Oonagh Ogilvy Watson BDS,PGDIP,MBACP
As a qualified integrative psychotherapist, I draw from different approaches in order to listen effectively to your individual experiences. I aim to provide a safe, confidential, non-judgemental and empathetic space for you to explore, understand and cope with life's difficulties.
I have experience in supporting people from all different walks of life coping with a wide range of difficulties such as anxiety, depression, bereavement, sudden loss, childhood trauma/abuse, family conflict and relocation. I have over 25 years experience as a health professional, originally as a dentist and now in counselling and psychotherapy.
I know what it is like to juggle a business while bringing up a family. It is not easy being pulled from all sides and feeling there is no time for yourself. Life can just throw you those curve balls that you weren't expecting. That is where therapy can come in. You are not alone.
It takes courage to pick up the phone and find a therapist that you feel you can trust to tell your story too. Please feel free to pick up the phone and leave me a message and I will get back to you to answer any queries that you may have.
Training, qualifications & experience
This member has completed UKCP Covid -19 Online Working Guidance.
I have over twenty-five years experience as a health professional, originally as a dentist and now as a psychotherapist. During that time I worked in both NHS and private sector.
Advanced Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy (ongoing at Regent's University)
Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy (Regent's University)
Graduate Certificate in Counselling Psychology (City University )
Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) (UCH London )
Mental Health Familiarisation placement at West London NHS trust.
Currently, I am working in Private practise and at a Charitable Organisation in South West London where long term therapy is offered.
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.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Following on from my experience as a dental surgeon, I have developed a particular interest in PolyVagal Theory (Steven Porges 1994). Clients with a history of trauma can often experience more extreme autonomic responses which in turn can affect their ability to feel safe and connect with an other in relationships. Learning about our own autonomic nervous system opens doors for self-compassion. We are all faced with the dilemma of balancing the drive to survive with the longing to connect to an other. Finding a balance with these often competing urges can help bring peace and resolution.