Fiona Watts MBACP (Accred) CBT & Supervision
How can I help you?
If you are experiencing anxiety or depression, if you feel 'out of sorts' and struggle to cope with relationships at home or in work, if you feel stressed out or overwhelmed with aspects of your life at the moment, then I can help you progress towards a happier and healthier outlook, where you can feel more confident about facing and coping with life's current and future challenges. CBT is a highly effective, evidence-based talking therapy that can help you recognise, challenge and overcome your negative, self-limiting beliefs and develop more realistic, helpful ways of thinking and behaving that can significantly improve your sense of well-being.
How will we work?
Our work will be time-limited and solution-focused, identifying ways of overcoming the distressing emotional and physical effects of your current thinking and behaviour patterns. We will work together, as a team, to identify achievable goals and explore with warmth, humour, compassion, respect and sensitivity, the problems you are currently experiencing and how they impact on you. My aim is always to help you help yourself, to empower you and help you take control of your life by giving you the tools to understand why you do what you do, and most importantly, what you can do about it.
Do I use any other approaches?
Whilst trained in CBT, I also integrate other approaches to tailor our work so that it best fits your needs. For example, TA explores relationship and interaction patterns, and Mindfulness helps us focus on present moment experiences, rather than dwell on the past - which generates low mood, or worry about the future - which increases anxiety.
What issues have I worked with?
I have over 10 yrs experience of working within a range of NHS, public sector, EAP and educational settings and have worked with individuals and couples of all ages, including young people, presenting with a range of issues. These include clinical depression, anxiety, confidence and self esteem, personality disorder, domestic and sexual abuse, OCD, trauma, bipolar, addiction, relationships, self-harm and suicidal thoughts, bereavement, sexuality, life-limiting health issues and work-related stress.
Training & Qualifications
I am a trained and qualified Cognitive Behaviour Therapist and hold a Postgraduate Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (CBT). I am registered and accredited by the BACP. I am also a member of the British Psychological Society and the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies. I hold two first class Psychology degrees, which has given me an extensive understanding of the developmental, sociological, biological and psychological factors underlying the problems we all face at times.
Are you looking for supervision?
l also hold a Postgraduate Diploma in Consultative Supervision, which enables me to work with supervisees in clinical and non-clinical settings. I have experience of working as a counsellor and supervisor within organisations, with young people in educational settings, and with adults diagnosed with enduring mental health conditions.
I am fully insured, have monthly supervision with a BACP and BABCP accredited supervisor and I am currently working toward my own BABCP accreditation. My fees are competitive, whilst reflecting my training, qualifications and experience, and I welcome referrals from individuals, couples, EAPs, GPs and other health professionals.
I also provide training to organisations on a range of topics, including employee well-being and workplace stress reduction.
Please feel free to contact me on 07599 009 300 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to discuss working together.
Training, qualifications & experience
PGDip Consultative Supervision
PGDip Therapeutic Counselling (CBT)
MSc (Psych) Distinction
BSc (Hons) Psych : First Class
Ongoing training to inform ethical practice (via workshops, seminars, conferences, webinars and residential courses) addressing a variety of issues including Mindfulness, Transactional Analysis, Personality Disorders, Resilience and Well-being, Suicide Prevention, Eating Disorders, Happiness, Neuro-diversity, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Relationships, LGBT, issues, Bereavement, CBT Supervision, Addiction, Separation & Divorce, Abuse, Mental Health, Confidentiality & Record Keeping, Drugs & Young People, Anger Management, Creative Therapies, Neurobiology of Attachment and Early Trauma. This list is not exhaustive, please feel free to contact me about any other issues you may be experiencing.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Therapy : Individuals & Couples : £50 per 50 - 60 minute session
Supervision: Individuals - £50 per hr ( £75 per 90 minute session)
Organisations - Individual or Group - £60 per hour (£90 per 90 minute session)
Some evening appointments available
Currently all sessions are delivered remotely.