Polly Watson

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MBACP, BA(Hons) counselling
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London SW19 & Sutton SM1
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Are you feeling sad, anxious, or overwhelmed? Sometimes we are so consumed with feeling we struggle to know why. Together we can try and find out why you may be feeling this way and work on ways to help you feel better.

Are you instead unable to get in touch in your feelings and you’re wanting to be able to feel something? We can explore why this might be the case and we can help you get in touch with what feelings you are experiencing in a safe environment.

My aim as a counsellor is to help you understand what is going on for you. We can then discuss if that’s something you want to change and work towards that together. 

Judgement is something I’m opposed to and work hard to provide a space where you can be open and honest with me. I believe that you need to be able to feel understood and accepted for the person you are not the person you think people want you to be, so I strive to provide that experience.

My initial training was in psychodynamic counselling where we look at your history and try and find links to how those relationship patterns repeat in your current life.

I also use aspects of solution focused therapy where we focus more on the future and what you want to achieve if you’re not ready to delve into your past. This is something we can discuss during the initial session.  

I have experience in working with people with anxiety, low self- esteem, work and relationship problems, parental problems both in the past or present and trauma.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Certificate in Counselling Skills: Level 2 NCFE CACHE
  • Counselling Skills: Level 3 NCFE CACHE Diploma
  • Foundation Degree in Psychodynamic Counselling
  • BA (Hons) in Counselling Studies

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Prematurely born adults 

Therapies offered


£55.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Unemployed

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Rooms for therapists, 40-44 The Broadway, London, Greater London, SW19 1RQ

Sutton, Surrey, SM1

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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