Laura Williams, UKCP Accredited Psychotherapist

Laura Williams

Bangor LL57
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Laura Williams, UKCP Accredited Psychotherapist

Laura Williams

Bangor LL57
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My Approach

I offer a warm, safe and supportive therapy space where you can be heard. Whatever you choose to share will be held in a confidential, secure and respected environment.

We all have a past that influences how we live our lives today and these life experiences can shape our view of ourselves, others, and the world. We can sometimes get stuck in unhelpful patterns of thoughts, feelings and behaviour that can be limiting or destructive to us. Psychotherapy is a wonderful way of helping us understand ourselves and our situations better. In our work, we can help you become aware of old patterns that are no longer serving you and offer you the space to make new decisions so that lasting change can occur. I will work with you to get to the heart of the issue so you can take back control and live a more authentic and autonomous life.

I believe our relationship will be an important vehicle in the transformation of change, therefore building a stable and trusting therapeutic relationship will be the first part of our work together. I like to be active in my approach, and I often ask questions, offer insights, and highlight patterns to help you become more self-aware. It is through this self-awareness that I believe healing, growth and change can occur.

About Me

I hold a Level 7 post-graduate Diploma in Integrative Transactional Analysis and I am a fully qualified Psychotherapist, accredited by the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). I am also a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) and I work to the ethical codes and procedures of these organisations. I have over 15 years’ experience of working with people in a therapeutic capacity and more latterly, experience of working within the child and adolescent care system. I have worked with various Mental Health charities and organisations, alongside my private practice work.

Before I trained as a Psychotherapist I predominantly worked in outdoor education, using the challenges of the natural world as a catalyst to help people face adversity and realise their potential. It was through this work that I realised the outdoor environment wasn't enough alone to heal and I entered into therapy myself. I have experienced first-hand the transformations that Psychotherapy can offer us. I completely understand what it is like to sit in a chair and feel vulnerable and it is important to find someone you feel you can work with to be alongside you on this journey.

It can take bravery to start this work and it can at times be challenging. It is therefore important that you choose the right therapist for you. I offer a free 30-minute initial meeting so you have a chance to meet me and experience what it is like to work together. Please get in touch if you have any questions or queries on what working together might be like.

I work with

  • Companies
  • Couples
  • Individuals
  • Private healthcare referrals

Special Interests

Like all UKCP registered psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors I can work with a wide range of issues, but here are some areas in which I have a special interest or additional experience.

Anxiety is a valid and important human response to fear or danger and for the most part, it can protect us and keep us safe from harm. Though sometimes we can get into a state where anxiety takes over and we may feel anxious in situations that wouldn't normally make us feel this way. Anxiety has a habit of progressively limiting our day to day lives and a lot of our work will be to help you regain control and interrupt the anxiety cycle. We will explore where the anxiety originated and work with the parts of self in conflict with one another, alongside learning ways to calm and regulate your nervous system.
It is very normal to feel depressed from time to time. However sometimes we can find ourselves stuck in a hole, unable to see a way out or forwards in our life and with this can come a sense of helplessness and hopelessness. You might know what is causing you to feel depressed, or you may have no idea at all. Either way, our work will be to help you understand yourself and your situation better. We may introduce practical tools and resources, alongside helping you to process your supressed thoughts and feelings that might be contributing to feeling depressed.
I have extensive experience in working with people who have identity confusion, do not feel they know who they are or do not have a clear sense of themselves. In our work we will help you identify why you have identity problems and we will cultivate a space where you can rediscover who you are and find your place in this world.
The need to be in relationships is an important part of our identity. Relationships can be difficult and can highlight communication issues, attachment patterns, fears around intimacy, connection and belonging, alongside our worth and value to name a few. Our work will involve exploring and understanding your relationship difficulties in the here and now, as well as resolving historical relational patterns that might be contributing to present day difficulties.
Trauma is broad and everyone's experiences are different. Your Trauma may be a significant 'one-off' life event that has happened to you or to someone else, or it may be a cumulation of situations in your life where you have been repeatedly misunderstood, missed, ignored, or hurt in some way. If we haven't had the space or opportunity to process and work through these experiences, we find different ways to adapt and cope which can have profound and lasting effects on our lives. It can take enormous amounts of energy to contain and suppress trauma and so an important part of our work will be to help you make sense of and process these experiences so that you can live your life with more peace and ease.

Types of Therapies Offered

  • Transactional Analysis Psychotherapist

What I can help with

  • Abuse
  • ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement
  • Bullying
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Illness
  • Couple Issues
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Family
  • Health-related Issues
  • Infertility
  • Mental Health Issues
  • Physical Abuse
  • Post-Traumatic Stress
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Stress

Types of sessions

  • Face to Face - Long Term
  • Face to Face - Short Term
  • Online Therapy

Bangor Office

Bangor LL57

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£45 individuals
£55 couples

UKCP College

  • Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy College (HIPC)
Laura Williams

Laura Williams

Bangor LL57

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