Natalia Watts, MA, BA Hons, HCPC accredited
I offer both short and long term support for anyone encountering difficulties which could be helpful to work through and process with an experienced practitioner. My approach is to offer a safe and contained space to explore and develop an understanding of what you choose to bring to the session.
There is not a typical session procedure as we will explore and think together about what unfolds in each session. Sessions are essentially client led however EMDR sessions tend to be more directive. Art materials are available to use in the space, as sometimes it can be difficult to talk directly about things so communicating through art materials may be easier or more appropriate.
I am currently working in Secondary education in North London and for the organisation SA&T (Social Art & Therapy) based in South East London and Covent Garden. My private practice is based in Surrey. I have had extensive experience in many different contexts including CAMHS, Forensics, Primary and Secondary education, and NHS services. I have also worked abroad in a therapeutic capacity for Stepping Stones International based in Botswana.
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained as an Art psychotherapist, completing a Masters degree in Art Psychotherapy at Goldsmiths University London. I am a full member of the British Association of Art Therapists (BAAT) and I am registered with the Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC). I am also a member of Art therapy in education Special Interest Group (ATESIG).
I am currently training in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) through the organisation EMDR Works which is recognised throughout the Uk, Ireland and Europe and am a member of the EMDR Association UK & Ireland. EMDR is a leading trauma treatment recommended by the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) and the World Health Organisation (WHO). I have completed Children's Accelerated Trauma Treatment (CATT) level 1&2, Supervision training for Art Therapists and Mentalisation training through BAAT. Additionally I have trained in Mindfulness with The British Mindfulness Institute, which I often incorporate into my clinical practice.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Eating disorders
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
£50 for 50 minute session
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Wednesdays, Fridays & Saturdays
Types of client