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About me

In an ideal world, we would all have a friend or family member we could share our problems with. ; talking & off-loading our worries often helps us feel much better.

But where do you go if you feel that no one understands?

The answer could be to work with a therapist...
I'm Heidi, a personal counsellor, & I'm here to help you move forward when you need to talk through how you're feeling. I'll help you unpick what's troubling you & support yours you begin making positive changes in your life.

I trained as a counsellor after overcoming trauma & loss in my own life, so you'll know that I'm on your side. My Practice in Congleton, is small & friendly & clients I've worked with have made lasting changes in their lives, often after the first few sessions.

It's my belief that counselling can help everybody improve their quality of life & I'll work with you to find out what's stopping you from being the best you can be.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications:

Grad. Dip. Counselling

University Certificate H.E. Counselling

BACP Member & BACP Registered (BACP Certificate of Proficiency)

Training in Rewind Technique for PTSD with Dr David Muss

Certificate in Managing Stress with Mindfulness (The Mental Health Foundation)

BA (Hons.) Humanities

Registered Nurse - Level 1


I update my counselling skills by studying online professional development courses & training days above the BACP suggested level. In 2020 I undertook the BACP 'How to Do Counselling Online' course, and courses in Trauma, Grief, Health & Stress Reduction.

Experience:

I've run my own private practice in Congleton for over 10 years, & previously set up a counselling service at The Therapy Rooms, Macclesfield.

Alongside private work, I've worked unpaid as a counsellor at a large community centre, counselling adults with long-standing, complex needs, & at a charity for homeless clients.

Since qualifying, I've participated in a psychosexual research project, (working with the Department of Gender Studies at the University of Paris VIII in France) & undertaken 'Body Image & Sexuality' courses, concerning sexuality & self-image issues.

In the past, I worked as a Nursing Sister for many years, & with my nursing background, I've continued to update my knowledge of current health care issues, & how they affect psychological health. I've studied Mindfulness for Stress Reduction & my most recent course was "Mental Health & the Body: Treating Trauma".

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

I have a special interest in depression and extensive knowledge of health issues and chronic illness.

I also have a number of years' experience in loss and bereavement work & trauma.

Therapies offered

  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy

Fees

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

I work with clients on a one-to-one basis, currently by video or telephone call.

Each session last for 1 hour and costs £35.
I am able to offer a Student discount.

Payment is by bank transfer.

Appointment times are by arrangement and I will try to speak with you within a few hours of initial contact.

Availability

8am to 6pm Mon, Tues, & Thurs.

9am to 7pm Wed.

Further information

I am a Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and have held the BACP Certificate of Proficiency since 2013. I am listed on the BACP Register.

I am a Policy Panel Member of the Mental Health Foundation - a charity which campaigns/lobbies Government for better provision of services for people affected by mental health issues.

I hold full insurance status.

22A Astbury Lane Ends
Congleton
Cheshire
CW12

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Heidi Williams Registered MBACP BA (Hons.) Grad. Dip. Counselling

Heidi Williams Registered MBACP BA (Hons.) Grad. Dip. Counselling