Jane is the principal psychologist at Sunyata Psychology. Jane brings with her an easy-going, pragmatic and irreverent attitude to life. In therapy, Jane is warm, compassionate, playful and open-minded. Jane is supportive, yet also prepared to challenge you when you are seeking to make changes.
Jane did not go to university directly after school. She has lived in many places across the eastern side of Australia and has a wide variety of life experiences to draw from. Jane has worked in many different roles including disability support, employment services, natural therapies, aged care, and childcare. Jane has also worked in pubs, on a station as a cook and has even picked mangoes!
Jane completed a Bachelor of Psychological Science at The University of New England before completing a Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours) and a Doctor of Philosophy (Clinical Psychology) at Wollongong University. Her PhD research was in the field of non-response to psychotherapy for people with Borderline Personality Disorder.
Jane uses a range of evidence-based therapies to help her clients including Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Compassion-Focused Therapy (CFT). Jane offers 10-session individual DBT skills treatment programs.