Membership​
  • Registered Member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP)​​

Qualifications​
  • Masters in Relationship Therapy

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Relationship Therapy

  • BACP Certificate of Proficiency

  • Relate Certificate of Proficiency

  • Post Graduate Certificate in Education

  • BA(Hons) English​​

Training ​​
  • Mindfulness
  • Domestic Violence & Abuse

  • Parents Separating Programme

  • Adult Survivors of Sexual Abuse

  • Addiction

  • LGBTQ+ Awareness

  • Internet Sex Addiction

  • Trauma

  • Shame

  • Mental Capacity Act

  • Dissociative Identity Disorder

  • Child Protection & Safeguarding

 

Specialist Areas

 

  • Couples Counselling

  • Family Counselling

  • Relationship Therapy

  • Relationship Coaching

I work from a central location in Colchester which is also easily accessible to Witham, Chelmsford, Braintree, Ipswich, Frinton and local villages.

About Me
I have a Masters in Relationship Therapy (learn more) and am a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists. 
 
Originally trained by Relate, I am still passionate about the counselling work we do to help couples and families have the kind of relationships they long for.

For many years now, I have worked as a counsellor in the voluntary sector and I am always humbled by the courage and resilience shown by the individuals I meet, despite the difficulties they face.  

Before becoming a therapist, I worked in public relations and the charity sector, helping individuals and businesses to communicate. Interestingly, it was always the simplest solutions that were the most effective  - and usually they sprang from careful listening and creating a message that was truly heartfelt. 

 

I have also taught Psychology and How to Learn programmes to young people and adults in further education and facilitated on the Parents Separating programme for Relate.

 

Developing programmes for more productive learning  - and living -continues to be an interest.​ The Relationship Coaching sessions are part of a semi-structured counselling programme for anyone wishing to start a relationship.

My Practice

I offer therapy on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays in Colchester. I also work with Relate in Colchester on a Monday, offering couples counselling and family counselling. 

 

If you are finding it difficult to meet with me in person, I also offer online counselling. Many of my clients find this medium very effective and it is particularly helpful if you travel a lot..

My Approach

Working in an integrative way means I can draw on different therapeutic approaches that suit your needs and personal preferences. 

 

We might focus on your childhood and how that has influenced your life decisions or  instead reflect on what is affecting your life right now. It could be that incorporating mindfulness techniques or cognitive-behavioural strategies would be useful for you. We might also use psychoeducation or neuroscience to inform our sessions. 

 

However we choose to proceed in our therapy,  we will work collaboratively and make therapeutic decisions together.

And if you'd like to know more about my therapeutic approach or  understand more about my training, I've created a special page here. It's important you feel safe and comfortable with the therapist you choose to work with. 

20 Trinity Street

Colchester CO1 1JN

Jacqui Williams

07809 565343

info@jacquiwilliams.co.uk