Michelle Watson

Remote therapist


Michelle is a fully accredited cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) psychotherapist, who currently offers remote (telephone or video) psychological treatment for individuals living with mental health difficulties. These include depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), health anxiety, long-term conditions, specific phobias and social anxiety. She predominantly uses CBT and compassion focused therapy (CFT) during her sessions.

Position at Priory

A CBT psychotherapist, working with Priory since September 2022, and fully accredited by the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP).


  • Health Studies BA (Hons) LJMU
  • Risk Management of Patients with Personality Disorder (Cert) LJMU
  • IAPT Low level interventions (PGCE) LJMU
  • CBT & Psychotherapy (PGCE, MA level) The University of Salford
  • EMDR Training (starting July 2023) Belfast
  • Additional and ongoing training in risk


  • BA (Hons) Health Studies 2009
  • IAPT Supervision Certificate 2013
  • PGCert Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner 2011
  • PGdip (MA level) Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy 2020

Research has shown that the biggest factor for successful therapy does not lie in the type of therapy used, but in the therapeutic relationship between patient and therapist. Even though I am psychodynamically trained, I integrate other forms of therapy to best meet the individual needs of every patient and their unique circumstances. This two-way dynamic enables and promotes growth within the patient as well as the therapist, thus strengthening the relationship and possible outcomes of the therapeutic process.