Dr Samantha Williams
I am a Counselling Psychologist and Integrative Psychotherapist. registered with the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) and the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). I work in the NHS and in private practice.
I understand that people come to therapy for many different reasons. I believe that therapy can help you to gain a deeper understanding about what may be causing you distress and discover new ways to approach challenging situations. It can also be a journey of self- discovery and personal growth.
I tailor therapy to meet the individual needs of each client with an emphasis on creating a warm and non- judgemental relationship where you can explore and express your thoughts and feelings in a confidential space.
I appreciate how daunting it can be to make the decision to begin therapy. If you would like to discuss anything in more detail please do not hesitate to contact me.
In my practice I offer individual therapy to clients from the age of 18 years onwards. This can be brief or longer term therapy.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Doctorate in Counselling Psychology and Psychotherapy by Professional Studies
- UKCP Registered Psychotherapist (Metanoia Institute)
- Bachelor of Science (Honours) Psychology (Open University)
- Certificate in Counselling
- EMDR Europe Accredited Training Programme (full four-part)
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 (HCPC)
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.
UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
From £70.00 to £90.00
Free initial online session
Session duration 50 minutes
When I work