Paul Watson

Specialist in Anxiety disorders, Depression, Emotion Regulation difficulties, Phobias, PTSD, Trauma, Anger.

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Biography


I am a Clinical Psychologist registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and a Chartered member of the British Psychological Society’s Division of Clinical Psychology. I predominately work with adults (18 and over) who may be experiencing a wide range of emotional and psychological problems. Over the past ten years I have worked across a range of mental health settings, including inpatient and community services. I have experience of working with clients facing a range of emotional difficulties including depression, anxiety disorders (such as social anxiety, panic disorder), trauma and PTSD, low self-esteem, OCD, difficulties managing emotions, grief, adjustment difficulties, and many more.

I provide psychological therapy using a cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) approach and will draw on a range of other evidence-based approaches, as required, to meet the needs of each individual client. Within therapy, it is essential for clients to develop a safe, confidential and supportive therapeutic relationship with their therapist as this provides the basis for clients to explore their emotions and understand their difficulties. Once a good therapeutic relationship has developed, we can work collaboratively, using various cognitive and behavioural strategies, to make changes in your thinking and behaviour to reduce distress and improve psychological functioning.

If you have any questions or would like to know more about what I can offer, please do get in touch.

Member of

Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
British Psychological Society (Division of Clinical Psychology)

Languages spoken

English

Currently Practice

NHS and Private Practice

Therapy Types

I predominately use a cognitive behaviour therapy approach, but will draw on other relevant evidecne-based therapies as required in each individual case.

Qualifications

Psychology (Honours Degree; University of Strathclyde)
MSc Psychological Therapy in Primary Care (University of Dundee)
Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (Newcastle University)

Demographics of Focus

I work mainly with working age adults (18-65)