What Gill says about Jane
What Jane says about Gill
              "Jane is a hiking, biking, Winnie-the-Pooh-obsessed counsellor working privately in Buxton, Derbyshire. Her initial career as a podiatric surgeon involved too much sticking knives in people's feet (and associated structures) and not enough taking care of their emotional and psychological wellbeing. So, when the opportunity came to jump ship, she jumped....
Since retraining as a therapeutic counsellor she has never looked back. Her experience includes helping children, young people and adults facing difficulties in their lives, in hospice and other charity settings. A potent practitioner, she works with groups as well as individuals. She is a member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy) and an advocate for under-privileged creatures in Hundred Acre Wood.
I think it involves hunny...."
              "Gill is a book-loving, purple-obsessed psychotherapist, trainer and supervisor working privately in Buxton, Derbyshire. Her initial career in business did not offer her the emotional fulfilment that she desired, so when the opportunity came to jump ship she jumped.....
Since retraining as a psychotherapist she has never looked back (it has also provided her with even more opportunities to buy books) She has a wealth of experience as a therapist to individuals and couples, a teacher of counselling courses, as well as a supervisor to trainee and qualified therapists. Her practice has developed with specialisms in psychosexual therapy and recovery from trauma and abuse (yet more books!) She is an accredited member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy) and a member of SET (Society of Education and Training) and did I say she likes purple?"
The only impossible journey is the one you never begin.

(Anthony Robbins)
Psychotherapist GILL SWEETING and Counsellor JANE BURTON both run busy private practices in Buxton, Derbyshire. They understand, from both personal and professional perspectives, that life is a journey that can sometimes be difficult to navigate, with stop signs, potholes, crossroads and hidden dangers that can leave us anxious, frustrated, overwhelmed, traumatised and even helpless.

Having known each other for many years, and worked together in a variety of therapeutic settings, Jane and Gill joined forces to develop the Heal And Learn Foundation as a way of offering an alternative style of education to people wishing to deepen their awareness and understanding, to create new opportunities for themselves and to transform their lives or help others to do so.

Quotes from feedback on our event "Living with a partner who has died' 29th April 2017

"I loved the title of the event and felt it couldn't have captured the aims of the day any better. It will really stay with me in my bereavement work."

"I would like to thank you for such an enjoyable, informative day"

"I really enjoyed the day, was nice to have some time for myself and discuss a topic I find interesting. It was a nice calm setting and quite relaxing. Also you bopth helped make it relaxing and enjoyable."

"Just thank you. I came out lighter and with more hope"

"The tips on how to move on 'with' were very helpful. Also the information on how the brain works was very interesting and helpful."

"The walk in the weather worked really well. We were able to discover more about each other at the same time as re-invigorating ourselves."

"I loved the workshop, thank you. You both did a fantastic job, loads of interesting content and new concepts to explore (much food for thought) and all produced while we were being entertained by the Sweeting/Burton double act. I'd recommend your workshops to other counselling practitioners (I already have)."

"Although it was a long and full day, the organisation was excellent. I felt that the training was delivered on plan throughout the day, while at the same time maintaining a very friendly atmosphere really supportive of learning. It never felt rushed or that the content was compromised for the sake of following a plan. I have attended many trainings and conferences. This aspect of the day was exceptional. Very well done."

"The section on mindfulness was useful, I enjoyed that and it is something I will take away when working with clients and for myself."

"I thought the venue was beautiful and perfect for training."

"Information on the healthy mind platter and emotional nutrition [was the most valuable] plus doing the stones exercise."


"I feel privileged to have attended previous training events hosted by Gill Sweeting and Jane Burton. Events that have been fun and inspiring. The opportunity to learn and develop in a very supportive and safe space. They are a great team, delivering sensitive and difficult subject matter, offering experiential, informative and reflective practice.

Their professional delivery is welcoming and engaging from the onset. I highly recommend Sweeting and Burton!!"