Professional CV

Jane Saunders

Telephone: 07712 271071   (or use the contact page)

General Successful career as a commissioned Officer in the Royal Navy for 14 years. Responsibility for staff welfare in the Services and a later job as a redundancy counsellor for the Employment Service inspired an interest and subsequent training in counselling. Now working as Director of Crossways Counselling Service, Counselling and Bereavement Manager at Macmillan Midhurst and privately as a counsellor, supervisor and trainer.


Special Skills Trained Counsellor and Supervisor

Management of large and small organisations

Team Building and Leadership

Experience Management Responsible for the training, development and welfare of 200 staff in the Royal Navy in an operational setting. Managed smaller teams when employed by SSAFA and the Employment service. Now working as the Director of a counselling service (a Registered Charity) providing counselling in the local community and employing 10 counsellors and a clinical supervisor. Researched and set up the service in 1999. Is also the Counselling and Bereavement Manager in a multi-disciplinary team for Macmillan Midhurst.
Counselling & Supervision Integratively trained and and BACP Accredited Therapist with over 20 years’ experience. Works privately as a counsellor and supervisor as well as within the NHS.
Training Has written and also teaches a 10-week introduction to counselling course with a colleague. Trains pastoral listening teams for bereavement visiting and care in the community, and has developed and delivered listening skills workshops for children in local schools. Responsible for providing induction and ongoing training within a counselling agency. Provides CPD workshops on subjects such as: bereavement and loss, working with those who are dying and abuse and trauma.
Communication & Networking Carries out public speaking engagements to raise awareness of, and funds for, Crossways Counselling Service. Organises fundraising events. Founder member of the Forum of Independent Counselling Services. Member of the Forum for Psychological Therapies for Sussex Community Foundation Trust. Deputy Lead for Research within the NHS “Can Talk” study for CBT for those who are terminally ill in conjuction with UCL.
2009 – Counselling and Bereavement Manager, Macmillan Midhurst
2008 – 2010 Supervisor, Connect Counselling Service, Camberley
2008 – 2009 Supervisor, The Matrix Trust, Guildford
2007 – 2009 Supervisor, Havant Bereavement Service
1999 – Director, Crossways Counselling Service
1997 – Commenced working in Private Practice
1996 – 1998 Counsellor with connect in Camberley
1994 – 1997 Counselling Training
1992 – 1993 Redundancy Counsellor, Employment Service
1990 – 1992 Welfare Officer, SSAFA, and RNR Officer
1979 – 1990 Royal Naval Officer
1997 – 1979 Domestic Services Manager, NHS



2016 Licensed Sage and Thyme Lead Facilitator, NHS
2007 Cascade Diploma in Supervision for Individuals and Groups
1997 Advanced Diploma in Counselling – an Integrative Approach
1995 Certificates in Counselling Skills and Theory
1981 Officer Training, Britannia Royal Naval College, Dartmouth
1977 Post Graduate Diploma in Hotel, Catering and Institutional Management
1975 8 O Levels (4 A’s 2 B’s, and 2 C’s, including Maths and English)
Membership of Professional Organisations
2005 Accredited Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
UKRC Registered
1995 Member, BACP
1993 Member, Hotel, Catering and Institutional Management Association
Personal Married with 3 children
Interests Travel, Reading, Walking my dogs, Theatre