Professional background and experience

Hello, I’m Luisa, a Registered and Chartered Consultant Psychologist. My initial training was in forensic psychology where I worked in prisons; developing, managing, and analysing group therapy programmes. I moved into the NHS where I spent 17 years working in various services with people with chronic and enduring mental health difficulties. I continued to develop programmes and am a published author in the treatments I developed. I
specialised in working with children and young people with the philosophy that early intervention is key to future wellbeing.

I apply a number of difference theraputic approaches and models, including cognitive behavioural therapy, dialectical behavioural therapy, solution focused therapy, and family systemic therapy. I have my own lived
experience of mental health issues which enables my deeply empathic and optimistic approach to recovery and wellness.

My areas of expertise are with complex difficulties including trauma, abuse, addiction, psychosis, eating disorders, sexually harmful behaviours, as well as more common presentations such as anxiety and depression. I split my time between therapy and as an expert witness providing reports to the Family and Criminal Courts.

Training and qualifications
  • Register of Psychologists Specialising in Psychotherapy (ROPSIP)
  • MSc Forensic Psychology
  • PGDip Psychological Therapies
Accreditation to professional bodies
  • Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
  • Affiliate Member of The British Psychological Society (BPS)
  • Registered Expert Witness
Areas of special interest
  • Trauma
  • Abuse
  • Addiction
  • Sexually Harmful Behaviours
  • Relationships & Family Dynamics

If you’re interested in  booking an appointment with Luisa Williams, book a free initial consultation here.

What to expect from our Therapists

We carry out rigorous checks and vet all our therapists before they join the team. They must meet with our high standards of professional specification which includes:

This means that the mental health professional you see will be qualified, experienced and competent.

We are a private mental health clinic and have a number of therapists with different specialities. Because of this, we can offer therapies to help with a wide range of mental health issues from Anxiety to PTSD and child psychology.

First, we carry out a triage step during a 15-minute free initial telephone consultation. Depending on the challenges you’re facing, we will then recommend a counsellor, CBT therapist or clinical psychologist.

We also have clinic locations throughout the North, so there is usually one not too far from you.

As a result, we can usually offer an appointment quickly and at a time and place convenient for you. But, above all, tailored to your needs.

Please note, not all of our therapists work from all our clinic locations. Contact us for information on which therapists it is possible to see at which locations.

As well as Luisa we have a number of other Clinical Psychologists, CBT Therapists and Counsellors in our team.
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