Helen Maggie Watson

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BA (Hons), PGDip, MBACP, MAC
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This professional is available for new clients.

Barnoldswick, Lancashire, BB18 5DR
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I am a highly qualified, experienced, and ethical psychotherapist and coach with a passionate belief that we all have the capacity to change and grow.

My primary training, qualifications and expertise are as a psychotherapist however, following years of experience providing psychotherapy and counselling I recognised some clients wanted or needed an alternative approach. This led me to enhance my knowledge and extend my competency into coaching, I returned to accredited training, became a qualified coach, and added coaching to my integrative, multidisciplinary approach to helping people.

My personal experience and interest led me to complete the additional training which is required to work ethically with Alcohol use Disorder, Disordered Eating and to be a Clinical Service Provider for ADHD. These three areas - Sobriety, Disordered Eating, and ADHD are where I concentrate my Therapeutic Coaching provision. I also have extensive experience and success working with clients who suffer chronic shame, little self-worth and low self-esteem.

I offer therapeutic coaching programmes which focus on Sobriety, Disordered Overeating, ADHD, and Self-Esteem. I also offer coaching for wellness and wellbeing which includes but isn't limited to stress, emotional health, self-care, and other life domains which impact our capacity to flourish.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BA (Hons) Counselling and Psychotherapy (1st Class)
  • PGDip (level 7) Integrative Psychotherapy (Distinction)
  • ADHD Clinical Service Provider
  • Disordered Eating
  • Alcohol use Disorder
  • NHS Accredtied Wellbeing Coach

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

Abuse, ADHD, Addictions, Anxiety, Depression, Development Coaching, Disordered Eating (compulsive/binge eating), Health Related Issues, Identity Issues, Loss, Obsessions, Personal Development, Relationships, Self Esteem, Stress, Alcohol Use Disorder, Trauma, Work Related Issues.

Member organisations

Association for Coaching (AC)

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The Association is made up of a number of different membership categories, e.g. Associate Member (AMAC), Member (MAC), Accredited Member (AC Accred), with the different categories standing for different levels of training and experience. Accredited Members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

The Association has a Code of Ethics & Good Practice and a Complaints Procedure.

Other areas of coaching I deal with


Disordered eating, compulsive and emotional eating, binge eating


Additional information

My fees vary depending on the services provided and details are available here:


Further information

I am an evidence based practitioner which means that  how I work with you and the interventions I make are based on the best current, valid research evidence available.

I offer a safe, confidential, one to one, supportive relationship; working within the boundaries, principles, and values detailed within the BACP Ethical Framework. These ethical standards of therapeutic practice for psychotherapists, counsellors, and coaches always underpin every aspect of my work.

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

I always hold our relationship in mind. Developing meaningful connection while experiencing a genuine sense of equality and collaboration, is the key to unlocking the door to transformative work; I work relationally throughout my practice.

My way of working is informal and relaxed. I don’t make any judgements or tell you what I think you should do. I listen carefully and provide a supportive collaborative relationship which facilitates your journey of healing leading and flourishing.

Being an Integrative Practitioner means I work in a way which draws on different theories and models from psychology, psychotherapy, coaching, and neurobiology. My way of working rests on a philosophy and understanding that what will helps us best is dependent on our unique experiences so how I work is tailored to best fit your individual needs.

I provide services for individuals either for a limited number of sessions, on a specific therapeutic coaching programme, or on an adaptable timescale, depending on your choice and needs. I work flexibility and I am always open to negotiate a mutually appropriate contract.

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 Clitheroe and the Ribble Valley, Pendle, Skipton, Craven, the Yorkshire Dales, 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.

I love my work for which I feel very grateful. To ensure I work well and provide the best quality service I limit the number of clients in my caseload. 

Helen Maggie Watson, The Rainhall Centre, Rainhall Road, Barnoldswick, Lancashire, BB18 5DR

Type of session

In person
Helen Maggie Watson
Helen Maggie Watson