About me

Helen Maggie Watson

Psychotherapist

About me

Helen Maggie Watson BA(Hons), PGDip, MBACP

My way of working is informal and relaxed. I don’t make any judgements or tell you what I think you should do. I begin by helping you to tell me what is troubling you. I listen carefully and support you to make sense of your experiences, thoughts, and emotions. I help you to find meanings, identify patterns, and explore your choices. I support you, to think about yourself with more compassion and clarity; strengthen your sense of who you are; and, understand your relationships.


I am a qualified integrative psychotherapist offering therapy for individuals either, for a short time which may be for several weeks, or, for longer, depending on your choice and needs.


Being an Integrative Psychotherapist means I work in a way which draws on different theories and models of psychotherapy, along with the evidence from research. This means my way of working rests on a philosophy and understanding that how we get into difficulties is dependent on our unique experiences so how I work fits your individual needs.


If you prefer to work in person, I am located on the border between East Lancashire and North Yorkshire where I have a welcoming and comfortable office which is convenient for Pendle, Skipton and surrounding areas. If you prefer to work online I am happy to work this way and I am qualified and experienced to do so.


Qualifications

BA (Hons) Counselling and Psychotherapy (1st Class)

PGDip (level 7) Integrative Psychotherapy (Distinction)


Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

I am committed to my ongoing training and learning to enhance my knowledge and skills; I continue to update my expertise with current evidence, research and developments in the fields of psychotherapy, psychology and neuroscience . I attend training events and conferences, read relevant publications and professional journals and I bring this contemporary understanding to my work with you.


My values and ethics

I work ethically under the BACP Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions (2018). If you would like to read about working ethically then please check out this link to the BACP:

https://www.bacp.co.uk/events-and-resources/ethics-and-standards/ethical-framework-for-the-counselling-professions/


Clinical Supervision

I receive monthly supervision with a qualified supervisor who provides me with assistance and guidance and supports me to work to the highest standards in order to provide you with the ethical professional therapy you deserve.