Who is Jane?

pferfferle jane 2Jane Pfefferlé is a graduate of the Masters in Mental Health Counselling program at Webster University, Geneva and is in private practice in the cantons of Geneva and Vaud where she works with both the English and French speaking communities. She has a specialisation in Adlerian Depth Psychotherapy from the Adlerian Institute of Northwestern Washington, USA.  Jane obtained her Bachelor degree in Arts from Melbourne University, Australia. She then studied voice and music theory at the Conservatoire of Lausanne, Switzerland and obtained a Certificat Supérieur, going on to complete a graduate diploma in music and voice with the Société Suisse de Pédagogie Musicale (SSPM). Jane has presented on the psychological aspects of the voice and continues to train and coach voice, while building her counselling practice.

Jane’s interest in Adlerian Psychology stimulated her to complete the certificate in Classical Adlerian Depth Psychotherapy from the Adlerian Institute of Northwestern Washington. This in-depth study and mentorship with Dr Henry Stein continues to inform and deepen her understanding of human behaviour and her clinical skills.

Jane has a strong focus on parent education. This interest in parenting issues represents her belief that prevention is vital if we are deal with the growing mental health issues that our society faces. She runs parent workshops and training sessions with adults — such as teachers and tutors — who are directly involved with children and adolescents. Her specialization in Adlerian psychology has given her the tools and understanding for working with individuals, couples, and families.  She also has training in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and uses mindfulness in her practice.

Jane is a Nationally Certified Counselor (USA), a member of the North American Society of Adlerian Psychology (NASAP) as well as the Suisse Association for Counsellors – Schweizerischer Gesellschaft für Beratung (SGfB).

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