In life, we go through traumas, and every single time we do we drop straight into our own labyrinth…and it’s scary and there’s a Minotaur after you. 
And as your therapist, I’m coming down in the labyrinth with you. We are going to face all the twists and turns together and yes, of course, there will be a moment where we meet the Minotaur.....and you learn the way out. 
We live in a world that is full of expectations. We also live in a world where we are, and tend to be quite shut in to our own sense of self. And one of the dramas from that is that we get locked into our own thought processes which we’ve had, maybe even since we were a child. 
So, when you come into my room, our job is to look at those processes and address them. To offer you a different experience which you will then take away and you’ll learn something new about you. 
Psychotherapy isn’t an easy thing to do but it is a gift to yourself. You might feel some uncomfortable emotions. We might talk about things you’ve never talked about before. You might begin to have memories that you perhaps have locked up somewhere many years ago, but we will get there together and we will get you to a place where your life is the one that you want to live – not the one that has been altered by events that happened to you. 
Jolene Payne Psychotherapist and group facilitator, Adv Dip, MBACP 
I am an experienced BACP psychotherapist offering one to one and group support across the UK. 
Our first session together will be almost like an interview, consciously or unconsciously you will be assessing whether or not I am the person who can help you help yourself. And to this end, it is your choice at the end of the first session whether you continue to work with me. 
Counselling works not by magic or by manipulation - but because at its core, it is about one person coming to a true understanding about what is right and not right for them. Within our therapeutic relationship, held together with boundaries of non-judgment and confidentiality, you as a client can experiment with different ways of being.  
These experiments lead to self discoveries which you will then take into the world, and though there is never a promise of happy ever after, my aim is to help you find the way to exist that is truly right for you. 
I have been lucky enough to have had the opportunity to work within a variety of different settings and therefore with many diverse life experiences. I have a particular passion in working with adult survivors of childhood abuse and with adults with recent learning difference diagnosis. Having had two children via fertility treatment, I am also always open to supporting women going through any issues around fertility and child loss.  
Training, qualifications & experience 
Dip and Adv Dip in integrative psychotherapy 
Basic and advanced counselling skills 
Regular Attendee of the Adlerian Summer School 
Certificate in play and sand tray therapy 
Counsellor for YAC (youth and adolescent counselling service) 
Counsellor for Bereavement centres in Crawley and Worthing 
Lead facilitator for a women's therapy space 
Personal therapy groups and workshops 
Professional Member 
Areas of counselling I deal with 
Asperger's syndrome 
Child related issues 
Emotional abuse 
Panic disorder 
Postnatal depression 
Relationship problems 
Work-related stress 
Gender dysphoria 
Low self-confidence 
Physical abuse 
Pregnancy and birth 
Domestic violence 
Generalised anxiety disorder 
Low self-esteem 
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) 
Sexual abuse 
Other areas of counselling I deal with 
Male related / men’s issues surrounding loss of masculinity, sexual disfunction, relationship issues. 
Therapies offered 
• Couples counselling 
• Gestalt therapy 
• Integrative 
• Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic 
• Psychodynamic therapy 
Individuals - £70 per hour (weekly) 
Couples - £120 per 90 minutes (fortnightly) 
I welcome those on low incomes contacting me to discuss lower fees 
Published articles 
Wavering self confidence in teens 
Further information 
I have been a regular columnist for Juno natural parenting magazine and have also appeared on Channel 4's 4thoughtTV. 
I have been a facilitator for the UK Adlerian Summer schools. 
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