Xenia Watson DTC, BACP

Xenia Watson DTC, BACP


North Yorkshire

07958 975281

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North Yorkshire

07958 975281

About me

I am a qualified psychotherapeutic counsellor, member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP).

I work using varying types of therapy, depending on the temperament of the client, such as;

▪️CBT: cognitive behaviour therapy.
▪️Mindfulness: based on focusing attention on the present experience in a non-judgemental way.   ▪️Humanistic: maximising choices.
▪️Transactional analysis: helping to identify thoughts, behaviours and emotions.

I have spent 2 years with the National Health Service in a GP's surgery, experiencing a wide range of issues such as; long term illness, anger issues, low self esteem, depression, relationship issues, addiction and eating disorders.

My experience and my clients are wide-ranging in age, gender and experiences. I often mix different types of therapy to suit the individual.

I have also also been working with the Yorkshire-based charity Bereavement Care for the last 8 years.

I offer short, medium and long-term therapy depending on the issues presented and what changes are required.

I offer a warm, confidential environment in which to explore emotions through talking, drawing therapy and sand tray therapy. I am committed to the well-being of my clients and working in a respectful, non-judgmental and empathic manner.

Please see below for a wider range of issues addressed:

  • depression
  • anxiety
  • bereavement
  • anger management
  • low confidence
  • low self esteem
  • illness
  • emotional struggles in parenting
  • relationship issues
  • separation/divorce
  • mild addictions
  • mild eating disorders
  • work-related stress
  • ageing
  • social isolation

As struggles are part of normal life, they can become overwhelming. Talking therapy can reduce the chance of symptoms returning and allow one to develop a greater self-awareness, enabling change. It is the quality of the therapeutic relationship which largely determines the success of any counselling therapy.

Training, qualifications & experience

I trained in Newcastle-upon-Tyne at the Northern Guild for Psychotherapy and Counselling (accredited by BACP and UKCP). Apart from holding the Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling, I have also completed a One year course at Leeds Metropolitan University under Robin and Jane Walford and have a Certificate in Transactional Analysis.

For 8 years I have been working with Bereavement Care now The Herriot Hospice a Northallerton based Charity as a volunteer counsellor. For 2 years I have been counselling at an NHS GP practice in Middlesborough receiving many and varied referrals.

I also run a private practice which is mainly based 2 miles from Northallerton and 3 miles from the A1 Leeming Bar exit.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


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The time for each session is normally 1 hour.
Fee: £40 per session
For low incomes, prices can be negotiated.

Maps & Directions

Northallerton, DL7
Harrogate, HG1

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Monday - Friday and can offer after work hours.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
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