Virtue Counselling

At ‘Virtue’ there is an embedded ethos of treating each client as an individual and developing a safe working relationship tailored to your specific needs. It is the belief at Virtue that this approach is an essential characteristic in establishing a working environment where you feel able to explore your emotions. The end goal is to provide you with the correct tools to explore your concerns and fears allowing you to feel better in the short term and more specifically enables you to develop the skills to confront any issues that may arise in the future.

Virtue Counselling has the absolute belief that each of us are individuals and deserve to be treated as such. A strong sense of identity combined with a sense of safety and comfort in who we are is the key to achieving emotional wellbeing. 

This is the standard where, taking one step at a time towards self-growth, you begin your journey to becoming a self-governing individual with respect for yourself and the ability to look for your own meaning in life, whilst remaining focused on personal freedom and responsibilities

William Sides MBACP


Will is a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and has extensive experience working in a school setting for the past decade, helping vulnerable young people with a broad spectrum of emotional and social issues including anxiety, depression, historic abuse, eating disorders and more. During this time he has gained a wealth of knowledge working with young people who face the struggles and challenges of living and coping in today's society, increasing his personal knowledge through relevant and appropriate training.

He is also currently working as a volunteer counsellor at Sorted Counselling Services in Dunstable, Bedfordshire, who work with children and young people between the ages of 10 and 25. This has enabled Will to further enhance and broaden his experiences working with adult clients. 

It is Will's belief that when emotional needs are met and mental health issues are captured early, individuals have a greater chance of leading a happy and fulfilled adult life. Early intervention is the key to empowering individuals to structure change and retain the confidence to challenge their thought processes.