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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 all those worries and 'what ifs' racing around your mind are keeping you awake at night or leaving you feeling overwhelmed? Perhaps there are things you want to do in life but you can't because they feel too scary? Sometimes life just feels like an uphill struggle and we feel stuck. Through sharing your worries and concerns with me I can help you to break free from your anxiety and start living a better, happier and more enjoyable life. I am a clinical psychologist and online therapist offering therapy in the UK via webcam, instant messaging and email. Accessing therapy online gives you the flexibility to get the help you need to change your life and feel alive again 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 [email protected] 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.

Facing your fears is tough. I'm here to help you do it. And I'm here to help you change your life for the better - to put you in control so YOU can choose how you live your life, not your anxiety.


My approach to therapy

We all need a little help at times as being human is difficult! 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. We can think together about how I can best support you to overcome your fears and live a better life. Training as a clinical psychologist has given me the advantage of being able to draw on a variety of approaches to therapy that can help people make changes that make a real difference, such as:

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

I have a diploma in online counselling, which has taught me how to help people using technology. I am now very passionate about working as an online therapist and very much enjoy seeing the benefits of working with people via webcam, 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 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 webcam, 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 [email protected] or attend a local branch. Please also see the Feeling in crisis page of this website.


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