Kelly Watkins BSc Hons, MSc, PG Dip, BABCP Accred.
I qualified in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT, BABCP registered) after my Psychology and Criminology degree and Forensic Psychology Masters. I have around 11 years experience in and out of the NHS working with individuals ranging in age, gender, backgrounds and mental health difficulties. I have also worked closely with family and loved ones of those with mental health difficulties.I have recently finished by Doctorate in Forensic Psychology, which entails research alongside clinical work in different settings, working with a lot of different people.
I am passionate about helping individuals in making changes to so you are able to life the live you want or once lived. I provide a safe place for you to discuss your thoughts, feelings and behaviours. The goal will be for us to change your response to such thoughts, feelings and behaviours. In doing so we will be able to work through the difficulties you are facing. When making these changes I will help you to develop your own CBT skills so you can get 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
- Anger difficulties
- Personality Disorder
- Pain Management
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 and London as well as online over video calls and I can also arrange homevisit. So please feel free to contact me so we can discuss how I can help in rejuvenating you.
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
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
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
My fees are based on the type of therapy you require please contact me for fees for the following types of session:
Face to Face Individual Sessions
Skype and Telephone
I am a recognised provider of medical treatment with VitalityHealth