More about Lorraine Williams...

Professional Development

To meet The BABCP accreditation requirements I attend conferences and workshops and training programmes on a frequent basis to learn about new research and developments and to develop and enhance my therapeutic skills. I have monthly individual and peer clinical supervision to meet The BABCP requirements and for my own professional development.

Profesional Clinical Experience


I am a CBT psychotherapist in a tier 3 specialist CAMHS, working with children, young people and families with a wide range of mental health/developmental conditions.

I manage a complex case load which necessitates liaising with other health/educational professionals and supporting services.
I am an independent practitioner working in family and multidisciplinary teams.

Within the family therapy team I specialize in working with individuals with eating disorders.

My post carries a clinical, consultation, research, educational and training aspect to which I contribute.

Within CAMHS I have established a peer supervision group and provide supervision/consultation on an individual basis.

I am particularly interested in developing a Mindfulness Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (MCBT) group, as a relapse prevention model. In preparation for this I attend a Mindfulness training programme.

I have been the CAMHS representative, sharing responsibility for taking the lead on CBT related issues within the NHS Trust.

Previous Posts

Integrative Counsellor at a Community College for 11-18 year olds

This community college was the was the first in East Sussex to employ a counsellor for students.

In this post I established:

  • An immediate easily accessible confidential service for young people.
  • A referral system for teaching staff and other community professionals.
  • A pathway into the local community CAMHS when further assessment and psychological intervention was identified.

Other requirements of this role were to:

  • Deliver developmental Group Work.
  • Life skills programmes.
  • Peer support training (Befriending programme); supervise and monitor the Befrienders.
  • Provide 1st level counselling skills for teaching staff.
  • Establish regular liaison with supporting agencies.

School nurse and Health Advisor in Primary and secondary schools

Responsibilities included developmental screening;
Liaising with families, teachers and supporting services.
Planning and delivering health education programmes.

Registered General Nurse in hospitals and the community

Other Experiences

  • Counselling placement working with working age and adults in GP surgery.
  • Volunteer Alcohol counsellor.
  • Youth Outreach Project Worker.

This extensive pre and post registration portfolio has entailed almost 24 years planned focused theoretical training and acquisition of therapeutic skills and practice in child and adolescent mental health.

During this training and whilst developing my practice with young people, their families and the working age community, I have needed to be reliable, resourceful, focused, organised, committed and responsive to change and sensitive to clients needs and that of their wider systems.

Professional Qualifications and Training

I have had a long career in the NHS as an Independent Practitioner and have attained many qualifications and completed relevant training.

  • Supervision Training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy - 2009
  • Post Graduate Dip in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Children and Adolescents - 2007
  • Foundation courses in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy - 2003-2005
  • Substance Misuse Training - June 1999
  • Counselling Supervision Skills Training - June 1999
  • Diploma in Integrative Counselling - October 1998
  • Certificate in Health Education - June 1992
  • Certificate in School Nursing - June 1990
  • Registered General Nurse - Nov 1972