About Lorraine Williams

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As an Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist/Counsellor working with all anxiety disorders and phobias, low self-esteem, relationship problems, depression, eating disorders, abuse and PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder).

My experience

After gaining my initial qualifications, I have over 5 years of experience and training with the NHS working within an IAPT Compliant Psychological Therapy Team. Specialising in CBT for anxiety disorders and phobias, and particular expertise working with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, I also have extensive experience working as an humanistic counsellor covering a wide range of complex mental health difficulties.

My previous training and experience

  • As a Director and owner of my own multi-national business
  • As a Law Society Trained Mediator
  • As a Counsellor working with domestic violence and with young adolescents
  • As an Accredited Therapist specialising in anxiety, bereavement, relationships and depression
  • As an Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist

This experience has enabled me to:

  • Develop key skills in assessing mental health and psychological status for adults and young adolescents
  • Provide evidenced based treatments in accordance with National Institute of Care Excellence (NICE) guidelines
  • Have a sound knowledge and understanding of all the main anxiety disorders including Panic, Health Anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Social Anxiety, Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Phobias and hoarding
  • Gain knowledge and experience of working therapeutically, and incorporating interventions from other psychological therapies in addition to the cognitive behavioural model
  • Collaboratively develop treatment programmes which will best suit clients’ needs
  • Monitor and evaluate treatment programmes and individual’s progress by using psychological measures
More information about Lorraine Williams' career...

Accredited Therapist

Due to the popularity of CBT many therapists advertise that they offer this. Check the wording on websites and flyers carefully as anyone can become a member of the BABCP by paying a subscription. Therapists who are Accredited Therapists have stringent vetting involving references from supervisors and evidence of ongoing supervision and professional development, to ensure that best practice guidelines are adhered to. If you have any doubts about the credentials of a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist check with the BABCP under the find a therapist link, or BACP for Accredited Counsellors.

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BUPA Recognised Practitioner


Professional Qualifications and Training

I have had a long career in the NHS as a member of an IAPT Compliant Psychological Therapy team and have attained many qualifications and relevant training.

Qualifications

  • Counselling Skills (Basic Counselling)-Level 2
  • Further Certificate in Counselling & Theory-Level 3
  • Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Counselling (BACP Accredited Course)
  • CBT Skills Training Canterbury University Merit Pass
  • Post Graduate Diploma Cognitive Behaviour Therapy – High Intensity (BABCP Accredited Course) (Merit Examination Pass and Distinction Pass for client recordings)
  • ADR Group Accredited Mediator
  • EMDR Qualified (Accredited Training)
  • Accreditation awarded BACP 1/8/2011
  • Accreditation awarded BABCP 27/9/2012
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