Bella Williams MBACP, MSt (Oxon) Dip Psych, Cert Psych
I am providing therapy over video call and telephone for the foreseeable future.
I offer support to anyone who wants to discuss their feelings in a confidential, non-judgemental space.
I trained in 'psychodynamic' psychotherapy, which is one of several kinds of therapy; it considers how people's experiences may have affected their lives and patterns of behaviour or feelings. However, I provide counselling that is tailored to your individual needs, combining different strands of therapeutic expertise.
Counselling offers you an opportunity to discuss your difficulties, reflect on what brings you meaning, and to think about how to move forward.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold the following qualifications in Psychodynamic psychotherapy:
- Master of Studies (University of Oxford)
- Postgraduate Diploma (University of Oxford)
- Postgraduate Certificate (University of Oxford)
I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (the main professional body for psychotherapy in the UK.) I am bound by its Ethical Framework, which ensures I work responsibly and professionally.
I have worked across a wide range of settings (private organisations, mental health charities, schools and universities) and enjoy working with as varied a client base as possible. My practice is inclusive of everybody. I offer short-term and long-term, open-ended counselling to adults, adolescents and children.
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.
Accredited register membership
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
I offer a free 15 minute telephone consultation. This is an opportunity for you to ask any questions and for us to discuss the best type of support for you before deciding whether to schedule an initial appointment/assessment.
Initial no obligation assessment (50 mins) - £80
Weekly counselling sessions (50 mins) - £60 - 80.
Lower fee spaces (when available) are for: key workers/ the unemployed/ those on a low income/ students/ trainee counsellors (proof required). Lower cost appointments take place in the daytime.
Payment is by bank transfer before the session.