Katherine Watt

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Reg MBACP (Accred)
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London SE15 & Beckenham BR3
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I'm a skilled, experienced counsellor and my way of working is to help you explore your feelings and experiences at your own pace. Whether you want to address something specific, come to terms with difficult experiences, or simply understand yourself better, I'm here to help. I provide a supportive and confidential space in which to talk about things you might not feel comfortable sharing with others in your life.

I’m perceptive, warm and understanding, and I have counselled people with a wide range of difficulties, including anxiety and depression, relationship issues, workplace stress, loneliness, infertility, adjusting to parenthood, separation and divorce, and bereavement.  

I offer face-to-face counselling at a comfortable and welcoming practice in Peckham, south London, alongside online and telephone sessions, to people from all over the UK. 

I feel strongly that counselling can be hugely valuable and that it should be accessible to everyone. I have some reduced rate slots available, for people who may not be able to cover my full fee.

As an accredited member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy), I am committed to best practice and to working within their Ethical Framework (2018).

Training, qualifications & experience

I've been providing face-to-face, telephone and online emotional support services to people for over 20 years.

I've counselled people from a wide range of backgrounds, with a variety of issues (please see the full list at the bottom of this page). I'm experienced in providing both brief counselling and longer-term therapy; I've worked with people for just a handful of sessions, and over several years.

I have extensive experience of counselling women as they prepare for and adjust to motherhood, and I've co-facilitated a support group for new mums.

​My background is in delivering emotional support services to people with neurodegenerative conditions such as Parkinson's disease and dementia, and their carers, families and friends. Much of my current work is in this area. 

A summary of my relevant qualifications is below.

  • BACP registered and accredited counsellor
  • Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling (BACP accredited training), Metanoia Institute
  • Certificate in Counselling, National University of Ireland, Maynooth.

Member organisations

BACP
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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Baby-friendly sessions for new parents/carers
  • Child loss
  • Maternal and perinatal mental health
  • Parkinson’s disease

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Fees

£55.00 - £75.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Additional information

I offer a free telephone consultation, and an initial 50 minute appointment at a reduced cost of £55. The first session is an opportunity for us to meet, to talk about your reasons for seeking counselling and to explore how we might work together. 

If we decide to continue working together, my full fee is £75 per 50 minute session. I also keep some concessionary slots available, so please get in touch if you'd like more information about these.

You’re welcome to contact me via email, phone, or my website (linked to at the top of this page), to find out more about how I can help. 

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I provide face-to-face counselling in Peckham, south London, alongside online and telephone sessions, to people from all over the UK. 

58 Chadwick Road, London, SE15

Beckenham, BR3

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

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

Key details

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My therapy room is up a flight of stairs. Please contact me for information on phone or online sessions, if these would be more accessible for you.

Additional languages

None

Online platforms

Zoom
Katherine Watt
Katherine Watt