Cheryl Williams Dip. Couns. FD (Open) Sc. MBACP
Centre For Counselling
67-69 Widmore Road
Westmeria Counselling Services
Bromley Park Medical Centre
My name is Cheryl and I am a fully qualified integrative counsellor and registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I offer both open-ended psychotherapy and short-term, problem focused, counselling in Bromley, Kent.
In addition to private practice I also work in the voluntary sector, providing individual therapy for a counselling charity serving Bromley and the surrounding areas. I have also gained extensive experience working for a south London based bereavement charity.
As an integrative counsellor, I draw on person-centred counselling, psychodynamic theory and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to tailor the therapeutic process to meet your individual needs. If appropriate, I can work solely within any of these therapies.
I believe the therapeutic relationship is fundamental to facilitating positive change and I offer a professional, empathic, confidential and nonjudgmental environment. In this safe space we can explore aspects of your life, thoughts, feelings and behaviour openly and freely.
When life feels too challenging it's often difficult to share your thoughts and feelings with friends and family, it's hard trying to cope on your own. There are a number of reasons for seeking counselling, you may be experiencing depression, low mood or anxiety. Your home or working life may be stressful, maintaining relationships might present difficulties or you may be experiencing a life-crisis. You may have suffered a bereavement or loss and feel lost in the grieving process or you may be struggling to cope with a life transition. At times like these counselling can help you find a way forward.
I am there to listen, encouraging you to develop insight and understanding of your current difficulties and supporting you in resolving personal issues and gaining control over your life.
The pressures of modern day living can bring many challenges and our intimate relationships can suffer. Effective communication can break down, we can lose our emotional connection to each other and conflict and mistrust can develop.
My aim is to provide you with an empathic, confidential and nonjudgmental environment to explore your relationship difficulties and facilitate positive change. My role is to provide professional support as you work towards improving communication, acknowledge and resolve conflict and re-build trust and intimacy.
Training, qualifications & experience
Dip.Couns. CPCAB Diploma in Integrative Therapeutic Counselling.
I trained and qualified as an integrative counsellor through the CPCAB (Counselling and Psychotherapy Awarding Body), the UK's specialist awarding body in counselling.
Level 5 Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapeutic Skills and Theory
Providing a solid grounding in the CBT model, this CPCAB post qualification diploma enables me to effectively integrate the CBT approach into my professional practice.
FD (Open) Sc. Foundation Degree in Counselling
Developed in partnership with the CPCAB and the Open University, the Foundation Degree in Counselling has added depth to my practice, enhancing my knowledge and understanding of mental health issues and well being in areas including:
- anxiety and depression
- childhood and youth developmental psychology
- death, dying and bereavement
- scientific and psychotherapeutic perspectives of anxiety, depression,
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, addiction and dementia
Diploma in relationship and couples counselling
Accredited by the ACCPH (Accredited Counsellors, Coaches, Psychotherapists and Hypnotherapists), this professional qualification tailors an integrative approach for individuals and couples experiencing current and/or historic relationship problems.
Additional training includes:
Working psychotherapeutically with trauma
Working with common and severe mental health issues
As a registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) I abide by their code of ethics and have completed the BACP Certificate of Proficiency demonstrating ethical and competent practice. I carry out continual professional development through training courses, workshops and research and attend monthly supervision. I hold a current DBS check and am fully insured.
I work with adults of all ages, from diverse backgrounds and with a wide range of issues including:
- affairs and betrayal
- bereavement and loss
- child related issues
- eating disorders
- emotional abuse
- low self-esteem
- past or present trauma
- panic attacks
- relationship issues
- separation and divorce
- sexual abuse
- suicidal thoughts
- self harm
- work related stress
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
Centre For Counselling:
Individual: £45 per session.
Concessions: £35 per session for counselling trainees.
Couples: £60 per session
Low-cost counselling at Westmeria Counselling Services:
Individual: £35 per session.
Couples: £45 per session.
(Friday afternoons only)
Session duration: 50 minutes
Please feel free to contact me for a no obligation consultation. This initial conversation provides an opportunity to explore your current concerns and answer any questions you may have about counselling.
If you decide I am the right counsellor for you I will provide a written contract at our initial assessment session. This will explain further details of my practice and provides the foundation for our shared commitment to therapy. Please be advised, advanced payment is required to secure an assessment session.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Cheryl Williams MBACP
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Centre for Counselling: Monday and Wednesday: 10am-5pm Friday: 9am-11am Monday evening: 6pm - 8pm Sunday: 1pm-4pm Westmeria Counselling Services: Friday 1pm-5pm
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|