How I can help

Whilst many emotional problems have common themes every person is unique

[vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1535303961446{margin-bottom: 30px !important;}”][vc_column width=”1/3″][tek_iconbox title=”Anxiety” box_content_type=”simple_text” text_box=”Anxiety is what we feel when we are worried, tense or afraid – particularly about things that are about to happen, or which we think could happen in the future. Anxiety is a natural human response when we perceive that we are under threat. It can be experienced through our thoughts, feelings and physical sensations.” icon_type=”icon_browser” icon_size=”60px” icon_position=”icon_top” content_alignment=”content_left” custom_link=”#” background_type=”none” css_animation=”kd-animated fadeInUp” icon_iconsmind=”iconsmind-Administrator”][/tek_iconbox][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][tek_iconbox title=”Depression” box_content_type=”simple_text” text_box=”Depression is a common mental disorder that causes people to experience depressed mood, loss of interest or pleasure, feelings of guilt or low self-worth, disturbed sleep or appetite, low energy, and poor concentration. Depression is different from feeling down or sad. Depression is sometime hard to accept, often hidden and difficult to manage.” icon_type=”icon_browser” icon_size=”60px” icon_position=”icon_top” content_alignment=”content_left” custom_link=”#” background_type=”none” css_animation=”kd-animated fadeInUp” icon_iconsmind=”iconsmind-Cloud-Rain”][/tek_iconbox][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][tek_iconbox title=”Suicidal” box_content_type=”simple_text” text_box=”Suicidal thoughts, or suicidal ideation, means thinking about or planning suicide.Thoughts can range from a detailed plan to a fleeting consideration… Most people who experience suicidal ideation do not carry it through, although some may make suicide attempts. Anyone who has suicidal thoughts should ask for help.” icon_type=”icon_browser” icon_size=”60px” icon_position=”icon_top” content_alignment=”content_left” custom_link=”#” background_type=”none” css_animation=”kd-animated fadeInUp” icon_iconsmind=”iconsmind-Autumn”][/tek_iconbox][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″][tek_iconbox title=”Bereavement” box_content_type=”simple_text” text_box=”Bereavement usually means losing someone we love through death and also follows on from change and loss. It is a devastating event. There is no time limit to how long we can experience the sense of loss and how this can effect our long term health, physically and emotionally. Talking about loss can help to learn to live without the ones we love.” icon_type=”icon_browser” icon_size=”60px” icon_position=”icon_top” content_alignment=”content_left” custom_link=”#” background_type=”none” css_animation=”kd-animated fadeInUp” icon_iconsmind=”iconsmind-Angel”][/tek_iconbox][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][tek_iconbox title=”Relationship issues or low self esteem” box_content_type=”simple_text” text_box=”Building a sense of self worth in this day and age can be challenging.
Unhealthy relationships can affect self-esteem and affect our daily happiness.
Sometimes we need help in learning to love oneself and encourage good relationships.” icon_type=”icon_browser” icon_size=”60px” icon_position=”icon_top” content_alignment=”content_left” custom_link=”#” background_type=”none” css_animation=”kd-animated fadeInUp” icon_iconsmind=”iconsmind-Cardiovascular”][/tek_iconbox][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][tek_iconbox title=”Eating disorder/self harming” box_content_type=”simple_text” text_box=”Unhealthy coping strategies can in turn become symptoms of underlying emotional challenges but can become problems in themselves. Eating disorders, self harming, substance misuse are to name a few but these can be complex but learning to understand how and why we have come to develop such behaviour with support can help build belief that recovery is possible.” icon_type=”icon_browser” icon_size=”60px” icon_position=”icon_top” content_alignment=”content_left” custom_link=”#” background_type=”none” css_animation=”kd-animated fadeInUp” icon_iconsmind=”iconsmind-Bread”][/tek_iconbox][/vc_column][/vc_row]

