023 9278 2987 jeff@jeffreylane.co.uk

About Jeffrey Lane

I have been working as a counsellor and psychotherapist in private practice since June 1992 and supervising other counsellors since February 1994. I have extensive experience, with over 20,000 client contact hours, working both long and short term, in counselling, psychotherapy and as a supervisor of other counsellors.

I am a relationship specialist and an anger management consultant.

I am an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I am registered with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and I am a clinical member of the Universities Psychotherapy and Counselling Association (UPCA). I also hold a European Certificate in Psychotherapy (ECP).

I am committed to anti-discriminatory and gay affirmative practise and I celebrate and support diversity in myself and others.

  • I was the resident counsellor at Bon Homie House in Southampton from 1997 to 2017 – a residential care home for physically and mentally disabled adults. I counselled both residents and staff.
  • I am the visiting resident mediator at the Family Contact Centre held at The Roberts Centre in Portsmouth.
  • I have been involved in The Discovery Project, working with schools in Paulsgrove.
  • I ran an ongoing men’s therapy group from Mar 1997 to Dec 2003 and I am currently contemplating writing a book entitled “Celebrating Manhood”.
  • I taught Level 3 Certificate Courses in Counselling Skills at St. Vincent College in Gosport.
  • I enjoy working with organisations and was a founder and tutor of The Centre for Gestalt in Organisations training programme.

Psychotherapist & Counsellor, Trainer & Supervisor

     Qualifications and Courses

  • BA (Hons) Degree in Psychology (Portsmouth Polytechnic) 1977
  • One year training in Psychotherapy (Spectrum) 1991
  • One year training in Counselling skills (Spectrum) 1992
  • Interventions in Clinical practice (Spectrum) 1993
  • Post Graduate Training Course in Psychotherapy (Spectrum) 1994 – 1998
  • Foundation training in family mediation (F.M.A. Hove) 1998
  • Diploma in Psychotherapy (Spectrum) 1999
  • Certificate in Couples Training (Spectrum) 1999
  • Certificate Course in Organisational Development and Occupational Consultancy (Whittington Hospital) 2000
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Supervision, Consultancy and Team Support (Whittington Hospital) 2001
  • Diploma in Organisational Development and Consultancy (Gestalt in Organisations) 2004
  • Executive, Management and Business Coaching. (Dr Trevor Bentley) 2004
  • 2010 CBT With Heart, (Adrian Hemmings, Hemfipsych) 2010
  • Post Grad Diploma in Attachment Focussed Therapy. (Wimbledon Guild) 2015.

Professional Membership

  • I am registered with the UKCP – United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy.
  • I am a Clinical member of the UPCA – University Psychotherapy & Counselling Association
  • I was a founder member of Hants and Isle of Wight Family Mediators Association.
  • I am a member of the BACP – British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy.
  • I am a member of the Directory of Pink Therapists.
  • I was awarded the European Certificate of Psychotherapy in 2006

Resident Counsellor

  • Southampton Health Care Trust 1996 – In 1996 for 3 months I was part time locum counsellor at Ashurst Hospital working with physically disabled clients and their families, both in hospital and in their homes.
  • Bon Homie House, Southampton 1996 to 2017. – I was the in-house counsellor at Bon Homie House, which is a residential care home for physically and mentally disabled adults. I was employed there one morning a week giving support to residents and staff.
  • The Family Contact Centre at The Roberts Centre in Portsmouth. – I am the visiting in-house Mediator. My role is to support parents and to facilitate the smooth management of contact with their children.

Teaching – Level 3 Counselling Course

From January 1998 until 2018, I was employed by St. Vincent College, Gosport to teach the Level 3 Certificate Course in Counselling Skills and Development of Learning (120 hours duration).  With my co-tutor, I ran 1-2 courses per year with up to 20 students on each. Over 200 students went through the training.  

Founder Tutor – The Centre for Gestalt in Organisations
I am a founder tutor of The Centre for Gestalt in Organisations training programme.

Supervising Other Counsellors

  • Off The Record 1993 to 1999.-  Off the Record offer free counselling and befriending to people aged from 11 to 25. Off The Record counsellors are volunteers who have trained to at least RSA certificate level. I was asked to supervise 9 of their counsellors in groups of three, once per month.
  • Moving On 1997 to 1999 – The Moving On project is a youth counselling service based in Gosport. I was approached by the project to become a supervisor to run two groups of three people per month.
  • Portsmouth Area Rape Crisis Service.
  • Mind Southampton 1994 to 1998

Personal Supervision and Support

  • I was in regular professional supervision with Rex Bradley (Former vice chair of U.K.C.P.) since January 1992.
  • Since 2008 I have consulted with Neil  Harris, Dinah Ashcroft and Jim Jenkins as part of my ongoing personal and professional support and development.
  • From 1998 until 2004 I was a member of an on-going Men’s Therapy Group at Spectrum.
  • I was in individual therapy with Paul Allsop (Spectrum) from April 1992 until July 2000.


I have appeared on BBC Radio Solent, Radio 4, My TV, Express FM and Wave FM several times talking about (amongst other things):

  • Stress management.
  • Road rage.
  • Standards and competence in counselling.
  • Domestic violence.
  • Stress in schools.
  • Addiction.
  • Well Being in the Workplace.


