Chris MacGovern

Chris MacGovern

Couples and family psychotherapist


Profession: Psychotherapist
Therapies: Individual counselling, couples therapy, family systemic therapist


Phone: 07500 582 526


Canary Wharf Relationship Therapist


Christopher started his professional in business. Over the last nine years however, he has become a full time psychotherapist. His philosophy is that to be good in any business, you need constant attention to how you practice. This has led him to train in two psychotherapy modalities. In 2005, he earned a diploma in psychodynamic therapy, and in 2008 an MSc systemic therapy through University of London’s Birkbeck College. This qualified him as a Psychotherapist working with individuals, couples and families. In parallel with these courses, he also trained with Relate as a clinical supervisor.

His early placement at Wimbledon’s Relate centre offered him extensive experience. He worked with couples facing the dilemmas of relationships, families and the demands of professional careers or self employment. This has gone onto form the core of his expertise,  which he offers privately in three locations covering central London.

Chris’ MSc researched how families manage when careers move couples to another country for a number of years. This suggested that for many families, this was a huge challenge for which there was very little support. This led to Chris to work with couples and families facing this very challenge as a specialist service in his private client work.



Family Therapy MSc, Birkbeck-University of London


Relate Postgraduate Diploma – Relationship Therapy, Relate/University of East London couple counselling


Relate Institute Certificate, Relate Institute Clinical Supervision Training. On the Relate register of supervisors working Relate South East London.


Psychotherapist E14


The United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapists (UKCP) holds national registers of psychotherapists, listing those practitioners who meet exacting standards and training requirements. This includes meeting established standards of professional practice as well as abiding by the UKCP’s Code of Ethics and requirements for continued professional development.

BACP Counsellor Canary Wharf


As the largest professional body representing counselling and psychotherapy in the UK with almost 44,000 members, BACP aims to increase public understanding of the benefits of counselling and psychotherapy, raise awareness of what can be expected from the process of therapy and promote education and/or training for counsellors and psychotherapists.

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