Geraldine Purcell Williams

Training and Experience

Prior to my training as a Counsellor and Psychotherapist, I spent many years working in a hospital setting as a Senior Sister and Administrator. This background has provided me with a wealth of experience, knowledge, and skills which combined with my counselling/psychotherapy training, have been a great asset in my present work with clients.

My basic approach is Integrative, which combines Humanistic and Person-Centered Psychology. I also have knowledge and training in other modalities i.e.

Adlerian Individual Psychology
Brief Strategic Therapy.
Life Coaching.
Oncology Counselling. (cancer)
Bowlby`s Attachment Theories.

I believe that an integration of therapeutic perspectives and having knowledge, understanding and experience of other paradigms provides the best vantage point from which to help clients. Ultimately, the relationship between client and therapist is of critical importance in establishing positive outcomes.

Outside my Independent Practice I spent many years (1999-2006) working part time for the well known Charity, Breast Cancer Care, providing emotional support and specialist information for those affected by Breast Cancer. I have facilitated workshops for the staff of Age Concern (now known as Age UK) on Death and Dying and Dealing with the Elderly. I have also given workshops for The Parkinson's Society, for, Younger People Living with Parkinson's.

Continuing Professional Development for 2014

  • Demystifying Feelings. Human Givens College.
  • Creativity Music and the Brain. Royal Society of Medicine.
  • Women`s Mental Health. Integrating Body and Mind. Royal Society of Medicine.

E Learning;

  • Dementia.
  • Problem Gambling.
  • Dependence, Addiction and Mortality.