Bella Williams Verified Professional Verified Professional
Verified Professional

Every professional displayed on Counselling Directory has been independently verified by our team to ensure they have suitable credentials to practise.

MBACP, MSt (Oxon) Dip Psych, Cert Psych

About me

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.

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Areas of counselling I deal with

Fees

£80.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

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) - £70 - 80.

Lower fee spaces, at a cost of £70 (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.

When I work

Weekdays and evenings.

Hebden Bridge, HX7

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults