Dr Jill Williams
Registered Counsellor & Chartered Psychologist
North Wales: Llandudno, Colwyn Bay & Conwy area.
Support - Insight - Change
Everyday life can be blighted by issues such as anxiety and low mood. Recently there has been increasing awareness around mental health and people are realising it’s ok to admit if they’re struggling.
However, too often people assume their issues are here to stay. I know this needn't be true.
The name ReThink Therapy arose from my desire to help people rethink this common misconception and feel motivated to seek a brighter way to live.
I’m passionate about sharing evidence-based, psychological help that can change lives. Backing up my counselling qualifications and skills, I have a 20 year background in psychology, including a doctorate.
I combine this knowledge with a supportive, therapeutic relationship. In this way we can work together to gain insights, find solutions and change your day to day psychological well-being for the better.
People come to see therapists for many different reasons, but usually because they are struggling with issues such as low self-esteem and/or strong emotions such as anxiety, depression, anger and grief.
When life feels overwhelming, counselling can provide time to reflect and tactics to improve. A key aim of therapy is to give people the insight needed to take back control of their emotional distress and feel more resilient.
Counselling can also help those who do not consider themselves in distress. It can help with personal growth and motivation, with gaining clarity about your behaviour or when lacking direction.
I work in an integrated manner, which means I use a few different approaches that work well together. I will only ever use techniques with a strong evidence base.
You are an individual and you deserve an individualised approach. I therefore offer a bespoke therapeutic service based on my training and qualifications, primarily in the approaches below.
This unrushed approach focuses on the substantial inner strength and ability for personal growth that is within all of us (even when we feel utterly drained).
This focuses on the importance of a trusting and supportive therapeutic relationship in exploring and resolving issues.
Any counselling techniques are only as good as the relationship on which they are based.
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
This draws on a century of psychological research into how (a) the way we think (‘cognitions’), (b) the way we feel and (c) the way we behave are all connected.
CBT is a more structured, goal-focused approach based on psychological science and involving client education. This allows us to map out how habits you may have acquired, in the form of deeply-held, biased thoughts and unhelpful behaviour patterns have added to, and are still maintaining, your unhappiness.