Sian Willis PGDip (CBT) MBACP (Registered)
I am a fully qualified counsellor, specialising in the model of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, (CBT). My approach is underpinned with empathy, understanding and warmth. I work towards empowering an individual so that they may work through their problems and develop their own coping strategies.
For those who may be unfamiliar with CBT – the approach draws on our thoughts, feelings and behaviours. The aim is to explore how you behave in a situation, or how you think in a situation and whether you need to change these behaviours or thoughts to improve how you feel. CBT sessions are structured, with an emphasis on working in collaboration with the counsellor so you may find your own solutions and coping strategies.
I am committed to providing a safe, confidential and non judgemental environment. As a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) and a member of the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP), I adhere to the respective guidelines of Good Practice.
I have 10 years experience, working primarily in the field of substance misuse. In addition to working with addiction I have also worked with an extensive range of other problems such as depression, anxiety, trauma, low self esteem, and abuse. I also have experience of providing CBT in a local GP Surgery.
Training, qualifications & experience
PgDip Level 7: Therapeutic Counselling: CBT
PgCert Level 5: Therapeutic Counselling
BA (Hons) Counselling and Psychology (2:1)
NVQ in Health & Social Care - Adults
Life Coach Training
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) - 1 day training
Mindfulness 8 week course
Understanding PTSD and working with Flashbacks
Applied Suicide Interventions Skills Training (ASIST)
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Bipolar disorder
- Career counselling
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Sex problems
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
£45 for a 60 min session.
I sometimes have concessionary places available. Please ask about availability.
Payment can be made in cash, cheque or online.
I work from locations in the Swansea and Gorseinon area.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I have availability evenings (5:30pm onwards) and weekends (from 8:30am). I also offer day time appointments on Wednesdays.
Types of client