Please note: I am unable to take general enquiries until 1st March 2022

About me

I am a HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist. I base my approach on supporting you to achieve a greater sense of well-being by enabling you to feel less overwhelmed and more in control. We will work in partnership using a therapy style that works best for you.

What I can help with:

I can support you to understand the impact of your problem and the effect it has on different parts of your life. I can also help you to have a clearer idea of what it means to feel or be 'good enough'.

I can support you with a range of difficulties including:

  • anxiety
  • depression
  • managing relationships
  • transitions in life
  • personal dilemmas and decision-making
  • low confidence and self-esteem
  • the impact of trauma
  • managing physical health conditions
  • problematic/repetitive behaviours/Obsessive-Compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • skin-related distress - for example, problems associated with eczema, psoriasis etc including skin-picking and hair-pulling
  • 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 understanding and managing your problem. 

Therapeutic approaches:

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, including the relationship we have with ourselves)
  • 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 15-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 sessions.

I am offering online support but I may be able to offer face-to-face therapy in some circumstances. 

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 in a service for adults with learning disabilities and in a dermatology service.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.

HCPC

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.

Fees

From £85.00 to £90.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Additional information

Prices vary for face-to-face appointments depending on their location. 

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I am currently unable to respond to new enquiries. 

Further information

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
  • Oncology
  • 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

Worcester
Worcestershire
WR4

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Couples
Groups
Organisations

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

Zoom
Dr Katherine Williams

Dr Katherine Williams