Naomi Watkins | Accredited Counsellor | LINCOLN | NCPS

Naomi Watkins

Member Status: Accredited

Member No: NCS17-04612

Location: LINCOLN

Key Workers CounsellingMates in Mind

About Me
As a qualified, registered and experienced Integrative Psychotherapist and Life Coach, my approach focuses on personal growth, enabling a person to think about their feelings and take responsibility for their thoughts and actions. I have counselled for over 18 years in a variety of settings. I work with adults and couples. I have a range of packages available.  I am available for therapy sessions on Mondays and Tuesdays, daytime and evenings. I provide online services only, telephone,  zoom and chat counselling to suit your needs. 

What to Expect
Prior to the first session, you will receive an email assessment form, please complete and email it back to me. You will be emailed the counselling contract (an agreement between us about the counselling process) which you can sign online. The first session is a 'getting to know each other session'. We will decide together whether we can work together and what your goals for therapy are. We will aim to meet weekly for 50 minutes per session at a time agreed by both of us. I offer short and longer-term therapy; we will explore your thought processes, emotions and patterns of behaviour. We will look at solutions together. How long you continue in therapy is a choice between us and we review this throughout the counselling process, at every sixth session.

How can Counselling help?
Therapy offers a safe, confidential space to discuss anything you want to. It is with someone neutral who can be objective and empathic. Therapy lets you offload how you may feel and empowers you to regain control of your life. It is important to remember that therapy is a different experience for everyone and that you must feel comfortable with your therapist. The therapeutic relationship is the vehicle for change; make sure you find the right person for you. 

  • Qualifications & Experience
    As a registered member of the BACP and NCPS, I work safely and meet the standards of the Professional bodies as a competent, ethical and independent therapist through continuous supervision and professional development attending courses, workshops, events and research. I have a Psychology degree a counselling diploma, and a qualification in EMDR. I have over 18 years of therapy experience.

    Previously I have worked for ChildLine/NSPCC for 8 years and in the field of Domestic Abuse for 10 years.

    I have worked as a support worker and therapist to adults, couples, families, children and young people, in a range of settings.

    I am an EMDR therapist, having completed phases 1, 2 and 3 of my EMDR training and I am registered with the EMDR association. 
  • What I can help with
    • Abuse – Emotional, Physical, Sexual
    • Addiction (e.g. Alcohol, Computer games, Drugs, Food, Gambling, Sex, Smoking)
    • Ageing and related issues
    • Anxiety
    • Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
    • Bereavement / Loss
    • Bullying
    • Cancer
    • Carers
    • Cultural issues
    • Depression
    • Divorce & Separation
    • Emotional issues
    • Family
    • Financial difficulties
    • Gender identity
    • Generally unhappy with your life
    • Illness and dying
    • Job interviews
    • Mindfulness
    • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
    • Panic attacks
    • Phobias
    • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder / PTSD
    • Public speaking: stage fright
    • Relationships
    • Relaxation
    • Self-defeating behaviours
    • Self-esteem
    • Self-harm
    • Sexuality Identity
    • Stress
    • Suicidal feelings
    • Trauma
    • Violence / Victim support
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