Natasha Williams - CBT (BABCP Accredited) and EMDR
Hi and welcome to my profile.
My name is Natasha Williams and I am a qualified and experienced Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist with a Post graduate certificate, Diploma and Msc in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. I am also a qualified Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR) practitioner.
I specialise in treating symptoms of trauma and anxiety in relation to pregnancy related trauma and birth trauma. This includes treating the symptoms of trauma as a result of IVF treatments, pregnancy loss, traumatic birth experiences and pregnancy after care.
My work also includes working with other issues that have developed as a result of the trauma experiences, such as low self esteem that may present it self at work, home and within relationships, issues managing stress and difficulties in making plans for the future.
I use evidence approaches of CBT and EMDR. These therapeutic approaches have been approved by NICE guidelines to help treat trauma and anxiety. With my own experience of pregnancy and birth related trauma and many years of working with women and their families, I am aware of the emotional, physical and relationship impact of trauma.
My work not only supports the women who have experienced the aforementioned trauma’s, but also their partners and professionals who have been involved in the care of the mother. I believe my approach is client focused. I believe I am a warm, caring, empathetic and genuine individual, which helps the person coming to therapy to be able to process their trauma, make sense of it and establish a new balanced “normal” that’s allows them to live a more purposeful life.
Please note my specialism is working with women, partners and professionals who have experienced a single event trauma. I do not work with individuals who have a history of complex / childhood trauma or who have a history of long term PTSD in relation to other issues.
All sessions are currently taking place online with video calling.
I am an experienced and qualified clinical supervisor who offers supervision to Hi intensity trainees and CBT Psychotherapists.
Training, qualifications & experience
July 2001 : Diploma in Social Work (University of Central England)
July 2002: Bsc Social Work (University of Central England)
July 2010: Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy (Adults, Children and Adolescents) at Derby University.
June 2011: Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy (Adults, Children and Adolescents) at Derby University.
June 2012 Msc in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy (Adults, Children and Adolescents) at Derby University.
March 2014 – May 2014: IAPT Hi intensity clinical supervision course at Birmingham university
July 2013 – Dec 2013: EMDR qualification part 1, 2, 3 and 4 with EMDR Extra
October 2014 - NLP level 1
February 2015 - EMDR Children and Adolescents Level 1
2015 onwards - various courses on trauma, women's health, grief / loss, traumatic grief
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies
The BABCP is the lead organisation for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in the UK.
Membership is open to anyone with an interest in the practice, theory or development of CBT. BABCP also provides accreditation for CBT therapists.
BABCP accredited members adhere to the Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics in the Practice of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies, and are willing to be scrutinised in this adherence as required.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of interest and vast experience -
- Trauma - other single event trauma and traumatic grief.
- Work place stress and anxiety
I have access to therapy rooms within the Edgbaston and Erdington area of Birmingham. However, sessions are currently online using "Zoom" or "MS teams".
Sessions are 60 - 90 minutes long @£100 - £150 per session. Payments will be taken prior to the session either by cash or BACS.
Unfortunately, i do not offer any concessions.
I am registered with many private health insurance providers such as Avia, Simplyhealth, Bupa, Nuffield health, AxA PPP, CIGNA and Vitality ( use to be Pruhealth) and so I am able to offer therapy via their health policies.
Clinical supervision is charged at a rate of £70 per session.
I am a member of BABCP (British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies) and am also accredited.
I am also a registered member of EMDR association UK and Ireland.