Gareth Williams

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Counsellor / Psychotherapist. MA. PG.Dip. MBACP (registered)
Available for new clients
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Hereford HR2 & Stoke-on-Trent ST7
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

Supervision details

I love working as a supervisor and have been qualified for over 10 years. My starting point is to offer a safe, creative space in which practitioners can freely explore and develop their own unique therapeutic styles and strengths. Personally, I have mainly trained in person-centred / humanistic approaches, mindfulness and 3rd wave CBTs, and transpersonal psychology. I feel confident, however, that I can support a wide variety of practitioners to actualise their therapeutic potential, whatever their training background. I have over 25 years of experience in the field of mental health, working with both adults and with children. I have worked as a school counsellor, with families, as an outreach worker in the community, as a volunteer in a therapeutic community, as a mindfulness teacher, and as a therapist in private practice. I have a few chapters published, including one in the Sage Handbook of Counselling and Psychotherapy. I am currently a visiting teacher on the Doctorate in Counselling Psychology at the University of Manchester.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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Windyways, The Thorn, Wrigglebrook, Hereford, Herefordshire, HR2 8AN

6 Central Street, Mow Cop, Stoke-on-Trent, Cheshire, ST7 4NZ

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Type of session

In person

Would you like a safe, creative space in which to develop your own unique therapeutic style and approach?

Gareth Williams
Gareth Williams