Simone Louise Watson
We will work together and gain better understanding of the issues that have brought you to counselling. My aim is to enable you to gain the skills and resilience to face the challenges of life.
I mainly work with adults, and I am not only accredited BACP counsellor, but an equine therapist and a general nurse. This I feel gives me a unique appreciation of the effects that emotional well being has upon the body and the mind.
I call myself a relational therapist who hopes to help you build a better relationship with yourself and others. I feel that this is essential when an individual has to go through a dramatic life change. I have worked as a nurse helping people and families with addiction, palliative care, dementia and other general health problems, where I feel that sometimes people are just not heard. I offer a confidential space to explore these issues and concerns safely and at your pace.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Counselling diploma level 4 and 5 at Stroud College, which developed my personal and professional practice
- Mindfulness courses which I use to help clients reduce anxiety and negative projection
- Advanced diploma level 6 CBT for person-centred therapists, Warwick University
- LEAP EFP/L Practitioner Training in equine therapy
- Return to Practice Nursing Course
- Masters in the Principles of Dementia Care
- BACP accredited Member
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Bipolar disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Hearing voices
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have also trained as an Equine Therapist through the Leap programme, where I work with people and horses together.
I believe that the person with dementia can be counselled, especially in the early stages. I feel that this is an area I feel very passionately about, as I have worked in the field for 3 years, as a nurse, and I feel that some of the depression could be elevated with counselling. I also believe that the main carer should have some counselling, to help them gain skills of how to deal with the concerns of looking after someone with dementia. Its a different approach, but I believe dementia can be different experience.
£40.00 per session. Free initial consultation either by telephone or in person. Some reduced rates are available.
I see Counselling as having no script - no right or wrong. Just two people talking about life. I look forward to hearing from you.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I am flexible and can see you either during the day or evenings
Types of client