Nina Watson MA, MSc, PG Cert., Reg. MBACP (Accredited)
I have more than 15 years experience of working in mental health and social care.
As a counsellor and psychotherapist, I have worked in various settings and helped adults and young people with all kinds of emotional problems. In my last position for the NHS, I provided integrative psychotherapy for individuals who struggled with depression, anxiety, panic attacks, relational difficulties, trauma, mood fluctuations, high self-criticism and/ or low self-esteem.
In December 2014, I set up 'mind talk', a small counselling and psychotherapy practice dedicated to offering professional, confidential and reliable support for anybody seeking some extra help.
I help people like yourself by exploring with them how they relate and react to themselves and others (feelings, opinions, behaviours, etc.). We then look at and put into practise different ways of being with oneself and responding to the world. An approach I have found invaluable in facilitating this is compassion-focused therapy.
Compassion-focused therapy works by increasing feelings of safeness, belonging and being cared for through the development of compassion and self-compassion. There is a growing body of scientific research demonstrating the role of compassion in effectively dealing with feelings and resolving conflict. Here a link to more detailed information about compassion-focused therapy
If you are interested in finding out more about how counselling/ psychotherapy can help you, just write me an email or give me a call and we can arrange an introductory session.
Training, qualifications & experience
2014: PG Certificate in Compassion-Focused Therapy, University of Derby.
2011: MSc Integrative Psychotherapy (CBT, person-centred and psychodynamic), University of Derby.
2002: MA Psychoanalytic Studies, Goldsmiths College, University of London.
1999: BSc (Hons) Psychology, Goldsmiths College, University of London.
I am a registered and accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
13/04/2018-15/04/2018 -- Brainspotting Level 3, David Grand, Barcelona, Spain.
11/03/2018 -- Tension and Trauma Releasing Exercises (TRE) Advanced Training, London.
15/09/2017-17/09/2017 -- Tension and Trauma Releasing Exercises (TRE) Level 2, London.
02/06/2017-04/06/2017 -- Tension and Trauma Releasing Exercises (TRE) Level 1, London.
01/04/2017-02/04/2017 -- Brainspotting Level 2, Dr Mark Grixti, Brighton.
06/03/2017-10/03/2017 -- Integrative Restoration, iRest, Level 1, Yoga Nidra Training, Oxford.
24/02/2017-26/02/2017 -- Brainspotting Level 1, Dr Mark Grixti, Birmingham.
15/01/2015 -- An Introduction to Pesso Boyden, Juliet Grayson, Inter-action Training and Consultancy, Chepstow, Wales
06/07/2015 -- Mobilising Compassion in Group Psychotherapy, Kia Kaha Psychotherapy and Training, Birmingham
07/11/2015 -- Understanding more about Personality Disorder, Penny Campling, Bower House Support Services, Market Harborough.
18/11/2015-22/11/2015 -- Relational and Integrative Psychotherapy, Richard Erskine, The Haven Counselling Centre, Ashby, UK.
20/03/2014 -- EMDR Level 2, Alexandra Richman Accredited Trainer, London
17/07/2013-19/07/2013 -- EMDR Level 1, Alexandra Richman Accredited Trainer, London
07/10/2013-09/10/2013 -- Introduction to Compassion Focused Therapy for Shame and Self-critical Difficulties, Paul Gilbert, University of Derby, Derby
23/05/2011-24/05/2011 -- Simplifying Personality Dirsorder Treatment A New Paradigm for CBT, Christine Padesky, London
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Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Bipolar disorder
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Gender dysphoria
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
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Individuals £60 per 55-minute session
Couples £70 per 55-minute session
Fees for healthcare providers vary
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Types of client