Jane Woodend

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Dr Jane Woodend MSc BACP (Accred):
I am co-director of Five Valleys Counselling Practice Ltd in Stroud, Gloucestershire, and undertake counselling, supervisory and mentoring roles for a wide range of people and organisations. I qualified as a psychodynamic counsellor with the Westminster Pastoral Foundation (WPF) in 2000 and have been in practice since then. I have an MSc in Applied Psychology (Learning Disabilities) and completed my PhD within the lively and vibrant Centre for Psycho-Social Studies at the University of the West of England in 2014. My research into endings in psychodynamic counselling utilised a psycho-social methodology. It produced an anthropological interpretation of the interaction between stages of training and post-qualifying experience and the personal biographies of practitioners relating to loss.

I have previously held posts within a county-wide counselling service as Service Manager, Head of Training and also, in conjunction with the University of the West of England (UWE), was Programme Manager for the country’s first Foundation Degree in Psychodynamic Counselling. I have published a chapter on psycho-social research methodology in 'Further Researching Beneath the Surface (vol 2)' (2018) Ed. Anne-Marie Cummins and Nigel Williams; Routledge: London. I have been a Charity Trustee of the Severnside Initiative for Psychotherapy (SIP) in Bristol and Us in a Bus, an organisation providing intensive interaction for people with profound learning disabilities or challenging behaviours.