E-J Williams - Integrative Counsellor & Psychotherapist
MSc Integrative Psychotherapy, Level 7 Clinical Diploma Integrative Psychotherapy.
UKCP (Acrred), BACP (Reg), BAATN (Black & Asian Therapist Network)
I am an integrative therapist which means I can work with various therapeutic approaches to support each of my clients individual requirements.
It’s not unusual for people to come into therapy because something is not right in their world, and with that sometimes comes the expectation the therapist is going to provide them with tips, tricks or strategies to ‘fix’ things. You may be coming into therapy with lots of questions. When we are hurting, we are often focused on getting answers without checking to see if we are asking the best questions.
As your therapist, I have the privilege of being able to walk alongside you. I do not have all the answers, but I do provide a different perspective being on the outside of the rest of your world and relationships. So my hope is that you find our relationship non-judgmental and a confidential space that allows you to feel safe and gently challenged. It is within the context of our therapeutic relationship that emotional growth, awareness and understanding can be experienced and reflected on together.
The time that we may walk side by side may vary. However when we agree to work together, we will periodically review progress, the timeframe of the work and our experience of the relationship we have developed together.
The emotional difficulties I work with are:
- Relationship issues/changes
- Stress, anxiety & depression (work related or not)
- Death, bereavement, grief, loss, endings
- Identity issues relating to race/ethnicity
- Numbing & addiction
- Life stage changes & crisis
- Low confidence & self esteem
- Leadership isolation
The above is not an exhaustive list of issues I have worked with, but will hopefully give you an idea of the types of issues clients have come into therapy with.
How Counselling Can Help
We are wired for connection as human beings. When that connection gets damaged or broken we feel hurt, our bodies hurt and we hurt others. That disconnection can be experienced differently by each of us- for some it’s loneliness, for others it’s relationships breaking down, others low mood or mood swings. Some may experience anxiety, for others it metastasises and we experience it in our bodies.
Psychotherapy & counselling offers you an opportunity to build meaningful and intentional connections- with your own emotional world and felt experience, your body and your thinking. In turn, this facilitates you being able to connect with others and manage specific challenges in your life differently. It allows you to be more intentional about how you want to show up in your own world.
I have always been deeply interested and curious about people, particularly how and why we go about making relationships (with ourselves and others) in order to feel connected and to belong.
As well as working as a psychotherapist, I run my own HR & coaching consultancy. I therefore have a lot of experience of working alongside senior leaders, business owners and managers. I understand many of the emotional & physical challenges and the feelings of isolation and loneliness that you can experience in work and in other areas of your life, even though to everyone else your life may look very successful. I have a particular interest in supporting leaders and managers psychotherapeutically and providing a relationship where they can be seen more wholly not just in terms of their roles & responsibilities.
Having worked in corporate, manufacturing, SME & NFP spaces as a senior manager who is also a black woman, and as someone who has a sense of spirituality & faith, I understand some of the code switching and impact on a person’s sense of self that can come from working in white, typically male spaces where you are in the minority. I also know what it is to have your difference unseen, unacknowledged, dismissed and not valued. Whether your sense of difference is external and visible or more internally located, the very act of being you can be really challenging. So I have a particular passion for those who grapple with their identity or aspects of it. I also provide a space for those who want to explore their own privilege and its relational impact.
Booking an Appointment
To arrange a complimentary 20min consultation call prior to an initial appointment, please fill in your details on the contact form below.
Should you chose to proceed we will arrange an initial appointment which is a 90 min exploratory conversation.
The upfront fee for this first appointment is £75.
Once we’ve agreed decide to work together we will agree a specific day/time for us to meet on a weekly basis. Each ongoing session is 50 mins and the cost for this will be £75.
I do not offer concessions.
Practice days and Appointment Times
In person appointments are available on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Time frames are listed below on my contact form.
Online sessions are available on Wednesdays.
Qualifications & Professional Memberships
I am a psychotherapist and trained at the Metanoia Institute. I have a MSc in Integrative Psychotherapy, from Middlesex University (Level 7)
and a Clinical Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy from Metanoia Institute (L7).
I am an accredited member of the UKCP (UK Council for Psychotherapy) and a registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy), and I am also a member of the BAATN (Black & Asian Therapist Network)