Williamina Baillie MBACP - Holborn Bloomsbury City Central London
Hello and welcome to my profile page. I am an experienced counsellor who works with individuals, couples and relationships. I provide a warm and compassionate environment to help you explore any concerns that you feel are affecting the way you experience life.
You may be reading this because you want to talk to someone who will listen to you and understand you. You may not know exactly what is bothering you. I am here to help and support you as a warm and empathic counsellor, committed to helping people move forward with their lives.
People come to therapy for many reasons: feeling stuck, depression, sadness, anxiety, panic attacks, addictions, bereavement, work, stress, relationship problems, affairs, betrayals, infidelity, divorce, marriage, separation, identity, life changes, career, redundancy, painful emotional experiences or trauma, perfectionism, procrastination, low self-esteem and many more.
Therapy can help as it gives you the opportunity to talk in depth, in confidence and in safety with a qualified professional who will listen to you closely, without judgement and help you explore your feelings freely and openly.
I am a person-centred / humanistic therapist which means my role is to focus on you and your needs, whether that’s helping you identify those needs or increasing your awareness to find a way of meeting them. By positively valuing you and by being open and genuine, I aim to make you feel accepted and better able to understand your own feelings. The person-centred approach can help you re-connect with your inner values and sense of self-worth which will enable you to find your own way forward.
I am also trained in Rewind Technique (Closure without Disclosure) which is a 2-3 session therapy for traumatic events and phobias, including PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder) and I have experience of working with the Armed Forces. I will offer this for free to ex-Armed Forces by mutual arrangement.
I work with adults, with individuals, couples and other relationships, on a brief or long-term basis.
From time-to-time I am able to offer reduced rate to students and low earners so please do not hesitate to enquire.
Find more information on my website at https://www.wbcounselling.com.
Training, qualifications & experience
I previously worked as a counsellor at the Metanoia Counselling & Psychotherapy Service in Ealing, London and in addition to private practice, I currently work as a bereavement counsellor for a London hospice. I lived and worked in Paris for 17 years. I have worked in various roles in financial markets throughout my career which gives me a great insight into difficulties that can be faced in the corporate world.
- one year Introduction to Counselling at Birkbeck, University of London, and four years at the Metanoia Insitute in London.
- Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling from Metanoia Institute in London.
- BA (Hons) in Person-Centred Counselling from Middlesex University, London.
- Certificate in Therapy with Couples and Other Relationships from The Grove, London.
- TA 101 from the Metanoia Institute: basic tenets of transactional analysis.
- Rewind Technique with Dr Muss
I have attended courses or training in a long list of subjects which include bereavement, depression, self-harm, attachment and neuroscience, addiction, phobias, ptsd, trauma, working with cultural differences, gender identity and gender diversity, couples and other relationships.
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
Female issues in any form: menopause and everything it throws at you (oh yes!), endometriosis, sexuality, relationships, life changes, physical changes etc. I have personally been through most of the changes that can cause us some form of distress, confusion, worry or difficulty. I trust that this will ease my understanding and capacity to feel and understand what it may be like for you.
Therapy sessions are 50 minutes.
£ 60 per individual session, £90 per couples/other relationships
The initial appointment consists of an assessment to explore what brings you to counselling and your expectations.
It is very important to find a therapist in whom you have confidence and with whom you feel comfortable. The initial session gives us the opportunity to get to know each other and see if we can be able to work together for further sessions.
During the initial session, we can address any questions or concerns you may have regarding counselling and the counselling process itself.
Payment by cash, card or BACS.