Willis Atherley-Bourne

Willis Atherley-Bourne

Registered Member MBACP (Senior Accredited)

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Therapist - Hackney Wick

Hackney Wick E9
Sessions from £60.00


  • Flexible hours available

About me and my therapy practice

As an Integrative Therapist, I believe clients have the capacity to change and live resourceful lives. For some clients, change may be coming to terms with they cannot change by developing ways of moving forward. 

I have 25 yrs post qualifying experience of supporting clients with concerns relating to sexual, racial and gender identities, survivors of sexual abuse and violent trauma and palliative care. 

Sessions last for 50 minutes. I will always give at least 3 weeks notice of any breaks.

I use a contract to contain our work and will share this with you during our first session.

Practice description

I work from three locations:

1) Hackney Wick

2) Gravesham

3) Online

All clients are offered confidential counselling sessions that are non-judgemental, and accepting. I follow BACP code of ethics and requirements for practice, which includes supervision.

My first session

Our first contact will usually include me giving responses to any questions you may have about how I practice, where sessions may take place and my availability.

I will ask you about your reason for making seeking counselling at this time. I do not expect you to give a full count. I suggest you think about what you need me to know in order for us to begin working together. 

Our first sessions will include me asking about the difficult you are experiencing at the moment. This will include me asking about your family structure, significant life events, i.e. illness, losses, etc., use of prescribed medications, and what you feel you want to achieve from our work together. 

Sometimes, the goal may seem unclear. If this is the case, we will work together to monitor progress and identify themes. 

What I can help with

Abuse, Addictions, AIDS/HIV, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Men's issues, OCD, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Adlerian, CBT, Cognitive, Creative therapy, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic, Relational, Systemic, Transactional analysis

Clients I work with

Adults, Couples, EAP, Groups, Trainee, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited