Martyn Watson BA (Hons) MSc UKCP reg.
For over 25 years I have companioned adults, teens and families through life's ordinary and traumatic challenges towards growth and healing. I am a relational, culturally sensitive therapist, committed to a therapeutic process that fosters human dignity and honours each individuals unique path towards personal development. I believe that within a safe, empathic, caring and empowering relationships, people have the capacity to become agents of their own change, healing and growth.
My expertise includes working with relationship issues, childhood trauma, PTSD, traumatic loss, complex grief, depression, anxiety, work related stress. I also have extensive experience of working with people who experience chronic shame and issues relating to sexuality.
Training, qualifications & experience
I was professionally trained at the Metanoia Institute west London achieving a BA (Hons) in counselling using Transactional Analysis and an MSc in Transactional Psychotherapy
Fully qualified member of UKCP
Certified by the European Association for Transactional Analysis (EATA) to teach and supervise counsellors and psychotherapists (PTSTA).
Qualified online counsellor via OCST
Former Director of a UK Charity's Clinical services and Pastoral care unit over-sighting the following programmes:-
Critical Incident debriefing
Employee well-being programme
Registered / Accredited
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UK Council for Psychotherapy
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UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with