Michelle Williams

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(The Blackbird Clinic) - Bishopsgate & Shoreditch
Available for new clients
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London, Greater London, E2 7JD
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

 My professional passion is helping people with anxiety, burnout, work-related stress, phobias, or low self-esteem to get back on their feet and start thriving.  I have been a Counselling Psychologist for over 20 years. My clients tell me that they get the most out of our sessions because 
·      I’m straight-forward, 
·      I use evidence-based techniques, and 
·      I collaborate with them on practical interventions. 
There is a mutual pleasure in finishing therapy and seeing people flourish. 
I don’t want a stuffy patient-doctor relationship. My clients are bright, vibrant, capable people – even if they’re not at their best at the moment. They need the benefit of my experience and book-learning in psychology, but they don’t need somebody to talk down to them.

I want to get into the trenches with you to improve what is going on in your life. I don’t want you to be in therapy forever. I want to conduct a very thorough assessment and to build a robust treatment plan so that we have a clear pathway out of the current situation.

I’ve mentioned that I favour evidence-based approaches. What that means is: therapeutic approaches that have been studied and proven to provide results. I’m often able to get really pleasing results with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT).

I deliberately create a warm, discreet, confidential, non-judgemental space for you to explore your concerns. Through our work, I want you to gain perspective on where this problem came from, but also to deepen your understanding of yourself, what you value and want from the future, and to develop stronger relationships and connections. I don’t want coming to our sessions to feel like a drag for you. Instead, I want you to enjoy them – even the difficult ones.

Training, qualifications & experience

I qualified as a Counselling Psychologist twenty years ago in Australia. I am now a Chartered Psychologist, an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society, and am recognised as a Supervisor for other Psychologists and Counsellors on the BPS's Register of Applied Psychology Practice Supervisors.

I am continually engaged in Continued Professional Development to keep up-to-date with new interventions. This year, my CPD has focussed on the neuropsychology of self-compassion and helping clients to develop self-compassion with mindfulness under luminaries such as Tara Brach, Kristin Neff, Daniel J. Siegel, Dacher Keltner, and Jon Kabat-Zinn. 

I will use all of that training and experience to tailor your treatment plan to your goals. I want you to feel better and to enjoy your life again.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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British Psychological Society (BPS)

British Psychological Society

Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

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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

  • Burnout prevention and recovery
  • Workplace Stress
  • Bereavement and Grief
  • Developing Self-Compassion
  • Establishing Personal Boundaries
  • Assertiveness
  • Healthy relationship building
  • Self-esteem and self-development
  • Stress management
  • Work stress
  • Workplace bullying
  • Coping
  • Life transitions
  • Men's issues
  • Feeling sad
  • Women's issues
  • Peer relationships
  • Stress
  • Sleep and insomnia

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£130.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • Axa Health
  • Vitality
  • WPA
  • BUPA
  • Cigna

Additional information


​- 50 minute appointment - videoconferencing and telephone appointments also available - Discharge report including assessment results -

​Single session: £130

Aviva, AXA, BUPA, Cigna, Vitality, and WPA insurances accepted. It is the clients responsibility to confirm that this treatment is approved before the first appointment.


​- 50 minute appointment - All necessary reports - Review of video / audio materials - videoconferencing and telephone appointments also available - Site visits as required

Individual session: £80

When I work

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Further information

When you choose a Psychologist, the most important factor is that you find one that you are comfortable with and want to work with. Please visit my website to see videos and blogs, and call or email me for a free telephone consultation to make sure we can build a positive relationship.

3 Cleeve Workshops, Boundary Street, London, Greater London, E2 7JD

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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I succeed when I help you to succeed. I am on the BPS's Register of Applied Psychology Practice Supervisors.

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Michelle Williams
Michelle Williams