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Rachel Dyer-Williams DipC MBACP (Accred)

Therapeutic Counsellor in Nottingham
Lace Market· Nottingham· NOTTS· NG1 2FZ

  • Specialist in: General, Bereavement, Family, Relationship, Trauma, Abuse, Young People, Anxiety, Stress, Other, Depression, Domestic abuse
Online Offered
  • Person-Centred counsellor/therapist
  • Duration
    50 minutes

How are you doing?
You may be looking through this directory because you feel unhappy. You may be struggling with past traumas or current difficulties. You may want to talk to someone about how you feel or find space to consider change, but therapy may seem daunting if you’ve never tried it before. I believe the therapeutic relationship between us is key to building trust . From this place of trust, difficult feelings can be considered and change can be explored in a safe environment.

Who am I...?

Although I am a general practitioner, my specialities include anxiety, workplace conflict, family dynamics and emotional abuse.  As a warm, empathic, non-judgmental therapist, it’s my mission to support you through your stress, anxiety and depression, so that you can move on to live a happier, more fulfilled life.  It’s my hope that by working with me you will be able to heal from previous experiences, feel more confident in yourself, gain courage to deal with life’s challenges and form happier relationships.

How I work...

I believe you have a unique tendency to strive in the way that's best for you.  As such, I understand that most answers to your problems lie within yourself... and it's my job to help you find them.  Sometimes events in life can stop you from striving in the best way for yourself.  Sometimes other people - no matter how well meaning - can feel a barrier to your recovery.  But by carefully listening and supporting you, I believe you can find your own path - and your own voice - so that you can go on to live without your previous worries, make better choices for yourself, and live a happier, more fulfilled life.


Face-to-Face counselling...

My therapy room is a smart, comfortable space located in the heart of Nottingham. It is a safe and private place for you to have therapy.  Located in the Lace Market, it’s easily accessible by public transport including the tram. Alternatively, there is a nearby car park and cycling racks can be found a few streets away . 

How does telephone and online counselling work...?

In essence online and telephone (remote) sessions offer you the same experience as face-to-face therapy. However, there are a few practical considerations to consider and we can discuss these together before your first session.  I use Zoom for online counselling. As it offers end-to-end encryption this is a safe platform which prevents unauthorised access. Zoom is free for you to use and if you are unfamiliar with this system, I will be happy to talk you through it. I also have a help sheet which I will send to you before your first session.

What happens during the first session...?

The first session gives us an opportunity to discuss your issues and requirements, so I can check I'm the right person to help you.  As such, I will carry out an assessment but this is also an opportunity for you to check you are happy with the way I work, and I encourage you to ask as many questions as you like.  I consider therapy to be a two-way relationship and I want to ensure you are as happy and comfortable as possible whilst you are working with me.  

How much do sessions costs, how long are they and how many will I need...?

I offer short or longer term counselling, depending on your requirements. It is ultimately up to you how many sessions you would like to have and this is something we can discuss at your first meeting. I also recommend regular reviews so that we can talk about how counselling is going for you,  and discuss progress and any setbacks. Although you are free to end counselling at any time without obligation, I would recommend we work together towards an ending where possible, to tie-up any ‘loose ends’.

What if I have further questions...?

I hope this information is helpful, but if you have any further questions or concerns about your counselling, please do not hesitate to contact me.  I can also offer you a initial free 30 minute telephone consultation for us to discuss your requirements.

  • Areas of practice
    • Abortion

    • Academic pressures

    • Anaesthetic awareness

    • Anxiety & Panic attacks

    • Bereavement (including suicide)

    • Body Dysmorphia

    • Chronic illness

    • Confidence

    • Cultural conflicts

    • Dating

    • Depression

    • Disordered eating

    • Divorce & Separation

    • Emotional disturbance

    • Family conflict

    • Gender Dysphoria & Transgender issues

    • Health anxiety

    • Historic abuse and neglect (domestic, physical, psychological and sexual)

    • Hoarding

    • Imposter Syndrome

    • Infertility

    • Infidelity

    • LGBT+ issues

    • Life changes and transitions

    • Men’s Issues

    • Miscarriage & Stillbirth

    • Obesity

    • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

    • Online bullying

    • Parenthood

    • Peer & friendship dynamics

    • Personal appearance anxiety

    • Pregnancy, prenatal & postpartum

    • Seasonal Affected Disorder

    • Self-esteem

    • Sexuality

    • Spirituality

    • Stress

    • Trauma & PTSD

    • Weight loss

    • Women’s Issues

    • Workplace bullying

    • Workplace pressure

    • Workplace redundancy

  • Special areas

    Although I am a general practitioner, my specialities include anxiety, workplace conflict, family dynamics and person-centred support for narcissistic emotional abuse.

  • Accessibility Comments

    I do my best to ensure my practice is as accessible as possible and I encourage you to contact me so that we can discuss your requirements further.   As I practice in listed building, however, I regret that my therapy room is not accessible by a lift.

  • Further info
    If you have any further questions or concerns about working with me, please do not hesitate to contact me.  I can also offer you a initial free 30 minute telephone consultation for us to discuss your requirements.
  • Professional accreditation

    I have been a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) since 2017.  I later became an accredited member of the BACP in January 2022 and my registration number is 381145. 

  • Code of ethics

    Ethical Practice 

    As a registered member of the BACP, I work within their ethical framework to deliver counselling that is safe, professional and accountable. 

    As a therapist, I also engage in regular supervision, peer support and personal development. I have full public liability insurance and a clear DBS certificate. To ensure compliance with the GDPR, I’m also registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).

    Before working together I will send you copies of my working agreement and privacy policies.  These ensure you are aware of what you can expect whilst you are working with me.


    I strive to ensure my practice is as sustainable as possible. I aim to run a ‘paper-free’ private practice, with robust electronic recording systems. By offering remote therapy, in addition to face-to-face sessions in a central location with good transport links, gives you the opportunity to consider your carbon footprint.

  • Qualifications
    • BACP Certificate of Proficiency

    • CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

    • CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies

    • CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills

  • Place of study
    Counselling Training The Midlands (CTTM)
  • Language(s)
  • Fees statement
    I can offer discretionary rates to students or those struggling with the cost of living.   

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