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 supporting individuals who have been on the infertility treatment journey and have sadly experienced traumatic pregnancy loss or a traumatic birth. I individually support women and their partners to process their trauma and emotionally prepare for their next pregnancy attempt.
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 CBT and EMDR, which are approved by NICE and are considered as the most appropriate treatment approaches to treat trauma and anxiety. I believe my approach is client focused. I am a warm, caring, empathetic and genuine individual, which contributes importantly to the therapeutic relationship. By having a sound therapeutic relationship and by using the approaches of CBT and EMDR, I have positive experiences of helping many women and their partner’s to be able to process their trauma, make sense of what happened and establish a new balanced “normal”.
All sessions are currently taking place via video calling, although my normal clinic addresses are in Birmingham Edgbaston (B15) or Sutton Coldfield (B73).
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 @£110 - £160 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.
Monday 10-3.30pm, Tuesday 10-3.30pm, Wednesday 10 - 1pm, Thursday 10 -1pm
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.
I am a member of the British Infertility Counselling association (BICA)