OLT TALKS 2015-16 at onlinevents.co.uk
A SERIES OF TALKS using speakers from Online Training for Counsellors Ltd. (OLT) who talk about how they integrate the internet into their working practice.
Sunday July 10th 2016 1900-2000 (GMT)
The Internet and Me – online retirement changing pace in the digital age.
Gill talks with John about her retirement as a Director of OLT and where she is heading next.
At the end of March, 2016, Gill Jones retired as a Director of OLT. In this interview she discusses with John the developments that have taken place in the OLT world over the past 16 years, including beginning both ACTO and OCTIA. She will share some of the early experiences of delivering a training course which held live group meetings online. Although retired from her role as Director, Gill continues her online career as an independent counsellor and supervisor. She looks at how her private practice has changed and developed since 2001 and shares her plans for the future.
Gill Jones is a BACP senior accredited counsellor with 26 years experience. In 2000, she met Angela Burian and helped her develop a training course for counsellors who planned to work online. Together with Angela and Peter Heck, Gill was one of OLT’s original Directors. After the deaths of both Angela and Peter, Gill and co-Director Anne Stokes continued to run a growing business and co-authored OLT’s course textbook “Online Counselling: A Handbook for Practitioners”. In 2009, following a house move from Buckinghamshire to Hampshire, Gill decided it was the right time to end her face to face practice and take all her work online.
When she is not at her computer, Gill enjoys walking, reading, visiting the theatre and cinema and spending time with her children and grandchildren. She’s also an enthusiastic member of Basingstoke Choral Society and Basingstoke branch of NADFAS.