Xenia Watson DTC, BACP
I am a qualified psychotherapeutic counsellor, member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP).
I work using varying types of therapy, depending on the temperament of the client, such as;
▪️CBT: cognitive behaviour therapy.
▪️Mindfulness: based on focusing attention on the present experience in a non-judgemental way. ▪️Humanistic: maximising choices.
▪️Transactional analysis: helping to identify thoughts, behaviours and emotions.
I have spent 2 years with the National Health Service in a GP's surgery, experiencing a wide range of issues such as; long term illness, anger issues, low self esteem, depression, relationship issues, addiction and eating disorders.
My experience and my clients are wide-ranging in age, gender and experiences. I often mix different types of therapy to suit the individual.
I have also also been working with the Yorkshire-based charity Bereavement Care for the last 8 years.
I offer short, medium and long-term therapy depending on the issues presented and what changes are required.
I offer a warm, confidential environment in which to explore emotions through talking, drawing therapy and sand tray therapy. I am committed to the well-being of my clients and working in a respectful, non-judgmental and empathic manner.
Please see below for a wider range of issues addressed:
- anger management
- low confidence
- low self esteem
- emotional struggles in parenting
- relationship issues
- mild addictions
- mild eating disorders
- work-related stress
- social isolation
As struggles are part of normal life, they can become overwhelming. Talking therapy can reduce the chance of symptoms returning and allow one to develop a greater self-awareness, enabling change. It is the quality of the therapeutic relationship which largely determines the success of any counselling therapy.
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained in Newcastle-upon-Tyne at the Northern Guild for Psychotherapy and Counselling (accredited by BACP and UKCP). Apart from holding the Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling, I have also completed a One year course at Leeds Metropolitan University under Robin and Jane Walford and have a Certificate in Transactional Analysis.
For 8 years I have been working with Bereavement Care now The Herriot Hospice a Northallerton based Charity as a volunteer counsellor. For 2 years I have been counselling at an NHS GP practice in Middlesborough receiving many and varied referrals.
I also run a private practice which is mainly based 2 miles from Northallerton and 3 miles from the A1 Leeming Bar exit.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
The time for each session is normally 1 hour.
Fee: £40 per session
For low incomes, prices can be negotiated.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday - Friday and can offer after work hours.
Types of client