Jill Thwaites

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BSc (Hons) Counselling & Psychotherapy MBACP (registered)
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

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Sleaford, Lincolnshire, NG34
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Unwanted thoughts going round and round in your head? If you're struggling to switch off and worrying about how to get over the next hurdle, counselling can reduce anxiety, alleviate stress and help you decide what happens next.

Do you feel overwhelmed and unable to make decisions? Do you feel as if nobody understands what it's like for you? Are you worried about letting people down?

Therapy can help you find a way through these feelings and feel better about yourself by:

  • talking through your difficulties without fear of judgement - so that you feel heard and understood
  • recognising patterns in your thinking and behaviours and their underlying causes - so that you can let go of unhelpful ones and develop coping strategies that work for you
  • helping you set bounderies and manage other people's expectations - so that you can make decisions that are right for you

I started my private practice to help people to find a way through difficulties such as anxiety, stress and loss.

Coming from a teaching background, I understand the pressures of stress and anxiety, trying to keep all the plates spinning whilst attempting to attain some kind of work/life balance, and I've seen what can happen when it becomes too much.

Having had infertility problems and miscarriages, I recognise the heartbreak of repeated hope and disappointment, the pain of seeing others with babies, and the pressures we can put on ourselves.

Previous clients have told me that therapy has allowed them space to reflect and to prioritise their needs, recognising what's theirs to control and what isn't. It's given them the tools to manage unwanted and intrusive thoughts and enabled them to focus on finding a way forward.

Counselling doesn't have to take much of your time, It's just an hour a week and you can book online sessions that fit your schedule, and there's no need to travel.

So please get in touch to book an introductory call where we can assess whether we feel we'd work well together. I look forward to hearing from you.

What to expect

We will arrange an introductory session which is an initial meeting to discuss what you’d like from counselling and to provide an opportunity for you to ask questions, and to consider whether you would like to continue with regular sessions. It is important for you to feel safe, respected and understood.

The introductory session does not commit either of us to further sessions but if you decide you would like to go ahead, and we both feel happy to work together, we will agree a contract to suit your individual requirements. We will arrange a mutually convenient time for regular sessions, which will normally last 50 minutes.

Your counselling sessions are your space to talk about anything that you wish to bring to the session. Some people want support to help them work out how to resolve their problem or issue, others may be less sure what they want from counselling but feel that they’d like things to be different in their life. I will work with you to help you find what that is.

If at any time you feel you would like to stop your sessions this is not a problem, although it is advisable to have an ‘ending’ final session.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a BSc (Hons) in Humanistic and Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy from the Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute in Nottingham. I have been working with young people and adults from different backgrounds, and with a wide range of issues, since 2013.

I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and I abide by their Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy. I attend regular monthly supervision, to ensure that my professional practice is monitored, and ongoing Continuous Professional Development workshops to support my work.

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

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).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

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
Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


From £50.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Additional information

£50 per 50 minute session

Free 30 minute introductory session

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I am currently seeing clients online, using the platform Doxy, or by telephone if preferred.

Further information

I offer a confidential and non-judgemental counselling service.

Should you have any queries, please contact me by phone or email and I will do my best to respond within one working day.

Sleaford, Lincolnshire, NG34

Type of session


Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Online platforms

Jill Thwaites
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