Dr Claire Williams, Chartered Clinical Psychologist
Hello there, I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist offering a confidential psychological assessment and therapy service to individuals in the Birmingham area.
I offer a professional service to individuals seeking help for a wide range of difficulties. I tailor therapy to suit the individual seeking help and offer in-depth assessment and formulation of the difficulties explored. Formulations help to enable the individual's understanding of the problems and psychological interventions provided help to reduce distress and empower the individual. The types of therapy I provide include cognitive behavioural therapy; solution-focused brief therapy; narrative therapy; short term dynamic therapies and mindfulness based approaches.
If you are wondering about starting therapy, it can be a daunting experience. My assessment sessions are really just a way to meet each other and to talk over what it is you are looking for. It is as much for you to see if I would be the right therapist for you as well as a way for me to see if I can be of help. It may be that you have found yourself at this point in your life 'stuck' and you are struggling to find a way through. I hope that I may be able to help you with that journey.
Sessions of 1 hour on a weekly basis are typically offered, however this arrangement is discussed in the initial assessment session, when an agreement is reached together based on your needs. Therapy is offered for as long as it is helpful to you. Some people find they only require a few sessions to help with their current difficulty and others find they need a longer time.
Please contact me by phone or by submitting an online form on this site and please have a look at my website for more details about me and the work I do.
Training, qualifications & experience
I qualified as a Clinical Psychologist from the University of Coventry & the University of Warwick. I have over 10 years experience of working therapeutically with vulnerable adults and children from many different walks of life, who have had a wide variety of psychological and social difficulties. I currently work in an Older Adult Mental Health service in the Midlands area. I am particularly interested in the impact of chronic health conditions (including brain injury) on a person's wellbeing.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
Health and Care Professions Council
The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.
They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.
Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.
British Psychological Society
British Psychological Society
Areas of counselling I deal with
I work from a clinic based in Moseley and there is free private parking onsite. There is disabled access available.
My clinic is on a Thursday afternoon during office hours, late appointments are available.