Mr Jolyon Williams
Member Status: Senior Accredited
Member No: NCS18-07017
39 + years exp in social work, specialising in supporting individuals and families within a therapeutic milieu using systems theory and group work techniques..
20+ years of facilitating growth and development with teams of counselors and offering individual and group clinical supervision.
Having travelled far and wide within social work to evoke change, I entered personal therapy when I discovered my internal world did not match my external experience of the universe. Rather than pursue a traditional route, my learning has been of an experiential nature. I have been a student on this path of self discovery and feel privileged to have met other seekers on my journey, each of us striving towards a new authentic reality. My travels have usually taken me down an alternative route and encouraged an attraction for left-field interests. Some of the stops I have made on my journey have led to places of growth such as The Open Centre where I spent 2 years in a body psychotherapy bioenergetics group under the direction of master alchemist Guy Gladstone, 2 years under the spell of Grace Goodman, a pioneering family counsellor and activist, and several years in personal psychotherapy. I attended The Adlerian Society of Wales for continued development and personal growth in individual psychology and psychotherapy. I have undertaken training in systemic and Adlerian family counselling, brief solution therapy, Human Givens and humanistic psychology. I spent a year as a member of a psychodynamic group at Reading university and underwent further training in Group Work with GCT (Groupwork, consultation & training). I am presently stationed at Lampeter University undergoing an MRes in Religious Experience, researching Transpersonal Psychology and the work of Stanislav Grof. The transient nature of my journey has led me to search for greater meaning and purpose in life, to help bridge the gap between birth and death, the conscious and unconscious and unravel the complexities we presently face in this era of transitional cosmic change.
- Qualifications & ExperienceUniversity of Wales Trinity Saint David (2015 – 2018)
BA in Ethical & Political Studies (Philosophy) Grade 1st Class (Hons)
My dissertation was on Keeping Families Together: Revisiting a common-sense philosophy to Family Social Work in the UK.
The Adlerian society of Wales: Diploma in Adlerian individual Psychology and Psychotherapy.
Bucks Adlerian Centre: Adlerian Family Counselling (2014).
Greenwich College: Groupwork, Consultation & Training: Adv Cert in Group work (1995-96)
Greenwich Systems Training: Systemic Family Therapy-intro (1995)
Reading University: Therapeutic communication with children (1991-92 First year) Member of a Psychodynamic Group
Brief Solution Therapy Training (1994).
Regents College: Human Givens Training workshops (2002-2008)
Havering College: Cert in Person Centred counselling, Family work & Social Work (1986-88)
SCA: Supervision Training
The Open Centre: Member of a Bioenergetics Group (1996-1998)
Humanistic Psychoanalysis (2006-2008)
Grace Goodman model of Family Support (1998-2000)
Cruse ABC Training & Group work (2013-2015)
- What I can help with
- Abuse – Emotional, Physical, Sexual
- Addiction (e.g. Alcohol, Computer games, Drugs, Food, Gambling, Sex, Smoking)
- Ageing and related issues
- AIDS / HIV
- Anger Management
- Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
- Bereavement / Loss
- Cultural issues
- Divorce & Separation
- Eating disorders
- Financial difficulties
- Gender identity
- Generally unhappy with your life
- Illness and dying
- Parenting skills
- Post-traumatic stress (PTSD)
- Sexuality Identity
- Shyness / Social Phobia
- Suicidal feelings
- Violence / Victim support
- Young people and children
- Languages Spoken