Marie Williams, LLB Hons., Dip. Couns., Regd. MBACP - (Sydenham/Tooting/Balham)
How I can help:
Sometimes it can feel as though you have no one to talk to or no one who understands you and what you are going through. Perhaps you are feeling anxious, low in self-esteem, lonely, depressed, sad, guilty, or have panic attacks. Maybe you lack confidence, have family problems, suicidal thoughts, or self-harm. Or it could be that you are struggling with the mixture of - seemingly - conflicting emotions that often come with the death of someone close to you.
Whatever your experience, there are usually very good reasons for feeling the way you do; and, by creating a safe environment and a robust therapeutic relationship, I can explore your feelings with you so that they feel less overwhelming and you may make sense of them. Regarding the bereavement of a loved one, I can support you to work through your feelings so that, in time, you feel more able to support yourself during your grief.
I believe that self-awareness is central to personal growth and development. Sometimes, this self-awareness can become blocked by unhelpful patterns and behaviours that can (for example) leave you feeling unhappy, overwhelmed and suffering from anxiety and/or depression. This can negatively impact your daily life, including relationships with others as well as your relationship with yourself. Again, I can work with you on this so that you may begin to become aware of the beliefs, patterns and behaviours that no longer serve you so that you are able to make different (more helpful) choices for yourself.
In addition to working with the above issues, I have, over the years, developed a special interest in working with adults who, as children, experienced overwhelming adversity. I.e. adults who as children endured, for example, sexual, physical, or emotional abuse, maltreatment, neglect, prolonged separation, abandonment, or who suffered the pain of living with "absent" caregivers who themselves struggled with addiction, depression, or attempted/committed suicide.
Feels daunting? Email me to arrange a free, no-obligation, telephone consultation:
I appreciate how counselling can appear unnerving and how crucial it is for you to choose a counsellor that you gel with. Therefore I offer a free, no-obligation, 15 minute telephone consultation to look at what you want to achieve from counselling and to consider how you may get your needs met. If you think I might be able to help, then do get in touch.
How and Where:
Sessions may be short-term or open-ended (i.e. for as long as you feel you need them) - it's up to you. They take place:
- 2 mins. walk from Sydenham Rail and Overground Stations
- 4 mins. walk from Tooting Bec Underground Station
- 8 mins. walk (or a short bus ride) from Balham Rail and Underground Stations.
Training, qualifications & experience
(1) Certificate in Humanistic Counselling Skills
(2) Diploma in Counselling
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Carer support
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Sydenham - £60 per session
Tooting - £65 per session
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: 13.00 - 21.00
Types of client