Liz Willows

Liz Willows

Coleford
Gloucestershire
GL16

+4478524 66184

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About me

Counselling in Chepstow and Coleford to suit you. I provide a safe and confidential space in which you and I can explore and address your difficulties, so you may find a more fulfilling way of being in the world. I work in a collaborative and creative way, drawing on the skills and range of therapeutic interventions I have learnt over the course of my career to support this work. I have an understanding of the challenges individuals can experience and I am both welcoming of difference and open to exploration where you, the client wish.

Central to my work is understanding and working from your unique perspective and values in order to support you to find a way forward that fits for your unique situation. As well as counselling for all issues, I have a particular specialism in working with trauma from sexual violence, both recent and long ago.

It takes courage to take that first step into counselling, whether for the very first time or returning at a later stage. Let's take the time together to create a safe, strong, therapeutic relationship where you can let go of what you no longer wish to carry and learn new strengths to carry you into the next phase of your life.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • High Professional Diploma in Counselling  (High Merit)  - LC&CTA (2016)
  • Research Paper on Borderline Personality Disorder BACP research conference (2016)
  • Working with Dissociation and Trauma (2014)
  • Master of Arts – Women’s Studies (Hons) (2004)
  • Certificate in Addiction Studies Dublin (2002)
  • Samaritans Training​ (1997)

In addition to...

Childhood Sexual Abuse and Complex Trauma, Solution Focussed Brief Therapy, Emotion Focussed Therapy, Psychology of Shame, Working with Anger, Towards Understanding Borderline and Other Disturbed States of Mind, Conflict Resolution, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy for Psychosis, Dual Diagnosis, Abuse, Trauma & Dissociation, Crisis Intervention, “Coming Out” Counselling, Harm Reduction Perspectives in Drug & Alcohol Counselling, Homophobia & Heterosexism, HIV/AIDS Awareness, Sexual Health, Young People and Sexuality, Assertiveness, Equal Opportunities, Disability Rights, Racism Awareness.

Member organisations

BACP

Accredited register membership

Photos & videos

  • Trees
  • counselling room

Fees

£25 - £55

Further information

Specialist areas of interest and expertise include rape & sexual trauma, bereavement, family dysfunction, anger management, LGBTQI, poverty, sex workers.

I sometimes have space for reduced fee clients (£25.00 per session), but there is a waiting list for these places.

Maps & Directions

Coleford, GL16

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Accessibility

Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Yes

Chepstow, level access, lift to first floor, wheelchair accessible toilet. Coleford, level access, ground floor, toilet.

Availability

I work Wednesdays in Coleford. Morning, afternoon, and evening sessions available

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme