Natalie Hawkins

Natalie is a UKCP registered and BACP accredited Person-Centred Psychotherapist and Counsellor. She is also trained in Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT).

She is currently employed as a Principal Psychotherapist within the South London and Maudsley (SLaM) NHS Foundation Trust, where she is the Clinical Lead for Psychology and Psychotherapy for the five adult acute wards at the Royal Bethlem Hospital . Natalie is passionate about early intervention, trauma-informed care, and reducing the use of restrictive practices within the mental health system. She is also an advocate for the important and unique role that the Person-Centred Approach can offer those in acute psychological distress. Alongside her NHS work, Natalie also works as a psychotherapist for the Clinic for Dissociative Studies, a national centre of specialist expertise in the care of individuals living with dissociation, including those who have experienced ritualistic abuse and mind control. Trained to work with both adults and children and young people, Natalie continues to work with children and adolescents at The Family Treatment Service in Wimbledon, London.

Traditionally, psychology and psychotherapy has been under-represented and under-funded within NHS adult, acute, inpatient psychiatric…