Jackie Williams, Counsellor/Psychotherapist BACP Accredited
My professional training and life experience support my interest in generalised anxiety disorder, depression, trauma and loss. I have worked as a counsellor in the NHS, Voluntary Sectors, Sixth Form College and Cruse Bereavement care, as well as my Private Practice beside Richmond Bridge.
During the counselling sessions you will be free to examine aspects of your life, thoughts and emotions, talking about them openly in a way that is rarely possible with colleagues, friends or family. Bottled up feelings such as anger, grief and embarrassment can become very intense and counselling offers an opportunity to explore them, with the possibility of making them easier to understand and process.
By listening attentively and patiently, without judging you in any way, I begin to perceive your difficulties from your point of view, helping you to see things more clearly and opening the pathway to reduce confusion. You can find new ways of managing a recurring problem and develop your life-style and behaviour.
What can you expect from me?
Making the first appointment is an opportunity for you to see my practice and discuss whether I can help you. If you decide to go ahead, we will contract to meet on a regular basis, usually weekly, for a set fee, and continue until you feel ready to end, with regular reviews to check we are on track.
Acceptance and respect are essentials. As our relationship develops so too does the trust between us, enabling you to challenge your beliefs and behaviours, which you may not have considered or been able to face before. By helping you to clarify the areas where it would be possible to initiate some change, you can move towards the options available and decide on the best way forward.
Training, qualifications & experience
Advanced Diploma in Counselling - Humanistic, Transactual Analysis (2006)
Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Theory (2009)
Certificate in Counselling Skills (2005)
Accredited Bereavement Counsellor, CRUSE (2008)
EMDR training - Parts 1, 2, and 3 (2014)
Registered MBACP (Accred.)
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship issues
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Life changing events.
- Decision making.
- Mid-life crisis.
- Career changes.
- Life coaching.
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Existential therapy
- From £70 per session of 50 minutes
- Please telephone 07931 475344 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for an appointment
- I work with adults of all ages.
- I currently have availability on Monday afternoon.
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