Teri Watkin MBACP (Snr Accred)
I believe that there are two main things that we look for when we're choosing a therapist and that both are equally important. The first is obvious, we look for a therapist who is qualified and experienced. The second is not necessarily immediately obvious but nevertheless will make a difference to how we feel about the therapy...it is that that the room that the therapist provides must feel welcoming and calm. The therapist and the room together make a 'package' that we will respond to.
I am a senior accredited psychotherapist and have been working with individuals and couples since 2002 in the NHS, the voluntary sector and in private practice. This has given me a wealth of experience working with a wide range of issues and using a wide variety of 'tools' which I have gathered over the years; so that I can adapt my way of working to each individual according to what suits them best. I now work near Fakenham in Norfolk where I have created a lovely, warm, welcoming therapy room in what was once a dilapidated Victorian wash house in my garden.
I have had three core trainings: in art psychotherapy, couple counselling and couple counselling for depression. These trainings have helped me to understand the impact of previous experience on who we are and what we do; the importance of the 'systems' to which we belong (family, ethnic, cultural, work, religious etc) and how these systems affect us; and the importance of changing the way we think in order to change the way we behave. In addition, over the years I have undertaken a number of short courses and continue to read widely so that I now have a lot of training and knowledge to draw upon when deciding with a client how best to work with them.
I am listed as an accredited as a 'Couple Therapy for Depression IAPT Practitioner' with BSCPC (British Society for Couple Psychotherapists and Counsellors). This BSCPC training has been developed by the Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationships and is based on the latest research into what helps couples to improve their relationships.
I am an approved adoption counsellor having trained in this specialism with Barnado's Adoption Agency.
I offer a professional, confidential, respectful and compassionate service and take particular care to make sure that my clients feel welcome as I recognise how challenging it is to start talking about things which are difficult or painful.
I will usually be able to offer you an appointment within a week. I offer some evening appointments.
Training, qualifications & experience
Post Graduate Diploma Art Psychotherapy (Sheffield) 2004
University Advanced Diploma Introduction to Couple Counselling (Relate/Hull University) 2008
Certificate in Integrative Behavioural Couples Therapy (Tavistock Centre)2013
Certificate in Supervision 2016
Introduction to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Certificate in Substance Misuse Care and Counselling
Pregnancy Crisis Training
Working with Complex Trauma and Dissociation
Dyadic Parent-Child Art Psychotherapy
I have a wide range of experience having worked not only in primary care but also with Workplace Wellbeing (NHS counselling for employees) Relate (couple counselling) and Sheffield Women's Counselling and Therapy Service (sexual abuse counselling).
I have also been involved with various short-term group art therapy projects for:- people who are suffering from depression, mothers of young offenders, and elderly people.
I have taught the art therapy module on the BSc Counselling and Therapeutic Studies course at Leeds Metropolitan University.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Dyadic parent - child art psychotherapy
- Art therapy/Art psychotherapy
- Arts therapies
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
£45 per 50 minute session for individuals
£45 per hour for art psychotherapy
£45 per 50 minute session for dyadic art psychotherapy
£50 per 50 minute session for couples
Some concessions available.
For those wishing to use art therapy I allow a full hour per session to allow time for the art-making.
Supervision is £67.50 for an hour and a half.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
My supervision work, like my client work, is integrative and I seek to understand and respect and come alongside you within the way that you already work.