Carolyn Watts

Highbury N5 & Islington N1
0207 284 1301 0207 284 1301 Registered / Accredited

About me

Counselling for couples via Zoom or Skype

Please note: In keeping with Coronavirus (COVID-19) guidelines, I now 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. 

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 is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Therapies offered

  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Couples counselling
  • Integrative
  • Psychoanalytic therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy


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

1 Highbury Crescent
N5 1RN

265 Upper Street
N1 2UQ

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Types of client

Older adults
Carolyn Watts

Carolyn Watts