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Child, Adolescent and Family Psychiatrist    
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About Dr Christine Williams


Dr Christine Williams is a fully registered medical practitioner working as a consultant in child, adolescent and family psychiatry within the independent sector. She holds the degrees of Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery and is a member of The Royal College of Psychiatrists and of the Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health

Dr Christine Williams has worked in the field of child psychiatry for almost 20 years, more than twelve of those as a consultant in the National Health Service. During this time she was a Clinical Tutor for junior doctors training in psychiatry, an Associate Training Programme Director for senior trainees in child and adolescent psychiatry, a Clinical Director and member of the Executive Trust Board in addition to winning a research award looking at the treatment of depressive disorder in childhood and adolescence as a trainee. She has extensive experience in the challenges of both state and private education as well as in the provision of reports for Court

Dr Christine Williams assesses and treats a wide range of emotional conditions seen in young people including depression, obsessive compulsive disorder and attention deficit disorder, with or without hyperactivity. Dr Williams will also undertake assessments of adolescents for possible autism spectrum disorder difficulties in the form of the Autism Diagnostic Observational Schedule (ADOS).

Dr Williams works closely with clinical colleagues, principally psychologists, psychotherapists, dieticians, family therapists, and paediatric physiotherapist. Most commonly young people are offered the opportunity to undertake talking therapy in the first instance, but sometimes it is necessary to consider medication, which will only be prescribed with the knowledge and agreement of the young person and his or her parents.