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Dr. Laura Williams, Clinical Psychologist

Livingston, West Lothian, EH52
07725 908 428 07725 908 428 Registered / Accredited

About me


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:

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

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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HCPC

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.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive analytic therapy (CAT)
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Mindfulness

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Fees

£100 per 55 minute session.

Livingston
West Lothian
EH52

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Availability

I am usually available on Monday/Tuesday. However, I can be flexible, so please contact me to discuss when would suit your needs.

Types of client

Adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Dr. Laura Williams, Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Laura Williams, Clinical Psychologist