Scott Willis (MBACP) - Clarity Counselling
Hello and welcome,
Thank you for taking the time to access my profile here on the Counselling Directory. I guess if you find yourself here then things may be a little difficult for you at the moment? The reason why people access counselling can be for a number of different reasons all of which are valid and important. Tackling these challenges can sometimes feel like a lonely and daunting journey. These are all natural feelings, with many of these feelings easing once sessions start.
As a therapist, my job is to come alongside you in that journey to offer support, nurture, challenge and hope. I offer a compassionate and caring space, which allows you to explore the difficulties you may be experiencing free from, judgement, pressure or expectation. Alongside exploring these difficulties counselling offers the opportunity to develop a greater self-awareness, this can have a profound impact on both your relationship with yourself but also the relationships held with others. This greater sense of awareness can lead to a sense of peace and control in your life.
How I work:
I am trained in the humanistic approach with a particular focus on Transactional Analysis. I believe that everyone is individual and as such everyone will have their own values, beliefs and views on the world. These views are important and I respect these, through working together in a client-counsellor relationship we are able to identify goals and facilitate working towards these goals whilst staying true to your own beliefs and values.
Counselling can be often perceived as the stereotypical view of a being led down on a sofa and talking about childhood, although there is a place for this approach, I personally work in a very different way. I work in a more creative and flexible way, which allows me to adapt my approach to my client to ensure that we are able to develop a strong, trusting relationship. Building this relationship can help clients explore the issues that brought them to counselling in a safe and comfortable way.
I have been working for a local charitable organisation for the last 5 years, working with both adults and young people in a variety of ways, these including 1:1 counselling, therapeutic and psychoeducational group work and intensive youth work. Aside from my work with this organisation I also have experience of working with clients who have experienced loss or significant life changes through illness, through experienced gained at other local organisations.
I have a depth of knowledge related to childhood sexual abuse, sexual assault, domestic abuse. In addition I have also worked and supported adults and young people who have or experience anxiety, depression/low mood, anger, relationship issues, stress and lowered self-esteem.
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy which sets ethical guidelines for the counselling that I provide. I understand the importance of offering a service that is both high in quality and delivered in a caring way that supports my clients. I also hold a valid DBS check which allows me to work with young people.
I offer 1:1 counselling for both adults and young people, whilst co facilitating a therapy group for young adults (18-25 year olds) who have a particular want to develop a better sense of self confidence and greater self-esteem.
I look forward to hearing from, if it isn't me that you choose to contact, may I wish you all the best in your onward journey.
Training, qualifications & experience
- MBACP Counsellor
- FdA In Humanistic Counselling Based on TA
- Level 3 in Counselling Skills
- TA 101 - The official introduction to Transactional Analysis
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Significant life changes
My fees are £40 per 1 hour session. I offer an initial 30 minute consultation so that you can decide if I am the right counsellor for you and if you would like to continue with your sessions.
This consultation serves as an opportunity for you to identify any concerns, goals or aims that you would like to achieve by attending counselling whilst providing an opportunity for us to agree a way of working together that suits you. There is no obligation to continue after this consultation if you do not wish to do so.
I offer a reduced rate of £30 for anyone under the age of 18 or those who are still in full-time education. Please feel free to enquire about any concessions.
My practice is in a calm, quiet, safe venue in Lordshill, with plenty of free local parking. The venue is also accessible by number of bus routes and has easy wheelchair accessibility. I offer appointments early evenings and weekends.
You are welcome to call or email to discuss things further, I always aim to return calls within 48 hours if I am unable to answer straightaway. Please feel free to leave your details via email or voicemail.
Please note that email responses sometimes are directed to spam/junk so please check these folders if you have not heard a reply from myself. I aim to respond to all enquiries within 48hours.