Welcome

Welcome to Bristol Child Psychology Practice. We are a group of Clinical Psychologists based around the Bristol, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset area who specialise in working with children, teenagers and families. Bristol Child Psychology Practice was set up to offer a private and independent service to young people and their families wishing to seek help and support for their children’s emotional wellbeing. We offer psychological assessment and therapy to children and young people between the ages of 0 and 25 years. We also offer supervision, training and consultation to other professionals.


If you have a child who is struggling with their emotions or behaviours, Bristol Child Psychology Practice is here to help. Many children and young people struggle with their emotions and behaviours at some point in their childhood, and this is understandably distressing for both the child and their families. Clinical Psychologists are highly trained clinicians who offer assessments and therapy to help and support children, young people and their families to overcome their difficulties. All the Clinical Psychologists with the Bristol Child Psychology Practice have a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and have extensive experience of working in the NHS with specialist Child and Adolescent Mental Health Teams (normally referred to as CAMHS) and therefore have a wealth of experience.

What we do

We are very experienced in helping children and teenagers with lots of different difficulties including:

  •         Anxiety

  •         School related stress

  •         Obsessive compulsive behaviours

  •         Phobias

  •        Trauma

  •        Low mood

  •        Self-harm

  •        Anger

  •        Bereavement and loss

  •        Body worries and eating difficulties

  •        Low self-esteem

We also offer support to parents who are struggling to adjust to parenthood, or who need help with their children’s:

  •        Behaviour

  •        Sleeping

  •        Feeding

  •        Toileting

We are also trained to help with neurodevelopmental difficulties including Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Autistic Spectrum Conditions and Tourette’s Syndrome. 

How we work

We will first offer an assessment appointment where we will listen to your child and family’s difficulties. We will then explore with you what further support we recommend. This may include one or more of the following:

  •        One to one therapy for the child or teenager

  •        Appointments with the parents or carers only

  •        Appointments with the whole family

Therapies can include:

  •        Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

  •        Family based therapy

  •        Parenting work

  •        Narrative therapy

  •        Solution focused therapy

  •        Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Clinical psychologists use the NICE guidance (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) to inform their clinical practice.
We understand that coming to see a Clinical Psychologist can be daunting and can take courage but the Clinical Psychologists at Bristol Child Psychology Practice are highly skilled at working alongside children and families. Confidentiality, respect and sensitivity underpin all of our work.
Unfortunately, we are unable to offer an emergency service or crisis appointments and in that instance, we would recommend you arrange an urgent appointment with your child’s GP.

Booking an appointment

If you'd like to book an appointment with Bristol Child Psychology Practice, please fill in the enquiry form below. If you have a preferred clinic location or Clinical Psychologist you'd like to see, please do mention this in your enquiry.

If you have any questions or queries and it would be helpful to speak to us before requesting an appointment, please do give one of the following Clinical Psychologists a call:

Dr Sarah Buttler - 07491 689324
Dr Tracey Henderson - 07478 168728
Dr Sarah Elgie - 07472 668584
Dr Lisa Hughes - 07557 360565

If we are not able to answer your call, please do leave a message and we will get back to you very soon.

Self funded fees

Assessment appointment - £110
Follow up appointments - £80

Your appointment(s)

Your assessment appointment with the Bristol Child Psychology Practice will cost £110 and lasts an hour and a quarter. All further appointments cost £80 and will last for 50 minutes. We will ask you to pay for all appointments in advance, via bank transfer or in cash.

Insurance funding

A number of our Clinical Psychologists are registered with the main health care insurance providers such as BUPA, AXA PPP, Vitality and Aviva, If you have private medical insurance it may well be possible to fund sessions through your policy. For more information, please use the form below.

Cancellation

Please note all cancellations need to be made 48 hours in advance otherwise the full cost of the appointment will unfortunately still be charged.

Professionals

 If you are a professional interested in finding out about the supervision (including BABCP supervision), training and consultations we can offer, please contact any of our Clinical Psychologists directly or use the “Contact Us” form.

Privacy

Maintaining the privacy and security of all your personal information is important to us. How we store and use all personal information has been guided by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Laws and all our Clinical Psychologists are registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office. 

If you would like to read our full privacy statement, please click on the GDPR link below.

Contact Form

Please tell us your details and we’ll be in contact as soon as possible.