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About me

*Featured on Channel 4 Documentary* Hi, I'm Dr Laura Williams. I'm glad you've found me. This could be the beginning of an important journey. I am a clinical psychologist, therapist and business consultant working in psychology since 2005. I facilitate clients to uncover limiting relational patterns, allowing them to heal and make positive change. I hold special interests in complex trauma, loss and disordered eating. Helping you identify relational limitations to find fulfilment is my passion. This work will deepen your awareness and understanding of how and why these patterns have developed and been maintained over your lifetime.

Therapy is a valuable investment. It takes hard work, time and money 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 hard conversations that will serve you.

Relational therapy can be challenging. It is important that you are fully signed up before you embark on this type of work. 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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Health and Care Professions Council

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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 trauma, loss and disordered eating.

Therapies offered

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

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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 Monday and Thursday during working hours. I do not work evenings or weekends. I work with private pay clients only.

Livingston
West Lothian
EH52

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Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Types of client

Adults
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Dr. Laura Williams, Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Laura Williams, Clinical Psychologist