Alec Williams

Alec Williams

Registered Member MBACP (Accredited)

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Therapist - Waltham Forest

Waltham Forest E4
Sessions from £70.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates

About me and my therapy practice

I'm Alec, an Integrative Psychotherapist working in London and online.

I work ‘integratively’, meaning I integrate what I consider the most effective therapeutic approaches (compassion-focused, body psychotherapy, CBT, parts work) within a talking-therapy framework embedded in existential & humanistic values and psychodynamic theory. I find that this approach can get to the heart of most mental health challenges in a safe and helpful way.

I’m interested in the impact that trauma and challenging life experiences can have on our mind, body and nervous system and have completed extensive training in this area.

Until we work them through, past experiences can keep us feeling stuck, repeating old patterns and limiting who we can be. I offer a warm, safe and supportive space where we can begin to talk about your present challenges, explore them through the lens of your past, identify and work on patterns that might be causing you difficulty, and ultimately, help you to develop new and more fulfilling ways of being in the world.

At the very heart of it all will be our working relationship, based upon trust and respect. Here you will have the space to be yourself and feel heard, seen & listened to. If our relationship feels safe and comfortable then the work will happen. Within this dynamic, I sometimes enjoy incorporating playfulness and humour (when appropriate) and I may also (with your permission) challenge you when necessary.

Areas that I specialise in include: trauma, addiction, inner child work, attachment and relational wounds, intimacy and relational challenges, sexual issues, anxiety and other emotional dysregulation, self-confidence & self-compassion.

Practice description

I am professionally trained, registered and accredited with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). Being accredited means I have been recognised by BACP for reaching high standards of knowledge, experience and development in counselling and psychotherapy.

I hold over 10 years’ experience of working in different roles within mental health settings, including acute psychiatric wards, community prisons, the charity sector and in private practice.

I have practiced at Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest on their IAPT service, working with people from diverse backgrounds on a wide range of psychological issues.

I am an experienced group facilitator and facilitate men’s groups on a regular basis. I have also facilitated groups aimed at supporting people to better manage and overcome challenges in relation to anxiety, trauma & anger, and groups working with women who have experienced sexual and domestic violence.  

My first session

I offer a complimentary 15-20 initial consultation where we could explore your situation, get to know each other a little and see if we feel we are a good fit. Feel free to reach out by email or telephone if you'd like anymore information or just to get a sense of what it might be like to work together.

What I can help with

Abuse, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Depression, Identity issues, Loss, OCD, Personal development, Post-traumatic stress, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sex-related issues, Sexuality, Stress, Trauma

Types of therapy

CBT, Existential, Gestalt, Humanistic, Interpersonal, Person centred, Psychodynamic

Clients I work with


How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online therapy, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone therapy