Dr Octavia Williams
MB ChB, MRCPsych, CCT, PGDipCBT(Oxon)
Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist
Professional qualifications, accreditations and memberships
Member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (MRCPsych)
Specialist Register for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (GMC)
Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)
Post Graduate Certificate in Child Focused Systemic Therapy (IFT)
My professional experience
I am a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist with many years of clinical experience, supporting children and young people and their families. Alongside practicing with Dr Fiertag and Associates, I am an NHS Consultant in a generic Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service in Barnet. I completed my medical training at the university of Newcastle Upon Tyne, before undertaking my Specialist training at St Mary’s hospital.
In addition to my medical qualifications I have completed further training in systemic therapy at the Institute of Family Therapy. I am qualified in the use of standardised tools for assessing Autism Spectrum Disorders, the ADI-R(Autism Diagnostic Interview-Revised) and ADOS(Autism Diagnostic Observation schedule). In the course of my clinical career I have led a range of multidisciplinary teams, these have included leading a crisis team, an adolescent specific service, Neurodevelopmental clinics as well as generic CAMHS services.
I support children, young people and families with mild to severe difficulties (including anxiety disorders, depression and neurodevelopmental disorders).
My practice is child-focused, ensuring the child or young person’s voice and their needs are at the centre of any piece of work. My systemic experience means that I place a strong emphasis on establishing robust relationships with families, allowing a collaborative approach to supporting children and young people on their path to recovery.