Jill Walton, Registered MBACP. Grief & Loss Specialist
Hello,my name's Jill. Thanks for dropping by.
Do take some time choosing your counsellor. I understand that it's an important decision for you.
So why choose me?
I help adults - just like YOU - to:
* Learn how to ask for what you need
* Learn how to say no and be okay with this
* Feel less anxious, sad or depressed
* Find some balance in life
* Learn to let go of anger,guilt and shame
* Stop self-harming behaviour
* Learn more effective, healthy, coping strategies
* Gain a fresh perspective
We all deserve to enjoy and get the most out of life. Be the best version of ourselves that we can be. If you want this too, we may be a good fit.
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'm passionate about my job - You matter to me. I hate to think of anyone struggling if I have the skills to help them feel better.
MY SPECIALIST INTEREST: is working with Grief and Loss. This doesn't just cover bereavement because of a death. It also encompasses those sometimes very difficult periods of change,transition and transformation such as leaving school, “empty nest,” loss of a relationship/friendship, illness, change of job, redundancy,moving home or retirement.
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.
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.
What happens next?
Come and meet me at my lovely relaxing therapy room. It will give us the chance to decide whether we want to work together. I'll ask you some background information and we will discuss and agree how I may help you. Please feel free to ask me any questions. I want you to feel absolutely sure that I am the right counsellor for you.
You're in safe hands - I'm fully qualified,experienced,insured and BACP registered
Counselling could be your gift to yourself - help you to live a more balanced and fulfilling life. You are worth it.
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 and 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.
- AQA Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- BACP Certificate of Proficiency
- British Psychological Society Accredited Certificate in Clinical Supervision (Essential Supervision Skills)
- 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
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Grief and Loss
Death of a pet
Adults £40. All face to face sessions are 1 to 1 and last for up to 50 minutes.
All potential clients are given a FREE telephone consultation of up to 30 minutes prior to your first face to face appointment.
No long waiting lists - I know it is important to you to have an appointment as soon as possible
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Weekdays 9am - 8pm
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|