Naomi Watkins-Ligudzinska – NW Counselling Hub

Naomi Watkins-Ligudzinska – NW Counselling Hub

Naomi is one of the UK’s leading Domestic Abuse consultants, as featured by BBC and commissioned by Lincolnshire County Council, Bristol City Council and University of Lincoln.

Naomi was an IoD 2020 finalist, for Director of the Year 2020 in the third sector category and IoD 2019 award winner, for Director of the Year 2019 in the start-up category.

In 2015, Naomi was also awarded an Angel Outreach Award, which recognised excellence in commitment to the community.

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Naomi has worked in the field of Emotional Wellbeing, Healthy Relationships and Domestic Abuse for over a decade. She is a Safe Lives trained IDVA (Independent Domestic Violence Advisor) and a YPVA (Young People’s Violence Advisor), having worked with high risk cases, at risk of homicide.

She has chaired MARAC (Multi Agency Risk Assessment Conferences) and worked closely with the CPS (Crown Prosecution Services). She has been trained in Emotional Wellbeing by the NSPCC and ChildLine and she worked with them for 8 years.

She has worked with young people from the ages of 0-25years and adults in varying capacities.

She has been a nursery worker, deputy manager in a nursery, project worker, support worker, housing officer, drug and alcohol worker, counsellor, domestic abuse worker, ChildLine counsellor and supervisor. She has strong expertise in working with young people and adults, she has had specialist training in Emotional Wellbeing and Healthy Relationships from the NSPCC.

She is a qualified counsellor and has worked with those affected by domestic abuse, low emotional wellbeing, stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, self-harm, suicide, low self-esteem and confidence.

Having delivered various training to volunteers, staff members, professionals, children and young people, she has become a highly experienced trainer. She has written workshops for all levels and delivered to small and large groups alike.

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