Dr. Rhea Williams (D. Psych, C. Psychol, Reg. BPS)
Mental health plays just as important a role as physical health in helping you lead a fulfilling life. Therapy is a process of growth and self-discovery, which involves elements of change. Change, however, can feel challenging without support.
Whether this the first time you are exploring therapy or something you have experienced before, finding someone you can trust and relate to is an essential first step, and it can be daunting to know where to begin.
I offer consultations and therapy sessions for a wide range of difficulties. Every person is unique and my approach is to gain a comprehensive understanding of your difficulties and tailor therapy to your individual needs.
As a practicing counselling psychologist, I specialize in the following:
- Childhood Neglect & Lack of Confidence
- Relationship Difficulties
- Eating Disorders
- Childhood Sexual Abuse
- Health Psychology
- Grief & Loss
- Pre and Post Bariatric Surgery Counselling & Weight Management
- Personality Disorders
I work with the following modalities and tailor them to each individual's needs:
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive Analytical Therapy (CAT)
- Trauma Focused Therapy
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a diverse background in counselling and clinical psychology. I have worked with a variety of client groups that present with various different mental health and neurological challenges including eating disorders, relationship difficulties, personality disorders, psychosis, anxiety and depressive disorders, chronic pain, PTSD, OCD, domestic violence, and complex trauma, including childhood sexual abuse.
I use an integrative approach in therapy, with a particular emphasis on psychodynamic psychotherapy.
I have worked across a number of organisations, both in the National Health Service (NHS) and privately, and am a registered member of both the British Psychological Society (BPS) and Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).
I received a Doctorate in Counselling Psychology and MSc. from City, the University of London, where I completed my doctoral research in an Exploration of the Experience of Women Attending a Specialist Psychotherapy Service for Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse. Prior to that, I graduated with an Honours degree in Psychology from the University of Nottingham and completed my Postgraduate Diploma in Psychotherapy and Counselling Psychology at Regent’s University London.
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.
British Psychological Society
British Psychological Society
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Training & Supervision
I currently supervise both trainee and qualified therapists and counselling psychologists.
£75 per session
I offer reduced fee appointments for students and psychologists/psychotherapists in training and will selectively take up clients who may not be able to afford the full service price listed above schedule permitting. Please do reach out and we can discuss your situation further.
Currently practicing on Thursdays and Fridays.
Full payment is required for cancellations with less than 48 hours notice.