Olivia Williams

Clinical Member

Olivia Williams

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My why


Clinical Psychologist

Who am I?

I am a Clinical Psychologist, with HCPC registration and substantial experience of working in mental health and early years settings.  I trained as a Clinical Psychologist at University College London (UCL). Alongside my private work, I work in the NHS in an Under-Fives Child and Adolescent Mental Health service (CAMHS) where I provide consultation, workshops and trainings to early years settings as well as psychological therapies for parents and their young children. I have previously worked across a range of perinatal contexts including as an Specialist Clinical Psychologist in a birth trauma service, offering Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) and trauma-focused therapies for individuals who have been traumatised by their birth experience. I have also provided supervision on doctoral perinatal research projects.

You might want to see me if:

You might wish to meet with me to explore difficult emotions, concerns, hopes or fears that you might be experiencing as a parent-to-be or parent of a young child. People often come to see me when they are feeling that their experience of parenting is not what they had hoped for. You may have concerns about your birth experience or fears about an upcoming birth. You may have worries about your relationship with your baby or you may be struggling with difficult emotions or self-critical thoughts. You may be interested in having a space to think about your experiences of being parented. You may choose to attend sessions alone or with your baby.

My style:

I offer short and longer term therapy that is tailored to your individual needs. My style is collaborative and I understand the central importance of providing a compassionate and containing space for the people I work with. I draw on a range of therapeutic models including cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), compassion-focused therapy, attachment models, psychodynamic, systemic theories and developmental psychology. I also offer trauma-focused therapies including Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprogramming (EMDR) and Trauma-Focused CBT.

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