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Sian Willis PGDip (CBT) MBACP (Registered)

Swansea SA4 & SA1
07595 357506 07595 357506
Swansea SA4 & SA1

About me

In light of the current situation with COVID 19, my sessions have now moved to alternative methods of counselling, through text, telephone and also online via video conferencing platforms.

I am a 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.

The Approach

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)

Member organisations

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Substance Misuse

Therapies offered

  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy

Fees

£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.

Further information

I work from locations in Neath, Port Talbot, Swansea, Gorseinon and the Carmarthen area.

Horizon Therapy Centre
12a Alexandra Road
Gorseinon
Swansea
SA4 4NW

Life Therapy Centre
1 Pell Street
Swansea
Abertawe
SA1 3ES

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Availability

I hold appointments throughtout the week.  I can offer appointments in the day time or on some evenings, and also Saturday mornings

Types of client

Adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme
Sian Willis PGDip (CBT) MBACP (Registered)

Sian Willis PGDip (CBT) MBACP (Registered)