Elaine Williams BA (Hons) MBACP
Are you wondering if counselling could be helpful to you and how to choose a counsellor?
I offer a safe, confidential space for you to talk and as a counsellor I will listen to you to understand your difficulties in an empathetic, sensitive and non-judgmental way. You can choose what you would like to talk about, as it is the worries or difficulties that matter to you which are important. We can explore your thoughts and feelings at the pace you choose.
Counselling can help a person to;
- express their thoughts and emotions with increased awareness, understanding and acceptance
- make sense of experiences and work through difficulties
- find ways to cope and adjust to life changes
- challenge and alter thought patterns
- increase self-esteem and self-confidence
- improve emotional wellbeing and resilience
It is important you feel comfortable to talk to me so an initial session gives you the opportunity to meet me, discuss how counselling may help you and decide if I am the right counsellor for you.
Please contact me if you have any questions or would like to arrange to meet with me.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist and a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. I adhere to their Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions. I have a Foundation degree and BA (Hons) degree in Person-centred Counselling and Psychotherapy from the University of Warwick.
I have experience in working with clients with a wide range of concerns and issues including;
- bereavement, loss and grief
- miscarriage, stillbirth and baby loss
- anxiety during pregnancy
- family and relationship difficulties
- low self-esteem
- work related difficulties
- illness and health related difficulties
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Anxiety during pregnancy
I offer both short-term and long-term counselling. A fee of £45 is payable for each session which lasts 50 minutes. You do not have to commit to a number of sessions as this will depend on your individual concerns and your reasons for seeking counselling. The frequency and the progress of counselling sessions will be reviewed regularly.
If you would like further information or would like to arrange an appointment, please see my website or contact me. If I am unable to answer your call, please leave a message and I will respond as soon as I am able to. Please give your preferred contact number, say if there is a convenient time to contact you and confirm whether I can leave a message.