Samantha Watts BSc, PGdip, MBACP Child and Adolescent Specialist

Samantha Watts BSc, PGdip, MBACP Child and Adolescent Specialist

44 Dartford Road
Sevenoaks
Kent
TN13 3TQ

07554 426500

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About me

Welcome to my page, I run a therapy service tailored for children and teenagers. From experience, I believe working with young people requires a very specific approach, with the relationship of client and therapist being key. I run the majority of my sessions from quiet rooms located in central Sevenoaks (Hollybush Lane), however, other locations can be arranged on request.

Young people generally attend sessions on a weekly basis. Each session lasts one hour.

Depending on the age of the young person and their specific requests, I try to keep parents informed of their child’s progress as much as possible. However, I always let young people take the lead on what is fed back to their parents (unless I believe significant harm may occur).

I am able to liaise with schools if necessary.

Please visit my website: www.teenmindscounselling.com

Training, qualifications & experience

I began my journey with a three year BSC degree in Childhood Studies. Throughout this course I learnt the core basics of child development and attachment. I proceeded to gain a PgDip in Therapeutic Counselling.

My work experience began as a therapist in a young offenders prison, working with a range of mental health difficulties experienced by young people who had committed a range of crimes, varying from minor offences to high profile cases.

Following this, I moved on to work for the Priory psychiatric hospital. I provided therapy for young people on both an outpatient and inpatient basis. Here I worked with the most severe mental health difficulties, often needing long term care and very specific therapy. My area of interest whilst working here was 'emerging borderline personality disorder'. I have completed a dialectical behaviour course, which is proven to be a successful therapy for treating this type of presentation.

After working at the Priory for some time I moved to Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS). Here I worked with a range of presenting issues, including depression, anxiety, OCD, eating disorders, attachment issues, Autism and ADHD.

Since having my own children I have concentrated on expanding my private practice.

Member organisations

BACP

Accredited register membership

Fees

£60 per hour. Some spaces for those on low income available on request.

I can offer discount for block bookings.

Maps & Directions

Sevenoaks, TN13 3TQ

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None

Accessibility

Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified

Availability

evening and weekend appointments available

Types of client

Children
Young people
Families