Dr Victoria Watton

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DClin, MRes, BSc (Hons)
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Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY4
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About me

Do you feel you have exhausted all options to find inner peace, a sense of safety, contentment ? Maybe you are loosing hope that you can ever feel different to how you are now. If so, I understand and have supported people in the same shoes as you to connect with happiness.

In particular I work with individuals who have experienced complex traumas that then manifest as complex mental health, and high functioning anxiety. I work particularly well using specialist treatments for trauma. I have a good understanding of how complex trauma presents itself in relationships and I am experienced in managing dissociative presentations.

I am experienced in working with individuals experiencing a first episode of psychosis (including in the context of bipolar). Sometimes people refer to such experiences as an 'emotional breakdown' or a stress reactions. I am trained in the specific NICE recommended treatment, which is CBT-p.

In addition to this I have a special interest in maternal / perinatal mental health experiences, including mental health during and following birth, tokophobia (fear of birth), birth trauma and bereavement

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from University of Birmingham. In addition to this I hold additional qualifications in EMDR, recognised by EMDR Europe and CBTp accredited by University College London. 

I have also complete training in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Compassion Focused therapy (CFT) and Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT).

Member organisations

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Other areas of counselling I deal with

I have experience and skills in first episode psychosis, which includes working with bipolar. 


£120.00 per session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • Axa Health
  • BUPA
  • Vitality
  • WPA

Additional information

In addition to working with people who wish to self-pay for psychology, I also offer psychological therapy to people with health insurance. I cover the following insurances: 

  • Bupa
  • Axa
  • WPA
  • Aviva
  • Vitality

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Ruyton XI Towns, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY4

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme
Dr Victoria Watton
Dr Victoria Watton