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Jill Walton, Registered MBACP. Grief & Loss Specialist

Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN5 9BE
07597 387434 07597 387434

About me

Hello,my name's Jill. Thanks for dropping by.

It is no fun feeling anxious and stressed all the time,not knowing which way to turn. If you are feeling stuck,for whatever reason, I can help you work through your problem so you can feel happier moving forward. Sometimes it just makes sense to reach out for professional help - Why  struggle?  Let's have a chat.

People tell me I'm very down to earth and easy to talk to. I'll enjoy welcoming you so you feel comfortable enough to trust me with your most difficult feelings. I'll ask questions designed to help me really get to know you. Isn't it lovely when we feel understood? Why would you talk to me if you don't like/trust me? Our good professional relationship will be key to your successful therapy. Together,we'll focus on your self-development and GROWTH

I help adults (just like YOU) to:

Acknowledge & express your feelings. Feel less anxious, sad or depressed. Learn to let go of anger, guilt & shame. Let go of things you can't control. Learn more effective coping strategies. Be more resilient. Have more confidence & value yourself. Learn to ask for what you need & be able to say no. Find more balanced ways of thinking. Gain a fresh perspective. Find meaning.

MY SPECIALIST INTEREST: is working with Grief and Loss. "The worst loss is always your loss. Only you know your loss and the meaning" (David Kessler - Grief Expert).

Those very intense feelings associated with grief could be triggered by any loss of someone, or something, we are deeply attached to. We’re all experiencing multiple levels of loss at the moment. You may not think that what you are feeling is grief, but there's every chance that you may be experiencing a grief response if you can identify with some of the following examples of loss:

Illness/Death of a loved one                                                                                    Financial instability                                                                                                  Losing your job or changing/adapting the way you work                                        Anticipatory grief – fear for what may happen to you or others                          Trust/ safety/ security - Freedom to do what you want                                            Social distancing/isolation – loss of connection                                                      Normalcy- Change in daily routines & predictability                                                Relationship difficulties                                                                                            Missed or cancelled significant/special events                                                        Identity - Who am I now?

I won't pretend it will be easy, but counselling can be an amazing journey of exploration, self-discovery and of course healing. I will be with you all the way

You're in safe hands - I'm fully qualified, experienced, insured and BACP registered

We're all delightfully unique and I want you to get the most from your counselling experience with me.I have the following choices for appointments: In Person: at CentredTherapies in Waddington or  Walk & Talk (Outdoors): Enjoy the therapeutic value of exploring your feelings while mindfully walking, or sitting appreciating the views,smells & sounds in the beautiful Hartsholme Park.
Online: by Video link - I use the Doxy.me platform. I can also counsel by Telephone.

If you like what you have read and think I could help you, do contact me (Telephone, Email or Text) as I'd love to hear from you.

Training, qualifications & experience

I originally trained as a classical musician, but realised it wasn't the life for me. It took courage to admit this and for a time I felt a bit lost. I've spent a lot of my working life enjoying what I've done, but nothing totally fulfilled me. Something was always missing. Redundancy produced a "carpe diem" opportunity to retrain as a counsellor. It was an "eureka moment" and I've never looked back!

I have gained a fantastic wealth of experience working for St Barnabas Hospice, the YMCA, LCMS, Citizens Advice and Cruse.Today, I work in private practice.

I value the opportunity to receive regular supervision and engage in any relevant personal development to further my knowledge and skills. I endeavour to comply with the rigorous standards that are required of me as a Registered Member of the BACP. It is very important to me that you feel safe working with me and that I provide a competent, ethical counselling service for all my clients.

Qualifications include:

  • AQA Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • BACP Certificate of Proficiency
  • British Psychological Society Accredited Certificate in Clinical Supervision  (Essential Supervision Skills) [ Please note I am not currently offering supervision]
  • Cruse Supervision Certificate
  • Safeguarding Adults at Risk
  • Safeguarding - Awareness of child abuse and neglect
  • Safeguarding Children from Abuse through Sexual Exploitation
  • safeTALK suicide awareness
  • Cruse Awareness in Bereavement Care
  • Foundation for Infant Loss Training

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

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).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Menopause
Retirement
Empty nest
Grief and Loss
Illness
Death of a pet

Photos & videos

Fees

ADULTS £45. All counselling sessions are 1 to 1 and last for up to 50 minutes. In Person appointments at CentredTherapies.(Subject to risk assessment & compliance with current Covid-19 Government guidance) Walk & Talk,Video link or Telephone.Please note my insurance covers me for UK clients only

Concessions are available (Video link or Telephone appointments only) - Low Income £35. Key Workers £40 Trainee Counsellors £40 If you believe you qualify,please do let me know.

All potential clients are given a FREE telephone consultation of up to 30 minutes prior to your first appointment.

I am a PFOA Approved Counsellor and able to take referrals via the association.

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • Trainee counsellors

Within Centred Therapies
2A Valley Rd
Waddington
Lincoln
Lincolnshire
LN5 9BE

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Availability

Weekdays 9am - 8pm

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme
Jill Walton, Registered MBACP. Grief & Loss Specialist

Jill Walton, Registered MBACP. Grief & Loss Specialist