Mr Christopher Williams

Member Status: Accredited

Member No: NCS16-03430

Location: Bentham Nr Lancaster

Mates in Mind

I have been Counselling for over twenty years. In the 2016 New Years Honours list I was awarded the MBE for my work.Prior to working as a Counsellor , I taught children with emotional and behavioural problems.I have, also experience as a Counselling Lecturer having worked at the University of Cumbria in addition to various FE Colleges.Whilst at the University of Cumbria I was given the opportunity to manage the Student Counselling Service as Head of Service.
My time in Counselling has also seen me work as a Supervisor and Exam Board Moderator.
I have worked in the Charity Sector with both RELATE and CRUSE bereavement care .Whilst with CRUSE I was part of the team that designed the training programme for Counsellors working with children and young people. I am a Senior Associate Member of the Royal Society of Medicine
My present posts involve me working in a number of schools with young people with a variety of difficulties. I set up my own Company called INSIGHT with the motto 'Working today for a better tomorrow' this sums up my attitude to the therapy I offer . I have experience of working across the age spectrum , both with young people and adults. Please contact me if you have any questions and I will endeavour to answer them. Thank you for taking the time to read my profile , and always remember that its important for YOU to find the 'right' therapist for YOUR needs !
Please note although I have a Lancaster postal code I am based in LOW BENTHAM .

  • Qualifications & Experience
    Certificate of Basic Training, British Society of Medical and Dental Hypnosis, 2007; Certifcate in How to Manage Anger and Conflict, EPB, 2003; Certifcate in Counsellor Supervision, University of Leeds, 1998; Certifcate in Cruse Counselling Supervision, RELATE trained, Certificate in Bereavement Counselling.
  • What I can help with
    • Abuse – Emotional, Physical, Sexual
    • Addiction (e.g. Alcohol, Computer games, Drugs, Food, Gambling, Sex, Smoking)
    • Adolescence
    • Adoption
    • Ageing and related issues
    • Anger Management
    • Anxiety
    • Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
    • Autism & Aspergers Syndrome
    • Bereavement / Loss
    • Bullying
    • Carers
    • Depression
    • Disability
    • Divorce & Separation
    • Family
    • Generally unhappy with your life
    • Illness and dying
    • Mindfulness
    • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
    • Parenting skills
    • Post-traumatic stress (PTSD)
    • Relationships
    • Self-harm
    • Shyness / Social Phobia
    • Spirituality
    • Suicidal feelings
    • Trauma
    • Violence / Victim support
    • Young people and children
    • Emotional issues
    • Job interviews
    • Panic attacks
    • Relaxation
    • Self esteem
    • Self-defeating behaviours
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