Jane Williams BA (Hons), Registered MBACP
I am a qualified and experienced counsellor offering counselling covering a wide range of issues.
I provide a safe and relaxed space to explore any difficulties you may be experiencing in confidence.
We all have times in our lives when we feel unable to cope. Sometimes we struggle with a crisis or we find certain events or relationships difficult. Having someone to talk to in a supportive environment can help you to make sense of these experiences and to make changes to live the life you choose.
My approach is person-centred, believing in each individual's ability to become more self-aware and take control of their own lives. My counselling aims to help you see your life more clearly and supports you in achieving your own potential. When helpful, this may make use of coping strategies to guide you through difficult times.
I have extensive experience in helping clients overcome anxiety and depression and have specialised in working with relationship and family difficulties. I have also experience of working with young people and adults with a wide range of issues, including self-harm and bullying. This has often made use of CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) techniques which can help with building confidence and with overcoming panic attacks and managing anger.
My private practice is based in the relaxed setting of a listed building, close to parking and bus routes, in central Colchester.
Training, qualifications & experience
BA (Hons) Degree in Counselling, accredited by University of Essex
Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling, accredited by the University of Essex
Registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
Work experience includes:
Counselling for a charity which supports young people
Counselling for a service for serving Military personnel and those adjusting to civilian life
Counselling support for a charity working with those affected by drugs and alcohol issues
Counselling at a MIND mental health charity, specialising in working with clients with Anxiety and Depression, and clients with Eating Disorders and PTSD.
Counselling at a charity supporting women who are survivors of sexual violence and abuse
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Binge-eating disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Sessions last 50 minutes and are usually weekly. My fees are £40 a session and £30 for college/university students and those on low incomes.
There is no charge for the introductory assessment meeting as it is an opportunity to discuss how counselling can help you.
Please phone me on 0770 204 5934 or email me using the link above if you would like to make an appointment or to find out what my counselling can offer you.
I hold an enhanced DBS certificate and have insurance for professional liability.
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