Gareth Williams

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Counsellor / Psychotherapist. MA. PG.Dip. MBACP (registered)
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Hereford HR2 & Stoke-on-Trent ST7
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

A Compassionate Approach

If you're seeking a compassionate path to wellbeing that respects your unique journey, you’ll get a warm welcome here. With over 25 years of experience blending humanistic and Buddhist psychology, mindfulness, and psychotherapy, I'm here to offer you a space where your potential can flourish.

Tailored Support for Your Unique Journey

I believe in therapy and life coaching that honours your individuality. Whether you’re feeling stuck, are navigating life's uncertainties and anxieties, or are on the brink of transformation, our work together will be deeply attuned to your life and goals.

Your Guide Through the Landscapes of Possibility

My career has spanned many diverse roles: young people’s outreach worker, senior counsellor, lecturer, mindfulness teacher, and music producer. Add to this my 30 years as a transpersonal psychologist, personal experience with tinnitus and anxiety, and just being a human, and this eclectic background offers to enrich our sessions with a broad perspective on the human experience.

What We Can Explore Together

  • Finding clarity and courage to more fully embrace the adventure of life
  • Becoming free of the confines of anxiety 
  • Overcoming barriers to living authentically and creatively
  • How to relate to others with more skilful communication and empathy
  • Developing resilience to face life's inherent chaos and complexity
  • Cultivating a personal repertoire for growth, built on your own strengths and potentials

Ready to Begin?

If you're drawn to the idea of a therapeutic process that's as unique as you are, I invite you to reach out. Together, we can explore the possibilities that lie ahead, meeting your challenges as a journey of discovery and transformation. Let's connect and see how we can tailor this adventure to your needs.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a registered psychotherapist, a creativity coach, and a mindfulness teacher / supervisor.

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 and ecotherapist 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 12 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

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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Ecotherapy and mindfulness in nature. Creativity coaching. 

Creativity coaching and consultation.

Training in mindfulness-based living and self-compassion.


£40.00 - £70.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Additional information

If my standard fees are out of reach for you and you feel that you would like to work with me, please do get in touch, as I can offer some concessionary rates. 

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

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

Windyways, The Thorn, Wrigglebrook, Hereford, Herefordshire, HR2 8AN

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

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

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In person

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Gareth Williams
Gareth Williams