Marie Williams, Dip. Couns., MBACP
Do you sometimes feel as though you have no one to talk to? Or no one who understands you and what you may be going through? Perhaps you are suffering with anxiety, panic, low self-esteem, loneliness, lack of confidence, depression, feeling sad, have family issues or would like better relationships? I offer face-to-face, one-to-one weekly therapy to adults of all ages. I have worked with a variety of issues from abuse (including sexual, physical, emotional, bullying, homophobia, neglect), relationship problems, anxiety, depression, panic attacks, addictions, obsessions, self-harm, suicidal thoughts, loss, bereavement, challenges relating to sexuality, self-esteem etc. through to the feelings of shame, guilt, unhappiness, sadness, jealousy, anger etc. which can often afflict those who have survived such difficulties.
My style is plain-speaking, warm and non-judgemental. I am conscious of the fact that counselling may appear unnerving or intimidating and I will always do my best to put you at ease as I listen to your concerns - all in complete confidence and within a safe environment.
Sessions may be short-term or open-ended (i.e. for as long as you feel you need them) and I am interested in hearing what is really going on for you, in exploring your needs and in working jointly with you towards getting them met. To this end, the first session will consist of an initial consultation so that you, and I, may assess what it is you want to get from any future sessions.
Sessions take place:
- 2 mins. walk from Sydenham Rail and Overground Stations
- 4 mins. walk from Tooting Bec Underground Station
- 8 mins. walk from Balham Rail and Underground Stations.
Training, qualifications & experience
(1) Certificate in Humanistic Counselling Skills
(2) Diploma in Counselling
I trained at the Gestalt Centre, London, am qualified in Gestalt Therapy and Humanistic Counselling and provide one-to-one support to adults seeking change in their lives so that they may live more authentically - that is, as true a person to themselves as is possible - in order that they may discover patterns which are keeping them stuck so they may, in time, reach their optimum potential.
Prior to training as a counsellor, I worked as a legal and generalist adviser helping people with wide-ranging issues in areas such as housing, immigration, employment, consumer law, personal injury, discrimination and debt. It was in this role that I became fascinated with how clients' mental health not only impacts their physical health (and vice versa), but also how mental health affected clients' ability to cope with the vicissitudes of daily life.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Bipolar disorder
- Carer support
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Initial consultation/session and any future sessions: £55 per session
Areas of special interest: childhood abuse
- sexual abuse
- physical abuse
- emotional abuse
- alcoholic parents
- depressed/suicidal parents
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
|Other languages:||I understand some French. However, I conduct the sessions in English.|
Monday - Friday: 12.00 - 20.00
Types of client