Joining our fabulous line up of guest speakers –  we are delighted to welcome Sian Williams, journalist, broadcaster, writer & currently the main anchor on ITN/C5 5 News. Sian will talk to Pippa Crerar, Political Editor, Daily Mirror (@PippaCrerar) giving insight into her years as a BBC and ITN journalist and, more recently, her time supporting people as a psychological therapist and counsellor with the NHS.

When: June 1

Time: 13.00

Members £3.50  Non members £7. Students FREE


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Sian Williams has been a broadcast journalist for 35 years, firstly at the BBC as a producer, reporter and presenter and latterly at ITV, ITN and C5.

She presented BBC Breakfast for 11 years, anchored all the main TV news bulletins and hosted R4 shows and doumentaries. Since 2015, she’s been the main presenter of Channel 5 News with prime-time shows on C5 and ITV. 

Sian is also a qualified psychological therapist and counsellor (MBACP, MBPsS, MSc). She’s built up hundreds of hours of experience with families, couples, teens and individuals, helping them manage conditions like stress, anxiety, depression, OCD, PTSD, psychosis, self-harm and suicidality. Sian’s currently working in the NHS, in the Psychology Department of a large London teaching hospital, supporting patients with acute cancer conditions and is also an Associate at King’s College, London where she helps students manage their mental health. 

Sian’s in the final year of a Professional Doctorate of Counselling Psychology, has published a book (‘Rise: a first aid kit for getting through tough times’) and her research on positive growth and recovery has been peer-reviewed and published in academic journals.

She’s delivered resilience talks and workshops to, among others, Amnesty International, KPMG, March on Stress, King’s College, the BBC, ITV and ITN.

Sian is the latest to take part in this series. Previous speakers  have included BBC political editor Laura Kuenssberg, Guardian editor-in-chief Katharine Viner, BBC news presenter and reporter Mishal Husain; Channel 4 Presenter Cathy Newman, Roula Khalaf, editor of the Financial Times & Caroline Wyatt, presenter on BBC Radio 4’s PM programme