Jane Maxfield JLM Counselling

Jane Maxfield                   JLM Counselling


07906 562649

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07906 562649

About me

I am a general counsellor who specialises in pre and post bereavement counselling for adults and children. I have 37 years experience as a registered nurse and 13 years experience working in a hospice with patients who are approaching the end of their life and supporting families through their grief journey.

What is counselling?

Counselling offers you a safe, confidential place to talk about your life and anything that may be confusing, painful or uncomfortable.

Pre bereavement counselling:

Person who is ill – 50 minute sessions.

I provide emotional support to someone who has been diagnosed with a life limiting illness. During the session I will help the person to explore any anxieties, concerns or worries they may have which can also include planning and giving advice for end of life care.

Adults – 50 minute sessions

I provide emotional support to people caring for someone who has a life limiting illness, giving them the opportunity to talk about their thoughts and feelings at this difficult time.

Children – 40–50 minute sessions

I can give advice to adults on how to talk to a child about someone who has a life limiting illness.

I can also see children to work with them to help them deal with someone close to them who is approaching end of life.

Post bereavement counselling:

Adults – 50 minute sessions

Following the death of someone close to them a person can feel it would be helpful to talk to someone who doesn’t know them. With post bereavement counselling you are given the time, in a confidential and non-judgemental environment, to talk about how you are feeling at this sad time. Some people need 2-3 sessions whilst others need many more. Grieving is very much an individual situation and each person will deal with their grief differently.

Children 40-50 minute sessions

I can provide bereavement support advice for adults who have a child who has had a bereavement.

I can also see children and work with them to explore their reaction to the death of someone close to them.

Where can you find me?

I have a counselling room in MK41 area where parking is available.

Teaching and supervision

I am also available for teaching at schools, GP surgeries, funeral directors, care homes etc

Teaching available: (£40 per hour plus any expenses)

·       Advance Care Planning                                                                     

·       End of life care – symptom control and dying process                         

·       Teenage Bereavement                                                         

·       Child Bereavement including Teenagers           

·       Child Bereavement Workshop (practical)             

·       Bereavement including Needs Assessment         

·       Complicated Grief                                                                             

·       Verification of expected death by nurses               

·       Communication Skills in Palliative care over 2 days                                           

All sessions require participation and group work which might include skills practice.


Room which allows for group work. Flip chart. Facilities for using power point and DVD (I have computer). Connection to Wi-Fi.

  • Plus supervision for nurses and student counsellors.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Counselling diploma
  • Registered nurse
  • BSc health care degree

Member organisations


Therapies offered

Photos & videos

  • Counselling Room
  • Working with Children
  • Working with Shells
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How to contact me and fees

Please contact me to discuss how I can help.

Mobile number: 07906562649

Email: jlmcounselling01@gmail.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JLMCounselling/

Cost of each session - adults £40 / children £30.

Sessions can be during the day or early evening.

Teaching £40 per hour.

Further information

I have an enhanced DBS check and I am covered by full professional indemnity insurance.

Feedback from clients:

‘Thank you so much for all your help, support and kindness over the last 9 months. You’re amazing’

‘Thank you for your kindness and support and listening over the last 2 years’

Maps & Directions

Bedford, MK41

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Types of client

Young people
Older adults