Helen Maggie Watson

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Barnoldswick, Lancashire, BB18 5DR
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I provide a range of services for individuals, fellow therapists, trainee therapists, and organisations: counselling, psychotherapy, therapeutic coaching, coaching for wellbeing, professional mentoring and workshop facilitation.

I am a highly qualified, experienced, and ethical psychotherapist and coach with a passionate belief that we all have the capacity to change and grow. The focus of my work is always to help you heal and flourish.

If you are feeling prompted to look for the unique support provided by a psychotherapist, counsellor or coach it can be difficult to know who to choose.

I work with adults and help people address a range of issues which include: feeling unable to cope with life events, feeling overwhelmed and suffering with stress, low self-esteem and chronic shame*, dysfunctional relationships, the difficulties experienced when we live with challenging patterns of behaviour or personality traits, the hardships of living with ADHD*, emotional or compulsive overeating*, problems related to alcohol*.

Our need for help can show up in a variety of ways, yours may not be mentioned above and if it isn't listed here you are still invited to get in touch, I will always welcome your enquiry and an opportunity to explore if I can help.

If you are a fellow practitioner or trainee therapist you will be here with your own understanding about therapy. I will welcome the opportunity to support you, either with therapy or, with my unique mentoring for private practice offer if that’s what brings you here.

If you recognise the need to enhance understanding about Wellbeing, ADHD, Challenges with Alcohol, or Disordered Overeating and are planning to run a workshop please contact me to explore how I can meet your requirements with my offer of expert facilitation.

If you have found yourself here, I hope you will contact me. I will welcome the opportunity to help you heal and flourish.

*Specialist expertise

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BA (Hons) Counselling and Psychotherapy (1st Class)
  • PGDip (level 7) Integrative Psychotherapy (Distinction)
  • ADHD Clinical Service Provider
  • Disordered Eating
  • Alcohol use Disorder
  • NHS Accredtied Wellbeing Coach

I am committed to ongoing training and learning to enhance my knowledge and skills; I regularly update my expertise with current evidence, research and developments in the fields of psychotherapy, psychology, neuroscience, and wellbeing. I attend training events and conferences, read relevant publications and professional journals and bring this contemporary understanding to my work.

Abuse, ADHD, Addictions, Anxiety, Depression, Development Coaching, Disordered Eating (compulsive/binge eating), Health Related Issues, Identity Issues, Loss, Obsessions, Personal Development, Relationships, Self Esteem, Stress, Alcohol Use Disorder, Trauma, Work Related Issues.

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£60.00 - £100.00

Additional information

I offer an initial 15 minute phone call.

Further information

I am an evidence based practitioner which means the decisions I make about how I work with you and the interventions I make are based on the best current, valid research evidence available.

I offer a safe, confidential, one to one, supportive relationship; working within the boundaries, principles, and values detailed within the BACP Ethical Framework. These ethical standards of therapeutic practice for psychotherapists, counsellors, and coaches always underpin every aspect of my work.

I receive monthly supervision with a qualified, experienced supervisor who provides me with assistance and guidance. My supervisor supports me to work to the highest standards in order to provide you with the ethical, professional, best quality service you deserve.

I will always be holding our relationship in mind. Developing meaningful connection while experiencing a genuine sense of equality and collaboration, is the key to unlocking the door to transformative work; I work relationally throughout my practice.

My way of working is informal and relaxed. I don’t make any judgements or tell you what I think you should do. I listen carefully and provide a supportive collaborative relationship which facilitates your journey of healing leading to flourishing.

Being an Integrative Practitioner means I work in a way which draws on different theories and models from psychology, psychotherapy and neurobiology. My way of working rests on a philosophy and understanding that how we get into difficulties is dependent on our unique experiences so how I work is tailored to best fit your individual needs.

I provide services for individuals either, for a short time which may be for a few weeks, on a specific therapeutic coaching programme, or for longer term work, depending on your choice and needs. I work flexibility and I am always open to negotiate a mutually appropriate contract.

If you prefer to work in person, I am located on the border between East Lancashire and North Yorkshire where I have a welcoming and comfortable office which is convenient for Clitheroe and the Ribble Valley, Pendle, Skipton, Craven, the Yorkshire Dales, and surrounding areas. If you prefer to work online I am happy to work this way and I am qualified and experienced to do so.

I love my work for which I feel very grateful. To ensure I work well and provide the best quality service I limit the number of clients in my caseload. 

Helen Maggie Watson, The Rainhall Centre, Rainhall Road, Barnoldswick, Lancashire, BB18 5DR

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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Helen Maggie Watson
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