Kay Watkins Registered Member MBACP (Accred)
Hello and welcome to my profile. If something in your life is causing you distress, whether it be a current situation or a past experience, I offer a safe and confidential space where you can begin to explore your feelings and thoughts, at your pace. I aim to understand your world from your point of view by listening without judgement. I bring warmth, patience and encouragement in order to support you, and to help you move forward.
I am a qualified counsellor and an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). As such, I work within the organisations Ethical Framework. My approach is humanistic and integrative and I offer both short and long-term counselling to individuals at Oldland Common on the Eastern fringe of Bristol. I am usually able to offer either day or evening appointments.
My background is in training and development. I worked for several large companies before running a training consultancy. I first became interested in working therapeutically as a counsellor after completing a psychology degree, which led me to my own therapeutic journey.
I believe that the relationship between client and counsellor is crucial to the success of therapy. I offer a reduced fee for the initial session in recognition of the importance for you in ensuring that I am the right counsellor for you, and that I am able to offer what you are seeking.
If you have questions, or are interested in coming to see me for counselling please contact me by email or phone. If you leave a message I will get back to you as soon as possible.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Foundation Degree in Humanistic Counselling (pass with distinction)
- CPCAB Level 5 Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
- CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- CRUSE Awareness in Bereavement Care Foundation Course
- BSc.(Hons) Psychology
I have worked as a counsellor for a bereavement charity for several years. In addition to grief and loss, I have worked with clients bringing issues of anxiety, depression, trauma, loss of self esteem, confidence or direction, difficulties at work and in relationships, life transitions, self harm and stress. I also have experience of working with young people in a secondary school setting and have worked with people from many different backgrounds, ranging in age from early teens to early 80s.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
My fee is £40 per 50-minute session
My fee for an initial session is £25
I work from a light and spacious room in Oldland Common, South Gloucestershire.
The location is convenient for bus routes and parking is available on-street.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Mondays and Tuesdays 9am-8pm Wednesdays and Thursdays 9am-5pm
Types of client