  • Post Graduate Training 1994
  • Post Traumatic Stress and Critical Incident Debriefing (Margaret Greaves P.N.H.P.C.) 1995
  • Training day with Stanley Keleman (Centre for Energetic Studies – California) 1996
  • Training day with Stanley Keleman (Centre for Energetic Studies – California) 1997
  • Gestalt Training – A Foundation1995 to 2002
  • On-going Post Graduate Course training in Psychotherapy (Spectrum)Anger Management Work 1996
  • Anger in the Therapy Room (Spectrum) 1997
  • Anger in the Therapy Room (Spectrum) 1998
  • Anger Workshop (Spectrum)Family Mediation / Couples Work / Relationships 1994
  • Introduction to Supervision skills (Sue Esau from ‘Relate’) 1995
  • PAIRS (Practical Application of Intimate Relationship Skills) (Spectrum) 1995
  • Foundation training in family mediation (F.M.A. Hove) 1998
  • Working with Couples Training (Spectrum) 1999
  • Working with Transference (Spectrum)Sexuality & Anti–discriminatory Practise 1996
  • Working Affirmatively with Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual clients (Charles Neal) 1997
  • Pride & Prejudice (Charles Neal)1998Men’s Basic Sexuality Programme (Spectrum) 1999
  • Men’s Intermediate Sexuality Programme (Spectrum) 1999
  • Working Affirmatively With Lesbian, Gay and Bi-sexual Clients (Charles Neal) 2000
  • Working with Sexual Minorities (Charles Neal) 2000
  • Prevention of Childhood Sexual Abuse (Spectrum) Professional Development 2004
  • Advanced Gestalt Therapy (Joseph Zinker) 2005
  • Figure/Ground of |Meaning and Emotions (Lynne Jacobs) 2005
  • Advanced Couples Training (Joseph Zinker) 2005
  • Creative Gestalt Experimentation (Joseph Zinker) 2006
  • An Experience of Relational Gestalt (Gary Yontef) 2006
  • Creative Experimentation and Phenomenology (Joseph Zinker) Community Activities 2007
  • 2009 Attachment from Cradle to Grave, Linda Cundy, The Wimbledon Guild
  • 2010 Attachment in the Consulting Room, Linda Cundy, The Wimbledon Guild
  • 2010 CBT With Heart, Adrian Hemmings, Hemfipsych
  • 2011 Attachment Masterclass, Linda Cundy The Wimbledon Guild
  • 2011 Developing the relational artist in you. Rich Hycner
  • 2011 BACP accreditation workshop
  • 2011 Gestalt in organisations Centre4GIO
  • 2012 Teaching clients to use Mindfulness skills. Grayrock/Stanton
  • 2012 Gestalt in Organisations Centre 4 GIO
  • 2012 Attachment and Psychopathology. Pat Crittenden, Tavistock Clinic.
  • 2013 Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, Phill Russell & Paul Beadon, Rowans Hospice
  • 2013 Therapists Attachment Style: You are the tool of your trade. David Wallin, Confer
  • 2013 Attachment in Adult Life Una McCluskey
  • 2013 Working with Borderline Personality Disorder. Wimbledon Guild
  • 2013 PTSD from an Attachment Perspective. Felicity de Zuluetta.
  • 2014 Exploring The Dynamics of Attachment in Adult Life. Una McCluskey
  • 2014 Fear and Love in Supervision Robin Shoet
  • 2014 Collusion and Collision: Therapist Attachment Style. David Wallin
  • 2015 Managing Difficult Challenges in Supervision. Jenny Riddell, Psychotherapy UK.
  • 2015 Attachment Security and the Couple Relationship. Madeleine Woof, TCCR.
  • 2015 Post Grad Diploma in Attachment Focussed Therapy. Wimbledon Guild.
  • 2016 Whole Intelligence Now Malcolm Parlett
  • 2016 Attachment Narrative Therapy The Bowlby Centre
  • 2017 Ethics, conduct and practice in psychotherapy in the 21st century BPS
  • 2017 Future Sense Malcolm Parlett
  • 2017 Money and therapy- issues for clients and therapists Tavistock Clinic
  • 2017 Bridging the Worlds: Shamanism for therapeutic professionals. Christa Mackinnon Kandaris Training
  • 2017 Exploratory Goal Corrected Psychotherapy Conference Una McCluskey
  • 2017 Wild Therapy Nick Totton
  • 2017 Working with Cancer Tavistock Clinic
  • 2017 Transpersonal Narratives in Eco-Psychology Conference
  • 2018 Attachment informed psychotherapy: an integrative neuro-science based model. Jeremy Holmes
  • 2018 Shame matters. Bowlby Centre Conference.
  • 2018 Insecure and disorganised Attachment Conference. Nscience
  • 2018 Attachment, trauma and personality disorders. Gwen Adshead
  • 2019 Couples and Attachment. Wimbledon Guild
  • 2019 How to flourish as a psychotherapist Brett Kahr.
  • 2019 Attachment and Relational Neuroscience informed Therapeutic Conversations. Jeremy Holmes and Graham Music

About Jeff

The Sustainability Centre

I am vice chair of The Sustainability Centre –  www.sustainability-centre.org

Hawkwood College

I was the vice chair of the board of trustees at Hawkwood College – https://www.hawkwoodcollege.co.uk/.

Stand Up Comedy

I enjoy writing and performing stand up comedy.  I run comedy events locally and nationally. To see my comedy CV please visit comedycv.co.uk/jefflane

Music Club

I run Havant Music Club at The Wheelwrights Pub in Havant – https://www.wheelwrightshavant.co.uk/ – as well as organising other music events locally and nationally.


I cycled to Paris and back every year from 1998 until 2010 as part of the Hayling Island to Paris Bike Ride. Please visit www.hayling-cycle-ride.org.uk.  

On this bike ride, I raised money for Breakthrough Breast Cancer –  www.breakthrough.org.uk


Every year I spend a whole week working on a farm. I am also a keen allotment keeper and gardener.


I am also a non-religious celebrant.  I perform ceremonies such as weddings, commitment ceremonies, baby namings and funerals.

Book of Jeff

I share my thoughts and writings at The Book of Jeff –  www.thebookofjeff.co.uk