Mr Richard L Williams: Psychotherapy
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Mr Richard L Williams

Psychotherapy

 

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About me

After successfully qualifying as primary schoolteacher I moved into the NHS mental health service nearly 40 years ago, starting as a healthcare assistant, working and training my way up as a ward staff nurse in CAHMS, adult acute care, CPN charge nurse, clinical specialist in systemic & family therapy and becoming a principle adult psychotherapist 15 years ago.

My interest has always been to work to the client/patient story, rather than a label or medical diagnosis - for the main reason, if nothing else, that the eventual outcomes seemed much better.

I am an experienced practitioner of the Open Dialogue Approach to mental health difficulties, helping introduce this to the UK from Scandinavia in the early 2000's

Areas of interest

Complex, recurring or difficult to resolve issues of anxiety, depression and other mental health presentations. Bereavement, relationship and other interpersonal issues.

I have extensive expertise and experience in recovery-based work with people with stable bipolar and other psychosis presentations. This work promotes better functioning, better understanding and coping strategies.

Solution-focused psychotherapy using the Open Dialogue Approach is the mainstay of my work.
I use this well-evidenced technique to listen and work with you to help you find your way forward.

I am a member of the International Open Dialogical Network;

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