Dr Katherine Williams BSc (hons), MRes, DClinPsy, HCPC registered
I am a HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist. I base my approach on the premise that people are not problems; problems are problems. This means that I can support you to understand the impact of your problem and the effect it has on different parts of your life. I offer a warm, thoughtful and non-judgemental approach.
What I can help with:
I can support you with a range of difficulties including:
- feeling sad/low mood
- managing relationships
- transitions in life
- personal dilemmas and decision-making
- low confidence and self-esteem
- the impact of trauma
- managing physical and mental health conditions
- problematic/repetitive behaviours
- skin-related distress - for example, problems associated with eczema, psoriasis etc
- managing the impact of feelings of guilt and shame
- work-related stress
I understand that whatever has brought you to therapy might be hard to name; you might be in the process of working out what it is you need. Or, you might have a specific concern you need some support with. Whatever it is you need, I can offer you an outsider perspective, using various psychological approaches, to develop alternative ways of managing.
My approach involves promoting your strengths and resilience whilst helping you to identify barriers that are getting in the way of your well-being. I will encourage you to feel more in control and have more realistic expectations of yourself and others.
I use a combination of therapeutic approaches which include (but are not limited to):
- Systemic therapy (thinking about how problematic patterns can occur within our relationships)
- Narrative therapy (the stories we tell about ourselves and how these can shape our identity)
- Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (understanding the relationship between your thoughts, feelings, behaviours and physical experiences)
- Psychodynamic approach (helping you to understand conflicts that you experience in yourself and between other people, both in the past and present)
I offer a service that provides an alternative to mental health diagnoses.
What to expect
Please get in contact via email and I would be happy to arrange a free no-obligation 20-minute zoom (or telephone) session to better understand your circumstances. This is also an opportunity for you to ask me questions and get a better sense of who I am including whether we both feel we can work together. If you feel I may not be the right person for you, I will try and signpost you to a relevant service.
Should we agree to go forward, we can then arrange an initial assessment which will help us to understand the nature of your difficulties in more detail. This will also provide us with some direction with what you would like to achieve through therapy. Some people find it helpful to set goals at this stage. At this point, I will send you my terms and conditions which outline my commitment to you as a therapist.
We can also decide whether you wish to have weekly, fortnightly or monthly support.
I am offering online support only.
Training, qualifications & experience
- BSc (Hons) Neuroscience
- Post Experience Diploma Psychology
- MRes (Master of Research) Clinical Psychology
- DClinPsy Doctorate in Clinical Psychology
- 15 Hours training in Transactional Analysis
- Intermediate Level in Family Therapy and Systemic Practice
- Level 1 in Narrative Therapy as recognised by the Institute of Narrative Therapy
- Registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
- Member of the Association for Family Therapy and Systemic Practice (AFT)
I currently work in the NHS as a highly specialist Clinical Psychologist as part of a community and inpatient service for adults with learning disabilities in Gloucestershire. To avoid any conflicts of interest, I am unfortunately unable to offer support to anyone who lives in the Gloucestershire region.
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
£85.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session
Payment is taken by BACS within 24 hours of your session starting.
Any cancellations made within 24 hours prior to your session will be chargeable.
I charge £60 per hour for clinical supervision.
I currently offer sessions on a Monday and Wednesday evening between 6-8pm
I offer between 9-11 on Saturday mornings.
I aim to respond to any enquiries within 24 hours.
I uphold the highest ethical standards as outlined by the HCPC and BPS. I undertake regular continuing professional development, training and supervision as part of my practice.
Services I have experience of working in:
- Physical health settings for adults with acquired disability
- Palliative care services
- Child and Adolescent Mental health services for children with learning disabilities (including support for parents)
- Older adult inpatient services
- Medium secure forensic services
- Community adult learning disability team
- Inpatient service for adults with learning disabilities