Carolyn Watts

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Highbury N5 & Islington N1
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Counselling for couples via Zoom or Skype

Please note that I currently only offer online couples counselling via Zoom or Skype. 

Trained at the Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationships, I specialise in couples counselling and therapy. For several years I was the Relate counsellor for Highbury. I now offer private counselling in N5 and N1. 

After an initial consultation, you can choose short-term or longer-term work. 

My consulting rooms are very close to Highbury and Islington station — on the Victoria Line, First Capital Connect and North London and East London Lines.

Highbury and Islington station is one stop from King's Cross and easily accessible from Euston and Central London, Farringdon, Moorgate and the City, North London and East London.

Training, qualifications & experience

I hold a postgraduate diploma in psychodynamic marital and relationship therapy from the Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationships (TCCR) in London.

I also draw on Attachment Theory, Mentalization-Based Therapy (MBT) and Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT).

As part of TCCR's Parents in Dispute and Parenting Together services I helped couples to communicate better and empathise with their children's experiences. I have also worked in TCCR's relationship counselling and assessment services.

I am an Accredited and Registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists and work within its code of practice. I was a founding full member of the British Society of Couple Psychotherapists and Counsellors.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


Additional information

Fees can be discussed by phone or at our first meeting.

1 Highbury Crescent, Highbury, London, N5 1RN

265 Upper Street, Islington, London, N1 2UQ

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Online platforms

Carolyn Watts
Carolyn Watts