OONAGH OGILVY WATSON

BDS, GCCP, PGDIP, ADIP, MBACP, UKCP (accred)
Psychotherapist
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ABOUT ME

I have over thirty years’ experience working as a health professional, originally as a dentist and now in counselling and psychotherapy. During that time I worked in both the NHS and private sectors. I also worked as a volunteer at bereavement care and at a charitable centre in South London.

My Mental Health familiarisation placement was at a west London NHS trust hospital. I am a parent (of adult children) and have lived outside the UK with the diversity of experience that brings.

I have experience in supporting people from all different walks of life coping with a wide range of difficulties such as anxiety, depression, bereavement, sudden loss, childhood trauma/abuse, family conflict and relocation.

LANGUAGES

Fluent in English

HOW I WORK

As a qualified integrative psychotherapist I draw from different approaches in order to listen effectively to your individual experiences. I provide a safe, confidential, non-judgmental and empathetic space for you to explore, understand and cope with life's difficulties. My approach is integrative and relational which means that I work collaboratively with you and your unique experiences.

I have developed a particular interest in Polyvagal Theory. Clients with a history of trauma can often experience more extreme autonomic responses which in turn can affect their ability to feel safe and connect with others. Learning about our own autonomic nervous system opens the door for self-compassion. We are all faced with the dilemma of balancing the drive to survive with the longing to connect to others. Finding a balance with these often competing urges can help bring peace and resolution.

I offer various types of therapy: CBT, Cognitive, Emotion focused therapy, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Person-centred, Psychodynamic, Relational, mindfulness, and polyvagal informed therapy.

Depending on circumstances we can work either face to face or online, over short or longer time frames.

WHO I WORK WITH

Adults
Adolescents
Trainees

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Abuse
Anger management
Anxiety
Bereavement
Cancer
Child-related issues
Depression
Health-related issues
Identity issues
Infertility
Loss
Post-traumatic stress
Pregnancy-related issues
Redundancy
Relationships
Self-esteem
Sex-related issues
Spirituality
Stress
Trauma
Women's issues
Work-related issues

Read Oonagh‘s testimonials.

Please contact me by using our contact page.
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With Central London practice locations in Harley Street W1, Chelsea SW3 and Kensington W8, The City EC4, Mark Boyden and his team of Associates’ Central London psychotherapy, psychology and coaching services are very accessible for clients in Fulham SW6, Pimlico SW1V, Victoria SW1, Mayfair W1, Belgravia W1, Knightsbridge SW1X, Westminster SW1P, Notting Hill W11, The City EC4 and the surrounding areas.