Maria Williams

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Taith Counselling: PG Dip Systemic Psychotherapy. NCPS acc.
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Abderdare, CF44 8DL
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I am a dedicated and compassionate Integrative Counsellor and systemic practitioner with a deep passion for helping individuals navigate life's challenges. I have training and experience in various therapeutic approaches, and offer a unique and personalised approach to therapy. I create a safe and non-judgemental space where clients can explore their thoughts, emotions, and behaviours to better understand themselves and find meaningful solutions to their problems.

As an Integrative Counsellor, I understand that every individual is unique and requires a personalised approach to therapy. I combine elements from different therapeutic models to create a tailored treatment plan that addresses the specific needs and goals of my clients. My integrative approach allows me to draw from the strengths of various modalities to provide a comprehensive and holistic healing experience.

During sessions, I provide a safe and supportive environment for clients to explore their thoughts and emotions. I actively listen, empathise, and help clients gain insights into their concerns, patterns, and limiting beliefs. Through a collaborative process, I assist individuals in developing practical strategies and coping mechanisms to manage challenges effectively. I also encourage self-reflection, personal growth, and empowerment, fostering long-term resilience and well-being.

Client Testimonials... 

I was nervous to get help at the beginning. I knew I needed the help and was in a position where I needed support or things were going to go downhill. I took the chance and I haven’t looked back, I have gained so much out of speaking up and now have many coping mechanisms and tools to help me within my daily life. This has given me back part of my life I thought I had lost. Seeking help and being open to the process has allowed me to learn more about myself and see things from a much wider perspective. I still have things to work on and even though I am well aware of this, it’s a journey I am proud to have been on. Thank you, you really have helped save me.”


“I have been having counselling sessions with Maria for low confidence and anxiety and have found I am a different person to who I was when I started. I have much more confidence within myself so that I am able to question my anxieties and overcome them, this has only been possible due to Maria’s kindness, compassion and guidance. I was also able to share with Maria my recent grief and feel I have a safe space to go to when I need to let it out.


 From a parent of a teenage girl 

I would highly recommend Taith Counselling, Maria is so kind and caring, the support our daughter received was overwhelming, she helped her learn how to deal with her feelings & emotions. She was so fragile going to you, and within a few months, we had our confident daughter back, we are forever grateful.. Thank you xx

From a parent of a teenage girl.

Little do you know that three years ago, when you did your mental health assembly,  how much courage you gave ……….   to reach out for support. That was a positive turning point in her life after quite a few years of feeling "different" and miserable in school. She said every thing you said in that assembly related to her and I convinced her that you would totally understand if she opened up to you. That first step led on to CBT and her beginning her journey of recognising and managing her OCD and anxieties. So, knowing you were there for her to offer her a reassuring open door, where you didn't need to ask, but just said lets have a cuppa  ……….   is what makes you so fantastic. 

Training, qualifications & experience

Education and Credentials:

I hold a Post Graduate Diploma in Systemic Psychotherapy (level 7) and an integrative counselling diploma (level 5) from reputable institutions. I have undergone rigorous training in various therapeutic modalities, including person-centred therapy, cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), systemic therapy, and mindfulness-based approaches. My diverse background in counselling and education enables me to draw from a range of techniques and tailor my approach to suit the individual needs of my clients. I have over 20 years of experience as an educational specialist as well as providing wellbeing support.  As a counsellor and educator, I have the privilege of wearing multiple hats to support my clients. I embrace the role of a counsellor, providing a listening ear and guidance to address my clients' diverse emotional and psychological needs. By integrating my expertise in both counselling and education, I aim to empower clients personally, helping them navigate challenges and fostering their overall growth and well-being

Professional Experience:

I have accumulated significant experience in counselling through my work in independent practice and various community organisations. I have established a successful Male Mental Health Project, “Let’s talk about the elephant in the room”, linking the community together. As a dedicated volunteer for Action for Children, I utilise my expertise in working within a family therapy team to provide invaluable support and guidance to families in need, fostering healthier relationships and brighter futures for children and parents alike. I have successfully helped individuals in working through various issues, including anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, relationship difficulties, self-esteem, and personal growth. I believe in fostering a collaborative therapeutic relationship where clients feel valued, understood, and empowered to make positive life changes.


  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Systemic Psychotherapy (Level 7)
  • Diploma Integrative counselling skills (Level 5)
  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Secondary Education
  • BA Hons in Sport and Human Movement Studies
  • ASIST: Applied suicide intervention skills training. 
  • Temenos Advanced Certificate in Bereavement Counselling 
  • Temenos Foundation Certificate in Bereavement Counselling 
  • ACTO: Association for Counselling and Therapy online. Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling 


  • Trauma-informed practice
  • Systemic practice in educational settings
  • Counselling clients with substance misuse
  • Adverse Childhood Experiences
  • Treating intrusive thoughts and the inner critical voice
  • Mindfulness Curriculum
  • Using Trauma-informed grounding techniques
  • Suicide: How to support during crisis moments
  • Dialogues in family therapy: trust and creativity in times of constraints and control


  • Independent Practice
  • 13 months volunteering as part of a family therapy team for Action for Children
  • Six years supporting pupils' well-being in a secondary school.
  • Established a successful Male Mental Health Ambassadors project in a secondary school. 
  • Organised a successful community event for Male Mental Health.
  • Volunteered with Ty Elis Porthcawl 
  • Volunteered with an organisation in Cardiff.
  • Twenty-three years of teaching experience.

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In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

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Therapies offered

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£55.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information


I provide a complimentary 20-minute consultation to determine if our counselling services align with your needs and establish a strong therapeutic connection.

Individual Session fees: £55 for 50 minutes face-to-face/telephone/zoom.

Couples Session fees: £65 for 50 Minute face-to-face/telephone/zoom.

 I kindly request that fees be paid 48 hours in advance. Please note that to provide adequate notice to reschedule, I require at least 24 hours notice; otherwise, a fee will be charged.

Student counsellors concessionary rates available (limited spaces available)

When I work

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I will be on annual leave from the 14th of May until the 24th of May. I will start taking on new clients after this date.

Further information

Advocating for positive male mental health is a subject close to my heart, as it is an area that often goes unnoticed. Through my involvement in a project promoting positive male mental health within a secondary school, I have successfully established male mental health ambassadors. Our motto, "it's good to talk," reflects our commitment to encouraging open conversations and fostering well-being.

I believe everyone has the innate capacity for growth and healing, and my role as a counsellor is to provide the necessary support and guidance on your journey. I am committed to creating a safe, confidential, and non-judgmental space where individuals can explore their deepest concerns and work towards positive change. My warm and empathetic nature and professional expertise allow me to connect with my clients profoundly and help them discover their inner resources for healing and personal transformation.

Contact Maria Williams today if you're ready to embark on a transformative journey towards greater well-being and fulfilment.

Corporation Building, Abderdare, CF44 8DL

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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Convenient on-site parking is available, and a lift is accessible for your convenience. The restrooms are conveniently located near the office.

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Maria Williams
Maria Williams