Dr. Laura Williams, Clinical Psychologist
Hi, I am Dr Laura Williams. I am a clinical psychologist with over 14 years experience of working therapeutically. I offer clinical psychology sessions in West Lothian. All enquiries are welcome and I am happy to discuss your individual needs. I can also be engaged for private court reports and expert witness work.
I am currently employed as a Principal Clinical Psychologist in the NHS, where I work within the area of complex trauma. In addition, I undertake private therapeutic work with adults on an independent basis.
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:
Anxiety Disorders (including phobias, panic, obsessive compulsive disorder, panic, social and health anxiety)
Trauma (including post-traumatic stress disorder)
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
Registered / Accredited
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Health and Care Professions Council
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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
£100 per 55 minute session.