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There's a method to understanding how to deal with loss.


Grief Recovery Method® is recognised by:


Grief Recovery

The Grief Recovery Method

The Grief Recovery Method® is a programme of guided self-help for anyone who has experienced a loss due to the death of someone important in their life, the end of a relationship or one of over 40 significant life events that evoke grief.

A course consisting of between six to eight sessions teaches you how to let go of the pain, so you are able to enjoy your positive memories and lead a happier life.

What Makes It Different?

We believe that discovery is different to recovery and whereas counselling, therapy or 'alternative' treatments may be of some little or great benefit they mainly offer a path to discovery of the thoughts and feelings you have around the loss in your life.


When followed in order, as a series of small steps the Grief Recovery Method® leads to the completion of all the unresolved business linked to the loss.

What is unique about the Grief Recovery Method® is that, when followed in order as a series of small steps, it leads to the completion of all the unresolved business linked to the loss. Watch video.

Grief Recovery

A Journey of Grief, Loss & Recovery

Short Video Series

An Emotional Journey

In this series of nine short videos, Jill talks about Grief and Loss... what it is, the symptoms and myths surrounding grief and how it can affect you from an early age.

Jill also tells of her own journey and how a series of tragic and sad events led her to become a Grief Recovery Specialist to help others. 

Video 1: My journey to becoming a Grief Recovery Specialist and why I'm so passionate about helping others who are experiencing grief and loss.

Duration: 02:24s

Video 2: We've all felt grief and experienced loss in one form or another in our lives, but how do you define grief? What does grief really mean?

Duration: 01:25s

Video 3: Grief can have a significant impact on a child's life. Why is it so important that we say the right things to children who are experiencing grief?

Duration: 02:17s

About Jill

About Jill

After losing her baby daughter and a few years later, her young son, Jill experienced her own difficult journey whilst also witnessing the grief suffered by those around her. Following this significant life event, Jill felt compelled to help others by becoming a certified Grief Recovery Specialist.


Having seen at first hand the impact that the Grief Recovery Method® can have, Jill was driven to pursue raising its profile and the benefits that it has to people's lives.

Jill is particularly passionate about helping adults to support children and young people on how to best deal with losses we all face at some point in our lives and provides programmes to schools, parents and carers on how to help children deal with grief and loss.

Jill offers Grief Support Groups or One to One Grief Support. She is based in Stafford, UK and is available to offer help to local communities and surrounding areas.

If you’re feeling bereft, or you wish to help someone who is, then you’ve found the right place. 

The Grief Recovery Method®


Grief Recovery Radio Interviews

Jill has been asked by to contribute to various discussions regarding grief and loss in acknowledgement to local and national news stories. Listen to Jill's most recent live radio interview and click the button below for more interviews on different topics.

Credit: LBC (Leading Britain's Conversation)

LBC 20th April 2020 - Shelagh Fogarty

Most Recent - April 20th 2020

Jill talking to Shelagh Fogarty on LBC about Helping Children With Loss and how as adults we can support and guide children during the school closures caused by the Coronavirus pandemic lockdown. 03:20s


Grief Recovery Group Programme £170 per person

Group programmes consist of eight, weekly, two hour sessions and are taking place at a venue in Stafford, UK. Maximum 15 people per group**

Helping Children Programme

£125 per person

The 'Helping Children Deal With Loss Programme' **** for parents and carers consists of four, weekly, two hour sessions. Maximum 15 people per group**

Grief Recovery One to One Programme £315 per person

One to one programmes are available and consist of seven, weekly, one hour sessions at a time and place*** personally convenient to you**

Please contact us to find out about our in-house staff training and how Grief Recovery Method® programmes can be tailored to meet your requirements.

**Group and one to one programmes use 'The Grief Recovery Handbook' published by HarperCollins, May 2009: Authors John W.James & Russell Friedman, founders of The Grief Recovery Institute® as the programme foundation. The 'Helping Children Deal With Loss Programme' uses the handbook ‘When Children Grieve’ as its foundation. Published by HarperCollins, June 2002: Authors John W.James & Russell Friedman with Dr Leslie Landon Matthews. A complimentary copy of the relevant handbook is provided at the start of the programme (One copy per person). You must complete all sessions in order to benefit from the programme.

*** Within a 10 mile radius of Stafford, UK. If you live outside of this area, please call or contact us to discuss options as we can arrange something to accommodate.

**** Some (but not all) of the Helping Children With Loss programmes for parents and carers are subsidised and are priced at a reduced cost for parents and carers. See individual courses and events for more information and specified prices.


Upcoming Courses, Programmes & Events

We are currently in the process of putting together dates for NEW Online One To One Grief Recovery Method® and NEW Online Helping Children With Loss (Group) programmes (via Zoom) and we will soon be able to restart attended, One to One Grief Recovery Programmes (with social distancing provisions and safeguards in place). If you have any questions please call 07922 520595 or email Dates to be added to the website soon.

Last Course Run

  • 05 Mar 2020, 18:30 – 20:30
    Northfield Centre, Magnolia Avenue 
(Off Cooperative Street)
, Stafford ST16 3DU, UK
    FOR ADULTS - Step by step educational course over EIGHT WEEKLY TWO HOUR SESSIONS. Move forward in life with a heart free from emotional trauma that is potentially restricting day to day life, personal ambitions and achievements.
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Get In Touch

If you would like to find out more about how the Grief Recovery Method® can help you or someone you know please call 07540 292384 or send us an email using the contact form provided with your details and Jill will get in touch with you.

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