Do you have dyslexia and struggle with intermate relationships? Or are you a partner to someone who has dyslexia? Then this podcast is for you.  In this episode, Shae speaks with Jane Kjersten a therapist who has worked with individuals, couples and families who live with learning disabilities/difficulties.

Jane began her journey in professional counselling in 1994.  She wanted to help people who were suffering, lost, and traumatized - experiences that were also historically my own.

Jane initially trained in Basic Counselling, Temperament Therapy, and Marriage Therapy through the United States.  Jane went on to complete a Diploma in Counselling here in New Zealand in 2004 and then a Bachelor in Counselling in 2010. As well as a Master of Counselling degree with First Class Honours through the University of Auckland in 2016.

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Jane is also the co-author of the book: Adult Dyslexia: A guide to understanding the world of adult dyslexics

This podcast is sponsored by Lois Letchford. Lois has struggled with dyslexia and so is her son Nicholas. Lois is a literacy spokesperson for struggling learners who have fallen behind in the traditional classroom. Lois is the author of Reversed: A Memoir to teach educators and parents how to create flexible learning environments using comprehensive and innovative teaching methods. You can find out more about Lois and Nicholas story through the dear dyslexic podcast series episode 32.

Resources by Jane

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You can also watch Jane through our mental health and thriving series

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