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MNCS(Accredited). Grief & Loss Specialist

About me

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

Are you sick of pretending you are OK? We've all done it, if we're honest, haven't we? It feels easier at the time. But are you really OK?

It is no fun feeling anxious and stressed all the time, not knowing which way to turn. Let me help you explore and work through your problems 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" “Everything has changed. And change is actually grief – grief is a change we didn’t want” (David Kessler - Grief Expert).

Grieving is an incredibly lonely experience. It can feel so totally overwhelming and all consuming. I know it is very difficult for you to reach out, but if you do, I promise to offer you a safe space to feel heard and cared for. You deserve this right now. I will gently help you to work through the intense knot of feelings at your pace. You are in control. There's no pressure, only what's helpful and soothing. Let me do this for you.

We’re all experiencing multiple levels of loss as we live through this pandemic . Perhaps 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 *Normalcy- Change in daily routines & predictability * Relationship difficulties * Missed or cancelled significant events * Identity - Who am I now?                                                                                                                                                              "No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear" C.S.Lewis

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 MNCS (Accredited)

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: within CentredTherapies in North Hykeham 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 an Accredited Member of the National Counselling Society. 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

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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NCS

National Counselling Society (NCS)

The National Counselling Society

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In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling Society

Accredited Register Scheme

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National Counselling Society

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Retirement
Empty nest
Grief and Loss
Illness
Death of a pet

Photos & videos

Fees

£45.00 per session

Additional information

ADULTS £45. All counselling sessions are 1 to 1 and last for up to 50 minutes. Please note that I am only able to see clients at the Moor Lane site on Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday

All potential clients are offered 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.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Weekdays 9:30am - 7pm   

Appointments after 5pm - video link or telephone only.

Weekends by special request - video link or telephone only                                     

A room within Centred Therapies LTD, 41 Moor Lane, North Hykeham, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN6 9AE

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Please do let me know if you have any mobility concerns. My room is on the first floor,but a downstairs room could be offered to those who struggle with stairs.

Online platforms

Doxy