psychological therapy in Bristol

Professional background, qualifications, registration 

Dr Becky Watkins, DClinPsych MSc BSc

Clinical Psychologist

Registered with the Health Professions Council and the British Psychological Society's Division of Clinical Psychology

Diploma in Relational Mindfulness (Karuna Institute): Mindfulness in Relationship (October 2017) and Liminal Mind (March 2018)

Civil Procedure Rules Expert Witness Certificate (Bond Solon - June 2016)

Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (Parts 1-4) EMDR Masterclass, November 2011 - Feb 2013. 

DClinPsych, Bristol Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (University of Plymouth, 2006)

MSc Health Psychology (University of West England, 2001)

BSc Psychology (hons) (University of Wales, 1997)

Current work:

Accepts GP/Consultant and self-referrals.

Registered with BUPA, AXA PPP, WPA, Aviva Health Insurance.


Watkins, R; Cheston, R; Gilliard, J and Jones, K (2006) Coming out€™ with Alzheimers Disease: Changes in awareness during a psychotherapeutic group for people with dementia. Ageing and Mental Health, 10 (2), 166-176

Samuel, V; Watkins, R; Bleek, D and Damarell, B (2006) From simmering to explosive: The use of volcano images to facilitate anger ratings for clients with learning disabilities. Submitted to Learning Disability Practice, Spring 2006. 


Becky qualified as a clinical psychologist in 2006. She worked for the NHS in health psychology with people who have long term pain, chronic illness and skin conditions for eight years. In 2011, she started working in private practice, seeing people from a range of backgrounds and with a range of concerns. This has included long term health conditions, appearance concerns, anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress, relationship difficulties and more.   

She uses an integrative therapeutic approach based on a jointly formulated assessment of the issues brought to therapy. Her experience to date has led her to draw particularly on mindfulness-based cognitive-behavioural, relational and compassion focussed approaches to therapy.