Cynthia Williams BA (Hons), MBACP
Life doesn't always go the way we envisaged it to be. We encounter experiences such as relationships, work, loss, trauma, health-related and identity issues. All of which can create stress/anxiety, low mood and/or depression.
You don't have to experience these feelings alone!
My approach to life and therapy is Person-Centred, that the client is the central part of the therapeutic relationship, your thoughts and feelings are the focus. My approach is neither directive or self-opinionated, believing that everyone can be empowered, working together to facilitate insight, and to discover a way forward.
I provide a therapeutic safe space, whereby we can explore any issues you are experiencing, in a non-judgemental and confidential way. Working together, at a pace that suits you and your needs. That will enable you thorough reflection, a scope for change and understanding.
Training, qualifications & experience
Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Person-Centred Counselling and Psychotherapy.
Diploma Person Centred Therapy
HND Level 4 Counselling and Psychotherapy.
I am experienced in both short-term brief therapy and long term counselling, with all life experiences such as Depression, Anxiety, Bereavement, Relationships, Body Image, Identity and Stress related issues.
My work experience includes working within a university setting and local charity organisations. I currently work both privately and within the NHS services, such as IAPT. Adults (18+) and Couples.
I am currently working towards my Advanced Certification as a Couples Counsellor with Tavistock Relationships. Enhancing my already acquired skills in this specialised area of work.
Continuing Professional Development:
Working with Grief and Complex Grief
Cruse - 'Loss and Bereavement' - Specialised care in the lockdown of COVID-19.
Relational Depth in Counselling & Psychotherapy
A Pluralistic Approach to Therapy
Single Session Therapy
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£50 - £65 - Individuals - per session. (Dependant on the time of day).
£75 - Couples Counselling - per session.
Concessions offered for
I understand how busy and complex our lives have become, therefore flexibility is key. I can work with clients in shift work and flexible hours employment.
****During the COVID-19 period, I will be conducting my sessions on-line, via a Zoom Link.