Welcome to UsefulPsychology!
We are a husband and wife team based in West Cornwall, covering the UK, working with families in recovery from trauma. Dr Emily Jane is a chartered Psychologist, Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy Practitioner and Expert Witness to the Family Courts, and Tom Jane is an Accredited Non Violent Resistance Practitioner, Supervisor and Trainer.
We enjoy working in creative and personal ways to meet the individual and complex situations families find themselves in. Having neurodiverse teens of our own, we very much live the philosophies that we teach, and can emphasise with everyday parenting challenges in the presence of trauma. Joyfulness and hope guides our work, and we like to feel that you gain a trusted companion you can share the sad times and celebrate the hard won victories with along your recovery journey with your child.
People often come to us in person at our clinic in Troon, near Camborne. Our space is welcoming and friendly and decidedly non clinical, based in rolling farmland on a restored mine heritage site. There is accessible parking next to our door and within you'll find a living room space with comfy sofas, plenty of toys, sensory objects and games and cushions and mats for those who prefer to move around during sessions. Tea and coffee is available during sessions, and for children we offer a range of snacks. Some of our support can be accessed remotely.
We believe in our work being free at the point of access. This means that the vast majority of our work is funded by the Adoption and Special Guardianship Support Fund, Legal Aid Agency or the Local Authority. All children accessing our services have a child plan in place and referrals are made via the relevant local Authority or Legal team.