About Forest Counselling

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How I Work

​Generally I see clients weekly and each session lasts 50 minutes.

The initial session is a chance for you to talk about what has brought you to therapy and what you hope to gain from it. It is also an opportunity for you to ask any questions you may have and get a feel of how we might work together. I will explain my policy on confidentiality, fees, cancellations and appointment times. If you want to go ahead and book further sessions we will talk about whether you'd like to set some goals and establish the initial focus of the therapy. I'm always open to your feedback and happy to hear about what does and doesn't work for you in the therapy. If for any reason you decide not to book further sessions I will do my best to refer you on to someone appropriate.

Therapies Offered
  • Person-centred – working with difference and diversity

  • Short term/long term: 

    • face-to-face​

    • online

    • home visits in special circumstances*


*For those who cannot attend face-to-face appointments due to access issues

I work with clients both face-to-face and online via video calls. 


However, the current situation with COVID-19 means I am only offering online Zoom or Skype sessions for the time being

Liz Willows
Dip.Couns, MAWSt (NUI)

Central to my work is understanding and working from your unique perspective and values in order to support you to find a way forward that fits for your unique situation. As well as counselling for all issues, I have a particular specialism in working with trauma from sexual violence, both recent and long ago.


I am committed to providing psychotherapeutic counselling in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment.

I offer counselling sessions:

  • on an open-ended basis or for an agreed time

  • face to face on a weekly basis

  • daytime and evening appointments

  • fees are £45.00 per 50-minute face to face session with

  • a limited number of low-cost places for those on a low income.


Some areas of counselling I work with
  • Abuse (Sexual, physical, emotional, financial, neglect)

  • Addiction(s)

  • Adverse Childhood Experience

  • Ageing

  • Anxiety/panic

  • Anger

  • Bereavement

  • Body image

  • Compulsive Hoarding

  • Depression

  • Domestic Violence

  • Difficulties in relationships: partners; family; children; work colleagues; friends

  • Dissociative Disorders

  • Family Issues

  • Gender identity

  • Life changes and transitions

  • Low Self-Confidence

  • Low Self-Esteem

  • Parent issues (client as parent or client as having issues with their own parent/s)

  • Poverty/disadvantage

  • Sex

  • Sexual identity

  • Sex worker issues

  • Trauma

  • Women’s issues