Candice Williams

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Rugby, Warwickshire, CV22
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

​I have found that a traumatic event can often spill into many other aspects of life. Often, the clients I have worked with have experienced life events that have led to anxiety, feeling on edge, depression, irregular sleep patterns, low self-esteem, grief, inner conflict, self-harm, substance misuse, feelings of grief, poor relationships, dis-regulation and self-blame. I have worked with people whose reality has been complicated by experiencing the world through a neurodiverse lens and others who felt their identity was diminished by their social environments, when society had seemed to prescribe a way of being that did not fit with who they were inside.

I work in a person-centred way, which means ​I do not see emotional distress as a medical issue, though you may be considering working with me to complement prescribed treatment. I believe our personal response to trauma is all relative in the context of our own lives and we cannot measure or assume how a person should respond. So I work with the cause, not the symptom. I seek to understand your experiences from your perspective. I have no expectations for who you ought to be or judgments over who you are - I invite you to just be yourself.

I work on the basis that issues often arise when we have been exposed to difficult or unsuitable environments. I think that when conditions are hostile or do not meet our needs, we can lose sight of what we're capable of, what we deserve, and available opportunities. When this happens, it might be overwhelming or make us feel like giving up. 

Just as we would not expect a plant to grow if it were starved of light, food and water; people cannot thrive if they do not have their practical, safety, love or recognition needs met.

In areas of life where you might feel disempowered, I can support you in navigating your path. Through working together in a relational way in the non-judgemental space offered by me, I believe you can change and live an easier and more fulfilling life. The value of being fully and open and honest with an impartial and accepting individual cannot be underestimated. I provide a welcoming, safe space for you to be free to be yourself and for your experiences to be heard and understood, so you may grow from them.

Training, qualifications & experience

I qualified as a person-centred counsellor through the University of Warwick and have been working with adults in Warwickshire as a counsellor/psychotherapist for four years. I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling Practitioners (BACP).

My work so far has mainly involved working with trauma clients on a one-to-one and group basis with clients who have experienced rape or sexual abuse. This has provided a wealth of experience as often trauma manifests in many aspects of life.

I have undergone further training in working online, Gestalt practice, cultural and social awareness, attachment, grief, shame, working with groups; and I continually develop my practice in order to enrich your experience in working with me.

Member organisations

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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£50.00 - £55.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income

Additional information

Group counselling is offered as £60 for 4 weeks, these sessions can be purchased as a package and used over a 6 week period.

Availability for concessions is limited.

When I work

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Rugby, Warwickshire, CV22

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)

Key details

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Online platforms

Microsoft Teams


Candice Williams
Candice Williams