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″ offset=”vc_col-lg-6 vc_col-md-12″ css=”.vc_custom_1536423042638{padding-right: 0px !important;}”][vc_single_image image=”2922″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center” css=”.vc_custom_1536422712676{margin-bottom: 0px !important;}”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″ offset=”vc_col-lg-6 vc_col-md-12″][vc_custom_heading text=”About me” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:left|color:%23666666″ use_theme_fonts=”yes” el_class=”section-heading” css=”.vc_custom_1540325182067{margin-top: 20px !important;margin-bottom: 20px !important;}”][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1540656648139{margin-bottom: 15px !important;}”]My name is Karen Williams MNCS (Accred). I am an integrative counsellor who believes everyone has the right to lead a happy life. I also believe that this is achievable if a person is given the appropriate environment to learn about themselves and how to deal with life’s challenging circumstances.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1540325459748{margin-bottom: 15px !important;}”]I have great faith in human emotional strength and I am always humbled to work with people to achieve a supporting therapy session. I have been a Samaritan, a foster carer and a volunteer counselor with Ty Elis counselling charity in Porthcawl which has given me experiences in how many problems people manage everyday.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1540326267426{margin-bottom: 15px !important;}”]I have a diploma in counselling therapy and I am an accredited member of the National Counselling Society (NCS) who ensure standards are adhered to and provide appropriate continuous personal development training and guidance for both clients and practitioners.[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”2959″ img_size=”350×76″ onclick=”custom_link” img_link_target=”_blank” css=”.vc_custom_1540326174030{margin-bottom: 0px !important;}” link=”https://www.nationalcounsellingsociety.org/find-counsellor/results/ncs18-06549/”][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1540326147890{margin-top: 0px !important;margin-bottom: 0px !important;padding-left: 10px !important;}”]Click here to see my profile[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″ offset=”vc_col-lg-6 vc_col-md-12 vc_col-xs-12″][vc_custom_heading text=”MY METHOD” use_theme_fonts=”yes” css=”.vc_custom_1539937817552{margin-top: 0px !important;margin-bottom: 0px !important;}” el_class=”section-heading”][vc_empty_space height=”25px”][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”5/6″ css=”.vc_custom_1487079147391{padding-left: 0px !important;}”][vc_custom_heading text=”Finding the right counsellor is important and I know how difficult this can be.” font_container=”tag:p|font_size:16px|text_align:left” use_theme_fonts=”yes” css=”.vc_custom_1540656581103{margin-bottom: 20px !important;}”][vc_custom_heading text=”I am an interactive counsellor that means being able to adapt to my clients.” font_container=”tag:p|font_size:16px|text_align:left” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/6″][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_empty_space height=”40px”][tek_button button_text=”Contact me” button_icon_bool=”no” button_link=”url:%23get-in-touch|||” button_position=”pull-left” css_animation=”kd-animated zoomIn” elem_animation_delay=”200″][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner offset=”vc_hidden-lg”][vc_empty_space height=”40px”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″ offset=”vc_col-lg-6 vc_col-md-12 vc_col-xs-12″][vc_toggle title=”1. Family/Systemic therapy”]Family therapy, also referred to as systemic therapy, is an approach that works with families and those who are in close relationships to encourage understanding and where necessary to change interaction or perception.
Psychoanalytic therapy is a form of in-depth talk therapy that aims to bring unconscious or deeply buried thoughts and feelings to the conscious mind so that repressed experiences and emotions, often from childhood, can be brought to the surface and examined.[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”2. Existential psychoanalytical”]Psychoanalytic therapy is a form of in-depth talk therapy that aims to bring unconscious or deeply buried thoughts and feelings to the conscious mind so that repressed experiences and emotions, often from childhood, can be brought to the surface and examined. This can lead to a change in behaviour or perspective.[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”3. Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)”]Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is a talking therapy that can help you manage your problems by changing the way you think and behave. It’s most commonly used to treat anxiety and depression, but can be useful for other
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[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″ offset=”vc_col-lg-6 vc_col-md-12″][vc_custom_heading text=”WHY CHOOSE ME?” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:left|color:%23666666″ use_theme_fonts=”yes” el_class=”section-heading” css=”.vc_custom_1539937793499{margin-top: 80px !important;margin-bottom: 20px !important;}”][vc_custom_heading text=”As a counsellor my aim is to create a therapeutic relationship to help you find a better way in life.” font_container=”tag:h5|font_size:16px|text_align:left|color:%23666666″ use_theme_fonts=”yes” css=”.vc_custom_1536421970942{margin-right: 20% !important;}”][vc_row_inner css=”.vc_custom_1496483670605{margin-top: 27px !important;margin-bottom: 5px !important;margin-left: -15px !important;}”][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″ offset=”vc_col-lg-6 vc_col-md-12″][vc_column_text]

