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.