Willows Counselling Service
The Willows Centre
11 Prospect Place
Willows offers confidential counselling to adults in the Swindon and surrounding areas. We opened the service in 1989 and our premises are at 11 Prospect Place in Old Town, Swindon.
Counselling provides the opportunity to look at issues in your life which are causing concern and to explore ways to being about positive change. We are committed to working to improve the mental health and wellbeing of people in the local community.
Our counsellors will listen to your concerns and assist you in finding a way forward.
We offer help across a wide range of life issues: i.e.
Stress and anxiety
Grief, bereavement and loss
Confidence and Self-esteem
Training, qualifications & experience
All our counsellors are trained to CPCAB Level 4 Diploma and above, accredited or working towards accreditation with a professional counselling body. Willows is an organisational member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy.
We are Integrative counsellors, which means that we draw from different theories and tailor them to your needs.
Person-centred, drawing on insights from Psychodynamic and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Developmental Theory. Offering creative methods of working. Other therapies may be available i.e. E.M.D.R. (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing). Sensori-motor Psychotherapy.
Willows counsellors hold a transpersonal worldview that everyone is of worth and value.
Many counsellors are also trained in working in specialist areas, i.e. with those clients who are recovering from childhood trauma, sexual abuse issues, neglect, P.T.S.D. (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). Also Attachment issues and Dissociative Disorders.
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Areas of counselling we deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
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Willows is a charity and therefore we do encourage everyone to contribute towards the cost of their counselling by making a donation between £15 - £45 per session; dependent upon your circumstances. We help you to consider this by sending you information and a form to complete which takes into consideration your employment status, financial situation, whether you are receiving benefits, elderly or a student. If you have any issues with payment please do discuss this with us.
Counselling provides a regular time and a safe place to share your concerns in confidence. A place where you can be listened to without judgement; to build your internal resources and grow in self-awareness, self esteem and confidence.
Our services are offered regardless of gender, sexual orientation, ethnic or cultural background, to people of any faith of none.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Our office hours are 9.30 am to 4.30 p.m. Although counselling may take place outside these hours.
Types of client