Hilary Llewellyn-Williams BA Dip Couns MBACP Accredited

Hilary Llewellyn-Williams BA Dip Couns MBACP Accredited

Morgans
Central Chambers
Lion Street
Abergavenny
Monmouthshire
NP7 5PE

07748 551768

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Morgans
Central Chambers
Lion Street
Abergavenny
Monmouthshire
NP7 5PE

07748 551768

About me


I offer counselling and psychotherapy in the Abergavenny area. I have many years' experience helping people with a great variety of issues. I specialise in anxiety and depression, and in problems arising from major life events, especially with bereavement and loss. There are so many forms of loss: relationship break-up or betrayal, illness, loss of someone close to you, redundancy or job changes, loss of confidence, loss of control. If you are suffering in any of these ways then counselling can be a real support, and a guide to finding a way forward.

Counselling can also help when we feel stuck and unhappy, when we keep repeating harmful experiences, or when we need help in making difficult decisions.

I can offer skilful, compassionate and confidential guidance, and a creative and sensitive approach to both short-term and long-term problems.

My background is in psychodynamic, archetypal, Gestalt and psychosynthesis therapies, but I am also trained in CBT and brief solution-focused techniques. I will tailor my approach to suit your individual needs.

I encourage my clients to experiment with creativity, such as working with dream imagery, writing or drawing. I may also use relaxation techniques, mindfulness and guided imagery. But none of this is compulsory! I will always be guided by whatever works best for you.

I can see clients for just a few sessions or for longer-term therapy.

I mainly see individuals but I also work with couples on relationship difficulties.

I work from a comfortable, secluded upstairs room in a solicitor's building in the centre of Abergavenny, with ample parking nearby. I see clients on weekdays during working hours, but some early evening appointments may sometimes be available - please enquire for details. Sessions will last one hour, and I would generally see you at the same day and time each week.

Training, qualifications & experience

I qualified as a counsellor in 2006, having had a previous career as a writer and university teacher. I have a post-graduate Diploma in Counselling (Integrative) from the University of Wales, and post-qualification I studied integrative psychosynthesis with the London-based Re-Vision organisation.  Since 2010 I have been an accredited and registered counsellor with BACP. I worked for several years as a voluntary counsellor for MIND and also counselled carers at Torfaen Carers' Centre in Pontypool. Since 2011 I have had a private practice in Abergavenny, and also work for EAP agencies. 

I see clients of all ages from 18 upwards, and I've had a lot of valuable experience working with older people (70 plus) as well as with younger adults. I have worked successfully with post-traumatic stress, mid-life issues, bereavement, chronic anxiety, post-abortion and fertility issues, troubled relationships, addictive behaviours, work-related stress, social difficulties, illness and disability, low self-esteem, blocked creativity, personal crises, depression and distressing emotions.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

BACP

Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Mid-life challenges
Blocked creativity
Students of counselling

Fees

My standard fee is £40 per session (subject to annual review), but I operate flexible rates for students and those on low incomes. For new clients I offer a half-price introductory session in which we can discuss possible ways of working together, giving you the opportunity to decide whether you would like to have counselling with me.

Maps & Directions

Abergavenny, NP7 5PE

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None

Availability

Monday, Tuesday, Friday 9am to 5pm. Occasional early evening appointments available.

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples
Employee Assistance Programme
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