About me

Gillian Watts, Counsellor and Psychotherapist (MBACP)

I am a fully qualified, experienced counsellor, psychotherapist and accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

I have many years experience of working with adults and young people within a GP practice, as well as Heads Together, a youth counselling organisation. For many years I was the school counsellor for the Yehudi Menuhin School in Cobham, Surrey, and now dedicate all my time in private practice.


  • First Class BA hons in Integrative-Relational Counselling, Middlesex University
  • Sensorimotor Psychotherapy for Trauma Themes, Level 1
  • Certificate in Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Surrey Counselling Training
  • First Class hons in Early Childhood Montessori Teaching, St. Nicholas Montessori College, London.

Additional Training:

  • Anger Management and Self-Esteem in Young People
  • Working with Young People who Self-Harm
  • Suicide and Young People at risk
  • Anxiety Management
  • Trauma and Disclosure of Childhood Sexual Abuse
  • Asperger Syndrome
  • Working with Young People in the LGBT community

BACP's Ethical Framework

I am an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP)

I attend fortnightly clinical supervision, have professional indemnity insurance, and adhere to the BACP's Ethical Framework for Good Practice.


“Thank you for your care, comfort and friendship over what has been the toughest year of my life. Whatever time I have left will be all the richer for the time we shared.”

“Gillian, Thank you for everything! You really saved me!”

“You have helped me incredibly, trying to find ways to manage my life so that things affect me less, and just knowing you understand what my life is like with what I cope with and that I can talk to you is a huge thing for me.”

“I am delighted to be able to say I am proud of how much my attitudes to various things have changed over the course of 2018, and would like you to know how much your support has been valued by myself and my family.”

“I would just like to thank you for helping me improve my life. Your calm, friendly and sometimes humorous approach made it easy for me to open up about my problems.”

“Thank you for everything. Seeing you really turned my life around and I wouldn’t be where I am today without you.”

“You have been totally amazing and transformed the way I think about myself...I can never thank you enough for listening, laughing and helping.”