Jo-anne Tolley

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Coastal Counselling Lincolnshire | BA (Hons)
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Louth LN11 & Skegness PE25
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About me

It can be hard to seek support when life has placed obstacles in your way. To ease this, I can offer you the choice of either in-house, telephone or walking counselling. Walking counselling is enhanced by being outside amongst nature either along the coast or in woodland.  I am an Integrative Counsellor using a strength-based Person Centred Approach as a foundation. Every session will be uniquely tailored to you.

My personal experiences have enhanced my empathetic, non-judgemental nature and my ability to relate and empower others as I have navigated and overcome many obstacles myself. This is why I would like to offer confidential support to others.

Alongside private counselling, I counsel  people at an organisation supporting people who are at risk of / experiencing homelessness or substance/alcohol misuse. This offer is extended to those who are living with or affected by others who are experiencing substance / alcohol misuse and homelessness. I also facilitate an addiction group.

I have 3 years experience of working with families and children. Providing a range of support tailored to each families challenges. I have also taken part in vast additional training through Lincolnshire County Council and other training providers. Please see my training list. 

Previous to this, I was counselling within a GP practice, supporting clients who have experienced Inner Conflict, Stress, Trauma, Abuse, Psychosis, Anxiety, Depression, PTSD, Grief, Loss, Relationship Breakdown, Employment Difficulties, Diagnosis / Health Concerns for themselves or others and people who are feeling Overwhelmed or Burnt-out as a result of an accumulation of things impacting upon their life.

Please take a look at my qualifications and training information. By continuously updating my training I am able to offer best practice and remain contemporary.

I am available at Saltfleet, The Priory Hotel or The Meridian Centre in Louth, The Coastal Centre, Mablethorpe and The Eco Centre, Skegness or Skegness Pool and Fitness Suite in Skegness. I offer a choice of indoors, walking or telephone counselling.

Please feel free to contact me for an informal discussion. Jo-anne.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BA (Hons) Degree in Counselling
  • FDA Degree in Counselling Studies
  • Psychology L3
  • Sociology L3
  • Business Administration  NVQ L 2
  • Mind. Suicide Prevention and Awareness Training. 5/4/2024
  • Academics. Child Safeguarding Awareness Training. 4/4/24
  • NHS Empowered Relief (ER). 22/03/2024
  • NHS Health Inequalities Workshop on Autism and Neurodiversity. 17/01/2024
  • Lincolnshire County Council. Lincolnshire Domestic Abuse Partnership. Domestic Abuse - DASH (Domestic Abuse Stalking and Harassment and Honour-based Violence). 
  • Virtual College. Child Exploitation.
  • Lincolnshire Domestic Abuse Specialist Service (LDASS) 2024 LDASS Domestic Abuse Champion Training.
  • Virtual College. Understanding the Trio of Vulnerabilities.
  • Virtual College. Radicalisation and Extremism (Prevent)
  • Lincolnshire Safeguarding Children Partnership
    Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) E-Learning.
  • Lincolnshire Safeguarding Children Partnership
    Introduction to Safeguarding Everyone in Lincolnshire.
  • Lincolnshire Safeguarding Children Partnership
    Child Home Injury Prevention (CHIP).
  • Lincolnshire Safeguarding Children Partnership
    Tackling Exploitation and Modern Slavery in Lincolnshire.
  • Lincolnshire Safeguarding Children Partnership
    Understanding Healthy Parental Relationships and Its Impact on Child Outcomes.
  • Lincolnshire Safeguarding Children Partnership
    Valuing SEND Approach and Tool.
  • National Trading Standards Friends against Scams
  • Lincolnshire Safeguarding Children Partnership
    Missing Children in Lincolnshire.
  • Lincolnshire Safeguarding Children Partnership
    Awareness of Private Fostering.
  • Virtual College LGBTQ+ Awareness
  • Virtual College Gamcare Women and Problem Gambling
  • Understanding Animal Welfare in Modern Lincolnshire
  • Lincolnshire Safeguarding Children Partnership
    Domestic Abuse Awareness: Short Course.
  • Lincolnshire Safeguarding Children Partnership
    Children Who Experience Domestic Abuse.
  • Lincolnshire Safeguarding Children Partnership
    TAC - Young Carers Short Course.
  • Lincolnshire Safeguarding Children Partnership
    ICON: Babies Cry, You Can Cope.
  • Lincolnshire Safeguarding Children Partnership
    Child to Parent Abuse in Lincolnshire.
  • Virtual College Working With Children with Learning Difficulties and Disabilities
  • Lincolnshire Safeguarding Children Partnership
    Inter-Agency Safeguarding Children: Module 1 - Introduction To Safeguarding Children In Lincolnshire.
  • Lincolnshire Safeguarding Children Partnership
    Introduction To Safeguarding Adults.
  • Young Voices How To Avoid Putting Your Foot In It: Communicating With Children and Young People With Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.

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.

Areas of counselling I deal with

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I work from a Trauma Informed and strength based Person Centred foundation. I incorporate solution focused ways of working by using of Motivational Interviewing and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) methods. 

Therapies offered

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£35.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Students

Additional information

I offer a range of venues or walking in nature for Counselling. I am available in Saltfleet, Louth, Mablethorpe and Skegness areas.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Please contact me to discuss flexible appointments. 

Further information

As a member of The BACP, I adhere to The Ethical Framework for Counselling Professions. My personal experiences led me into a counselling career and I now offer to walk the path with you, to empower and build resilience as you navigate your journey. I acknowledge everyone is different. We all experience things differently. Therefore, I provide an Integrated Counselling Approach working from a Person Centred and Holistic foundation incorporating strength based, solution focused and trauma informed ways of working. There is a choice of a warm environment or the benefits of walking in nature or along the coast, depending upon location. I also offer telephone counselling. In all spaces I offer a safe professional therapeutic relationship which incorporates confidentiality, trust and a safe space to be uniquely you.

My timetable is flexible and I am available in Louth, Mablethorpe, Saltfleet and Skegness. 

Louth, Lincolnshire, LN11

Skegness, Lincolnshire, PE25

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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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.

In any area where walking counselling takes place the ground may be uneven. All area's accessed have disabled access excluding Saltfleet which has a step up into the property.


Jo-anne Tolley
Jo-anne Tolley