Deborah Watkins | Accredited Counsellor | Hither Green | NCPS

Deborah Watkins

Member Status: Accredited

Member No: NCS16-04154

Location: Hither Green


Welcome! I have a long career in mental health and wellbeing, as a nurse, counsellor, supervisor and trainer. 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, depression, stress and anxiety, work-based issues, self-harm, domestic violence, mental ill health and recovery. I work with adults, children and young people, offering a range of therapeutic counselling approaches aimed at reducing distress, building resilience, gaining life skills and enhancing life choices. As an experienced educator and qualified clinical supervisor I offer mentorship and counselling supervision to groups and individuals. I am open to working with trainees and charities for a reduced fee.

  • Qualifications & Experience
    Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (AdDipPC)
    Certificate in Working with Children and Young People (Berne Institute)
    Post Graduate Certificate in Clinical Supervision (University of Derby)
    Doctorate in Spirituality and Mental Health (University of Greenwich)
    Mental Health First Aid Instructor (Mental Health First Aid England)
    Post Graduate Diploma in Higher Education (University of Greenwich)
    MSc Mental Health Studies (University of Greenwich)
    BSc (Hons) Community Mental Health Specialist Practitioner (University of East London)
    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
    • Ageing and related issues
    • Anger Management
    • Anxiety
    • Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
    • Autistic Spectrum Disorders
    • Bereavement / Loss
    • Bullying
    • Cancer
    • Carers
    • Children / teenagers
    • Chronic fatigue syndrome / M.E.
    • 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
    • Neurodiversity
    • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
    • Panic attacks
    • Phobias
    • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder / PTSD
    • Prescribed Psychiatric Drug Dependence/Withdrawal
    • 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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