Dr Karen Williams Clin.Psy.D, C. Psychol, MSc, BSc
Hello, I'm Karen. I’m here to help if you are finding life tough at the moment. Perhaps you feel scared, anxious and fed up? Maybe all those worries and 'what ifs' racing around your mind are keeping you awake at night or leaving you feeling overwhelmed? Perhaps there are things you want to do in life but you can't because they feel too scary? Sometimes life can feel like an uphill struggle and we can feel stuck. Through sharing your worries and concerns with me I can help you to break free from your anxiety and start living a better, happier and more enjoyable life. I am a clinical psychologist and online therapist offering therapy in the UK via webcam, instant messaging and email that helps you overcome your fears and feel alive again. Facing your fears is tough. I'm here to help you do it. And I'm here to help you change your life for the better - to put you in control so YOU can choose how you live your life, not your anxiety.
My approach to therapy
We all need a little help at times, as being human is difficult! My approach to therapy is to give you what you need at this time in your life and is informed by my training as a clinical psychologist. We can think together about how I can best support you to overcome your fears and live a better life. Training as a clinical psychologist has given me the advantage of being able to draw on a variety of approaches to therapy than can help people make changes that make a real difference, such as:
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
- Solution Focused Therapy (SFT)
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT)
I have a diploma in online counselling, which has taught me how to help people using technology. I am now very passionate about working as an online therapist and very much enjoy seeing the benefits of working with people via webcam, instant messaging and email.
Training, qualifications & experience
Professional and academic qualifications
- Diploma in Online Counselling
- Doctorate in Clinical Psychology
- Diploma in Mental Health Nursing
- MSC Health Psychology
- BSc Psychology
- Solution Focused Practice – Foundation Programme
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) - 'ACT Bootcamp' training workshop
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) - 'ACT Made Simple' training workshop
Membership of professional bodies
- Registered as a clinical psychologist with the Health and Care Professional Council (HCPC)
- Member of the British Psychological Society
- Member of the Association for Counselling and Therapy Online
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Psychological therapy session via webcam (1 hour): £70
(Initial session (75 minutes) £50)
Psychological therapy session via IM (1 hour): £70
(Initial session (75 minutes) £50)
Psychological therapy email exchange: £70
(Completion and review of initial contact form – free of charge)
Payment is in advance via PayPal.
I can usually offer an appointment within 1-2 weeks and have appointments available throughout the week, including evenings. I currently only offer appointments online.