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Willows Counselling Service

Swindon, Wiltshire, SN1 3LQ
01793 426650 01793 426650 Registered / Accredited
Swindon, Wiltshire, SN1 3LQ

About us

Willows offers confidential counselling to adults in the Swindon and surrounding areas. We opened the service in 1989 and our premises are at 11 Prospect Place in Old Town, Swindon.

Counselling provides the opportunity to look at issues in your life which are causing concern and to explore ways to being about positive change.  We are committed to working to improve the mental health and wellbeing of people in the local community.

Our counsellors will listen to your concerns and assist you in finding a way forward.

We offer help across a wide range of life issues: i.e.
Stress and anxiety
Depression
Grief, bereavement and loss
Relationship issues
Childhood trauma
Divorce
Spiritual issues
Eating Disorders
Confidence and Self-esteem
Loneliness
Dissociation
Attachment issues
Fears

Training, qualifications & experience

All our counsellors are trained to CPCAB Level 4 Diploma and above, accredited or working towards accreditation with a professional counselling body. Willows is an organisational member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and the Association of Christian Counsellors.

We are Integrative counsellors, which means that we draw from different theories and tailor them to your needs.
Predominantly Person-centred, drawing on insights from Psychodynamic and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Developmental Theory. Offering creative methods of working. Other therapies may be available.

Willows counsellors hold a transpersonal worldview that everyone is of worth and value.

Many counsellors are also trained in working in specialist areas, i.e. with those clients who are recovering from childhood trauma, sexual abuse issues, neglect, P.T.S.D. (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). Also Attachment issues and Dissociative Disorders.

Member organisations *

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

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.

We have verified that at least one professional at this organisation is registered with the relevant professional body.

Therapies offered

  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive analytic therapy (CAT)
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Couples counselling
  • EMDR
  • Equine therapy
  • Existential therapy
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Human Givens psychotherapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal therapy
  • Jungian therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Psychoanalytic therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Psychosexual therapy
  • Psychosynthesis
  • Reality therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis
  • Transpersonal psychology

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Fees

Willows is a charity and therefore we do encourage everyone to contribute towards the cost of their counselling by making a donation between £15 - £45 per session; dependent upon your circumstances. We help you to consider this by sending you information and a form to complete which takes into consideration your employment status, financial situation, whether you are receiving benefits, elderly or a student.   If you have any issues with payment please do discuss this with us.

We also ask for a non-returnable fee to cover administration costs. £15 if you are in work. £5 if you are unwaged.

Further information

Counselling provides a regular time and a safe place to share your concerns in confidence. A place where you can be listened to without judgement; to build your internal resources and grow in self-awareness, self esteem and confidence.

Our services are offered regardless of gender, sexual orientation, ethnic or cultural background, to people of any faith of none.

The Willows Centre
11 Prospect Place
Old Town
Swindon
Wiltshire
SN1 3LQ

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

To make a referral call 01793 426650.  It may take up to 6 weeks to find you a counsellor.We have no capacity for evening sessions at the moment 4/3/20

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples

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Willows Counselling Service

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