Spini Watts

Learning from what your feelings and emotions are trying to tell you, is a starting point to build a relationship with yourself for self-realisation and self-awareness.

Spini Watts

I work with bereavement and loss, relationships (individuals) and family issues, stress related issues and provide therapy for me. I charge £50.00 and only provide online, telephone and walk and talk sessions.

Are you anxious?

Are you anxious about rejections and abandonment from people in your life, perhaps you fear being needy in relationships, or find it hard to communicate your needs in relationships, or you may feel stuck in repeated patterns of thoughts, behaviours, and relationships.

Or maybe you feel isolated, not seen or heard, experiencing feelings of guilt, anger and overwhelmed by what life throws at you and too ashamed or embarrassed to tell anyone.

Together we can figure out what is going on for you and explore the roots of your problems to shed light for you which can provide a powerful healing experience.

There is a reason for your sadness and suffering, my role is to help at a time where you’d like some assistance to navigate in certain areas which may be causing you distress.

My approach

My approach is to listen and understand your experiences with zero judgment. I believe that the main reason why we develop mental health issues is because they are unhealthy learned behaviours that we have picked up along the way. This means that I think you can unlearn faulty behaviours and replace them with healthy ones.

I know from experience, that everyone has the capacity for healing and recovery, and it is never too late for a positive transformation. My journey might be different from yours, but this has helped me realise the kind of environment that is needed for people to feel truly heard, and seen and be compassionately curious about who they are.

Acquire new coping skills

Given how complex and overwhelming things can feel, it can be difficult to talk to our family and friends about our problems; it is often easier to speak to someone who is not emotionally involved in our lives. I don’t claim to have the answers, but I can help you acquire new coping skills and overcome obstacles in your path.

Sessions usually include exploring what you are hoping to achieve by the time you finish our sessions and exploring a plan we can work towards for you to achieve your desired outcome.

Get in touch with who you are

Counselling will give you the opportunity and space to get in touch with who you are. I use a range of different theoretical approaches to individually tailor how we work effectively together for your specific personal needs. This way, the whole of my attention is on you as a person and what your needs may be at that moment. My core modality is person-centred which puts you at the centre of your journey.

I work by engaging in the here-and-now therapeutic relationship between us as an opportunity to understand how you relate to yourself and others in your life, and we can explore how your past might be affecting your present life.

I will never push you to talk about anything you are not ready to explore, there will be times when I will challenge you gently to explore how your thoughts affect your emotions and experiences.

I am a qualified integrative counsellor and a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) and I practice within the BACP’s Ethical Framework.

As an integrative counsellor, I can draw from various theoretical approaches to individually tailor how we work effectively for your specific personal needs.

This way, the whole of my attention is on you as a person and what your needs may be at that moment.

My core modality is person-centred which puts you at the centre of your journey.

Listen and understand your experiences

My approach is to listen and understand your experiences.

I offer a free consultation where we can discuss your goals, ask me questions and I will explain how we could work together.

I often use Cognitive Behavioural Therapy tools in my practice.

In your first session, we’ll explore what brought you to therapy and then decide the most appropriate ways to help you make progress.

With CBT, we’ll look at how your thoughts affect your emotions and experience.

Acquire new coping skills

I don’t claim to have the answers, but I can help you acquire new coping skills and overcome obstacles in your path.

I consider a good working relationship vital in our work together, for a successful outcome to be achieved.

Counselling can have a powerful impact in helping you to make sense of your feelings and work through them in a nurturing space.


 

Bereavement

Bereavement or situations of loss can be hard to deal with.

They can lead to feelings of helplessness, anxiety and depression.

Feelings of loneliness where you might feel unseen, unheard, unvalued and uncared for.

Pain and Confusion

Having gone through losses myself, I understand the pain and confusion that comes with grief.

My journey might be different from yours but this has helped me realise the kind of environment that is needed for people to feel truly heard, and seen and be compassionately curious about who they are.

Feeling Overwhelmed

Given how complex and overwhelming things can feel, it can be difficult to talk to our family and friends about our problems; it is often easier to speak to someone who is not emotionally involved in our lives.

Nothing is too big or too small to be talked about.

I provide a non-judgemental space where you can be truly yourself and feel safe to open up and explore your worries and experiences together.

Work together

There are no coping strategies that can take the pain away, but, we can work together to take steps to soothe your pain, find meaning through your loss and make your grieving process easier to move through

Help with intense emotions

No one can understand your grief but yourself. Grief counselling can help you to address the intense emotions to help you move on with your healing process.

This can lead to gaining a greater understanding of your feelings and emotions, learning new ways of approaching situations and using alternative strategies to help you cope better.


 

Trauma

My approach is to listen and understand your experiences.

Feeling your feelings, and accepting them, is key to healing from trauma.

Trauma can affect other aspects of your life like relationships and many more. Our past life experiences can have a lasting effect on our current situations, leaving us sometimes feeling hopeless about the future.

Moving forward

We have so much unprocessed pain in our system, collective wounds we are carrying that contribute to dysfunctional behaviours.

