Sian Williams MBACP, MSc
We all have challenges in our lives and most of the time we manage them through our own resources. There are times however, when we feel we need to try something different and this is where counselling can help.
As a counsellor, I offer you the opportunity to explore anything in a warm, non-judgemental, supportive environment. Together we will build a trusting relationship based upon respect, honesty and understanding.
In doing this I believe counselling can help in making sense of your thoughts and feelings, provide an opportunity to view or manage issues differently, learn something new and grow in self-awareness. Providing a space where you can feel safe, supported and able to focus.
I am a humanistic counsellor and believe the relationship between counsellor and client is the most important factor in enabling change. I work flexibly and draw on a wide range of ideas to accommodate individual’s needs. With that, each relationship is different so letting you know exactly what to expect can be hard. I think the best way to get a true sense of what to expect is to talk, so I welcome all enquires where we can look at what you want and need in more detail and decide if that is something we can achieve together or look at alternative options.
I have worked extensively with young people and clients who find the idea of talking to someone they don’t know and trust difficult. If it’s easier for you, I would be happy to arrange initial appointments over text or email, and discuss various options that can make the idea of sitting with someone for an hour more comfortable.
Training, qualifications & experience
MSc Counselling Psychology (Research element focused on Attachment, Post Natal Depression)
Post Graduate Diploma, Counselling Psychology
Certificate in Counselling Skills
Level 3 Award in Education and Training
I have experience working with clients of all ages, offering both long and short term options.
This experience has been gained across a range of education establishments and Mental Health Charities.
I have specialist experience in working with young people, men and LGBTQI clients. I have significant experience in specific issues including; Anxiety, Abuse, Depression, Bereavement, Loss, Change, Relationships, Gender, Sexuality and Trauma
I attend training regularly to ensure my knowledge and skills are kept up to date and improved.
I am currently preparing to undertake a Professional Doctorate focusing on improving access and outcomes for young adult males in therapeutic settings
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Gender dysphoria
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
My usual fee is £30 per hour.
I am very aware that cost can exclude people from being able to access counselling and work hard to ensure fair access for all. I offer some low cost counselling sessions and welcome your call to check availability and eligibility for these places. I can also help explore other options that you may not be aware of if I cannot meet your requirements myself.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Appointments can be arranged flexibly to fit around you, across week days between 9-3pm, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|