Jill is a qualified British sign language interpreter, graduating in 1999 from Wolverhampton University with a BA (Hons) Degree in Deaf Studies and Psychology and in 2004 graduated with a PgDip in BSL/English Interpreting from UCLAN/SLI. Jill has worked in various roles, as a Care Manager within a Deaf Services Team, as a Communication Support Worker in colleges and universities, as a Sign Language Teaching Assistant with Key Stage 1 and 2 children, an A1 Assessor and in different domains as a BSL/English Interpreter.
Jill holds a CPCAB Diploma in Relationship Counselling with The Relate Institute and a diploma in Transactional Analysis (Psychotherapy), having trained and completed four years clinical training in Psychotherapy. Jill has also trained with The Wealden Institute, The Berne and is a member of BACP, UKATA, UKCP and EATA and adheres to their ethical frameworks. Jill worked at Relate in Hampshire and has been a volunteer counsellor at the University of Winchester, YMCA Surrey, and NHS (SLAM).
The philosophy of Transactional Analysis is that People are OK; Everyone has the Capacity to think; People decide their own destiny and these decisions can be changed. This philosophy underpins Jill’s work with clients. Jill also incorporates Mindfulness into her practice.