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Leading provider of quality counselling and counselling training

We have over 30 years experience of training and educating professional counsellors and supporting people's mental health. We're embedded in the community and understand its issues.

Counselling Services & Support

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Counselling Training & Courses

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We are Willows Counselling & Training

Established for over 30 years, Willows continues to offer its services to meet the mental health needs of people in Swindon, Wiltshire and the West of England.

We offer counselling support for people facing mental health difficulties and we are specialists in counselling trauma and abuse with its complex challenges.

We are recognised as a leading provider of counselling training from entry-level to postgraduate and beyond.

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We care passionately about empowering people to experience better mental health and well-being through empathic, non-judgmental acceptance and therapeutic support.


We value working in partnership and collaboration with other agencies, businesses and organisations to maximise the use and impact of our expertise and resources, serving everyone at the heart of our community


We believe in access to our services for people irrespective of sex identity, sexuality, spirituality, ethnicity, disability or economic affordability.


With over 31 years experience of working in and supporting the community, we are established and consistent, organically growing and evolving

We offer an officially recognised service

Willows is an officially recognised counselling service and organisational member of the National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society.

We are an Affiliated Organisation with the Association of Christians in Counselling and Linked Professions.


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Helping, supporting and teaching so many

Without Willows help through counselling I don’t think I would still be here. They really helped me to understand that I am not responsible for everyone

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Willows has been a valued part of our Swindon community for many years and I have been very pleased to visit and engage with them as South Swindon’s MP

Rt Hon Robert Buckland QC, MP Member of Parliament for South Swindon.

Teaching at Willows is both an honour and a privilege. As a teaching team, we share a collective belief in quality training that offers encouragement, appropriate challenge and a desire to work at depth in order to support students at all levels to explore and embrace the fullness of who they are. I believe that modelling my own authenticity and vulnerability is one of the greatest gifts I can offer my students.

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I attended Willows postgraduate Trauma Counselling course and without doubt, it has been the most significant part of my learning journey so far. From both a personal and professional perspective, my learning has been considerably enriched as a result of the 12 months spent studying with Willows. The content of the course was both fascinating and stretching in equal measures!

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