Jake Halls

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MBACP (Accred), Dip Clinical Supervision, Dip Counselling
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Sleaford NG34 & Lincoln LN6
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About me

Feeling nervous, on edge, irritable, restless, and having physical sensations such as a tight chest, tiredness and heart pounding are all signs of being anxious. I have worked in the NHS and private practice for 11 years and have vast experience of helping people with anxiety related issues. At times anxiety can be hard to understand and can be overwhelming. Working together, I can help you make sense of what’s happening and look at resetting the balance.

Having a lack of motivation, being tearful, feeling hopeless, feeling low, guilty, and thinking negative things about yourself are all symptoms of depression. Like anxiety, depression is one of the biggest issues I help people with, and I have done specific NHS recognised training in counselling people with depression.

Alongside working with anxiety and depression a great deal of my work has focused on supporting clients who have suffered abuse. I have helped people who have suffered childhood abuse and people in abusive relationships. My professional approach offers victims a supportive, confidential, secure space to process the trauma. I help clients to work through what happened to them and to promote a future where the abuse doesn’t consume their lives.

Another area I specialise in is bereavement. Losing someone close can be so hard to come to terms with and can often feel isolating. Many people I meet will say that friends are supportive for so long but after a while they act as if nothing has happened. Having counselling can help you talk through how you feel no matter what. Often bereavement can bring up a lot of confusing conflicting emotions that can be hard to understand. Part of my role is to help you express these emotions and to make sense of them. I have vast experience in this area and have facilitated NHS bereavement therapy groups in the past.

Bereavement can also be the loss of relationship and is one of the most common areas I help people with. Coming out of a relationship often has similar feelings such as, shock, confusion, denial and anger. Having counselling can help you process what’s happened and start moving forward. It can be hard going through a divorce or separation, the support I offer can help you have someone alongside you in this difficult journey.

It’s not easy reaching out for support and can be anxiety provoking in itself. My effective, professional, and confidential service has helped hundreds of people over the last 11 years and I’m sure I can help you too. If you want to book one or two sessions and see how you feel that’s fine, there’s no pressure to commit to lots of sessions. In some ways this is the hardest part of the therapy journey, but why not take that first step and let’s look at making some positive changes in your life.

My background:

I am a BACP accredited counsellor and have worked in mental health for over 16 years and for the last 11 years I have worked as a counsellor in the NHS and private practice. I offer both short term and long-term therapy, I work with adults over the age of 18 and to help make therapy more accessible I provide sessions either online or via telephone. 

Alongside my work as a therapist and supervisor, I have an active interest in men’s mental health. I advocate change of attitudes to men’s mental health and regularly create content for my social media project: Get a Grip- Men’s Mental Health

What areas of my life can counselling help with?

Therapy is a truly amazing form of support that for many can often be life changing. I know from having therapy myself that it can and does change lives. It might not always be easy, but the rewards can be great. Here’s just a few ways counselling with myself could help:

  • Build self-esteem and self-worth. 
  • Improve relationships. 
  • Help with life transitions. 
  • Come to terms with loss.
  • Gain a deeper understanding of why you feel the way you do.
  • Understand why certain behaviours happen and why they might repeat. 
  • To understand and challenge barriers that might be holding you back from fulfilling your potential.  
  • To feel less isolated.
  • To be able to talk about things you feel you can’t talk to others about. 
  • To process trauma. 
  • To feel less anxious and/ or depressed.

Training, qualifications & experience

My approach to therapy is termed ‘Integrative’. My training in this approach allows me to use elements of different theoretical modals to provide you with the therapy that’s suites you and your needs. Key to my way of working is the Person-centred approach. This is one of the most well-known, clinically proven forms of therapy. Working in this modal puts you, the client at the heart of the therapy. The emphasis is looking at you as an individual rather than a depersonalized collection of ‘diagnostic’ ‘symptoms’. Alongside the Person-centred approach, I also draw from Existential therapy, Psychodynamic therapy, and elements of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). These other modals can be helpful in exploring our place in the world, what choices we can make about life, looking at our childhood, what might be unconsciously impacting our lives and looking at some practical ways of helping our mental health.


  • PCE- Counselling for Depression Supervisor training- Nottingham University- ongoing
  • Diploma in Clinical Supervision- The Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute (SPTI)- 2022
  • Counselling for Depression- Nottingham University- 2015
  • Diploma in Professional Studies – Counselling- University of the West of England- 2012

I also attend regular continuing professional development (CPD) events.


Due to the level of my experience, I am also a qualified clinical supervisor, supervising other therapists in their practice. I have a Diploma in Clinical Supervision from The Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute. This rigorous training has given me the skills to help therapists work through all aspects of their clinical work including complex issues such as ethical dilemmas and safeguarding and risk concerns.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

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Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Men's Mental Health 

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£55.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

I offer a 15-30min free consultation where I will ask you some information about your mental health and what you would like some help with.  There will be no pressure to talk about things you don't want to discuss, we will work together in formulating how therapy with myself might help you best. 

Also, please be rest assured there will be no pressure to make further appointments.

When I work

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Sleaford, Lincolnshire, NG34

University of Lincoln, Brayford Pool, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN6 7BP

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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I am a qualified supervisor working with therapists both in the NHS and private practice.

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