Longford Counselling Chris

About Me : Chris Williams, counselling in Longford.


I live in the Irish midlands town of Longford with my wife and son. I provide face-to-face counselling to couples and individuals, and I also provide counselling to international clients, by Skype.

In 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.

The story of how I became a counsellor was featured in "Therapy Today", the journal of the British Association of Counsellors.

I love counselling, and I feel it's a real privilege to be able to help couples and individuals with their difficulties.
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. Based on my multi-cultural experiences as an expatriate, I also provide Skype counselling, to couples and individual clients, globally.

I was born in Lisburn in Northern Ireland, and I lived in the Far East for over 30 years - Malaysia, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Beijing. My wife comes from Yunnan, in the deep South West of China. We were blessed with a little son - Andy - in late 2014. We came home to Ireland so that Andy can grow up in the glorious clean air, and benefit from Ireland's world class educational institutions. I absolutely love spending family time with them both. Being a father has made me a better counsellor, and being a counsellor has made me a better father!

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