I’m Jane Rushton (MA. DipPsych) – an experienced, qualified, and registered psychotherapist based in Saffron Walden. I provide reliable, non-judgemental, and confidential psychotherapy for individuals and couples.
My experience over many years has convinced me that talking about your difficulties in a trusted setting, with someone trained to hear them, can help you make sense of your feelings and behaviour, and in turn gain perspective, insight and understanding.

Face to face (post-COVID), on-line and telephone sessions are available.


What is therapy Like and how can it help me?

People seek therapy for many different reasons, usually when they are not happy with aspects of their lives. You might lack a sense of well-being or have a desire for greater self-knowledge and insight into the cause of your distress and anxiety. You may or may not know what the problem is, or what is causing you to feel unhappy. Maybe you think that you do not have the words to describe how you are feeling and you might have an underlying sense of sadness or dissatisfaction.

As the relationship with me develops, you may discover new insights and ways of coping better with your difficulties. Psychoanalytic psychotherapy aims to reach the underlying, often unconscious causes of distress. I will not tell you what to do or give you advice. However, together we can reflect on events in your life and explore your emotional difficulties and the way you relate to yourself and others.
You might find the BBC webpage about psychotherapy and counselling informative- https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/stories-43979875

I Can Help

I have experience of working with people with broad range of emotional difficulties, some of which in include:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety, stress and fear
  • Eating disorders
  • Compulsive thoughts
  • Childhood Trauma
  • Abuse
  • Self-harm
  • Sex or sexuality
  • Bereavement
  • Redundancy

About me

Highly Qualified and Experienced Practitioner

I have over 20 years’ experience of working with people with emotional and psychological difficulties in both the NHS and in private practice.

  • Institute of Psychotherapy and Social Studies Diploma and Masters Degree Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
  • Member of the Institute of Psychotherapy and Social Studies
  • United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) registration
  • Institute of group analysis training member

I adhere to the UKCP Code of Ethics and Code of Practice.

I am committed to ongoing training and development. I have been Chair of Ethics and a member of the Accreditation Committee at the Institute of Psychotherapy and Social Studies and Ethics Committee member of the Council for Psychoanalysis and Jungian Analysis (CPJA).

I am also a registered therapist with the following private health providers: Axa PPP, Aviva, Vitality Health, Healix Health, Aetna Global Benefits.