Clinical Psychologist
Clinical Psychologist
Languages Spoken
  • en
Years of Experience
  • 20

Dr Graham Williams is a clinical psychologist from the United Kingdom. He has over 20 years’ experience in mental health services in the British National Health Service (NHS) and is a highly versatile clinician experienced in working with children, young people (CYP) and adults.

After qualifying as a clinical psychologist from the University of Hertfordshire in 2008, Dr Williams spent the following twelve years in specialist child and adolescent mental health services. Working with CYP from the local, multicultural region as well as refugees from international cultures, he gained extensive clinical experience working with the full range of mental health problems, including, depression and all forms of anxiety. He developed special clinical interests in developmental and complex trauma as well as the psychological impact on CYP of long-term medical conditions. As a senior psychologist Dr Williams was the service lead for trauma working clinically and providing trauma training and education to staff teams in medical and educational settings. Working in a specialist CAMHS also required working with parents and families and within wider clinical systems in order to ensure safe and effective outcomes.

Dr Williams also has specific experience working with neurodevelopmental, cognitive and attachment difficulties and has extensive knowledge and skills in risk assessment and risk management. He has expertise in assessment of psychological and emotional difficulties and is trained in multiple therapies, including CBT, DBT and EMDR. While guided by research and the evidence base he also allows and encourages scope for creativity in working with clients to maximise positive outcomes. In addition to direct and indirect work with children and families, he co-facilitates treatment groups.

Having trained as a clinical supervisor with the Oxford Doctorate in Clinical Psychology training programme he supervised colleagues and continues to provide consultation and supervision to other professional groups.

More recently, Dr Williams has worked in a number of other specialist services in the NHS; conducting assessments and psychological interventions of adults with changes in mental health and cognitive status as a consequence of contracting COVID-19; he concurrently worked in general paediatrics at a large, regional children’s hospital with those affected psychologically by medical conditions.

Prior to leaving the UK, Dr Williams divided his time between specialist maternity-related psychology services in the NHS and reporting to the English Courts as an Independent Expert Witness with those involved in the Family Court system.

  • Doctor of Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy), University of Hertfordshire
  • Bachelor of Science (BSc), Psychology with Clinical Psychology, University of Kent, Canterbury
  • Post-doctoral training in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (Intensive Training with British Isles DBT Training: The sole licensed provider of training in DBT in Great Britain and the Republic of Ireland)
  • Post –doctoral training in clinical supervision, Oxford Doctorate in Clinical Psychology training programme
  • Dubai Health Authority (DHA)
  • Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) UK

Areas of Specialisation/Expertise

  • Global and specialist psychological assessment, formulation and intervention of children, young people and adults with:
  • Depression
  • All forms of anxiety (including generalised anxiety, social anxiety and OCD)
  • Trauma
  • Neurodevelopmental difficulties (ADHD, ASD)
  • Self-harm / para-suicidal behaviour
  • Maternity / perinatal psychology
  • Safeguarding

Expertise in a number of theoretical and therapeutic models:

  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (TF-CBT)
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
  • Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Narrative Therapy

Special clinical interests:

  • Single event & cumulative trauma
  • Complex trauma
  • Developmental trauma / attachment difficulties
  • Paediatric psychology (including psychological, emotional and functioning difficulties in CYP associated with long-term, chronic medical conditions, including Diabetes)
  • Traumatic brain injury in children and young people
  • Cognitive / neuropsychological / psychoeducational assessment