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Louise Watson

Registered Psychologist

  • Fernlea Drive, Woosehill, Wokingham, RG41 3DR
  • Multiple times available +
    • Thu
      8am-3pm
  • Individual £90
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What to Expect

An introductory assessment appointment helps you to see if you are comfortable with me, share what worries you, ask questions, clarify confidentiality, and determine if therapy could help you. Please use a contact option on the right to arrange an initial assessment appointment in Woosehill, Wokingham or Oakley Green, Windsor.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) suggests CBT for
  • Alcohol Dependence
  • Bipolar
  • Body Dysmorphia
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • OCD
  • Panic
  • PTSD
  • Self Harm
  • Binge Eating
  • Bulimia
CBT focuses on how your thoughts influence your emotions and behaviour. It identifies and addresses negative ideas that perpetuate the issues you experience. The objective of cognitive behavioural therapy is for you to experience healthier thoughts and feelings.

Counselling

NICE suggests counselling for Depression.

Counselling centres on listening to you, and supporting you. You decide which issue regarding your childhood and/or adult life you discuss. The aim of counselling is to help you to talk about a difficulty and find a solution that is right for you.

Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR)

NICE suggests EMDR for PTSD.

Eye movement desensitisation reprocessing guides your eye motions to affect how your brain processes data. The technique attempts to reprocess your locked distressing memories. The aim of EMDR is to desensitise your upsetting memories.

Psychodynamic Therapy

NICE suggests psychodynamic therapy for
  • Depression
  • Self Harm
Psychodynamic therapy centres on the unconscious causes of the problems you experience. It facilitates you in becoming conscious of aspects of your inner dynamics. Psychodynamic therapy seeks to enhance your self-comprehension to give you choices.

Psychology

Psychology is interested in you and your thoughts, emotions and behaviour. It offers you psychological treatments and mental health support. An objective of psychological therapy is to help you ease symptoms.

Therapy

  • Abuse
  • Anger
  • Bereavement
  • Relationship Problems
  • Self Esteem
  • Stress

Private Health Insurance Registrations

  • Aviva Health
  • AXA PPP Healthcare
  • BUPA
  • CIGNA
  • Groupama Healthcare
  • PruHealth
  • Simplyhealth
  • WPA



Thoughts on Mental Health

A common cause of PTSD in everyday life is road traffic accidents. The accident does not need to involve fatalities or even physical injuries, but if you believe at any time during the accident that you might die or come to serious harm, that may be enough to trigger a post-traumatic reaction. Your anxiety levels may be raised after the accident; you may feel permanently jumpy, watchful and on "red alert".
Read More: Understanding life events that may cause Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Agoraphobia can often be triggered by experiencing an embarrassing event, such as a panic attack or vomiting in public, which then sets up a fear that this may happen again, and that you will be judged negatively for it. You then may begin to avoid being in public places such as shops, cinemas or public transport. This reinforces the belief that something awful would happen if you entered these spaces, denies you the opportunity to confront and test out your fears, and keeps the anxiety going. You may also engage in the use of what are known as 'safety behaviours', such as always needing to be near an exit (for ease of escape should you start to feel anxious, sick, etc.), or 'safety props', such as always carrying around a bottle of water.
Read More: Phobias: Common causes of agoraphobia
One cause of anxiety is uncertainty. It's normal to want to know what is going to happen in the future as it can give a sense of control and mastery over life. Unfortunately, because no one can see into the future, life will always have an element of uncertainty - whether that's to do with a relationship, a job or a house move. If you cannot tolerate a reasonable level of uncertainty then you may attempt to remove it by over-thinking and worrying, trying to fill in the gaps by guessing what might happen, and planning how you would cope with it. This may lead you to devoting lots of time and attention to unrealistically catastrophic scenarios, which only increases your anxiety and uncertainty.
Read More: Therapists explain common causes of anxiety
Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) can help you deal with phobias by teaching you coping techniques to help manage your anxiety symptoms, and then supporting you to gradually expose yourself to the feared object or situation, whilst using the new techniques to manage your anxiety. In this way, you can stay in the presence of the trigger long enough to wait for your anxiety to subside. A process called desensitisation may then take place, which is where your brain stops reacting with fear to something that has repeatedly proved to be non-threatening. You can then unlearn the belief that the object or situation is dangerous and can stop avoiding it.
Read More: From pogonophobia to selenophobia: Ten unusual phobias you might not have heard of
Having a baby is a common trigger of OCD, affecting an estimated 2-4% of all new mothers. It is normal for women to be focused on the safety of their new baby, and most will want to take reasonable precautions to protect their child from harm. For OCD sufferers these normal concerns are excessive and create a great deal of anxiety. During pregnancy, mothers with OCD may obsess about which foods are safe to eat, develop compulsive rituals such as hand-washing, or seek excessive reassurance from medical professionals that their baby is developing normally. After the birth, obsessions may revolve around the baby having an accident, or suffocating in their cot, causing mothers to continually check on them. They may even worry that they may deliberately harm their baby, which will result in a new mother feeling ashamed that she could even have these thoughts and worried about what they might mean.
Read More: Causes of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Qualifications

June
2017
Certificate
Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR)
EMDR Europe (UK)
May
2011
Certificate
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Cognitive Workshops (UK)
May
2010
Certificate
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Cognitive Workshops (UK)
December
2009
Certificate
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
City Minds (UK)
December
2008
Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) Registered Counselling Psychologist
December
2008
British Psychological Society (BPS) Chartered Counselling Psychologist
October
2008
Graduate Diploma
Counselling Psychology
with
Psychodynamic Therapy
University of Roehampton (UK)
March
2007
Graduate Degree
Counselling Psychology
University of Roehampton (UK)

Louise abides by the Code of Ethics and Conduct of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and the Standards of the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

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Location Detail


My Consulting Address is in easy reach of

Woosehill, Wokingham, Winnersh, Barkham, Sindlesham, Arborfield Cross, Aborfield Garrison, Lower Earley, Billingbear, Sandford, Arborfield, Hurst, Binfield, Whistley Green, Finchampstead, Wellington College, Woodley, Shinfield, Farley Hill, Crowthorne

Nearest Train Stations

  • Wokingham (0.6 miles)
  • Winnersh (1.5 miles)
  • Winnersh Triangle (2.2 miles)
  • Earley (3.3 miles)
  • Crowthorne (3.6 miles)
  • Twyford (4.3 miles)
  • Bracknell (4.4 miles)
  • Sandhurst (Berks) (5.1 miles)
  • Martins Heron (5.6 miles)
  • Wargrave (5.9 miles)


Wheelchair access: Yes

Updated 17 October 2018