Jane Maxfield (JLM Counselling) - MBACP Registered

Jane Maxfield                   (JLM Counselling) - MBACP Registered

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About me

I am a general counsellor. I also specialise in pre and post bereavement counselling for adults and children.

What is counselling?

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

I have 39 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.

Pre bereavement counselling:

Person who is ill – 50 - 60 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 - 60 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 – 50 - 60 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 - 60 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 50 - 60 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.


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

Teaching available:

  • 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.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Counselling diploma
  • Registered nurse
  • BSc health care degree

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

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 counselling session - adults £35  / children £30.

Student counsellors £30 if 6 or more sessions booked.

Session can be during the day or early evening.

Fees for teaching session depends on allocation and number of participants.

Further information

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

Feedback from clients:

‘When I first saw Jane I was at a real low point. Jane said the first session would be tough and it definitely was but afterwards I felt an immediate change for the better. Just a few visits later I was back to myself again. Thanks to Jane’

‘Jane is fantastic. Having suffered with anxiety all my life, I have been offered counselling numerous times before, but being sceptical always turned it down. On going through an extremely stressful and emotional time in my life I found and contacted Jane for help and I’m so glad I did. She is so welcoming and so easy to talk to, Jane got me through a tough time and made me a better person. Thank you, Jane.’

'After the loss of my mum, Jane has helped me to believe in a future. Jane has literally picked me up and put me back together again. We have laughed and cried together as she has guided me through a journey I would never have been able to make on my own. She has supported me every step of the way. She has listened to all the crazy stuff. Jane has a natural gift to connect with people and I know she will continue to help others. I feel extremely lucky to have met such a wonderful, honest person.'

'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’

‘Jane is amazing, she helped me through the most difficult time in my life, her kindness, understanding and support will always remain with me. I thoroughly recommend, if you are struggling in any area of your life seek help, it has changed my life and I'm such a different person to what I was prior to counselling. Thank you Jane’

‘Jane was there for me when sadly my mother passed away she helped me through this time she was there when I needed to talk and showed such a caring attitude to me’

‘Jane was there when I needed her the most after the bereavement of my husband. She helped me through the tough times with her caring nature and by guiding me through personalised coping strategies. I would highly recommend to anyone.’

Maps & Directions

Bedford, MK41

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Unspecified


I am able to offer counselling on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday during the day and early evening.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults