Luke Williams

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UKCP Registered, MSc qualified Psychotherapist
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London SW12 & Canterbury CT2
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About me

I am a UKCP registered Msc qualified person-centred psychotherapist, counsellor, supervisor and trainer. I work with individuals and groups to help people reflect, introspect and find their personal agency, power and with it a sense of peace and acceptance.

Every person has the capacity for growth, healing, and self-discovery and my approach is rooted in the principles of person-centred therapy, where you are the expert of your own experience. You may be facing challenges in relationships, struggling with anxiety or depression, or simply seeking greater self-awareness and personal growth. Whether you want to address a particular goal or problematic area of your life or to explore who you are and your life choices to find your energy and sense of self a safe, intentional reflective space can help.

This is not always an easy journey and we all have difficult, painful or shaming experiences that create and trigger our psychological defenses. These are often unique to us and can often be stubborn and intimidating to unlock. Everyone has a unique set of experiences and challenges that have helped create these and we will explore your experiences and the conscious and subconscious beliefs and values you have developed about yourself and life. I do all I can to create a safe, empathetic, understanding environment to walk alongside you in this exploration and help you connect (or in many cases reconnect) with your innate wisdom and courage and find the you who feels confident and at ease.


Getting Started
Please call or email me. I offer a free 15-minute initial meeting if you would like to meet before booking a session.

Professional experience
I have been working as a professional psychotherapist for the last 12 years. I also offer clinical (group and 1-1) supervision to many trainee and qualified counsellors and am a VIVA panelist for counselling training colleges as well as the clinical lead for Sout Kent Mind. 

Along side my private practice I have experience working in schools, Universities and various counselling agencies. I have worked with people from diverse communities with a wide-range of issues. 

Additional Training

  • Working with generalised anxiety disorder
  • Lockdown anxiety and loneliness
  • Counselling for depression
  • Panic attacks and mindfulness
  • Relationship difficulties
  • LGBT
  • Habits, addictions and compulsive thinking
  • Processing emotions
  • Attachment issues
  • Working with couples
  • Mental health training, working with diagnosis
  • Working with children and adolescents
  • Working with self-harm and suicide
  • Safeguarding
  • Online Counselling (email and Skype counselling)
  • Reaching contact impaired people
  • How to conduct Psychotherapy research
  • Therapy in Psychiatric Landscapes
  • Buddhism and the person-centred approach
  • Existentialism
  • Person-centred, philosophy, practice, and theory
  • Working with people with Dementia

Training, qualifications & experience

  • MSc. and Diploma in contemporary person-centred psychotherapy

  • Supervision for counsellors or psychotherapists clinical work
  • PG Diploma in Adolescent and Schools Counselling

  • General Certificate in Online Counselling Skills

  • NCFE Levels 1-3 Certificate in counselling skills and theory

  • Additional Trainings: Counselling for depression, Managing anxiety and self harm, existential therapy, couples therapy, survivors of sexual abuse, Suicidal ideation, motivational interviewing

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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UKCP
UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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UK Council for Psychotherapy

Areas of counselling I deal with

Fees

£80.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Axa Health
  • BUPA

Additional information

My fees are £80 for a session for a psychotherapy session with a few concessions for those on low income in Canterbury or online. I offer a free 15minute  initial meeting online.

When I work

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Afternoon
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I work in Clapham South 1-9pm on Mondays and 2-9pm on Thursdays

I work in Canterbury (CT2 7HG) and online on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays

Further information

Psychotherapy can benefit anyone with emotional, social or mental health problems, such as:

  • problems dealing with stress, anxiety or panic attacks

  • Low mood and depression

  • Processing emotions

  • Habits, addictions and compulsive thinking

  • Anger management

  • Bereavement

  • relationship problems

  • Inability to cope or concentrate

  • Existential anxieties

  • Self harm and suicidal feelings

  • Lack of confidence or extreme shyness

  • Coping with painful memories, thoughts and dreams

  • Coping with the effects of abuse

  • Feelings of sadness, grief or emptiness

  • Extreme mood swings

  • Difficulty connecting with people or making relationships

  • Sexual problems

  • Eating disorders

  • Phobias

11c Hillgate Place, 18-20 Balham Hill Place, Clapham South, London, SW12 9ER

Canterbury, Kent, CT2

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Groups
Organisations

Key details

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Online platforms

Microsoft Teams
Skype
VSee
Zoom

Supervision

In person
Online

I am a person-centred supervisor I offer session in Canterbury and online for £70 an hour.

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