William Walters

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Derry, Londonderry, BT48 6BU
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

About me

My name is Willie and I run Willie's Healing Feelings Counselling service.

Working on specific habits and patterns of thinking can have a positive impact on your self-worth, self-esteem and awareness of yourself. I am an accredited and registered counsellor with many years experience in working  therapeutically with people. If you are seeking to find meaningful answers and solutions for areas of difficulty in your life, such as addiction, depression, stress, anger, anxiety , suicidal thoughts, self-harm , grief and loss, to name a few, please reach out and get the support you deserve.

Coming to Counselling can feel daunting and scary as you may not know what to expect. I like to provide reassurance for such thoughts and help you to feel safe and secure. During our sessions, we will build up a connection, beginning in the initial consultation so that you feel safe to express the difficulties you are experiencing. Furthermore, I will provide a confidential and non-judgemental environment as this is essential for you to be able to feel secure enough to explore the  experiences and thoughts that have brought you to therapy.

My counselling approach is humanistic at its core, which means trusting that you as the client have your own emotional resources. I will help you to develop and be aware of the changes you wish to make, and to feel more positive and content and more confident at making decisions that are beneficial to you. I focus the therapy in a way that will assist you to engage on an emotional level. This can lead to the processing and understanding of blocked emotions and, in turn, you can become more open and emotionally available to yourself and others . My approach is client-led, with some integrated approaches which are implemented when required. For example, there are time I will use Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), for understanding feelings and thoughts and Psychodynamic Theory for understanding your childhood and journey through life so far.

It is my belief that consistent change and growth can evolve when people are given the opportunity to engage in, explore and reflect on their life. This can help develop a new awareness and value for the person. Together we will work on the issues and distress that that have prompted you to seek help.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Degree in Counselling 2015
  • Fetac Level 5 Health Care Assistant 2011
  • Bereavement Support Foundation Course Foyle Cruise 2017
  • Couples Counselling Training (Alec Bradley) 2017
  • OCN Substance Misuse and Abuse Counselling Training 2019
  • ASSIST Suicide Training 2019
  • Motivational Interviewing Training 2015
  • Advanced Scaffolder 2006

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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).

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Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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£30.00 - £50.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Room 11 4th Floor, Northern Counties Hotel Building, Waterloo Place, Derry, Londonderry, BT48 6BU

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Key details

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William Walters
William Walters