With over twenty years of experience in the field of mental health and wellbeing, psychotherapy, counselling, coaching and consultancy within a variety of settings; alcohol & addictions psychotherapist, college counsellor, private practice, organisational workplace counselling, G.P liaison counsellor, youth counsellor and personal development group facilitator and group analyst.
Helen-Jane was employed as clinical supervisor and training development officer for City and Hackney Alcohol Service, as well as the clinical manager of an abstinence day programme and a 12 step programme. She has vast experience in working with Eating issues, mental health, body image and PTSD.
She has been employed as a lecturer, trainer, supervisor & workshop facilitator for counselling, psychotherapy & coaching students at various institutes – such as Metanoia Institute, Regents College, Holloway University, Matrix College, and Tamalpa Institute UK.
Helen-Jane is a member of the examination board for Integrative MSc Viva’s at Metanoia Institute, part of the assessment team and a Primary Tutor on the MSc Integrative Psychotherapy Programme and guest trainer for the MA in Psychological Life Coaching Programme. Previously she was the clinical supervisor for BUPA Psychological Services and for the Post Adoption Centre for a number of years.
She is the Assistant Director of Tamalpa-UK (UK branch of Tamalpa Institute USA) Managing Director of ‘Phoenix Lifeskills Ltd’ an organisation providing consultancy & in-house trainings for organisations, companies & training providers. Also the co-founder and co-director of ‘Coaching with the Body in Mind’ offering trainings in a body–focused & mindfulness based approach to coaching. She has worked closely with the UK Education Authority on developing and facilitating courses offering emotional and psychological support for young people who are at risk and unable to benefit from the traditional education system.
Helen-Jane developed, set up and facilitated a project using Tamalpa Movement & Expressive Arts Therapy called - ‘Art as Refuge’ in Athens, Greece, working with displaced populations, refugees and the volunteers who are supporting them. She is due to return to Athens to continue this work, as well as setting up other projects working with displaced adults and children using the Tamalpa Movement based Expressive Arts Process. She specialises in working with Trauma and is currently developing research using Tamalpa Movement & Expressive Arts Therapy (Tamalpa Life/Art Process – TLAP) to transform trauma and re-wire the autonomic nervous system towards health and authentic flourishing. Her passion is exploring the healing potential of dance, movement and the arts and supporting individuals, groups and communities to find alchemical transformations and sustainable change, true nature and freedom. She is also committed to offering support for sustainability & wellbeing within the field of the Performing Arts and has offered consultation for actors, dancers, models and the agencies who represent within the field. It is a personal intention to raise awareness around self-care and wellbeing for those who work within the Modelling & Entertainment industry.