Andrea Williams BSc, PGCE, MA, MBACP
Programme Manager and Counselling Lecturer
Tel: +44 (0) 01792 482057
- Programme Director: Graduate Certificate in Counselling Skills
- Module Lead
- Academic Support Tutor
- Admissions Tutor: Graduate Certificate in Counselling Skills
Andrea joined the Centre for Psychology and Counselling at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David, Swansea in 2014. She has over sixteen years’ experience as an educator and facilitator, teaching counselling, psychology, health and social care and personal development in a wide range of settings, including schools, colleges, higher education institutions and health and community settings.
Andrea qualified as an Integrative counsellor and psychotherapist in 2012 and is a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) and member of the advisory group for the QAA Subject Benchmarks for Counselling and Psychotherapy 2022.
Andrea began her counselling career with Childline-NSPCC and worked as a counsellor and outreach volunteer with Childline in Partnership with Schools (CHIPS). She has a private practice in Swansea and has many years’ experience supporting adults, children and young people in a range of settings, including schools, colleges, primary health care and the voluntary sector.
Andrea has completed a specific training for working online as a therapist and an educator.
A Registered member of BACP she works to the Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions and the Ethical Guidelines for Researching Counselling and Psychotherapy.
- BACP – British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP). Registered Member 76283
- Professional Standards Authority (PSA Accredited Register)
- QAA Subject Benchmark Statement for Counselling and Psychotherapy. 2022. Advisory group member.
Andrea holds an undergraduate degree in psychology, a postgraduate qualification in teaching and learning and is trained to Master’s level as an integrative counsellor and psychotherapist. She contributes to the teaching across the undergraduate and postgraduate provision within the centre for psychology and counselling. She specialises in person-centred and humanistic counselling and psychotherapy training, reflective practice, personal development and mindfulness for emotional health and wellbeing.
Andrea’s research interests centre on counselling and psychotherapy practice, person-centred therapy, humanistic-existential therapy, relational depth, and the therapeutic alliance.
Andrea is an active mindfulness practitioner with a strong interest in mindfulness as a way of being and promoting self-care.
Andrea trained as an integrative counsellor and psychotherapist; her therapeutic orientation is rooted in a pluralistic approach to counselling, psychotherapy and psychological practice, a collaborative, integrative perspective, deeply rooted in humanistic-existential and person-centred values and the premise that we have within ourselves an inherent tendency for a movement towards growth and healing which is supported by the presence or absence of certain environmental factors.
She specialises in counselling and psychotherapy training, personal development, reflective practice, the therapeutic alliance, therapeutic presence and mindfulness for emotional health and wellbeing.
Andrea has a small private practice and works as a therapist and training provider for individuals and organisations within educational, health and social care and voluntary settings.
Andrea is a member of the advisory group working with the QAA Subject Benchmark Statement for Counselling and Psychotherapy 2022
QAA Subject Benchmark Statement for Counselling and Psychotherapy 2022. Advisory Board Member