William has been counselling since 2003. He enjoys working with individuals, couples and groups. He is non-directive and collaborative and specialises in relationship counselling. His work ranges from brief to long term psychotherapy. He has experience working with complex issues such as abuse, addiction, same sex attraction, and anger management.
Areas of Counselling Practice
Affairs – working through the discovery and rebuilding trust
Communication and conflict resolution
Complex, traumatic or unresolved past issues
Different expectations – personal, family and cultural
Domestic violence couples
Losing love and connection
Pre-marital preparation and counselling (Prepare-Enrich)
Parenting and stepfamilies issues
Separation and divorce counselling including under 2-year certificate
Mental Health, Trauma and Abuse
Addictions, e.g. alcohol, gambling, Internet, pornography, etc.
Adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse
Anxiety including social anxiety, panic attacks, stress management
Coping with emotions including shame, grief and anger
Cross-cultural counselling, immigration and settlement issues
Depressive disorders, depression and low mood
Emotional, physical and sexual abuse – past or present
Trauma & abuse counselling
Assertiveness and boundary setting
Building better relationships (work and personal)
Grief and loss counselling
Life and work transitions
Relationship issues including same-sex attraction
Self-esteem and confidence
Spirituality (Christian perspective)
How I Approach Counselling and Psychotherapy
My approach is non-directive: clients and I work collaboratively on issues of difficulty.
I provide a safe space where clients can talk about their difficulties giving importance to listening and understanding. Attending counselling for the first time can bring up some anxiety, this is quite normal.