Louise Williams

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BSc (Hons) Integrative Psychotherapist and Counsellor, MBACP
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG9
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me


I’m Louise.

At the heart of my practice is warmth and mutual respect. I am patient and accepting and I’ve had many years of experience listening to others. I’m a qualified therapist and have undergone robust training and personal therapy. I am registered with the BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists). 

I would be very glad to hear from you if you would like a conversation or have questions about therapy. Whether you get in touch now or at another point down the line, I wish you well, considering therapy is a big step and you’ve taken the first one. 


Training, qualifications & experience

I am a Humanistic and Integrative counsellor sometimes called a psychotherapist. The humanistic bit means you come first, you are a whole person, made up of many parts and there is no one like you. You are unique and valuable. I work relationally, experiencing whatever feelings, sensations, memories, thoughts and beliefs emerge for you. The integrative bit means that I draw on lots of theories to help make sense of difficult emotions in the best way possible. We can talk more about this when we meet. 

I work to BACP ethical standards, in line with their requirements, completed clinical obligations and had long-term therapy myself. I qualified to a high standard with an Honorary Bachelor of Science degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy. As I work online I am a member of ACTO (Association for Counselling and Therapy Online). I am an Associate Therapist and Assessor with Nottingham Counselling Service and a member of the Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute. I have enhanced DBS and liability insurance with Holistic Insurance.

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

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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


Free initial online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

I offer an initial online 30-minute assessment for which there is no charge. We can use this time to start to get to know each other, discuss your hopes and goals for therapy, and decide if we can work together. You may choose to go to someone else, or I may feel that I don’t have the right skills for you. If this is the case I will do my best to refer you to someone who will be more able to help you.

I am able to offer a limited number of fee concessions, please get in touch if you would like to discuss this. 

When I work

I work Monday-  Friday and offer limited sessions at the weekend, please contact me for my current availability.

Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG9

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

My practice is accessible via stairs, please say if you prefer a ground-floor room.

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Louise Williams
Louise Williams