Dr Williams specialises in the following areas of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry:
- Attention deficit disorder, with or without hyperactivity
- Autism spectrum conditions
- Deliberate self-harm
- Eating Disorders (not anorexia nervosa or restrictive eating disorders)
- Encopresis (soiling)
- Gender and body dysmorphic conditions
- Obsessive compulsive disorder
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
- School refusal
- Social interaction difficulties
- Suicidal thoughts/ideas/behaviour
Dr Williams will make every attempt to ensure that treatment takes place in a young person’s environment.
On the rare occasions when inpatient treatment is necessary, this will be fully discussed with parents and young people. Home visits will only be undertaken under certain circumstances, as part of a therapeutic intervention in which a young person is established in treatment; an initial assessment of a child or young person will usually be conducted within a clinic setting.
Regrettably, Dr Williams cannot offer emergency or out-of-hours care, although if your child requires the same suitable access will be discussed. For children aged up to six years, she prefers to consult with parents separately in the first instance. While understanding that e-mail and text communications are part of everyday life, Dr Williams prefers to avoid the former for protection of personal information; any e-mail correspondence should be addressed to the Practice Manager in the first instance for recording and monitoring. Dr Williams does not generally use text messaging except under extreme circumstances.
Autism Spectrum Condition and Attention Deficit Disorder with or without Hyperactivity evaluations are sometimes available at short notice. These assessments are only offered following an initial clinic consultation.