seminar leader on a diploma counselling course in Chelmsford and undertakes workshops and seminars at the Turner Centre. She has facilitated various therapeutic groups at the hospice and at the Turner Centre.

Jane holds a masters degree (MSc) in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, a Post Grad and Grad Cert in Family and Systemic Psychotherapy, a diploma in counselling skills, a cert in Mediation and a cert in Clinical Supervision. She has completed several health management trainings in the NHS.



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Dr Jack Hawksley


Clinical Psychologist and CBT and EMDR Specialist

Jack is a clinical psychologist and therapist. He has worked in the NHS and other mental health services for over 10 years and has worked with a wide range of emotional difficulties and a broad range of clients.

Jack is trained in a number of approaches which includes longer term therapies such a psychodynamic therapy and shorter term approaches such as CBT, IPT and EMDR for difficulties associated with trauma.

When working with individuals, Jack takes care to ensure he adapts his approach to what is most useful to his clients and what makes sense to them.

Jack is a chartered psychologist registered with the British Psychological Society (BPS) and the Health Care Professions Council (HPC). He is also an accredited practitioner of EMDR (EMDR – Europe) and IPT (IPT-UK).



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Will Deacon


Psychodynamic Counsellor

Will is an experienced psychodynamic counsellor and has worked with a range of individuals experiencing some difficult psychological and emotional problems. His experience includes working with issues around anxiety, depression, anger and relationship problems and also bereavement and grief, abuse, self harm and suicidal thoughts.

Will is compassionate about the therapy he offers and how he aims to openly explore every psychological and emotional aspect to the difficulties faced by his clients. In particular his approach allows for the exploration of past experiences and how they impact on current problems.

As a counsellor Will approaches each client differently depending on the experiences they wish to bring to their sessions. As such, approaches regarding attachment and object relations as well as Jungian, Kleinian and Freudian perspectives lend themselves to exploring the client's inner world and their unique experiences.

He enjoyed training both in London and in Chelmsford, where the values of both empathy and academic expertise were the important twin-pillars in his personal development as a counsellor. Will holds a Professional Clinical Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling and is a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).



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Sophie Walters


Trainee Psychodynamic Counsellor / Psychotherapist

Sophie is one of our valued trainees offering low cost counselling/therapy. She is on Clinical Placement at the Stephenson Centre and is currently a student on her final year of her MSc Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy training at Birkbeck, University of London and is required to see individuals as part of her qualifying. She has also completed the Foundation Cert Counselling Skills.

Sophie started her career working in an award-winning homeless hostel working with individuals evicted from multiple services who had complex needs including substance misuse, physical health issues and mental health problems. She later moved to become a Navigator within an NHS IAPT Mental Health Service, helping individuals with benefits, debt and housing. Sophie has worked in Student Support at a University and is currently involved in co-ordination of individuals with lived experience of Social Care services.

Sophie holds the Foundation Certificate in Counselling Skills and will complete her masters degree (MSc) in Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy in the autumn of 2021.



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Catherine Caumont


Psychodynamic Counsellor, Couple Counsellor and Clinical Supervisor

Catherine is an experienced psychodynamic therapist, couple therapist and clinical supervisor having worked with a wide range of individuals and couples struggling with various difficulties and relationship issues on both a long and short term basis. She sees both students and qualified counsellors and therapists for clinical supervision.

She spent many years working as nurse prior to her therapy training and has also worked as a seminar leader and tutor on the Certificate in Counselling Skills course in Chelmsford – the first year of the diploma level training.

She has also worked for Essex County Council as a staff counsellor in Occupational Health and Wellbeing seeing council employees struggling with a range of issues usually on a short term basis.

Catherine has a special interest in Walking Therapy which she is developing and practicing as well as running writing groups and reflective writing for which she has a passion.

Catherine holds a diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling (WPF) as well as a BSc (Hons) in Health and Social Studies and has completed the foundation course in Group Analysis with the IGA. She has completed her supervisor’s training gaining a diploma in Supervision and an award in Education and Training. She has also undertaken additional training in Couples Therapy at both the Tavistock Centre and Chelmsford Counselling Foundation.



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Louise Wheeler


CBT Psychotherapist, EMDR Specialist and Clinical Supervisor

Louise is a BABCP Accredited Cognitive Behavioural and EMDR Psychotherapist and a clinical supervisor supervising other CBT therapists. She has worked as a mental health nurse for many years prior to undertaking her CBT training where she worked with people with a range of emotional and psychological problems. Although she is based at the Turner Centre in Colchester, she undertakes CBT therapy and clinical supervision over zoom for those who live/work in Ipswich and the surrounding areas.

Since qualifying in EMDR, Louise now also works with individuals attempting to overcome a wide range of trauma and traumatic experiences and those diagnosed with PTSD.

