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About me

Hi I’m Katie a highly experienced registered therapist specialising in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). I offer a warm, non judgemental space where you can safely discuss your difficulties at your pace. As everyone's stories are unique we work collaboratively together forming a bespoke treatment plan which includes specific interventions targeted at treating your issue(s). During the first session I undertake a full assessment of needs in order to tailor the therapy to you and make any further recommendations.

I specialise in supporting adults and adolescents from 18 years old with addiction, anxiety disorders, generalised anxiety and depression but also work with many other issues including PTSD, anger, shame, insomnia and low self esteem (Please see the full list). I offer CBT, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) and third wave CBT approaches which includes acceptance and commitment therapy and compassion focused therapy.

I currently offer the following platforms of therapy:

  • video CBT sessions via Zoom and WhatsApp video
  • telephone CBT sessions.

I understand that finding the right therapist is an important part of the therapeutic process therefore I provide a free initial 30 minute consultation to discuss your difficulties, how we can work together effectively and how CBT can help. I offer discounted sessions for individuals who are impacted by the current climate. Contact me via email or text to arrange the initial session.

Training, qualifications & experience

My main training is Counselling Studies, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Degree where I was awarded a 1st class BSC Hons. Degree. I graduated in 2014.

I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP). Membership ID / Number: 376167. I am a member of the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) 2020.

I have over 8 years experience working with adults from underprivileged, offending backgrounds with complex issues. I have worked in substance misuse services and mental health services in the community and in prisons in London. I am experienced in treating individuals with more than one mental health diagnosis. I have worked for many years with individuals who have experienced trauma and loss presenting with depression, anxiety and anger issues. Many of these people used drugs and alcohol to escape their issues and found it only led to more problems and often resulted in crime and prison. I find it incredibly rewarding when I can support an individual to address their issues and make lasting changes in their life.

A bit about CBT:

CBT can help with a range of issues from mild- moderate distress to more severe mental health diagnosis. CBT has a large evidence base of success, it is backed by many years of research to prove its efficacy. It takes practice but with practice comes results. CBT is a form of therapy which focuses predominantly on issues that are causing you trouble in the present day such as worry, anxiety and low mood which are all too common in today’s current climate. It is a practical form of therapy where goals are set and tasks completed between sessions. CBT is based on the theory that our thoughts, feelings, behaviours and physical sensations are all interconnected, each one affects the other. If we are feeling bad or low in mood that will affect how we think and behave. When we change one part of the cycle it affects each element in the cycle. So if we are thinking negatively and start to change our thinking that will change how we feel and behave.

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I also work with feelings of guilt and shame, social anxiety, agoraphobia, claustrophobia and cyberchondria.

Therapies offered

  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Compassion-Focused Therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Solution focused brief therapy

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Fees

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

£55 per 50 minute session.

I work on a sliding scale, offering concessions for the below groups, please call me to discuss.

Availability

I am available in the evenings from 6pm and weekend mornings. However I have some flexibility during the day so please call to discuss a suitable time slot.

Further information

Please call, text or email me to discuss and arrange your free initial consultation.

Felstead Street
London
E9

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
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Katie Williams - Therapist specialising in CBT

Katie Williams - Therapist specialising in CBT