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Jane Clayton Psychotherapy, psychotherapist and counsellor working in Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Psychotherapist & Counsellor

Jane Clayton

About me

I am a registered member of the BACP and an integrative relational and humanistic psychotherapist and counsellor.  This means I put you and the relationship between us at the centre of my work; your therapy.


Working with and nurturing people has been at the heart of my career – as an academic, consultant and cultural change leader – and I trained as a psychotherapist so I could combine this experience with my natural curiosity and interest in people.  Having had my own struggles with mental health which led to me seeking therapy, I now want to work with people at the time they need it most.


Whatever brings you to therapy – whether it is a personal or professional crisis, past trauma, or fears for the future – I will be on your side; working with you to find solutions or to simply walk alongside you for as long as you need.

Jane Clayton Psychotherapy, psychotherapist and counsellor working in Sheffield, South Yorkshire
My approach

With my practice rooted in person-centred and existential theories of counselling, I integrate a number of psychodynamic and compassion-focused methods to tailor a bespoke therapeutic experience for you.  Whether you want tools and techniques for everyday challenges or a safe space in which to talk openly, I am here for you.


At Jane Clayton Psychotherapy, I offer both long-term therapy, and short-term solution focused therapy depending on your needs.


Telephone consultation

Finding the right therapist for you can be a daunting task.  To help you with that search, I offer a free 15-minute telephone consultation to help us decide whether working together is right for you. 


If you would like to start counselling with me, we will then schedule your first appointment.


Your first

At your first therapy session, we will work together to form our contract.  This sets the boundaries for our relationship and helps you to understand more about how therapy works.  We will discuss the goals you may have and I will seek to understand what has brought you to therapy at this time. 

At the end of the session, we will agree the time and schedule for your therapy going forward.


Ongoing therapy sessions

How your therapy unfolds really is up to you and it is my role to guide and support you in your own process of discovery.  Sometimes I might suggest activities we could try to help you with this, but the decision is always yours.  I will draw on my experience and training, but I always trust you as the expert in yourself to decide how you would like your therapy to be.


We will regularly review our work together to make sure you are getting the support you want and need. 

I can help with...

As a humanistic psychotherapist, I always work with the person in front of me with an open mind and without judgement.  As such, I will try to support you irrespective of the reasons that brought you to therapy. 


Below is a list of some common presentations I work with; it is not exhaustive so please contact me to arrange a telephone consultation to see how I can help.

Anxiety & social anxiety

Bereavement, grief & loss

Emotions & emotional distress

Existential crises

PTSD & trauma

Rape, sexual assault & abuse


Career & personal development

Complex trauma

Family issues

Fertility issues

Financial worries & debt

Cultural issues

Health anxiety

Death & dying

Identity & image

Self esteem & self worth

Self harm

Separation & divorce

Sex & relationship issues



Life skills

Disability, illness & pain

Domestic abuse


Perimenopause & menopause


Suicide & suicidal thoughts

Work issues & redundancy

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