"I have extensive experience working with people with a wide range of difficulties; some have a clear diagnosis, others do not, but all experience ongoing difficulties affecting their daily lives, which can be helped enormously with therapy"
“So far, you have survived 100%
of your worst days”
HOW WE CAN WORK TOGETHER
Therapy is a collaborative process, which relies on us building a good therapeutic relationship, so that together we can work to find solutions that suit you and tackle your difficulties. It is not about being told what you should do.
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Body Dysmorphic Disorder
Grief and Loss
Diploma in Mental Health Nursing 2001 University of Brighton
Degree in Specialist Community (Mental Health) Nursing 2004 University of Brighton
Post-Grad Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy 2010 University of Brighton
EMDR Training (Parts 1,2 and 3) 2011, EMDR Association (UK and Ireland)
I have worked for the NHS in Mental Health since 2001. My background is in Mental Health Nursing and I have worked full-time as a Psychotherapist since 2011. I have been an accredited practitioner with the BABCP since October 2010 and the EMDR Association since July 2016.
I have experience of working with people who come with a wide range of difficulties; some with clear diagnosis such as PTSD, complex trauma, specific phobias, Health Anxiety, Social Anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Morbid Jealousy, Generalised Anxiety, grief and loss, prolonged grief and depression. Others may not have a clear diagnosis, but have ongoing difficulties on a day to day basis.
Your questions about therapy answered
What is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy?
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, or CBT, is a “talking therapy” concerned with how you think about yourself, about the world and other people, and how what you do affects your thoughts and feelings.
Situations (that trigger your distress)
Behaviours (our actions in response to the distress)
What is EMDR?
What you can expect from our first session
At our first session we will talk about the things that are troubling you and why you felt the need to come to therapy. I may ask you some questions about your background and history that may be relevent to how you are feeling now, in order to put things into context.
If you have any questions, or would like more information before making an appointment, please feel free to contact me.
If you telephone and I am unable to answer directly, please leave a message with a contact number, and I will call you back as soon as possible.
Colin Watkins Therapy
70 Salvington Rd,
Worthing, BN13 2HN.