Sian Leone Williams, Psychotherapist/Counsellor/Supervisor - MBACP (Accred)
I am an experienced psychotherapist / counsellor with over 10 years experience in the NHS at a senior level. Throughout this period I have also provided psychological support for the employees of organisations within other areas of the public sector, the financial sector and industry. In addition to this I have worked in private practice for over eight years with over 80% of my referrals coming via doctors, community mental health teams, insurance companies and EAP Schemes etc. as well as individuals who have contacted me directly either from professional directories or based on recommendations.
Sometimes people are very clear about what they need support with. They recognise that they are struggling with e.g. panic attacks and are keen to resolve this issue. However, others would like to access therapy for something that they are struggling with, but feel that what they are experiencing "is not bad enough". Whichever group you fall into, if you have a problem, situation or experience that is impacting your daily life; it may be something that happened years ago, or recently, or you may not know why you are feeling as you do, then making the decision to work with a professional, such as myself, to find a way forward is a positive thing to do.
I aim to provide every client with a non-judgemental, confidential and safe environment in which to explore their difficulties. However even if your life is in turmoil right now and you don’t know where to start, I will support you while you decide what the focus of our work together will be. Therapy can be challenging and is not always 'comfortable' as individuals seek to address concerns and behaviours which may be inhibiting their personal happiness and growth. However, by accessing therapy, individuals can work towards gaining a better understanding of themselves and to find helpful coping strategies and resources which will support them in their lives going forward. I believe that the quality of the therapeutic relationship i.e. the professional relationship between the therapist and the individual will have an impact on the work undertaken and strive always to ensure that my clients feel supported as they commit to improving their situation.
The type of therapy used and the number of session required :- This will depend on the exact nature of what the you are experiencing. Every client who comes to see me, will start a thorough assessment in the first session and at the end of the first meeting can decide whether they would like to arrange another appointment or not. I believe that therapy is a very personal experience and if the individual is to have a positive experience then the match between therapist and client needs to be a 'good' one for this reason there is no pressure on the individual to continue with therapy after the first session.
Type of therapy used:- Although trained in several kinds of therapy e.g. CBT, person-centered, transactional analysis, solution focused; I would describe my approach as integrative. This is because I will utilise whatever skills and tools I can in the best interest of my client as opposed to making my client “fit” a particular model of therapy.
I am used to working with clients in either short or long term therapy but will suggest referrals elsewhere if I feel a client needs support better provided by another professional. My only expectation from my client is that they want to improve their situation. The fee I charge is based on the number of sessions booked etc and I discuss this with each client. PLEASE NOTE that I am providing a professional service and once an appointment is made I am holding that hour for YOU so if you need to cancel the appointment with less than 24 hours, or fail to attend a booked appointment, you will be charged for that appointment.
I work with adults and older adults.
I am also a qualified and experienced clinical supervisor with experience of supervising both newly qualified and experienced psychotherapists / counsellors either individually or in small groups.
As a Registered Member MBACP (Accred) I work to the BACP Framework of Ethics and Practice. I also hold professional insurance cover for my practice. I am committed to supporting my clients to the very best of my abilities and for this reason I undertake regular training to continue my own professional development.
Training, qualifications & experience
MSc CBT (Adults) - Liverpool University - 2012
PgDip Counselling - Liverpool University - 2004
Dip Hypnotherapy - Advanced Changeworks - 2012
Cert in Supervision - Manchester Institute of Psychotherapy - 2009
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Bipolar disorder
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Workplace issues including; working relationships, and those undergoing grievance procedures or being performance managed
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
Counselling / psychotherapy - Discussed at referral and based on number of sessions etc.
Supervision - £70 per 1.5 hours for one-to-one supervision. I am also able to provide small group supervision. Please contact me in relation to this as the fees will be dependent on the number of individuals involved.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Flexible availability Monday - Saturday including early mornings and late evenings . Please call to discuss your needs
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I have been a supervisor for several years and have supported both newly qualified and experienced psychotherapists / counsellors.View supervision profile