Footprints Connection Counselling with compassion

About us

Footprints Connection is a partnership between Janice Speddings & Kay Gilbert. The Connection grew out of the Footprints Counselling Service set up in 1989, and which ran until its closure at the end of 2004.

Drawing on the considerable experience gained through F.C.S. we continue to offer the same high standard of work within Footprints Connection. In addition to the individual counselling for which we are best known, we also offer individual Spiritual Direction, group work  and a variety of art, craft and writing events through 'Art & Soul'  and 'My Time'

Connections provides a professional and confidential service working within an acknowledged code of Ethics and Practice.

Janice and Kay

Janice Speddings: BSc.(Econ) Hons, CQSW. Diplomas in Complete Writing, Understanding Art and its History and Creative Drawing and Writing (all with Regent Academy)
Janice worked as a social worker from the early 1970's when, with Kay Gilbert, she left to set up Footprints Counselling Service after completing a 3 yr p/t course with CTA in Pastoral Care and Counselling. Since then she has trained as a Spiritual Director through Whirlow Grange Spirituality Centre in Sheffield . 

During the latter part of her time in Footprints Janice used her creative skills to offer Spiritual Direction,  Quiet days and to facilitate groups such as Art & Soul.  At the end of 2013 her book 'Soul Workout' was published 

Kay Gilbert
Kay originally trained and worked within the education, specifically in hospital schools from the early 70's, moving to Social Services in the 80's and there worked with Janice where they both completed the 3 year CTA course. She has also trained in Spiritual Direction at Whirlow Grange and offers individual accompaniment alongside her counselling practice.

Her approach to counselling is, generally speaking, Person Centred and broad based in order to be of the widest possible help. She sees her clients as individuals and tailors her approach to their needs.