Watson told the magazine - the only title in the UK which focuses on mental health - how having regular counselling has had a positive impact on her life.
According to the author, businesswoman and animal rights activist, she undertook counselling sessions to help her with relationships, work and to better understand her emotions.
In a statement sent to Plant Based News, Watson said: "I hate to think people are out there with problems, who don’t feel comfortable talking to friends or family, and don’t know what to do or where to turn.
"I would recommend counselling to anyone. It's the best thing you could ever do for yourself."
Watson says she initially started counselling at a young age, when her parents separated, adding that it was her last counsellor, around three years ago, who proved particularly helpful at 'untangle her thoughts and understand what they mean'.
Watson also spoke about how her vegan diet and yoga regime have a positive impact on her outlook.
A devoted foodie, she has authored two cookbooks, and opened a vegan eatery Tell Your Friends with her sister Tiffany in west London.
"In terms of my general well being and energy, I feel so much better for what I’m eating and probably do feel happier," she said. "When you have more energy and feel good, it obviously affects your mood."
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Maria is the Editor of Plant Based News. A former magazine editor, newspaper reporter, and features writer, her work has been published by The Guardian, The Huffington Post, and various regional newspapers. She was previously the editor of Vegan Life magazine and Vegan Trade Journal. She has interviewed a huge range of people, from Prime Ministers to authors, activists, pop stars and actors, and enjoys the varied range of topics writing for PBN allows her to tackle. You can follow her on Twitter @MariaChiorando and Instagram @mariachiorando.
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