Longford Counselling Chris

Your Counsellor in Longford, Chris Williams


I have recently returned to Ireland, and I live with my family in Longford Town. Previously, I lived and worked in Asia for around 30 years. In 2001, I returned to the UK to study counselling. At the end of 2003, I graduated from the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, having achieved their prestigious full-time Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling.

Since then, I have completed over 1,500 hours of additional training, covering Couple Counselling, Counselling Children in Secondary Schools, a Diploma in Coaching Practice from the UK College of Life Coaching, a Work-Life Balance Trainer qualification, and a Diploma and an Advanced Diploma in Solution Focused Brief Therapy. I have trained as a Mediator, both in the couples setting and the workplace setting.

I love counselling, and I feel it's a real privilege to be able to help couples and individuals with their difficulties. I was born in Lisburn, and I have been a child, teenager, and adult, in several different countries. I have worked as a student counsellor, a couples counsellor, a counsellor for individuals, and an EAP counsellor serving the staff of a major NHS hospital. I worked for Validium in their Glasgow HQ, providing telephone counselling to people all over the UK. I volunteered for one year at a counselling centre helping clients affected by "The Troubles" in Northern Ireland. I am currently transferring my BACP accreditation to IACP accreditation.
(BACP/IACP = British/Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy)

My wife Hei Mei hails from Yunnan, in the deep South West of China. We were blessed with a little son - Andy - in late 2014. We came to Ireland so that Andy can grow up in the glorious clean air, and with world class educational opportunities. I absolutely love spending family time with them both.

Don't hesitate to call for a brief consultation, to see how counselling can help you - phone 085 114 5649