About me

My integrative practice is flexible to the unique needs of every individual, and I strive to provide a service that can help to facilitate therapeutic change within a safe, accepting, confidential and non-judgmental environment.

Having worked within primary/high school, college and adult community settings as well as private practice I have gained extensive and broad experience working with many challenges such as anxiety, gender identity, cultural conflict, depression, physical and emotional abuse, anger, trauma, self-harm, suicide ideation, bereavement, separation and loss in addition to daily stresses.

I am passionate and committed, and firmly believe that healthy, genuine communication continues to be the key to unlocking the challenging issues that individuals encounter.

As a person from a culturally diverse background, I believe that an understanding and knowledge of diversity in all its forms can help the therapeutic relationship to be effective. With a lived-in experience of Aspergers, autism and ADHD I have specialised in working with children and adults who find social communication and interaction challenging, including counselling parents and carers who live with those with emotional well-being difficulties.

Many clients have been referred to me through local authorities, private companies, schools, GP's and personal recommendations. The type of therapy and the number of sessions required varies. I can offer support of an open-ended nature as well as time-limited focused support tailored to individual requirements.

Training, qualifications & experience


Post Qualifying Diploma in Counselling Young People (8-18 years old)

Diploma underpinned by BACP's competencies for humanistic counselling with children (4-18 years)

Integrative Psychotherapy MSc CBT, Person-Centred, Attachment Theory (BACP Accredited)

A trans-theoretical model is used to provide a framework to integrate the three theories to acknowledge the complexities of human problems in a meaningful way

Applied Behaviour Analysis MSc

ABA uses positive reinforcement in order to increase desirable behaviours and improve the skills of the child, and with techniques such as graded exposure can also be used with adults.

Complex Trauma Certification Training (CCTP/CCTP-II) - Working with complications of dysregulation and traumatic memory

Trauma Treatment with EMDR, CBT and Somatic-Based Interventions - The neuroscience of trauma and mechanisms of treatment

Trauma Treatment Mastery Course - Dr Bessel Van Der Kolk. Neurobiology and Treatment of Trauma and Attachment

International Association for Rewind Trauma Therapy (IARTT) - dedicated to relieving the psychological, emotional and behavioural suffering caused by manmade and natural traumatic events.

Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) – developing compassion for the self and others to increase well-being using forms of CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy).

BACP CPD Training – Working with self and identity, self-esteem, self-harm, eating disorders, LGBTQ+ identity, the emotional legacy of childhood abuse and enduring impacts for survivor abuse.  High-risk autism and challenging behaviour.

Member organisations


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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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).

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Concessions offered for

  • OAPs
  • Students

Additional information

Sessions are weekly, preferably at the same time each week

Individual session £55 lasting 55 minutes


I can offer Monday, Tuesday and Saturday daytime appointments and evening sessions throughout the week

Further information

Sessions can be held face to face, or online through FaceTime, Skype, Zoom, Whereby or WhatsApp.


Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a Counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Judy Marshall-Watkin

Judy Marshall-Watkin