Naomi Watkins, BSc (Hons), Cert, Dip, MBACP
As a qualified, registered and experienced Integrative Counsellor my approach is from a humanistic perspective, which focuses on personal growth enabling a person to think about their feelings and take responsibility for their thoughts and actions. I have counselled for over 10years in a variety of settings. I work with adults, young people, couples, families and groups. My fees are: Young people under 18yrs £30, Individuals £45, Couples £70, Families £85, Groups £95. Payment is made via cash, card or BACs (if the latter two is being used, payment must be made in advance). I am available for counselling sessions day times, evenings and Saturdays. I provide face-to-face, telephone and skype counselling to suit your needs. And I have a team of counsellors you can choose from.
What to Expect
Prior to the first session you will a 10-15 minute assessment call to arrange our first assessment/counselling session and to see who is most suitable to work with you. We then ask for your email to send you the counselling contract (an agreement between us about the counselling process) which you can sign online. The first session is an 'getting to know each other session'. We will decide together whether we can work together and what your goals for therapy are. We will aim to meet weekly for 50 minutes per session at a time agreed by both of us. We offer short and long term therapy; we will explore your thought processes, emotions and patterns of behaviour. We will look at solutions together, if appropriate to do so. How long you continue in therapy is a choice between us and we review this throughout the counselling process, at every sixth session.
How can Counselling help?
Counselling offers a safe, confidential space to discuss anything you want to. It is with someone neutral who can be objective and empathic. Counselling allows you to offload how you may be feeling and empowers you to re-gain control of your life. It is important to remember counselling is a different experience for everyone and it is imperative that you feel comfortable with your counsellor. The therapeutic relationship is the vehicle for counselling; make sure you find the right person for you.
The Counselling Environment
The counselling rooms are easily accessible and are warm, comfortable and based in Lincoln. It has free and ample parking, and can be reached by public transport. It has access for people with mobility concerns. Please let us know if you need any requirements prior to the first session.
Our Counselling Hub is in easy reach of
Lincoln, Riseholme, Burton, Canwick, Boultham, Nettleham, North Greetwell, Swanpool, Grange de Lings, Bracebridge, South Carlton, Washingborough, Birchwood, Cherry Willingham, Bracebridge Heath, Skellingthorpe, North Carlton, Reepham, Heighington, Sudbrooke
Nearest Train Stations
- Lincoln Central (1.2 miles)
- Hykeham (4.3 miles)
- Saxilby (5.5 miles)
- Swinderby (8.5 miles)
Training, qualifications & experience
As registered members of the BACP and NCS we work safely and meet the standards of the Professional body as a competent, ethical and independent counsellor through continuing supervision and professional development attending courses, workshops, events and researching. I have a Psychology degree and a counselling diploma. I have over a decade of counselling experience.
Previously I have worked for ChildLine/NSPCC for 8 years and in the field of Domestic Abuse for 10 years.
I have worked as a support worker and counsellor to adults, couples, families, children and young people, in a range of settings.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
National Counselling Society
The National Counselling Society
This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.
In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
We offer sand tray therapy, pet therapy and therapy with play.
Young people under 18yrs: £30