centric counselling

... offering you the space to explore the challenges of life

"People are just as wonderful as sunsets if you let them be. When I look at a sunset, I don't find myself saying 'soften the orange a bit on

the right hand corner'. I don't try to control a sunset.

I watch with awe as it unfolds."

Carl Rogers, 1980

Making the decision to see a counsellor might seem a big step to take - but it's a positive one. Do read on to find out more about how we could work together.

Working together ...

We all experience times in our life when we feel 'stuck' or overwhelmed or lacking in direction or purpose ... and it's at times like these when we might seek support in facing these challenges or in the search for clarity or the desire to make positive change. Working with a trained professional can help make sense of, or navigate a way through, such times resulting in a fresh perspective and a new understanding of ourselves.

Counselling isn't about giving advice or solutions, it is about empowering you to examine your life, make meaningful choices and invoke your own changes. As a counsellor my role is to provide a safe, empowering, non-judgemental and empathic space where you can voice your concerns, be truly listened to and understood. It's an opportunity to reflect on the difficulties or problems you are experiencing. Together we can explore your situation in a way that facilitates the discovery and development of your inner resources, strengths and potential. In turn this engenders greater self-knowledge, well-being and emotional resilience equipping you to navigate the inevitable ups and downs, challenges and transitions in life.

I employ an integrative, pluralistic perspective based on the premise that each and every person is unique. Firmly rooted in Humanistic and Person-centred values, my collaborative, grounded, holistic approach draws on a variety of modalities, which are adapted according to each client's needs.

Hello! I'm Belinda Williams and I am an experienced counsellor providing both short-term (6-12 sessions) and open-ended longer term therapy in Clapham, London SW4. I also offer counselling by telephone or online (Zoom and Skype).

As a fully qualified counsellor, I am a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and adhere to their ethical framework.

I've worked with people from all walks of life and backgrounds who have been experiencing a diverse range of problems.

Frequently asked questions

What can counselling help with?
  • anxiety
  • panic attacks
  • relationship problems
  • grief, loss or bereavement
  • depression
  • issues with confidence or self-esteem
  • health conditions
  • difficulties at work
  • life transitions
  • trauma
  • self-harm
  • phobias
  • well-being and insight
  • physical or emotional abuse
  • anger management
  • addiction
  • existential concerns
  • feelings of stress
What are your qualifications and experience?
  • Diploma in Integrative Counselling

(Inter-Psyche Training Institute:

Kent & Medway NHS Social Care Partnership Trust)

  • Post Graduate Certificate in Education

  • BA (Hons) Sociology / Social Psychology

  • I have experience of working with clients (on both a long-term and short-term basis) covering a wide range of issues and concerns. In addition, I have provided counselling in a low-cost service and a drug and alcohol charity.

  • I undertake Continuous Professional Development to enhance my practice. I hold full professional indemnity insurance and an enhanced DBS certificate.
What happens in a session?

Counselling takes place in a safe space where you meet with someone who will listen with sensitivity and empathy - and without judgement. In the therapy space, thoughts and feelings can be expressed freely and in confidence.

We all face times in our lives when issues feel 'too big' to bear or cope with. Counselling gives us a set of tools we can use to help gain a better understanding of what’s causing these problems - and how we can move towards managing or resolving them.

Working together, I can help you gain greater insight into the difficulties you are facing, help you understand why you act or react the way you do, and explore how you can start to make better, healthier choices in the future.

Where are you located?

Face-to-face (Covid secure) sessions take place in Clapham, London SW4. The nearest tube station is Clapham South.

Online and telephone counselling is also available.

Can I speak to you before committing to a session?

I offer prospective clients a free, no obligation 20-minute online or telephone consultation where we can discuss the reasons you are thinking of coming to counselling, whether it could be helpful for you and whether I am the right therapist for you.

How many sessions will I need?

That will very much depend on what you would like to work on, and your 'goals' for therapy. We can discuss the likely length of time or number of sessions at the start of our work together and then we will continually review this based on how you are feeling.

What are your fees?

The cost per 50-minute session is £60.00.

A concessionary rate may be available.

Get in touch ...

Feel free to contact me - by secure message; email or telephone - if you have any questions about how counselling works, or to arrange an initial assessment appointment.

I offer prospective clients a free 20-minute online or telephone consultation where we can discuss the reasons you are thinking of coming to counselling, whether it could be helpful for you and whether I am the right therapist for you.

I offer face-to-face therapy from a private practice located in Clapham, London SW4. This is within easy reach of Clapham South tube.

I also offer online sessions (Zoom or Skype) or telephone counselling.