Dr Oonagh Williamson
Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, stress, trauma or major life changes? I am a highly experienced Chartered Clinical Psychologist based in Fife and I would like to offer my services to help you. Life can feel overwhelming at times, but I am here to guide you through any obstacles you may face. I understand that taking the first steps to seek help and talk about your problems can be daunting. My aim is to hopefully put you at ease throughout this process.
I have been a qualified Clinical Psychologist for 26 years and have worked as a Consultant Clinical Psychologist for 16 years. I have Chartered status with the British Psychological Society and am registered with the HCPC, the regulating body for Clinical Psychologists. I am a warm, compassionate, approachable and empathic person. I believe that trust and collaboration in therapy is vitally important in helping people deal with their problems, tailoring my approach to meet your individual needs.
Who I see and What to Expect
I work with adults and have a wealth of expertise helping people who experience a range of mental health difficulties. I offer both assessment and therapy for a number of common psychological issues ranging from anxiety, depression, anger and stress to trauma. This list is not exhaustive and I help people with many different issues.
I offer both in person and online appointments. If we meet face to face, my office is a relaxed, confidential setting with a serviced reception and waiting area. I offer a safe, private and calm environment to discuss any psychological problems which are currently affecting you. Online sessions generally take place on Zoom. Both Assessment and Therapy Appointments last 50/60 minutes. I tend to meet with people either weekly or fortnightly for therapy depending on their situation.
Most of all, I want you to feel comfortable and safe enough to open up and talk about how you are feeling. Trust is an important part of the therapeutic process.
Please contact me or view my website if you would like to find out more about the services I offer. I look forward to hearing from you.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a Clinical Psychologist, which means I have been trained to the highest level to help people who are experiencing emotional or personal distress. I use my knowledge of psychology (which is the study of how people behave, think and feel) to help people reduce their emotional distress, promote their strengths and enhance their wellbeing.
I have 30 years experience working in the NHS. I have been a qualified Clinical Psychologist for 26 years and worked as a Consultant Clinical Psychologist in NHS Fife for 16 years.
- Undergraduate Degree: University of Edinburgh / MA (Hons) Psychology 1990
- Postgraduate Degrees: University of Edinburgh, MPhil in Clinical Psychology 1995
- University of Edinburgh, Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsychol) 2003
- Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) Registered/Clinical Psychologist- Registration No. PYLL22159
- British Psychological Society (BPS) - Chartered Clinical Psychologist (CPsychol)
- Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (AFBPsS)
- Division of Clinical Psychology member in the BPS
- EMDR Association UK & Ireland member
I have also completed training in various therapies over the years including Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), Schema Focus Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy (IPT) and EMDR.
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.
Health and Care Professions Council
The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
From £90.00 to £100.00
Free initial telephone session
EAP/Health Insurance Providers
Cost per Session:
£100 for an Assessment appointment
£90 for a Therapy appointment
I offer a FREE initial telephone conversation. This can be an email conversation, if you prefer.
I have a degree of flexibility with my working hours, so please contact me if the above hours are not suitable.
*Please note - I am currently only able to offer online sessions due to COVID*