Nick Williams MSc.(Psych), Dip., PTSTA, UKCP-registered
Fully qualified, UKCP-registered psychotherapist with more than 15 years experience in private practice.
It can take a lot of energy to live with troubling thoughts, feelings or relationships. Many people find talking, in confidence, with a professional therapist helps them discover more about themselves and how they can live in a more fulfilling way.
I offer a confidential, non-judgemental space where clients can talk about whatever is on their mind. Over the years, I have worked with many people who have known what they wanted to work on and many who just had a feeling there was something to explore.
Some clients come for a few weeks, whilst others who want to understand themselves more deeply choose to continue for several years. However long our work, counselling/therapy requires commitment from both client and therapist. I often suggest an initial session (at my standard fee) where we can meet, and you can ask any questions you may have, before deciding whether we go ahead.
I first trained in Transactional Analysis (TA) at Metanoia Institute in West London, graduating with an MSc in psychotherapy from Middlesex University. These days my style integrates aspects of several different approaches because every client is unique and has their own story. I have a particular interest in the 'Relational' approach to therapy; a way of exploring patterns of relating that can lie beneath painful, repetitive experiences - but I'm always happy to discuss the way we work together.
Originally from Wales, I have lived in London for more than twenty-five years, working first in the arts and then with an international media company. Since training in counselling and psychotherapy I have worked with a sexual-health charity and run depression & anxiety groups in the NHS - as well as working in private practice and supervising other therapists.
I am committed to ethical, non-discriminatory practice and welcome individuals and couples of all races, faiths and sexualities. I abide by the principles and ethics of the UKCP (UK Council for Psychotherapy).
For more information, you might like to visit my website (above)
Training, qualifications & experience
- Fully Qualified. Registered member of UKCP
- MSc. (Psychotherapy) University of Middlesex
- Dip. Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy, Metanoia Institute, London
- Certificate in Supervision, Metanoia Institute, London.
- Certified by the European Association For Transactional Analysis (EATA) to teach and supervise counsellors and psychotherapists (PTSTA).
Registered / Accredited
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UK Council for Psychotherapy
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.
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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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
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Standard fee for individuals: £60 per session.
I am sometimes able to offer lower cost sessions to those unwaged or receiving benefits.
I work during weekdays and some evenings.