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Ms Jan Campbell-Thompson

Ms Jan Campbell-Thompson

Mobile 0419 939 938
Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist

Mobile 0419 939 938

As an analytic psychotherapist – currently (18 Years) in private practice – I provide psychoanalytic psychotherapy for individuals and couples. Working with Women seeking parts of themselves they don’t yet know is a significant and privileged part of my practice. However, that softly whispering desire for authenticity, for some kind of belonging both to oneself and to the world is usually not what someone says when they arrive. I'm interested in working with you, not in medicating


  • Byron St, Bangalow, Byron Bay NSW 2479 0419 939 938 PHONE 0419 939 938
  • Uralba Clinic, 34 Uralba St, Lismore, NSW 2480 PHONE 0419 939 938 0419 939 938


  • Counselling, Psychotherapy, Couples Therapy, Family Therapy, Group Therapy, Psychoanalysis, Assessment, Workshops / Courses, Workplace Training, Professional Training, Clinical Supervision, Phone Consultations, Online Video Consultations 
  • Dreams and Active Imagination form a large part of the work.
    In addition to traditional psychotherapeutic methods, I use a variety of techniques including visualisation, breath work and analytic therapy to assist individuals uncover, work through and understand their own personal myths and stories.

    Areas of Special Interest

  • Adoption / Foster Care, Anxiety / Panic Attacks, Borderline Personality, Depression, Dreams, Emotional Overwhelm, Existential Issues, Grief / Bereavement, Intimacy Issues, Life Threatening Illness, Personality Disorders, Psychosomatic, PTSD, Self Development, Trauma Recovery, Women's Issues  
  • MODALITIES / Approach

    Dream Work, Existential, Experiential, Mindfulness, Object Relations, Process Oriented, Psychoanalytic, Psychodynamic, Somatic Psychotherapy, Soul Centred Psychotherapy

    "Addressing the soul of the individual is the essence of the analytic work."

    Attention to the transference and countertransference is my focus in the work.


    • Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) - 1995
    • Diploma in Psychotherapy - 2004
    • Graduate Diploma in Analytic Psychotherapy - 2005
    • Infant Observation - APPWA - 2008
    • Masters Degree in Psychoanalytic Studies - 2009

    Professional Associations

    • Australian and New Zealand Association of Psychotherapy
    • Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia
    • International Association for Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy

    Quality Provision

    Ongoing personal therapy and supervision and a varied National interaction with professional development - my own and that of other health professionals.


    In private practice since 2001


    Sliding Scale $100 +

    Payment Options

    Cash or Electronic Transfer

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    10 Questions with Jan Campbell-Thompson

    • What led you to choose psychotherapy or counselling as a profession?

    • After a life time of traveling widely both geographically and within the land of myself, it was a natural progression.
    • Which philosophical approaches have influenced your professional/personal development?

    • In particular Platonic ideals and Existential concepts have and still do influence my thinking and practice.
      I hope that my way of Being both in my work and in the world can show others there are many alternatives in life. Things are not as polarised - one way or another - as we might have been lead to believe. A middle road always exists and often we veer off that too.
      As humans we can only do our best at any one moment in time.
    • Which particular aspects of health or the human journey are you interested in?

    • The journey of the soul is my main focus. Learning to pay attention to our inner life, to that 'still small voice within,' can assist in coming to know that we are not alone; we are all connected.
    • What method/s do you use?

    • Primarily my approach is Pschyoanalytic, Psychodynamic, but it is what happens in the moment between my patient and I which matters the most. Paying attention to the body, the interpretation of dreams and breathing techniques are merely some of the modalities which might be employed.
      The patient and I pay a lot of attention to images that emerge in the work.
    • When do you think the client will start to feel that progress is being made?

    • The patient/client is the only one who can determine that. From my perspective the work of therapy is NOT a linear process. When I agree to commence work with an individual, I am agreeing to remain in the relationship, to assist it to grow in order for a deeper understanding of a person's way of Being, to develop
    • How has therapy made you a better person?

    • As far as I'm concerned, therapy is the greatest gift I've ever given to myself and I have no doubt whatsoever, that I would not be the Woman I am today without it. The thing with therapy/analysis is that even when its over, it isn't. What an individual learns about themselves during the process of the work stays with them. The ability to view one's behaviour and attitudes in any given situation is a rare and worthwhile insight.
    • What do you like most about being a therapist?

    • Having the privileged experience of seeing an individual come to their own particular measure of understanding and inner knowledge is what moves me the most. As we work together, the patient also teaches me a great deal about myself.
    • Do you ever have 'bad hair' days?

    • It is important to realise that essentially the work is not about me. My focus must and does remain on the person in front of me.
    • What do you think is the most significant problem we face, in the world today?

    • The lack of care for our Mother planet.
    • Can you share the name of a book, film, song, event or work of art that inspires you?

    • Oh so many...but Frida, the film about the Mexican artist Frida Kahlo is a favourite of mine.
      The statue of Teresa of Avila by Bernini in Rome.
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    Ms Jan Campbell-Thompson

    Jan Campbell-Thompson

    Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist

    As someone who was an analysand long before becoming an analytic therapist, I understand the crucial importance of the relationship between Client and Therapist - for me the relationship and its authenticity IS the therapy.

    I view my ability to be present to the needs of the individual and my informed understanding, both personal and educational of the issues of transference and countertransference, as essential to the successful outcome of any therapeutic interaction.

    I am available as a clinical supervisor and...

    • Bangalow, Lismore
    • Dream Work, Existential, Experiential, Mindfulness, Object Relations, Process Oriented, Psychoanalytic, Psychodynamic, Somatic Psychotherapy, Soul Centred Psychotherapy