Chris Williams

Chris Williams

Deputy Chair

Chris holds the role of ACC’s Deputy Chair and is an Integrative Counsellor working in private practice, accredited with ACC and BACP. He was in the Metropolitan Police service for 30 years, including 16 years in the rank of Inspector. His police service involved him with many individuals and groups from diverse ethnic and multicultural communities, schools and services. His work as an inspector included being responsible for community policing and he was also a representative of the London Branch of the Christian Police Association, establishing relationships between the police and church leaders in Camden and Brent. Upon retirement he obtained a Degree in Theology and Counselling in 2005 at LST (London School of Theology) – Brunel University validated, and then worked as a member of the administrative staff at LST from 2006 – 2009. Since then he has undertaken further counselling and supervision qualifications.

Chris values being a member of ACC for the affirmation of belonging to a professional association which allows expression of his Christian Faith among colleagues, and it’s equal standing with other professional counselling and psychotherapy bodies as a PSA (Professional Standards Association) registered organisation.

As a Board member, he brings his experience and skills learnt in his professional life plus a commitment to team work in promoting and developing ACC. He is passionate to ensure that its professional standards and status are maintained and held in high esteem by colleagues in the profession so that public safety can be assured and that its members have equal opportunities for employment as counsellors. 

Chris Williams, Deputy Chair