About me

My Passion and Identity

As a psychotherapist, counsellor, supervisor and trainer, I am passionate about emancipation and freedom.  My practice is characterised by offering you a space - online or face-to-face - where you can discover your identity and regain a sense of autonomy and connectedness.  I seek to support my clients to move from a place of feeling perhaps lost and alienated to a position where they feel connected to themselves, to others and to the ground upon which they walk.

Location of the Practice

"The Horsforth Centre for Psychotherapy" is a specialist therapy building, opened in 2008 and offers five, finely appointed private counselling or training rooms as well as refreshments and discreet toilets.  The centre has around 10 practitioners working from it, all highly qualified and self-employed.

We have a discreet waiting room, magazines and tea/coffee available on arrival.  We have our own car park or easy street parking is available on Low Lane.

I have many years experience of working online with clients by video and phone, as well as face-to-face.  I also offer Eco-Therapy and experiences of working outdoors and in nature.

Professional Background

My initial training was as a counsellor, focussing on humanistic and person-centred ways of working.  My training was especially interested in the therapeutic relationship and how the relationship between the therapist and the client can be used to offer warmth, support and deep clinical and psychological change.

I went on to train as a psychotherapist and became a Certified Transactional Analyst.  I am now a senior member of the Transactional Analysis (TA) community in the UK and have held roles such as being a council member of UKATA, a chair of local and national conferences and was awarded a UKATA medal in 2018 for services to the UK TA community.

I am now a senior trainer and supervisor and the Director of Training for the TA Training Organisation which is based in Leeds and trains psychotherapists in their career and development to qualification.  I supervise many counsellors and psychotherapists and mental health wellbeing practitioners.

I have worked in the NHS for many years as a Senior Group Therapist and then as a CBT Therapist and Tertiary Level Psychotherapist.  I am very interested in mental health presentations.

In the past, I worked in education and the corporate world as an account manager and then developed as a therapeutic and learning coach in the working world.

My time now is spent working passionately as a psychotherapist and supervisor and trainer as well as doing some professional writing for publication.

People whom I work with

I work with "people" not "problems" - so most of all I am interested in your individual humanity, in you as a person and especially your narrative or "story".  What has happened in your life and what is going on right now that might be causing you distress.

That said, I am very familiar with working with different presentations of anxiety, depression, sexual identities, gender identities, problems and difficulties at work or with academic studies.  I don't work with young children but I do work with adolescents, young adults and grown-ups.

I am very interested in working with corporate and business people and supporting them through difficult corporate change processes.

I offer warm, supportive counselling as well as focussed change work.

Types of Therapy Offered

  • Trauma-focussed therapies
  • CBT - Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
  • Transactional Analysis
  • Humanistic Counselling
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • EMDR
  • Psychodynamic-informed Psychotherapy
  • Pluralistic Approaches to Therapy

Signing Off...

I am informed by the ethical principles of Transactional Analysis:

  • Commitment in Relationship
  • Respect
  • Responsibility
  • Empowerment
  • Protection

It is my hope that we, in working together, would offer each other these qualities and principles.  I work very hard to keep a keen and sharp edge as a therapist and to offer excellence in my practice. I would be glad to hear from you if this sounds the right direction for you.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have held an advanced Diploma in counselling for many years and am accredited by the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists as a Senior Accredited Member.  I am also on their approved register as a Registered Counsellor.

I am a qualified psychotherapist, holding a masters degree in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy. As a psychotherapist, I hold registration with UKCP as well as UKATA. Psychotherapy training takes approximately 6 years and includes many hours of personal therapy.

I hold the professional title of TSTA(P) - meaning that I am a senior trainer and supervisor within the TA world and am qualified to train and supervise others in their practice.

I hold a Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) from Newcastle NHS and Durham University and am an accredited CBT therapist with BABCP.

I attend a rigorous programme of supervision and continuing professional development.

I have worked extensively within the NHS for many years.

I have extensive experience of working with both individuals, couples and facilitating therapy groups.  I have had the privilege of being a keynote speaker for national UK conferences with BACP, UKATA, ACC and other large organisations.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.


UK Council for Psychotherapy

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

UK Council for Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with




Compulsive Sexual Behaviours including Internet Addictions, Anonymous Sexual Encounters.

Same-sex partnership difficulties

Work & Employment difficulties

Early Childhood issues

Sexual Abuse

Online Therapy

Photos & videos


From £68.00 to £70.00

Additional information

Current fees are displayed on my main website - www.awpsychotherapy.co.uk


Special Online Session Price during Virus Crisis - £60.00 Online Therapy Session.

Individual Welcome Session - £68.00

Individual Session - £68.00

Couples and Families - £75.00

Report-writing - £75.00 per hour


  • Online Counselling & Psychotherapy Appointments
  • Daytime and Evening appointments available Monday to Friday

Further information

To make contact please:

Andy Williams CTA MBACP( Snr. Accred Member) UKCP TSTA(P)
The Horsforth Centre for Psychotherapy
138 Low Lane
LS18 5PX

Mobile 07780 677697
E Mail newfoundationsleeds@gmail.com

Web Site: www.awpsychotherapy.co.uk

Web Site: www.thehorsforthcentre.co.uk

I look forward to hearing from you.

The Horsforth Centre For Psychotherapy
138 Low Lane
West Yorkshire
LS18 5PX

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

The Horsforth Centre for Psychotherapy offers three, ground-floor rooms with no steps and large, accessible toilets. We successfully offer therapy to persons of differing abilities who navigate well in the centre.


In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

Supervision available.

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Andy Williams

Andy Williams