Philomena Williams, BSc, MBACP (Accred)
I am an experienced, qualified counsellor and psychotherapist and a fully accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
My counselling approach enables me to help my clients look at what is causing them concern from various perspectives. People come for counselling for many different reasons. Often they just want to feel better and get some help in resolving their problems.
My way of working is first and foremost based on respect for the client. I provide a confidential and safe place for feelings to be heard, acknowledged and allowed. My aim is to facilitate an environment where you can feel enabled to express your feelings freely without judgement.
Counselling is about helping you to help yourself overcome the difficulty and pain you are experiencing now. It can also lead you to a clearer understanding of how the past may be preventing a happier and more fulfilled life in the present.
Also, counselling can help with altering any self-defeating behaviours and habits, enabling you to function and cope better with all aspects of your life.
Please feel free to contact me for an informal chat to discuss if I am the right therapist for you.
Training, qualifications & experience
BSc (Hons) in Integrative Counselling – Roehampton University
Diploma in Humanistic Counselling and Psychotherapy – Roehampton University
Diploma in working with Adolescents – WPF Therapy
Extensive training and continuing professional development in bereavement and loss
For the past 12 years, I have worked as a private practitioner counselling adults and young people. I have also worked as a staff counsellor in a large NHS trust, as a founding member of a local bereavement service, as a voluntary adult and youth counsellor at the Wimbledon Guild and as a school counsellor at a large secondary school in south west London.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- London W1 £90
- Wimbledon £70
- Young People £50
Concessions are sometimes available dependent on circumstances.
I offer short-term and long-term counselling depending on your needs from both my central London (W1) and Wimbledon (SW20) offices.
Our work together will start with an initial assessment. This is to find out whether counselling or psychotherapy is right for you at this time.
This is an important starting point. It gives you an opportunity to discuss the problem you would like help with and to explore the sort of help you need.
I understand that counselling can be a big step – not just emotionally but also financially.
That’s why it is important for you to have the opportunity to get to know me and decide if I am the right therapist for you.
Maps & Directions
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Types of client