Rachel Williams

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Bangor, Gwynedd, LL57 1LH
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About me

Hello, I'm Rachel and I have been a practicing therapist for over 13 years. I realise that accessing therapy may be daunting, even frightening so I aim to make it as calm, warm, safe and nurturing as possible.

My belief is that healing from trauma is absolutely possible and use a variety of therapeutic approaches to best suit the client.

I am qualified in Transactional Analysis, EMDR, CBT and like to use the IFS model as an approach as I find it amazingly transformational when working with clients: working with the different parts of the personality to find alignment, and taking into consideration the emotional child parts and how to help them. With clients I consistently draw attention to how we hold trauma and past experiences somatically (in the body) and how that is inseparable from any experience we have in the present. Also, how emotional childhood experience links to a wealth of physical diseases and problems in adulthood.

I am very experienced in seeing clients who bring a whole range of issues such as anxiety, depression, relationship problems, stress, abuse. For the example list please see below.

Together, we would work with a strong focus on the current issues and what has brought you to therapy, what needs to change in the present and how we can do that, whilst dealing with the causes of the struggle that are linked to past history. I like to make sure clients have a variety of coping techniques to help them cope with what they are going through in the present.

I would love to meet you and find out what you want from therapy, and devise a plan to achieve it.  I am doing in-person sessions from the centre of Bangor but also see clients online as well.  Please feel free to email me or call and I'll get back to you straight away.

Training, qualifications & experience

The Manchester Institute of Psychotherapy
Advanced Diploma in TA Psychotherapy
The South Manchester Centre of Psychotherapy
Certificate Award in Therapeutic Counselling
Advanced Diploma in TA Psychotherapy
The NLP Centre of Excellence (online)
CBT Diploma
Advanced Diploma (Level 1 & 2)

I had a private practice in Didsbury, Manchester for 7 years before moving to Singapore to work at the International Counselling and Psychology Centre for 5 years. I have been back in Wales now for 2 years and so enjoying working in Bangor.

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Areas of counselling I deal with


£50.00 per session

Further information

I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy)

Also an associate of EMDRAA (EMDR Association of Australia)

Axis Therapy Centre, 42 Glanafron, Bangor, Gwynedd, LL57 1LH

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Rachel Williams
Rachel Williams