Holly Williams Counsellor (MBACP)
I'm a warm, empathetic Person-Centred therapist. I moved to the area last year and I love being so close to the beautiful, peaceful peak district. I have a private therapy room at my home in Rainow, Macclesfield where I offer a safe and non-judgemental environment.
I have a genuine interest and care for those who want to share and explore their personal experiences with me, and I maintain the trust and well-being of the client while supporting them through whatever they want to bring to the sessions.
I believe a lot of good can come from being able to be completely and honestly ourselves with another person. To be accepted and cared for while sharing sometimes difficult or unpleasant experiences can help to heal past traumas, or cope with current struggles. I try to understand your world as you see it and help you to find the solutions or resolutions you’re looking for without labelling or pushing you in a particular direction.
In Person-Centred counselling the individual is at the centre of the decisions which impact their lives. People come to therapy for many different reasons but often they are dissatisfied, uncomfortable or distressed by aspects of their life and are seeking some kind of change. I believe therapy can help to increase self- awareness and self-acceptance in order to feel more in control, and live in a more fulfilling way.
For me, therapy is collaborative and my aim is to facilitate an open and honest relationship with all of my clients. In order to establish if we would potentially work well together, I offer a free, 30 minute initial meeting.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a diploma in Person-Centred counselling from the Metanoia Institute and a BA (Hons) in Person-Centred counselling from Middlesex University.
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and work in accordance with their ethical framework.
Before setting up private practice I previously worked with charities and independent counselling services. I have helped clients to have more autonomy in their lives while overcoming issues such as, but not limited to, childhood trauma, domestic violence, sexual violence, anxiety, depression, anger management, self-harm, eating disorders and family & relationship difficulties.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
My standard rate is £40 per hour. I would like therapy to be available to as many people as possible and I'm open to discuss a concessionary rate for individuals who may require it.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I currently have availability Tuesday - Thursday at varying times. Please get in touch to schedule an appointment.
Types of client