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About me

I have been working in the field of wellbeing and mental health for over 20 years, and have worked with many hundreds of people both online and face to face.

Using mindfulness and a range of therapeutic approaches, I work together with each person to find an approach that suits who they are and their current life situation.

I specialise in anxiety, including generalised anxiety disorder, OCD, social anxiety, health anxiety and phobias.

If you feel that I could be helpful to you, please get in touch.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a registered psychotherapist and a registered mindfulness teacher. Qualifications include a masters degree in counselling, post-graduate diploma in person-centred counselling, a degree in psychology, a certificate in mindfulness, a certificate in supervision. Further training includes compassion-focused therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, CBT, emotion-focused therapy, and process work.

I worked for 6 years as a senior counsellor for Mind and 10 years as a counsellor and outreach worker for Visyon. I have worked with children and families, as well as adults, and for 5 years worked as a school counsellor.

For the past 10 years I have been a visiting teacher on the doctorate in counselling psychology at the University of Manchester and a supervisor of counsellors, psychotherapists and mindfulness teachers.

Member organisations

BACP

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Ecotherapy and mindfulness in nature.

Creativity coaching and consultation.

Training in mindfulness-based living and self-compassion.

Fees

Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

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

Additional information

Sliding scale £40-75.

For people experiencing current financial difficulties a few special concessionary rates are available, please contact me if this applies to you.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Mondays to Fridays, 12 noon to 8pm. Saturdays by arrangement.

6 Central Street
Mow Cop
Stoke-on-Trent
Cheshire
ST7 4NZ

Symons
Much Dewchurch
Hereford
Herefordshire
HR2 8DL

Type of session

In person
Home visits
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations

Online platforms

Skype
VSee
Zoom

Supervision

In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

Would you like a safe, creative space in which to develop your own unique therapeutic style and approach?

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Gareth Williams

Gareth Williams