What Jane loves about Therapeutic Life Story Work is that it offers a practical and engaging approach which fully integrates the child in the process. It provides young people, and sometimes adults, with the opportunity to explore their history and develop understanding of their feelings, behaviours and cognitive processes.
The aim of Therapeutic Life Story Work is to enable rediscovery, reflection and an emotional repertoire to assist the client to unhinge from the destabilising effects of trauma and loss of the past. By having a comprehensive appreciation for what has gone before, one can make choices and changes to determine a positive way forward.
During her time in private practice Jane has delighted in researching, exploring and recording life stories with many people from as young as 7 years to 37 years old; each session is bespoke and as unique as the individual.
Jane offers group training, including the themes of therapeutic parenting, using PACE, introduction to DDP and playful interventions and story-telling with children. Audiences have included foster carers, adopters, social workers, local authority and education professionals. Jane also offers clinical supervision, support and guidance to new and established Therapeutic Life Story Work peers and trainees.
As a member of Therapeutic Life Story Work International (TLSWi) Jane attended the first international conference in Portugal in 2018 with peers from around the globe and more recently, in March 2020, a National Forum in Birmingham and during September 2020 an online skills day. Jane currently leads and facilitates the South/South East UK Support and Training Forum for therapeutic life story work professionals.
At Beacon House, Jane works as part of our multi-disciplinary team to offer therapeutic life story work and DDP. Jane highly values collaborative working and learning is something she is passionate about alongside holding the utmost respect for the work, values and commitment to young people held by all of the Beacon House Team.