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- Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT)
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
I am an experienced Clinical Psychologist with over 10 years' experience working in the NHS, predominantly in adult mental health (I see clients aged 16+).
I have worked in diverse settings and it is important to understand each individual with whom I work and their hopes for therapy; by taking time to conduct a thorough assessment I am then able to select the best approach in my work with clients.
I am a compassionate individual and I would describe my therapeutic approach as integrative, collaborative and relational. I am trained in a number of evidence-based therapies.
Areas of interest
Bereavement, grief and loss;
Binge Eating Disorder;
Specialist interests and expertise in the following physical conditions
- Cardiac conditions
- Eating disorders
- Pain management
- Psychophysiological disorders
Current NHS consultant posts held
Secondary care adult mental health - Mile End Hospital (Bank)
Binge Eating Disorder;
Doctoral Research Award (2011)
Watson, L., Baker, M., & Chadwick, P. (2015). Kids just wanna have fun: Children’s experiences of a weight management programme. British Journal of Health Psychology. DOI: 10.1111/bjhp.12175
Watson, L. (2016) Kids Just Wanna Have Fun: Children's Experiences of a Weight Management
Program. Paper presented at the International Conference of Obesity and Chronic Diseases, July 2016, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Watson, L. “Why do we need to do something? The importance of early intervention for young people”. No Health Without Mental Health Conference. Professional Excellence Centre, Bromborough, Wirral. 18th April 2012.
Flint, B., Watson, L., Jones, E., Dzingai, J., Fabris, G. & Stern, M. (2011, May). The multifaceted role of a psychologist within a community COPD service. Poster presented at Improving and Integrating Respiratory Services in the NHS (IMPRESS) Conference, Birmingham.
- Doctorate in Clinical Psychology University of East London (UEL) 2011
- BSc Psychology (First Class honours) University of Sheffield 2005
- Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) Practitioner (2017) ACAT 2017
- Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) Psychotherapist ACAT 2020
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Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.