Katie Watson MA Integ Psych MBACP
I am currently offering online sessions only, on weekday mornings via Skype or Zoom, due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
I am a fully qualified integrative psychotherapist and counsellor. I am also qualified in other holistic-orientated therapies which shape the way I work.
My approach includes working with the imagination, the embodied self, with different self-states and with a focus on talking and reflecting on issues within a relational framework.
Getting started with me
If you wish to arrange a therapy session with me, drop me an email and we can go from there. We can start with an initial, exploratory session which will give us the opportunity to meet, talk and see how we may work together.
After the initial session, if we both feel happy to continue I usually suggest weekly sessions. We can talk about how long you might want therapy for and what feels right for you.
How I can help
My approach has been shaped by the different therapies I am trained in, including psychotherapy. It has also been influenced by the different clients I have worked with over the years and the issues we have explored together to help bring change and understanding.
In my experience change occurs when we harness the wisdom of our body as well as our mind, our intuition as well as our rationale and when we are able to connect with and heal the wounded parts of ourselves with the potency of compassion.
I have spent many years developing my own unique practice, both seeing private clients and working as a therapist in a number of organisational settings including Transport for London's trauma service. I now only work privately.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Masters in Integrative Psychotherapy (MA) The Minster Centre and Middlesex University
- Advanced Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy (Adv PG Dip) The Minster Centre
- Post Graduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling (Pg Dip) The Minster Centre
- Diploma in Regression Therapy (Dip RT) The Regression Academy
- Advanced Certificate in Hypnotherapy The Regression Academy
- Accredited Healer School of Intuition and Healing and British Alliance of Healing Associations (BAHA)
- Yoga Therapist for Mental Health The Minded Institute
- Bodylistening - Deep Bodywork and Body Psychotherapy Training Brighton School of Embodied Therapy
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
I am currently only offering online sessions via Skype or Zoom, due to the COVID-19 outbreak. My fee is £60 and my concessionary rate is £50. I offer a further reduction for NHS workers.
Concessions offered for
The way I work is influenced by the many different therapies I am trained in. In practice, a session with me may include some or all of the following:
Working in an embodied way
Therapeutic change, rather than being something abstract and analytic, tends to be a here-and-now, embodied and ‘felt’ experience. I believe that when we include the body and the mind together, as a partnership, profound shifts can occur.
Working with imagery
The imagination is a powerful therapeutic aide and research supports its function as a bridge between conscious and unconscious states, linking different parts of the brain and aiding the integration of difficult material.
Working with resources
Resourcing is a keystone of my approach developed from my experience of working with clients experiencing acute traumatic symptoms. Resourcing means learning how to draw on things that have meaning for you at difficult times, enabling self-regulation.
Working with self-states
Our identity is by nature composite and made up of different, often conflicting parts. I generally call this 'self-retrieval' work because we tend to thrive when we are able to connect with all parts of ourselves, even the painful, wounded parts.
Working in a relational way
My psychotherapy training placed an emphasis on attachment and relational ways of working, which means it can be useful to reflect on how we are relating to one another in the here-and-now of therapy. This can open a doorway into unresolved issues, both past and present.