Jill Walton, Registered MBACP. Grief & Loss Specialist
Hello,my name's Jill. Thanks for dropping by.
The COVID19 pandemic is having an impact on us all in some way, so it is hardly surprising so many are now reaching out for professional help. I'd like to support YOU. You matter to me. I'm passionate about my job and I hate to think of you struggling if I have the skills to help.
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 and 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
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.
You're in safe hands - I'm fully qualified, experienced, insured and BACP registered
I currently offer counselling via: video link(I use the Doxy.me platform. Very easy to use and no download is needed) and telephone.
If you are interested in Walk & Talk (Outdoors),I have a limited number of daytime appointments available. Enjoy the therapeutic value of mindful walking or sitting appreciating the views,smells & sounds in the beautiful Hartsholme Park.
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.
- 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
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Grief and Loss
Death of a pet
Adults £45. All counselling sessions are 1 to 1 and last for up to 50 minutes.
I am a PFOA Approved Counsellor and able to take referrals via the association.
All potential clients are given a FREE telephone consultation of up to 30 minutes prior to your first appointment.
No long waiting lists - I know it is important to you to have an appointment as soon as possible