The limiting beliefs contribute to believers of unworthiness, I am not good enough, and a lot of shame and fear, which manifest from our childhood, and through trauma therapy, we can explore that.

Counselling can provide space for people to talk about their feelings, fears and difficulties without having to worry about the impact on their friends and family. This gives people the opportunity to work out a meaningful way to move forward.

The process of healing

In today’s world, we are surrounded by distractions: boxsets, food, alcohol, the list goes on.

There is nothing fundamentally wrong with engaging with any of these things.

However, for many of us, they can become tools to help us cope with day-to-day stresses, to obscure from us what we may be feeling within.

These feelings can often be signposts towards unconscious or subconscious memories and experiences from our early years, ‘wounds’ which need our conscious attention, for us to be happy and thrive.

Through my practice, I can assist you in identifying the roots of these feelings and thus begin the process of healing.


 

Anger

Anger is a natural response often used as a protective mechanism to shield ourselves from intensity or to hide from painful emotions.

It is a necessary emotional feedback from our system, and it surfaces due to feelings of helpfulness, when we feel powerless or when our boundaries have been crossed.

It happens at the unconscious level because it’s been suppressed.

Our upbringing and society have an influence on our anger suppression.

This can be because we were not taught how to express ourselves from our formative years, we were hushed and told to do as we were told, or it could be that we suppressed our emotions with fear of losing relationships, being abandoned and many more reasons.

Together we can work on how to integrate your emotions rather than get rid of them. Learn how to live with it and learn how to connect with those feelings when they arise so that you can maintain them in a functional way.

I often use Cognitive Behavioural Therapy tools in my practice.

With CBT, we will look at how your thoughts affect your emotions and experience.

About Me

How are therapy sessions held?

Online Therapy, Therapy via Phone

Spini Watts Training and Qualifications

CPCAB L4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

Spini Watts can help with the following issues

Therapies offered by Spini Watts

Fees

£50.00 per session

Concessionary prices are available for those on low income and students.

How therapy is delivered

Online Therapy, Therapy via Phone

Spini deals with the following issues

Hours of Work

Monday to Friday 10 am to 5 pm

Further Information about Spini Watts

Services

Online Therapy

I work online, using Microsoft Teams, zoom or telephone.

I work Mon-Fri 10am-5pm, with adults aged 18+ from all different backgrounds.

I offer 50mins sessions at the same time each week costing £50.00 per session.

Therapy may be short or long term and I usually suggest a commitment of a minimum of 6 sessions in order to give the counselling process the opportunity to develop.

The length of the counselling then becomes open-ended if you do decide to continue.

Sessions usually include exploring what you are hoping to achieve by the time you finish our sessions and exploring a plan we can work towards for you to achieve your desired outcome.

Walk and Talk Therapy

Walk and Talk Therapy is facilitated in natural spaces.

It offers breaks from remote and room sessions.

It can offer relaxation and bilateral stimulation.

W&T therapy can reduce isolation, anxiety and depression. It can improve both mental and physical health.

W&T can help people experiencing social isolation and loneliness. Sessions last 1hr at the same time each week costing £50.00 per session.

Therapy may be short or long-term.

Face to Face Therapy

I offer face-to-face sessions in a comfortable, private room.

Face to face can be beneficial for individuals who feel isolated and in need of human contact.

Sessions last 50mins at the same time each week costing £50.00 per session.

Therapy may be short or long-term.

You don’t have to be in crisis to have therapy

Self-care is the foundation of emotional recovery.

Emotional healing happens by feeling.

Pain needs to be acknowledged for it to be released.

You can’t heal what you can’t feel.

Learning from what your feelings and emotions are trying to tell you, is a starting point to build a relationship with yourself for self-realisation and self-awareness.

Facing and embracing what has hurt us can break the cycle of suppressed/repressed emotions.


Tips for Coping with Grief

Do not grieve alone

You must stay connected with others during this time.
Share your grief with others who can relate.
Work through your difficult emotions in a safe setting.

Take good care of yourself

It can be easy to forget about our own needs when grieving.
Eat, sleep, and exercise to avoid adding physical fatigue to your emotional fatigue.
Be patient with yourself and allow yourself to feel whatever you feel.
let your friends and family know you’ll need extra support.

Seek professional grief counselling

Not everyone will need the services of a counsellor or therapist during their grieving period, but it can be very helpful for those who are struggling.

A qualified professional can help you understand the grief process and give you the tools you need to cope with your emotions

Languages spoken by Spini Watts

English

Testimonial for Spini Watts

My experience with Spini Watts was extremely profitable. Her kind nature and warmness made me feel totally at ease immediately, she showed genuine care and real desire to help. Her knowledge, wisdom and capability to understand how you really feel were so important during our sessions, she offered some very insightful observations which helped me greatly. I highly recommend Spini as a therapist.

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Member Organisations and Accreditations

Spini Watts is a member or accredited with the following organisations
Black African and Asian Therapy Network member - Spini Watts

Location

83 St Pauls Way
Bow
London
England
E3 4AJ