Jane Turner

Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist, Parent Infant Psychotherapist, Adult Counsellor

For more information, please telephone us on Freephone
0330 050 1620

I have worked with adults, families, children and young people therapeutically over the past 25 years in the NHS, various charities and public services.

Over the past 3 years I have specialised in working with Parents and Infants in different clinical settings and completed the Parent Infant Psychotherapy training at the Anna Freud Centre in London. More recently I have taught the Infant Mental Health course delivered by the Northern School of Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy and will be continuing to teach this in Newcastle where I currently work within a specialised Parent Infant Partnership project.

My training as a Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist is a core profession in the NHS and I am a member of the Association of Child Psychotherapy.

I also offer Supervision and Consultation.

Therapies offered

Specialist areas

Perinatal work and Parent Infant Psychotherapy

Pregnancy, birth and the first 24 months of becoming a parent can be difficult for many different reasons unique to the individual or couple. Complex feelings experienced can be upsetting and worrying and may be hard to talk about. Parents with lived experience of such difficulties have helped to raise awareness about the ongoing struggles this can cause often increasing isolation and anxiety as well as impacting on the relationships with their babies.

But this stage can also be an opportunity for change and for parents to get the support they need which can bring relief and have a major impact on development going forward.

I work with

  • pregnant mums, and their partners either individually or together
  • parents either individually or together with their infants

I focus on the particular concerns you are having whatever they might be. They may include difficulties such as feeding, sleeping, weaning, and ongoing preoccupations and worries for you as parents.

I work with any primary carers, including kinship carers, foster carers, grandparents, and also offer work with siblings.
Please contact me if you would like an initial conversation about your concerns.

Child and Adolescent work

I work with children and young people who may be struggling with difficulties which are impacting on their lives in various ways such as their relationships, their capacity to learn or achieving their potential whatever that might be. Growing up is complex and at times can be difficult and challenging.

Problems can manifest themselves in all sorts of ways and are often unique to the child. Sometimes feelings can become overwhelming, or worrying behaviour can be upsetting for the young person themselves and/or the family.

In my work I aim to give meaning to and understanding of such difficulties and to relieve symptoms.

In the past I have worked with children and young people struggling with:

  • Low mood and ongoing sadness
  • Low Self esteem and confidence
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Relationship/friendship difficulties
  • Trauma
  • Loss and Bereavement
  • Identity struggles
  • Bullying
  • Isolation
  • Difficulties at transition times for example starting school, changing schools.

But please get in touch if you wish to discuss the concerns that you have.

Parent Work

I work with individual parents and couples to develop their capacity as parents and to give meaning and understanding to the difficulties they might be experiencing in order to effect change.

Adult work

I offer one to one short term and long term counselling and therapy.

Qualifications

  • BA (Hons) Psychology and Sociology
  • MA in Psychoanalytic Observational Studies
  • Professional Clinical Training in Psychoanalytic Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy
  • BACP accredited adult counselling training
  • Parent Infant Psychotherapy Specialist training