About Becky

Background, qualifications, registration 

Registered with the Health and Care Professions Council

Member of the Climate Psychology Alliance

Good Grief Network Certified Flow Facilitator (July 2023)

LIFEbeat Creative Practice two-day training (june 2022)

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)

Dr Becky Watkins, DClinPsych MSc BSc

Clinical Psychologist and Facilitator 


Becky (she/her) moved to Bristol in 2000, initially to study for a Masters, alongside working in the homelessness sector. Her commitment to the city has continued since, both in the work she has offered, participating in the community and nowadays, in the nurturing of the two school-aged children that she lives with. She cares deeply about the future of the next generations and in doing so, the importance of creatively and generatively engaging with the challenges of our times. 

Becky is a climate-aware practitioner, working with the Climate Psychology Alliance to facilitate Climate Cafes and as a Good Grief Network certified Flow Facilitator. She is passionate about providing spaces in which the grief of the climate predicament and the intersecting issues can be shared and participants resourced in community. 

Qualifying as a clinical psychologist in 2006, Becky worked for the NHS in health psychology with people who have long term pain, chronic illness and skin conditions for eight years, delivering group and individual interventions. In 2011, she started working in private practice, seeing people from a range of backgrounds and with a range of concerns. This included long term health conditions, appearance concerns, anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress, relationship difficulties and more. She used an integrative therapeutic approach, drawing on relational mindfulness and compassion focussed approaches, as well as teaching mindfulness skills to groups of people accessing primary care services. She has also provided personal-injury expert witness reports for the court and taught psychological approaches to groups of health professionals, both independently and as an Association of Psychological Therapies tutor. 


Watkins, R; Cheston, R; Gilliard, J and Jones, K (2006) 'Coming out' with Alzheimer's 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.

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