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J. Gail Williams MBACP: Post.Grad Dip.Couns,, Dip.Counselling Supervision

Lytham St. Annes, Lancashire, FY8
Lytham St. Annes, Lancashire, FY8

About me

With 22 years experience in the counselling field, and as a qualified counselling supervisor, I am able to assist with most issues which may be worrying you. I work in the Fylde Coast area, and in certain circumstances I can visit your home and work there with you if necessary.

What can counselling do for you?

Counselling is a very personal experience which can unlock feelings and sensations from the past allowing them to be understood, which is not always too comfortable, but helps with coming to terms with them and it also can put clarity into situations which may be happening in the here and now.

Many people do not know why they are feeling or behaving the way they do and counselling helps them to understand and allows them to deal with the results of past or present situations. I normally check after each session how my client is feeling and most say that, although they are a bit tired and drained, they feel as though a weight has been removed from their shoulders and they feel lighter.

I believe in working in which ever way suits the person I am working with - as we are all different, we all need a different approach. I can offer reduced rates in some circumstances.

Getting Started

  • If you give me a call on 07530 175111we will be able to chat about what it is that you feel you need help.

  • We can then make an appointment to meet up for an introductory, no obligation session within a couple of weeks should you wish to go ahead.

  • I generally work late afternoon or evenings and Saturday mornings but can be a little flexible to suit your needs.

  • In certain circumstances I can visit your home and work there with you if necessary.


Training, qualifications & experience

  • Adv. Diploma in Counselling
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling studies
  • Diploma in Counselling Supervision.

My experience ranges from working with young single homeless persons, clients with depression, anxiety, relationship or work problems, addictions, bereavement and trauma both current and from childhood including neglect and abuse.

I have also worked in a voluntary capacity within a women’s centre where a huge variety of issues come to light within a very diverse client base.

Member organisations


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

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.


£40.00 per session: Reduced rates for students and OAPs. Initial session 30 mins - £10.00

I do not hold anyone to a specific number of sessions although I do have a basic contract which is standard in all counselling. My experience tells me that the person undertaking counselling knows when they are ready to stop but I do review our journey on a regular basis to assist with moving forward when the time is right.

Lytham St. Annes

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access


Mainly evenings and weekends but can be a little flexible.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
J. Gail Williams MBACP: Post.Grad Dip.Couns,,    Dip.Counselling Supervision

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