Alec Williams Integrative Counsellor and CoachAlec Williams

Integrative Counsellor & Coach (MBACP)


My name is Alec Williams, I am a qualified Integrative Counsellor and Coach and a registered member with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP), working at HQ Therapy Rooms in Haggerston, Hackney, London E8.

Whether you are coming to counselling and coaching for the first time or you have been before, I offer a safe and supportive space where we can explore some of the issues you are presently dealing with and make a plan for moving forward.

Everyone arrives at therapy and counselling with their own individual story and I believe that there can be no one-size-fits-all approach. As an ‘integrative’ counsellor and coach, I make use of different types of therapy techniques and approaches from within both counselling and coaching to create an approach that offers the best fit for you.

In working together, we will have the opportunity to explore and understand the relationship you have with yourself, identify and address negative thought and behavioural patterns, and set and begin working towards goals and aspirations for what you want to achieve.

Qualifications & experience:
I am professionally trained and registered with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

I hold over 10 years’ experience of working in different roles within mental health settings, including acute psychiatric settings and the charity sector.

I also practice as an Honorary Psychotherapist at Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest, working with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures on a wide range of psychological issues. I specialise in supporting people to manage and overcome issues related to self-confidence , anxiety and depression and have been a facilitator of the group ‘Understanding and Managing Anxiety’ at the service.

My services & fees:
I offer short-term and open-ended therapy both online and face-to-face for individuals.

If you’re interested in working together, please get in touch either by telephone or email to arrange an initial telephone call or first session where we will have the opportunity to introduce ourselves, discuss your reasons for seeking therapy, and see if we are a good fit.

Fees are £60-£90 per 50-min session. There are a limited number of reduced-rate places available for those on lower incomes.

***If you are interested in contacting Alec Williams or needing information and guidance about therapy, please use the contact form at the bottom of this page.***

Clients Alec Works With

Client Issues Alec Deals With

Therapy Modalities Alec uses With Clients


Alec Williams – Working Hours

Monday N/A N/A 12:00 – 19:00
Tuesday 12:00 – 19:00 Friday 12:00 – 19:00
Wednesday 12:00 – 19:00 Sat-Sun N/A


Contact Details

Alec Williams, Integrative Counsellor and Coach can be reached using the following:
Mobile: 07763 493543
Email: [email protected]


Training and Qualifications

Member of British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP), Postgraduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling and Coaching – University of East London, Birkbeck University / Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy


Frequently Asked Questions

Why Should I Seek Therapy?

Many people, new to this type of help, believe that they need to be suffering from “mental illness” or serious “psychological problems”, or be in crisis in order for therapy and counselling to be appropriate for them. This is a common misconception; anyone can benefit from therapy when it comes to helping you deal with your personal feelings and problems, make positive changes in your life, and understand yourself better.

So what is therapy and counselling? If you’re new to this world then the first steps can sometimes be the most difficult. Therapy can be a very effective treatment for a whole range of personal problems covering areas from physical and emotional problems, different types of behavioural disorders, through to human sexuality issues and a host of wellbeing and complementary therapy techniques.

Any problem you have that is causing you concern, anxiety or distress is a valid and appropriate reason to reach out and find a therapist and talk to them about it. Far from something to be ashamed of, acknowledging your vulnerability and asking for help is a sign of maturity and strength.

If you feel that you have a desire and are committed to making changes in your life in order to overcome your current problems and achieve more long-term satisfaction, psychological wellbeing and personal fulfilment, then you are ready to seek therapy. We are here to help you work through a wide range of therapy issues that might be troubling you.

Will Information About Me Be Safe & Secure?

It is quite normal to be hesitant when it comes to sharing private and intimate information about yourself with a stranger. You may fear that you will receive judgment from your therapist, or that your therapist will share your details with others.

HQ Therapy Rooms takes your privacy and confidentiality very seriously. Our therapists are required to keep everything said in therapy sessions between you, just like your doctor is required to keep your records private.

For therapy to be effective, there must be unconditional trust built between you and your therapist, and this relies on a shared understanding of confidentiality. It applies to the outside world as well: it is standard practice for therapists not to acknowledge their clients if they run into them outside of the therapy rooms in order to help protect their client’s confidentiality. Read our full privacy policy for more information.

Can I Contact You For Advice About Getting Therapy?

Talking about your thoughts and feelings with a supportive therapist can often make you feel better and help you face your problems. It feels good to be listened to and to know that someone cares about you and wants to help. It is important that you find a therapist with whom you feel comfortable and can build a trusting relationship to help you make positive changes in your life.

But how do you know what type of therapy is right for you? Taking the first steps in finding the right therapist can be the biggest hurdle for newcomers, so we have made it easy. Simply fill out the form below in confidence, and one of our fully qualified referral therapists can work with you to make sure you connect with the right practitioner and receive the correct therapy and counselling services you require.

Our practitioners deal with a wide range of therapy issues using different types of therapy modalities tailored for the types of clients we work with. We also cater for people who are beset with financial difficulties, offering them services ranging from low-cost therapy and reduced rate therapy, to working with seasoned, qualified and accredited talking therapists.

 

***Please include some information about yourself and issues/problems, and/or, the therapist’s name that you are interested in working with. ***