Vanessa Williams


About Me

My name is Vanessa Williams and I am a BACP registered Psychotherapist. My undergraduate degree is in Developmental and Educational Psychology that I obtained in the UK, and completed my Masters is in Counselling Psychology in California, US. Currently, I’m a practicing psychotherapist and I also teach Psychology within the Higher Educational sector part time.

Having practiced psychotherapy within the UK and the US, I have varied experience working with clients of various demographics, in the context of couples, families, individuals and children.

I see clients through a blend of psychodynamic and humanistic lens, as I share the view that childhood experiences have a substantial impact on our adult lives and personalities. These events can cause problems as adults if they remain in our unconscious minds. My work often involves aiding the process of bringing those unconscious feelings to the awareness, and helping you to use therapeutic tools to fulfil your potential in yourself, and also in your intimate relationships.

My background involves working clients currently experiencing depression, anxiety, self esteem/ self image, Abuse and emotional stressors that come with Life changes such as bereavement, divorce/ separation, Families dealing with critical illnesses.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Grief
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Trauma and abuse , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Self esteem , Coping with life changes , ADHD , Abandonment , Attachment Issues , Blended Family Issues , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy

Years of Experience: 3

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Vanessa Williams. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written by C.. on Jun 21, 2022 after therapy with Vanessa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, and adhd

Vanessa is honestly so helpful.

Written by C.L. on Jun 06, 2022 after therapy with Vanessa for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

Vanessa has quickly got a good grasp of me, my issues and my personality. She is warm, understanding, a good listener and asks great/perceptive questions…but also pushes me and is firm when I need it. She has helped me enormously after just a few sessions.

Written by C.L. on Jun 01, 2022 after therapy with Vanessa for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and self esteem

I worked with Vanessa for 3 months. She provided a safe space to be heard and asked the questions that provided me with some perspective on things. I felt that she was in my corner and understood my issues as well as challenging me where needed. I would definitely recommend Vanessa.

Written by A.N. on May 17, 2022 after therapy with Vanessa for 1 month on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Vanessa was amazing to work with, she offers a safe and welcoming space. She gives insightful perspectives and poses important questions that helped me in my journey. I would highly recommend her!

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