Roger Williams BA (Hons), MBACP
Asking for help is a sign of strength, not weakness, especially when we are anxious. Need some support? Here's what one of my current clients recently said: "After the first session, I knew that I had a positive source of support. I left looking forward to my next session and can now say it was such a positive experience that it really improved how I feel mentally and made me feel less anxious, less stressed and more assertive about dealing with problems." (Male - 36).
Talk to me first if you need to. Your task is to find a counsellor that you feel you can trust, who will support you, care for you, but allow you to experience the deep-rooted feelings that may be below the issues you want to talk about. Let's see if we can connect in some way, so that I can use my skills to help you help yourself.
Counselling is about helping you cope with the difficulties of real life. Sometimes, no matter who we are, we can all benefit from a listening ear. You are showing strength by looking for help, so let's work together to help reduce your anxiety.
Below you will see a wide range of issues that I, like other counsellors can help you with, but I have extensive experience of dealing with issues at work, depression, anxiety, bereavement, bullying, cancer and other life-limiting illness, and addictions.
Problems with your relationship? Why not ask your partner about couples counselling? 2 or 3 sessions could make a huge difference to both of your lives. Why live with the anxiety or anger? - find a resolution.
For more information, visit my website www.red-essence.co.uk
You DO deserve a better life - phone, text, email or contact through social media TODAY.
Training, qualifications & experience
Certificate in Counselling Skills - Sheffield Hallam University 2007
Advanced Diploma in Counselling - Sheffield Hallam University 2009
Certificate in Coaching and Mentoring - Hull University 2011
Introduction to (Systemic Practice) Couples and Family Therapy - Leeds University 2011
Certificate in Principles of End of Life Care - Rotherham College 2013
Systemic Therapy for Couples seminar - Leeds University 2015
Symptoms and Treatment for Dissociation seminar - Royal College of Psychiatry 2015.
Trauma and the Body (Somatisation and Dissociation) seminar - PODS - 2015
European Symposium on Addictive Disorders seminar- BACP 2016
The Neuroscience of Love, Sex and Attachment conference - College Of Sexual and Relationship Therapists 2016
The Workplace Stress Summit conference - Health and Safety Executive 2017
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
Other areas of counselling I deal with
"Who are you?" I often ask clients this question and many of them have real difficulty answering. It's strange how we can forget who we are and just "get on with it". Give yourself some time, take stock and you can get better at creating your own happiness, as you begin to recognise who you are and what you want.
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Couples counselling
- Existential therapy
- Family/systemic therapy
- Humanistic therapies
- Person-centred therapy
- Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
- Psychodynamic therapy
£45 per session (45 minutes). Concessions for students and the unemployed.
£65 per session for couples counselling (45 minutes).
I started seeing people as a volunteer counsellor in 1995, and have been seeing them privately since 2009. It has been challenging at times, but it’s also been a great privilege and hugely satisfying. For me, there is nothing more rewarding than initially meeting someone who is struggling to cope with their emotions, then parting from them after a number of sessions and they are in a stronger place emotionally.
I hope to have a short-term therapeutic relationship with you. Male or female, young or old, black or white, religious or non-religious, British or foreign, we are all having our own journey, and we are a product of our life experiences so far. We have frustrations, obstacles, joys and sorrows.
I hope that in sharing part the journey with me, you will experience more of the beauty of this thing we call life, by truly getting in touch with your feelings, and being honest with yourself.
Pressure of life is taking its strain on many relationships. I am having people call to talk to me about how their partners are behaving (or misbehaving!) Why not use me to create a safe space for both of you to re-connect and clarify what's happening?
Or, are you just anxious and unsure about why? Many, many people are anxious and feel embarrassed about talking to others. Why not start with a stranger and that may make it easier to begin the conversation with others?
And finally.... I would like to repeat that it does takes a good deal of courage to ask for help, so congratulate yourself that you have got this far. If you are still unsure and would just like to ask a couple of questions before you commit to anything, feel free to email or phone me. I will get back to you as quickly as I can.
So take another step - contact me today. Let your new emotional future begin now.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
|Other languages:||Rudimentary French|
Monday to Friday daytime and evenings available up to 8pm in Doncaster. Saturday mornings by special arrangement. I aim to arrange first appointment within 2 weeks.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|