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Changes Online Therapy Dr Karen Williams Online Therapy in the UK

Hello, I'm Karen. Welcome to my website.

I'm here to help if you are finding life tough at the moment. Perhaps you feel scared, anxious and fed up? Maybe you have experienced a loss in your life and you're feeling unsure about what to do and where to go next? Perhaps there are things you want to do in life, and you can't because they feel too scary? Or maybe you're unsure about what you want out of life and feel stuck in a rut?

I'm here to listen. Through sharing your worries and concerns with me, we can make sense of how things are for you and I can support you to make changes that move you towards a better, happier and more meaningful life. To find a new way of living that sustains you and helps you feel alive in the world.

I am a clinical psychologist and online therapist offering therapy in the UK via video, instant messaging and email. Accessing therapy online gives you the flexibility to get the help you need when you want, where you want.

I hope you find what you are looking for on the website. If you have any unanswered questions or would like to book an appointment, please contact me on 07900 997 933 or info@changesonlinetherapy.co.uk. I may be busy when you call, so please do text or leave a voicemail message and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

Life is messy and being a human is tough. I'm here to help you with the challenges that you are facing in life. We can work together to put you in the driving seat and take control of your life, changing things for the better.

My approach to therapy

Being human is difficult; we all need a little support along the way. My approach to therapy is to give you what you need at this time in your life and is informed by my training as a clinical psychologist. I always tailor my approach to your individual preferences and needs ànd focus on supporting you to make lasting changes that make a real difference. Training as a clinical psychologist has given me the advantage of being able to draw on a variety of approaches to therapy, such as:

- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
- Solution Focused Therapy (SFT)
- Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT)

I also have a diploma in online counselling, and I am passionate about working as an online therapist. I very much enjoy seeing the benefits of working with people via video, instant messaging and email.

Welcome. ABOUTME

About me

One of the reasons I am so passionate about what I do is that I know that therapy can make a difference. It really can change your life! I spent so much of my life thinking that I was worthless and a failure, in addition to being paralysed by fear. I lived to please others, constantly striving for perfection to feel loved and worthwhile, whilst a critical voice inside my head told me constantly that I was not good enough. I put on a brave face to others, worried that if they knew how I really felt they would think less of me, think I was weak. I got to the point where I felt so fed up, stuck and trapped that I knew something had to change. I wanted more out of life.

Acceptance and commitment therapy, mindfulness and self-compassion have helped me to change my life. To recognise that I am human, and being human is tough – there’s no manual! That life can be hard and why on earth wouldn’t I feel rubbish at times?! That being human means experiencing both pleasant and unpleasant emotions – and it’s not a sign of weakness or that anything is wrong with me to experience the unpleasant, uncomfortable ones. It’s ok not to be ok. I’m now able to allow that fear, anger and sadness to be there and listen to what it’s telling me, and to use that to guide me towards what I need. I’ve learned to connect with what truly matters to me, deep in my heart, and to use that to discover who I want to be, and what I want to do in life.

I have let go of always striving to be perfect, and of always trying to prove myself to others and seeking their approval. I have embraced my relationship with myself and learned that I am enough. Just as I am. I have nothing to prove. I am me and that’s ok. Doing this allows me to be present in my own life and to enjoy all that I choose to have in it. To be free. To find a good balance between doing all the things that enrich my life and make it meaningful - doing the work I love, being with nature, practising yoga, going on adventures and spending time with family and friends whom I love dearly.

What I offer

I currently offer therapy in the UK supporting people aged 18 and over via video, instant messaging or email. Please see the How it works page of this website for more information on the different options for therapy.

As an online therapist, the service I offer is unlikely to be suitable to meet your needs if you are in crisis or feeling suicidal. I would recommend that you discuss your situation with your GP, access face to face support and consider using other resources, such as the Samaritans. Their national freephone number is 116 123, you can email jo@samaritans.org or attend a local branch. Please also see the Feeling in crisis page of this website.

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