Kelly Watkins BSc Hons, MSc, PG Dip, PgD, BABCP Accred and HCPC Reg.
I am qualified in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT, BABCP accredited) and a HCPC registered Forensic Psychologist. I have completed a BSc Hons in Psychology and Criminology, MSc in Forensic Psychology, PGDip in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy and a PgD Practitioner Programme in Forensic Psychology.
I have over 12 years’ experience in the NHS, HMPS, private healthcare, community mental health and secure hospitals. I am a lecturer and supervisor at Hertfordshire University as well as working with mentally disordered offenders and running a successful private clinic.
I offer Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and a range of other modalities including Mindfulness based therapy, Schema Therapy, DBT informed and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. I provide an understanding setting to help you to explore your current difficulties. I am able to provide a different perspective from a non-judgemental and supportive standpoint. I can provide a safe place to discuss your thoughts, feelings and behaviours. From there we will be able to change the way you think and behave in order for you to feel in a better position to live the life you want. Every client is unique and I pride myself in assisting my clients in rejuvenating themselves and equipping them with the skills and coping strategies so they are able to face life with confidence in themselves and their abilities. Which will support you in getting back to leading a fulfilling life.
These are some of the reasons you might choose to start individual therapy:
- Low self-esteem
- Anxiety (e.g. social anxiety and general anxiety)
- Sexually Compulsive Behaviour
- Substance Misuse
- Addictive Behaviour
- Relationship difficulties
- Panic Disorder
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Anger difficulties
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Personality Disorder
- Pain Management including physical health concerns such as IBS
As well as individual therapy I work with couples, although many of the reasons couples choose to start therapy are similar to individuals there are a range of additional difficulties such as:
- Conflict and anger
- Lack of Trust
- Difficulties in communicating
- Anxiety for one or both individuals
- Life Stress
- Extra-marital relationships
- Where one or both feel depressed
- Commitment decisions
I offer therapy face to face in Upminster as well as online over video calls. So please feel free to contact me so we can discuss how I can help in rejuvenating you.I also offer supervision to trainee CBT therapists or CBT therapists with provisional or full accreditation. I am passionate about helping individuals to make changes in their life, so they are able to live the life they want or once lived. I wholeheartedly contribute to the movement of ending the stigma around mental health and making a positive difference in this world.
Training, qualifications & experience
Practitioner Doctorate in Forensic Psychology at Cardiff Metropolitan University
PG Dip in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy at University of Hertfordshire
MSc in Forensic Psychology at London Metropolitan University
BSc Hons 2:1 in Psychology and Criminology at Nottingham Trent University
My other training includes:
OCN Level 2 Mentoring Skills
BPS Supervision Skills
Management of Violence and Aggression
CBT for Couples
Introduction to knowledge and understanding framework (KUF): Introduction to personality disorder
Clinical Risk Assessment and Management
Suicide Intervention (ASIST) Fire Safety
Safeguarding Young People and Adults at Risk
Solution focused brief therapy
The Historical Clinical Risk Management-20, Version 3
Structured Assessment of Protective Factors for violence risk
Trauma Focused CBT
Schema focused CBT
IPDE International Personality Disorder Examination
Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule Second Edition (ADOS-2)
British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies
The BABCP is the lead organisation for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in the UK.
Membership is open to anyone with an interest in the practice, theory or development of CBT. BABCP also provides accreditation for CBT therapists.
BABCP accredited members adhere to the Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics in the Practice of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies, and are willing to be scrutinised in this adherence as required.
Areas of counselling I deal with
From £50.00 to £85.00
Free initial telephone or online session
Concessions offered for
EAP/Health Insurance Providers
My fees are based on the type of therapy you require and may vary slightly if you require longer sessions. My current fees are as follows:
Face to Face Individual Sessions £75
Online and Telephone £75
Individual Supervision £50
Group Programmes price available on request
Concessions offered on a case by case basis.
For face-face appointments, I am available Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday day and evening.
For online or telephone I am also available in the evenings and weekends.