Dr Jane McNeill is a doctor of counselling psychology and works in London. She is an experienced and highly empathetic psychologist who works with young people and adults with often complex mental health problems.
Alongside working for Clinical Partners, Jane also works for the Essex Partnership University NHS Trust as a chartered psychologist, specialising in the treatment of Medically Unexplained Symptoms such as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Pain Management.
Jane also worked in the treatment of drug and alcohol misuse for over four years both for DASL (Drug and Alcohol Services for London) and CADS (Community Alcohol & Drug Services for London). She also spent eight years working at Greenwich Toy Library, one of the UK's leading toy libraries for children with special needs.
Jane has over 10 years’ experience working in the management consultancy sector and designs and delivers psychological workshops on low self-esteem, assertiveness training, anger management, eating disorders, substance misuse and the fundamentals of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). She is adept at targeting these at her specific audiences, be they children, adolescents or adults and she also has experience working specifically with women dealing with self-esteem issues and managing life changes.
As a qualified chartered psychologist, Dr Jane McNeill has undertaken the full training in EMDR with Sandi Richman, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, past president of the EMDR UK and Ireland Association, former Head of EMDR at The Maudesley Hospital and herself trained by Dr Francine Shapiro, the founder of EMDR. Dr McNeill uses EMDR in the treatment of trauma for the NHS.
Jane views every client as unique and she likes to develop a safe, therapeutic relationship where she can begin to gain a thorough understanding of the client’s needs and preferences. She works primarily from a Cognitive Behavioural perspective using NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) evidence-based therapeutic interventions.
Jane bases many of her interventions on the cognitive behavioural approach and has a particular interest in anxiety disorders, OCD and PTSD. This enables the development of a healthier response to anxiety and distress. In the case of Medically Unexplained Symptoms and long-term conditions, Jane works with the client towards the goal of a better quality of life and the effective management of their symptoms, particularly in the treatment of conditions which don't appear to have a medical cause or medical treatment.