InReach Counselling & Wellbeing - Anita Watkins (Dip. Therapeutic Counselling)
Hi, I’m Anita, a warm welcome to InReach Counselling & Wellbeing.
I hope to assure you that in taking the first step to seek help through counselling, will be the start of your journey, in changing the way you feel.
At times we can all find ourselves struggling to cope with difficult feelings & situations. In trying to make sense of particular thoughts, you may feel stuck or overwhelmed, where the challenge to get through each day feels too great.
You may be feeling isolated, anxious or depressed, with little hope for the future. Perhaps you are struggling in relationships, wanting to improve how you relate & connect to people. You may be feeling angry and finding it a challenge to like yourself.
You may be coming to terms with a trauma or a loss in your life and are needing to process your experience and to see a way forward.
Perhaps you feel that you’re not being heard or understood, that something in your life isn’t quite right, even though that something isn't quite clear yet.
At times it may feel difficult to understand who we really are or where we fit in with people & life. Therapy can’t erase a difficult past but it can equip you to make the changes needed, in allowing you to let go, enabling you the choice & freedom to move on. Personal therapy can offer the space you need to share & make sense of your experience, this can be profoundly helpful in making things more manageable.
I can offer a calm, safe environment, where you can explore and make sense of these difficulties, together we can find a way forward, step by step, at a pace that is comfortable for you.
I work from a person-centred, emotion-focussed approach, which puts each client’s unique journey at the heart of the work. I believe you have the inner abilities to find solutions to your challenges. I won’t tell you what to do or what choices to make, as you know yourself better than anyone. In working with me, you will not be judged for the choices you are making or have made in the past. However, if these choices are no longer working for you, we will explore alternative ways of approaching your life, to regain that sense of fulfilment & wellbeing.
My training and experience enables me to work alongside each individual, by helping to gain a deeper understanding of your worries, thoughts & emotions. My aim is to work with you to find a place of acceptance, realness and empowerment within yourself to grow & change.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified counsellor, registered with the BACP. I have over 30 years experience working in the NHS.
My integrative training enables me to draw upon a range of therapeutic ideas, combining them into a mix that is right for you, based on a therapeutic relationship of non-judgemental sensitivity and support.
- Level 2 Certificate in Counselling
- Level 3 Diploma in Counselling Skills
- Level 5 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling Skills
- Trauma training
Adult Safeguarding, Child Protection & Safeguarding Children
- Ongoing personal development & training
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Free 30 minute phone call to explore how my counselling approach can work for you.
All face to face 50 minute sessions charged at:
- £35 per individual session
- £50 per couple
- £25 students, young people or anyone on low income (depending on availability)
Experience in working with ADHD, ASD, social communication & speech-language difficulties.