Jayne Watt

BA (Hons) Social Work
Cert in Counselling Skills
Focus Acceptance Commitment Therapy
Tend Linwood Medical Centre

Jayne is originally from Liverpool, UK, and relocated to Ōtautahi/Christchurch 18 years ago. She holds a BA (Hons) in Social Work along with a Certificate in Counselling Skills. Furthering her education, Jayne has completed post-graduate papers in Focus Acceptance Commitment Therapy and acquired specialist training in the Te Tumu Waiora primary mental health model. Her professional journey includes extensive experience in running therapeutic programmes and working with individuals grappling with mental health issues, drugs, and addiction.

Recently, Jayne has transitioned into the primary health care sector, taking on the role of a Health Improvement Practitioner. In this capacity, she focuses on behaviour change for those facing life problems that adversely affect their health and well-being, employing Focused Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to assist individuals in dealing with life's issues and facilitating meaningful change.

As part of the General Practice team, Jayne is accessible to people of all ages and life stages dealing with health-related challenges that affect their daily functions and overall well-being.

She is skilled at helping people develop and implement a plan to change their behaviour in ways that are important to them.

Her services are free and designed to provide support and guidance for individuals seeking improvement in their overall health and well-being.

Outside her professional life, Jayne enjoys spending time with her family and exploring the outdoors. She is an animal lover, sharing her home with two dogs and a cat.

Jayne's work schedule is Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 9am to 4.30pm at Tend Linwood.

I utilise Focused Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to help people with the issues in their lives and identify ways in which to bring about meaningful change.
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