Larry Watson

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The Way Consulting Registered MBACP
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Banstead SM7 & London SW1A
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About me

My Experience:

I am a vastly experienced relationship counsellor dealing with self, family, work and others, including separation, divorce, affairs and betrayals.  Personal issues such as anxiety, panic, depression and as a coach addressing professional issues. I bring a depth of understanding of the personal, often private, pressure that living today brings.

I first qualified in relationship counselling having trained with Relate and now have decades of experience enabling clients to develop better relationships, in all settings, including with themselves. Feedback from clients confirms that my non-judgemental interventions have impacted significantly in both their personal perception of themselves and their developing ease in the world, empowering, enabling and motivating them to know that they can experience life in a positive manner.

My work is driven at your speed, metaphorically I walk alongside you on your journey, facilitating your recognition of how to develop the life you want. I can support you in this, identifying where change, often in thinking and perception, can support you.

I have facilitated numerous workshops on better relationships for home and work situations, dealing with the negativity of abuse, violence, discrimination of all types, inclusion and exclusion, bullying, personal bias, unfair dismissal and redundancy, stress, anxiety, depression, communication, respect, recognition, validation and love.

How Counselling Works:

When we know better we are able to do better which is when life starts to change for the better. When we become more aware, we value ourselves and know where our boundaries are, and become clearer on what is acceptable and what is now intolerable and, importantly, understand how to manage both.

Walk & Talk Therapy on the hills of Surrey

Feedback comments from walking and talking with clients has always been positive, ‘I really enjoyed getting out, getting away from it all, even just stretching my legs, the wind in my hair, the sense of space to breath and relax, unwind, let it all go, amazing, feel so much better, thanks, would never have thought of it!’

Whilst some clients like the one-one concept within a contained environment of a counselling room others appreciate the wide-open spaces and lack of containment combined with the physical stimulation of the exercise.

Clients and I go out in all elements (brollies provided bring wellies) which in and of itself can introduce the element of change just by facing the weather, hail or shine!  In daylight or darkness (torches provided) again change, facing a different outlook, stars or clouds it matters not, it’s about change.

Change is constantly happening, yet we tend to be in denial, resisting or avoiding it, when did you last go splashing in puddles or watch a fox, a deer or a badger run up the track ahead of you?  We feel depressed, overwhelmed, out of our depth, struggling, stressed, anxious, confused, lost without knowing where to turn or how to cope.

Being proactive, orchestrating our own change, taking charge, instigating our own change programme puts us back in charge, on track and is hugely empowering, giving us back our self-worth, sense of purpose and direction is cathartic!

Walking exercise and talking therapies are established through research as good for physical and mental so why not combine the two and get a double benefit.  You will be using your bodies physical activity to increase blood flow which in turn will increase blood flow to the brain to enhance your thinking whilst potentially relaxing.

Issues I Have Dealt With:

I have supported clients through, relationship improvement and staying together, domestic abuse prosecutions, divorce proceedings and employment tribunals followed by their return to the new normal life they have achieved.  Additional issues such as separation, divorce, affairs and betrayals, anxiety, panic, depression and as a coach addressing professional issues.

My Services:

I work with clients on Skype, telephone and face to face sessions. The sessions are confidential unless it appears that harm or injury may be caused to yourself or another, at which point confidentiality is renegotiable. I am an accredited registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) abiding with their professional guidance and boundaries in working with clients. I am a counselling supervisor,  a counselling tutor within Adult Learning Colleges

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Supervisor L6 Certificate in Supervision 5/10/20 QLS - 03549
  • Certificate in Education, Greenwich University - 1999.
  • Relate Certificate in Marital and Couple Counselling Theory and Practice - 2001.
  • Safeguarding Children, young people & adults levels 1 & 2 - 2016.
  • Equality & Diversity in the workplace - 2016.
  • Certificate in Mental Health, Dementia & Learning Disabilities - 2017.
  • Prevent Certificate 2017
  • I am in private counselling practice and previously counselling with Relate since 1995.

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

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All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I am a Tutor for CPCAB Counselling Courses at Sutton College and ABC Awards in Counselling at Strode's College Egham.


Up to £75.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Surrey Psychology Practice Castle House Park Road, SM7 3BT.

Walking and talking in the open country side on Surrey Downs

Online counselling using Zoom

Telephone counselling

All of the above sessions are 50 minutes and £75 per session other than couple relationship sessions which are £95

At my Central London address my fee is £85 per session as additional costs are incurred.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

8am till 10pm, last session 9pm - 4.5 days a week subject to establishing a mutually agreeable time

Further information

Quotes from clients :

Larry came highly recommended by a friend. I had encountered considerable stress, loss and pain over the last year which resulted in heightened anxiety and physical stress symptoms. It was of paramount importance to me that I process my feelings in a constructive and positive way in order to move on with my life. During my counselling sessions Larry would help me explore complex relationships, fears, pain and negative thoughts. By the end of each session he would leave me with a greater understanding, a simple and more positive way of looking at a problem, the knowledge that there was one less thing to worry about and time to mourn. As time went by I found myself feeling less burdened mentally with a much clearer picture of my life, thoughts and feelings. Larry is a professional, experienced, knowledgeable, skilled, calm and very personable Counsellor who I would recommend without hesitation.  


I felt last night was a significant break through for me. Part of me has always known what lurks at the back of my mind but have never really truly acknowledged it. What made it more significant to me is that you barely know me but very quickly were able to sum up the mindset I have most probably had for decades and has unfortunately repeated and manifested itself into other areas of my life. (Sports, career, relationships with others)

On conclusion of our sessions defining his new understanding of happiness - 'enjoying participation without expectation'. He had found life threatening in the past and been unhappy so had avoided much of life, after sessions this was his way of being able to integrate with others by being OK within himself and being able to participate without expectations so no threat.

Testimonials from clients :

As a Counsellor he is very good at drawing ones attention to what matters in terms of a client’s developmental needs without being critical or judgemental.

He answers questions honestly, tactfully and consistently. There have been times when as his client, I have been extremely traumatised and a wrong word or careless tone could have pushed me over the edge. He always managed to move me forward, improving, learning and developing successfully. He has a highly developed level of sensitivity, awareness, and self awareness. I can see though, that he is no push over and can be very strong when needed.

Larry enabled me to understand my role in why my past relationships had been disastrous.

Castle House, Park Road, Banstead, Surrey, SM7 3BT

13-15 Great Scotland Yard, London, SW1A 2HJ

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access
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Walk and talk on the Surrey Hills the required distance apart.


In person

I provide agency, charity supervision and individual supervision applying the 7 eyed model

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Larry Watson
Larry Watson