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About me

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:
- Depression
- Low self-esteem
- Anxiety (e.g. social anxiety and general anxiety)
- Trauma
- Sexually Compulsive Behaviour
- Substance Misuse
- Addictive Behaviour
- Stress
- Relationship difficulties
- Panic Disorder
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Anger difficulties
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Bipolar
- Phobias
- 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
- Addiction
- 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:

Schema Training

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

START Assessment

Motivational Interviewing

Mi Map

Hearing Voices

Mindfulness

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)

Member organisations

BABCP

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.

Therapies offered

  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Compassion-Focused Therapy
  • Couples counselling
  • Group therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Schema Therapy
  • Walk and Talk Therapy

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Fees

From £50.00 to £85.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

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

EAP/Health Insurance Providers

  • AXA PPP
  • Vitality

Additional information

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

Couples £85

Online and Telephone £75

Individual Supervision £50

Group Programmes price available on request

Concessions offered on a case by case basis.

Availability

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.

Upminster
RM14

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Couples
Groups
Organisations

Key details

DBS checked

Online platforms

Microsoft Spaces
Skype
Zoom

Supervision

In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

I am a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist supervisor currently completing my BABCP supervisory accreditation so I am offering reduced rates during this process.

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Kelly Watkins BSc Hons, MSc, PG Dip, PgD, BABCP Accred and HCPC Reg.

Kelly Watkins BSc Hons, MSc, PG Dip, PgD, BABCP Accred and HCPC Reg.