Zoe Williams BA (Hons) Counselling & Psychotherapy - MBACP
7 Bishops Court
What is Counselling and How Will it Help?
At some point, everyone experiences difficult periods in their lives. The issues individuals face and the way in which it affects them can vary greatly from person to person. During these times of adversity, it can feel very lonely and as if there is nowhere or no-one to turn to for support. The counselling process will provide you with time to explore the issues you are currently facing and develop the autonomy to find the best way for you to resolve these.
A Bit About Me
I am an experienced counsellor and psychotherapist who provides face-to-face counselling to adults and adolescents. I work with a wide range of issues some of which are, anxiety, depression and feeling sad, relationship and family issues including separation, divorce, affairs and betrayals, lack of confidence and low self-esteem.
As a qualified cognitive behavioural therapist I use this approach to discover the connections between a person’s thoughts, feelings, physical sensations and behaviours, with the aim of helping clients to deal with their overwhelming problems in a more positive way by breaking them down into smaller parts. I also incorporate aspects from a variety of other theories into counselling sessions, to ensure the support my clients receive is tailored to their own presenting issues rather than implementing a ‘one size fits all’ way of working. Collaborative working within sessions, allows a two-way process, where together, we can identify underlying problems and sources of hidden conflict, explore how your past experiences may be affecting your present and what areas of your life or aspects of yourself you would like to change.
What to Expect During Our First Session Together
Part of our first session together will involve an assessment process, where I will ask about the reasons for coming to counselling, gathering some information about both your background and present life as well as what hope to get out of the counselling process. This will help me to gain a better understanding of you and the issues you are currently facing.
Choosing The Right Counsellor For You
The key to success within counselling is the relationship between client and counsellor. You need to you feel comfortable enough with someone to share your story and trust them with your fears, hopes and feelings. As this decision is so important, I am available to talk via telephone, e-mail or text to answer any questions or discuss any concerns you may have to help ensure you make the right decision for you.
Training, qualifications & experience
Training & Qualifications
- BA (Hons) in Counselling
- Foundation Degree in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
- Levels 2 & 3 in Counselling Concepts
- Certificate in Working with Survivors of Rape and Sexual Abuse
- Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy
- Transactional Analysis 101
- Rewind Trauma Therapy
I have been a qualified counsellor for over 5 years. I have worked for a number of charities who specialise in working with clients who are recovering from recent or historic sexualised trauma, this includes males, females and adolescents. Within these roles, I have extensive experience of provided counselling to clients who have experienced sexual, emotional and psychological abuse and as well as some domestic violence.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
£40 per 50 minute counselling session.
£30 for students.
Payment is accepted by cash, bank transfer or PayPal.
I offer both short term and long term therapy.
As I am unable to answer the phone when I am working please contact me either via email or leave me a voicemail and I will endeavour to get back to you within 24 hours.
I am a registered member of the BACP and adhere to their ethical framework, this includes attending regular supervision to ensure I practice ethically and safely.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Day time, evening and weekend appointments available.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|