  • Broad-minded
  • Non-judgemental
  • Adaptable

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  • Empathetic
  • Approachable
  • Safe environment

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][tek_button button_text=”Reach out” button_color_scheme=”btn_secondary_color” button_icon_bool=”no” button_link=”url:%23get-in-touch|||” button_position=”pull-left” css_animation=”kd-animated zoomIn” elem_animation_delay=”200″][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner offset=”vc_hidden-lg”][vc_empty_space height=”30px”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″ offset=”vc_col-lg-6 vc_col-md-12″ css=”.vc_custom_1536423078774{padding-left: 0px !important;}”][vc_single_image image=”2916″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center” css=”.vc_custom_1536421744672{margin-bottom: 0px !important;}”][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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Testimonials

I have a great belief in the ability of anyone to manage emotional crisis when the right environment for recovery is found.

[vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1496423162390{margin-right: -40px !important;margin-left: -40px !important;}”][vc_column][tek_testimonialcards tcard_elements=”3″ tcard_autoplay=”auto_off” tcard_navigation_color=”black-navigation”][tek_testimonialcards_single tcards_author_name=”Julie” tcards_testimonial_title=”I have my life back” tcards_testimonial_title_color=”#ffffff” tcards_testimonial_text=”It has been a few years now since my mental health was at its lowest and I could not find a way out of it but with your continued help support and understanding I am now back to being me and would like to thank you so much as I now feel I have my life back.” tcards_testimonial_text_color=”#ffffff” tcards_author_details=”author-bottom” tcards_testimonial_bg_color=”#b9e0dd” css_animation=”kd-animated fadeInUp”][tek_testimonialcards_single tcards_author_name=”Chris” tcards_testimonial_title=”Helped me through a very difficult time” tcards_testimonial_title_color=”#ffffff” tcards_testimonial_text=”I am currently seeing Karen Williams on a weekly basis and she has been my councillor since November 2017. She has helped me through a very difficult time in my life together with practical help and advice. Karen has taught me to look at my situation another way which has not only helped me but my whole family” tcards_testimonial_text_color=”#ffffff” tcards_author_details=”author-bottom” tcards_testimonial_bg_color=”#b9e0dd” css_animation=”kd-animated fadeInUp”][/tek_testimonialcards][/vc_column][/vc_row]

[vc_row][vc_column width=”5/12″][vc_custom_heading text=”Take your first step” use_theme_fonts=”yes” css=”.vc_custom_1540325917981{margin-top: 0px !important;margin-bottom: 0px !important;}”][vc_empty_space height=”25px”][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner css=”.vc_custom_1487079147391{padding-left: 0px !important;}”][vc_custom_heading text=”Reach out today to see if I am the right counsellor for you.” font_container=”tag:h4|font_size:16px|text_align:left” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_custom_heading text=”I offer both telephone and face to face sessions, so I can accommodate whatever suits your needs.
Based in Bridgend, I cover the whole of Glamorgan, Cardiff, Swansea and surrounding areas in Wales. I am willing to travel within a 20 mile radius of Bridgend and have a few venues which are suitable for one to one counselling.” font_container=”tag:p|font_size:16px|text_align:left” use_theme_fonts=”yes” css=”.vc_custom_1573835218222{padding-top: 20px !important;}”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner css=”.vc_custom_1535305654564{padding-top: 60px !important;}”][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][tek_iconbox title=”Text or call” title_color=”#666666″ box_content_type=”simple_text” text_box=”07793 049819″ text_color=”#666666″ icon_type=”icon_browser” icon_color=”#b9e0dd” icon_position=”icon_left” content_alignment=”content_left” custom_link=”#” background_type=”none” icon_iconsmind=”iconsmind-Telephone”][/tek_iconbox][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][tek_iconbox title=”E-mail” title_color=”#666666″ box_content_type=”simple_text” text_box=”kaza.williams1962@gmail.com” text_color=”#666666″ icon_type=”icon_browser” icon_color=”#b9e0dd” icon_position=”icon_left” content_alignment=”content_left” custom_link=”#” background_type=”none” icon_iconsmind=”iconsmind-Email”][/tek_iconbox][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1540326118505{padding-top: 15px !important;}”]View my profile on the Counselling Directory.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/12″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”5/12″][tek_contactform contact_form_id=”28″ contact_form_style=”light_background”][/vc_column][/vc_row]