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About me

Hi, I'm Dr Laura Williams. I am a clinical psychologist, therapist and director of a thriving online psychology practice, which can see people remotely across the UK. I specialise in the treatment of anxiety disorders, eating disorders and obsessional compulsive disorder and have a special interest in trauma. I have also featured in both Channel 4 and ITV documentaries which focussed on the treatment of morbid obesity. 

Therapy is a valuable investment. It takes hard work and time and you must be ready. Being committed, ensures you get the most out of your therapeutic experience. The commitment that I ask for, is mirrored back to you. I work weekly to build a therapeutic relationship that is grounded in trust and often involves difficult  by necessary conversations. I am straight talking and get results. 

If you believe you're ready to make psychologically informed changes, please get in touch with me. I offer free 15 minute consultation calls to ensure we are a good therapeutic match.

Training, qualifications & experience

I graduated with a BA in Psychology from the University of Stirling in 2005. I then completed a Masters Degree in Forensic Psychology from Glasgow Caledonian University in 2007. Finally, I completed a 5 year Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Edinburgh graduating in 2015. I have worked in various NHS settings throughout my career including specialist eating disorder services, learning disability services, forensic services, prisons and older adult services.

I am trained and experienced in using a variety of psychotherapies including cognitive behavioural therapy, cognitive analytic therapy and behavioural family therapy. I have experience in working with complex trauma but also work with individuals presenting with mild-moderate difficulties. I work predominantly with adults and have experience of treating the following:

Depression/low mood
Anxiety Disorders (including phobias, panic, obsessive compulsive disorder, panic, social and health anxiety)
Trauma (including post-traumatic stress disorder)
Eating Disorders
Relationship difficulties
Bereavement/grief
Addictions
Offending Behaviour
Anger Management

I am registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (Registrant PYL33218).

  • Doctorate Clinical Psychology - University of Edinburgh
  • MSc Forensic Psychology - Glasgow Caledonian University
  • BA Psychology - University of Stirling

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Registered / Accredited

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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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I hold special interests in anxiety disorders, eating disorders, obsessional compulsive disorder and trauma. 

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Fees

£140.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

Initial assessment £140

Ongoing treatment blocks

4 x 50 minute sessions - £560 

8 x 50 minute sessions - £1120

Availability

My clinic days are Tuesday and Thursday during working hours. I do not work evenings or weekends. I work with private pay clients only.

Livingston
EH53

Type of session

Online

Types of client

Adults
Organisations

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Dr Laura Williams

Dr Laura Williams