Annette Watson

Annette Watson

About me

I am a qualified down to earth psychotherapist who is dedicated to providing an inclusive service. I have completed several years of in depth study programmes at both college & university, covering the necessary professional levels of study required to offer quality psycho therapeutic services to the public, as a contemporary mental health practitioner.

I have undertaken numerous professional development courses and seminars (college and university) including: Anxiety, Trauma, Anger, Working with Children& Young People, Identity, Understanding Autism, Supporting families of special needs children, Parent support, Group Facilitation, Ageing, loss, self-harm, low self-esteem and culture.

As an Integrative therapist, I integrate the following modalities.

  • Psycho-dynamic/Psychoanalysis
  • Humanistic/Person-centred
  • Phenomenological Approach
  • Mindfulness Approach
  • Therapeutic Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

My service offers a professional, contemporary approach to mental well being.

As an inclusive service I invite all areas of the community, to experience the benefits of  contemporary therapy with a down to earth Psycho-therapeutic practitioner including Parent/Carers of special needs children.

"The gym enhances the body and therapy enhances the mind".

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a science graduate counsellor/psychological therapist.

I studied for several years while maintaining an exemplary clinical practice.

Below I have entered a combination of relevant qualifications/training certification and experience..in the area of counselling and psychotherapy.

Although I have gained all the relevant academic qualifications evidence shows FD, BSc, MSc or higher, does not equate to a quality counsellor/therapist, but rather in addition to knowledge, it is the ability to genuinely connect to each person.

  • Assessment in counselling
  • Person centred Therapy
  • Advanced Counselling Studies
  • Counselling Skills and Theory
  • Psycho-therapeutic Counselling Studies
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapeutic Skills and Theory (CBT)
  • Reflective Therapeutic Counselling Practice
  • Co dependency
  • Working with identity, self-esteem and eating disorders
  • Working with young people
  • Working with Trauma
  • Working with Anxiety
  • Working with Anger
  • Telephone Counselling Training (short and long term client work)
  • Professional Development- in Autism/Aspergers- working with anxiety
  • Working with parents of special needs children
  • Working with Young people and Identity issues
  • Certification working with Loss
  • Certification working with Ageing
  • Certification working with Self harm
  • Race/Culture/Sociocultural issues.

Member organisations

BACP

Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Self doubt
  • High functioning special needs
  • Identity issues
  • Parent/Carers of Special Needs children

Please see website for further details

Fees

Free initial telephone conversation.

£35 per session- face to face

£30 per session -telephone counselling

Online will soon be available

Concessionary/lower rates apply for the following: Please ask for details as to availability of spaces.

  • lower income/unemployed/financial issues
  • Students all ages (including ex-students now in voluntary work)
  • Older people (lower income/financial issues)

New Introductory/taster sessions available (please ask for details)

I specialise in short and long term counselling & psychotherapy.

Further information

Parents/Carers- I offer specialist support in this area, as my experience in the area of Autism, supporting those with autism and their families (telephone and face to face), ensures I deliver quality services at all times.

A service for ALL.

No issue is too big or small.

At all times I adhere to BACP ethical principles which includes client confidentiality.

Maps & Directions

London, N8

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None

Accessibility

Wheelchair access: Yes

Telephone Counselling available

Availability

Service to resume end June however I am happy to conduct a communication general enquiry session (free) over the telephone Mon-Fri 10-2 pm (except Tuesdays). Please email for details.

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults