Clinical Psychologist Bristol

I am a fully qualified Clinical Psychologist in Bristol, with a warm and patient approach. I offer one-to-one therapy in Keynsham, tailored to people's individual needs. My practice is within easy reach of South Bristol, including Brislington, Stockwood, Hanham, and Kingswood.  It is also commutable from Saltford, Bath, Warmley, Willsbridge, and Whitchurch.

I am experienced in drawing from a range of evidence-based approaches, including Attachment-Based Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT), and Mindfulness-informed therapy. These approaches can help people to make meaningful changes in their lives, as well as develop acceptance and self-compassion for what cannot be changed.

 
I am experienced in working with a range of difficulties, including:
 
  • Anxiety, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • Low mood, depression or lack of pleasure in life
  • Anger or problems controlling anger
  • Trauma, including Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
  • Low self-esteem
  • Difficulties around identity / sense of self
  • Unhelpful or destructive relationship patterns
  • Difficulties making or keeping relationships
  • Loss, bereavement or grief
  • Existential themes, such as loss of meaning in life, or fears about death
I listen deeply to what people bring to their therapy space. Many of the people that I have worked with have reported feeling comfortable with me, which has allowed them to open up about their most troubling thoughts and feelings. I provide a nurturing, non-judgmental space, where we can begin to build a trusting relationship.
 
Initial Meeting

I offer the first meeting at a reduced rate of £50. This initial meeting gives us the chance to talk about your needs and expectations, and to see whether I can help. It would give you a sense of how I work, with the opportunity to ask any questions.

How many sessions will I need?

Each person I work with is very different and so it is difficult to predict how many sessions will be needed. My aim would be to work with you for as long as is helpful to you.

The first phase of therapy is sometimes called a 'formulation'.  A formulation is a shared understanding of what you are experiencing and what might be keeping you stuck. This is an essential part of therapy, as it helps to guide us towards ways of breaking unhelpful patterns and reclaiming what is deeply meaningful to you. 

I offer everyone a review after six formulation sessions, as by this stage we would have built a deeper understanding of the difficulties you are experiencing, and we will have a clearer sense of the areas to focus on. Following this review, some people may choose to set an agreed block of sessions with a planned ending to suit their needs and budget. Other people prefer to continue therapy in an open-ended way, choosing to end when they feel ready. However long your therapy is, we would have regular check-ins to ensure that you are finding the sessions helpful.