Karen Williams

Karen Williams, MA, MSc, Dipl Psych, MBACP, UKCP Reg, EMDR (Accred)

Karen is an experienced counsellor and psychotherapist, and specialises in working with people affected by psychological trauma. She is a graduate of the Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy Education in London – the largest training centre for transpersonal and integrative psychotherapy in the UK. CCPE is a member organisation of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). BACP and UKCP are the professional associations which accredit various trainings offered by CCPE. Karen is a member of BACP and a registered member of UKCP. She has an MA in Jungian and Post-Jungian Studies from the University of Essex, an MSc in Psychological Trauma from the University of Chester, and a Diploma in Psychology from the University of Leicester. For more information about the transpersonal and integrative aspects of psychotherapy, please see the Psychotherapy and Counselling pages.

EMDR Europe Accredited Practitioner

In 2017, Karen completed EMDR therapist training with Matt Wesson of The EMDR Academy, which is an EMDR Europe accredited training. Karen is an EMDR practitioner accredited by the EMDR Association UK, the professional association for EMDR in the United Kingdom.

Time-Limited and Open-Ended Therapy

Karen has wide experience in both short and long-term work with adult clients. She has worked for several agencies in and around London including over two years of voluntary counselling work with NHS patients in the IAPT service of a GP surgery. After having run a successful private practice with clients in West and South-West London, she continues to consult with London-based clients online. In addition, her practice now attracts clients from all over the UK and internationally. Karen specialises in providing therapy online and has completed postgraduate training with the Academy for Online Therapy.

Therapeutic Approach

Karen’s therapeutic approach is relational, trauma-aware and collaborative. She includes psychodynamic and Jungian depth work, cognitive work, and creative techniques, as appropriate for each individual. As a trauma specialist, she keeps up-to-date with the latest developments in working with psychological trauma. Being person-centred, she is respectful and empathetic of the client’s worldview and spiritual interests. Creating the safe and comfortable space that facilitates a person in addressing whatever it is that’s brought them to therapy is key to good outcomes. Karen abides by the codes of conduct and ethical practice of BACP, UKCP, the EMDR Association UK, and the British Psychological Society, of which she is student member whilst completing her MSc Psychology.

Trauma Specialist

Karen specialises in working with the many manifestations of stress and psychological trauma. These include post-traumatic stress disorder from single event traumas, complex trauma, and developmental trauma. It may also include things like depression and anxiety, somatisation and medically unexplained symptoms (MUS), eating disorders, relationship issues, and crisis intervention. In particular, she has wide experience of working with the kind of complex trauma that can result from neglect and abuse in childhood or adulthood. Karen also works one-to-one and with groups to facilitate self-development and personal growth from a transpersonal perspective.

Karen’s first degree was in Biochemistry, and she has also participated in degree courses at London and Kathmandu Universities in religious studies, Buddhist studies and Himalayan languages. An avid sailor since childhood, she has sailed and raced professionally. She worked for many years in the City of London, and has travelled widely by land and sea, and latterly by motorbike. Her most precious things include personal growth, compassionate and ethical practice, and spending time in wild places.

Make an Enquiry

If you would like more information about psychological therapy and how we may be able to work together to address your concerns,
you are warmly invited to call, email, or message me through the form on the Contact page.

07801 273768 / info@karenjwilliams.co.uk