Ms Deborah Watkins | Accredited Counsellor | Hither Green | NCS

Ms Deborah Watkins

Member Status: Accredited

Member No: NCS16-04154

Location: Hither Green

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Welcome! I have a long career in mental health working as a counsellor, supervisor and trainer, collaborating with individuals, organisations and communities to promote mental wellbeing. As an integrative counsellor and accredited member of the National Counselling Society, I work holistically to support people in dealing with personal and relational difficulties, life review, attachment challenges, addiction, trauma, mental ill health and recovery. I have organisational counselling experience, including Woman’s Trust, for women who have experienced domestic abuse; Subwize, for children, young people and families whose lives are impacted by substance addictions; and the Church of England, where I have develop and lead a counselling support network. In my private practice, I work with adults and young people experiencing anxiety and stress, issues in relationships and work, past and present trauma, self-harm, addiction and depression. I offer a range of therapeutic counselling approaches aimed at building resilience, gaining life skills, enhancing life choices and developing diverse perspectives. As an experienced educator, I can offer mentorship and support with self-development. I am a qualified trainer and Mental Health First Aid Instructor. As an experienced mental health practitioner, I can support people with longer term mental health challenges. I offer counselling supervision to groups and individuals. I am open to working with trainees and charities for a reduced fee. My approach is relational, compassionate and flexible.

  • Qualifications & Experience
    Post Graduate Certificate in Clinical Supervision
    Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (AdDipPC)
    Doctorate in Spirituality and Mental Health
    Mental Health First Aid Instructor
    Post Graduate Diploma in Higher Education
    MSc Mental Health Studies
    BSc (Hons) Community Mental Health Specialist Practitioner
    Registered Mental Nurse (RMN)
  • What I can help with
    • Abortion
    • Abuse – Emotional, Physical, Sexual
    • Addiction (e.g. Alcohol, Computer games, Drugs, Food, Gambling, Sex, Smoking)
    • Adolescence
    • Adoption
    • Ageing and related issues
    • AIDS / HIV
    • Anxiety
    • Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
    • Bereavement / Loss
    • Bullying
    • Cancer
    • Carers
    • Cultural issues
    • Depression
    • Disability
    • Divorce & Separation
    • Eating disorders
    • Emotional issues
    • Exams
    • Family
    • Financial difficulties
    • Generally unhappy with your life
    • Illness and dying
    • Job interviews
    • Mindfulness
    • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
    • Panic attacks
    • Phobias
    • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder / PTSD
    • Relationships
    • Relaxation
    • Self-defeating behaviours
    • Self-esteem
    • Self-harm
    • Sexuality Identity
    • Shyness / Social Phobia
    • Spirituality
    • Stress
    • Suicidal feelings
    • Trauma
    • Violence / Victim support
    • Young people and children
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