How I can help

Whilst many emotional problems have common themes every person is unique


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.


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.


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.


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.

Relationship issues or low self esteem

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.

Eating disorder/self harming

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.

About me

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.

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.

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.



Finding the right counsellor is important and I know how difficult this can be.

I am an interactive counsellor that means being able to adapt to my clients.

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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.

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.

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
mental and physical health problems.


As a counsellor my aim is to create a therapeutic relationship to help you find a better way in life.
  • Broad-minded
  • Non-judgemental
  • Adaptable
  • Empathetic
  • Approachable
  • Safe environment
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Telephone counselling

I offer telephone as well as one to one sessions


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

I have my life back

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.


Helped me through a very difficult time

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


Take your first step

Reach out today to see if I am the right counsellor for you.

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.

Text or call

07793 049819