Louise has over 18 years’ experience working within the NHS in the capacity of a Mental Health Nurse and Cognitive Behavioural Therapist. She has worked with a variety of clinical groups and in a range of clinical settings, such as the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies service delivering CBT to clients with depression and anxiety disorders. She has successfully worked with conditions such as depression, generalised anxiety, OCD, post-traumatic stress and health anxiety.

Louise is particularly interested in adults experiencing anxiety disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder, health anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, and mood disorders and holds a busy private practice at the Turner Centre.

Louise holds a post graduate diploma in CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) and specialist qualification in EMDR as well as her Mental Health Nurse degree.


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Jodie Wilce


Trainee Integrative Counsellor

Jodie is one of our valued trainee counsellors on Clinical Placement at the Stephenson Centre and is able to offer low cost sessions. She is in her final year of studying a BSc in Integrative Counselling with the Matrix College of Counselling and Psychotherapy and sees individuals for low cost counselling as part of her qualifying. She started her training with the University of Suffolk and has continued it with the Matrix College.

As a relational counsellor, Jodie believes that the therapeutic relationship that develops between the individual and their therapist is at the heart of the process; establishing a safe and trustworthy relationship helps enable people to feel free to discuss whatever they might be having difficulty with.

Jodie is studying the integrative model of counselling and this means she draws on many theoretical modalities in order that she can tailor the sessions to the individuals needs and work collaboratively to help achieve goals.

Throughout her training she has gained experience of working with a variety of issues which cause emotional and psychological distress such as anxiety, depression, loss and bereavement, self esteem and relationship issues.

Jodie is currently a student member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and is working towards accreditation with the UKCP.



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Fiona Hamilton


Trainee CBT Therapist

Fiona is one of our valued trainee CBT therapists on Clinical Placement at the Stephenson Centre and is able to offer low cost CBT sessions. She is currently studying at the University of Suffolk and is in her final year of the MSc in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Counselling.

She took early retirement from the NHS a few years ago, to fulfil a life-time ambition to train as a counsellor.

Fiona has experience of working with individuals using time limited psychodynamic approaches, during her placement with Cruse Bereavement Support. Currently she is undergoing training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, working with people suffering from depression, anxiety disorders, phobias etc.

She has a particular interest in longstanding grief issues, due to her involvement with Cruse.

Fiona is due to complete her masters degree (MSc) in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy later this year.



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Penny Hatton


Senior Specialist Child and Young Persons Counsellor

Penny is our senior specialist counsellor who works with young people, children and teenagers and adults. She has extensive experience working with a range of issues including anxiety, school phobia, anger, childhood issues, exam stress and ASD.

Penny’s career has been dedicated to supporting those with emotional and psychological difficulties even prior to her training. She worked providing therapeutic and teaching support to vulnerable women in a women’s refuge prior to her working as a specialist therapeutic and behavioural support worker in an SEN specialist school for 10 years where she supported children struggling with various emotional difficulties such as autism, anxiety and learning and behavioural problems.

Penny also sees adults for therapy and offers clinical supervision to other child and adolescent counsellors as well as adult counsellors and school support workers.

She has a special interest and specialism in working with children and teenagers who have experienced trauma during their early childhood as well as those struggling with anxiety around exams and ASD.

Penny holds a masters degree (MA) in Counselling Children and Young People and a degree (BA) in Therapeutic Communications in Organisations and a cert in supervision.




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Kim Flounders


Trainee Integrative Counsellor

Kim is one of our valued trainee counsellors and is able to offer low cost counselling sessions. She is currently studying at the University of Suffolk to gain a her degree qualification in Integrative Counselling. As part of her study and qualifying, she is required to undertake counselling with individuals and so is on a Clinical Placement at the Stephenson Centre and is able to offer low cost counselling sessions.

She has had experience working with various emotional and psychological difficulties whilst being at the Stephenson Centre.

Kim has worked in a school setting for a number of years and would like to extend her training to art therapy where she can support both adults and children in expressing difficult feelings and emotions through the medium of art.

Kim aims to qualify as an integrative counsellor over the next few months.



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Sally Abbott


Sally is one of our valued trainee counsellors on Clinical Placement at the Stephenson Centre, and as part of her study and qualification period is able to offer low-cost counselling sessions.

Sally is in her final year of studying for a BSc in Integrative Counselling with Matrix College of Counselling and Psychotherapy. She began her training at the University of Suffolk and has been studying at Matrix College for the last two academic years.

She has gained experience during her training of relationship issues, addiction and anxiety, in addition to childhood trauma, bereavement and loss due to suicide. She has a particular interest in addiction and domestic violence, following her work with The Ipswich Winter Night Shelter.

Following the integrative model of counselling, Sally's sessions are tailored to meet the client’s needs. She believes that the client/counsellor relationship is key to creating a trusting and safe environment from which to explore whatever the client might need to achieve their individual goals.

Sally is currently a student member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and is working towards accreditation with the UKCP. She will aim to qualify in her BSc in Integrative Counselling this year.


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