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 21 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.
We are very experienced in helping children and teenagers with lots of different difficulties including:
School related stress
Obsessive compulsive behaviours
Bereavement and loss
Body worries and eating difficulties
We also offer support to parents who are struggling to adjust to parenthood, or who need help with their children’s:
We are also trained to help with neurodevelopmental difficulties including Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Autistic Spectrum Conditions and Tourette’s Syndrome.
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
Solution focused therapy
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.
To book an appointment, please look at the “Who We Are” section and chose a Clinical Psychologist working in the most convenient location for you. Please contact the Clinical Psychologist directly, using their mobile number provided. If you have a general enquiry, please use the “Contact Us” form on the website.
Your initial assessment appointment with the Bristol Child Psychology Practice will cost £110 and lasts approximately an hour and a quarter. You will be asked to pay for your assessment appointment at the time of booking via bank transfer. After your first assessment appointment, all further appointments with the Bristol Child Psychology Practice cost £80 and will last for 50 minutes. You will be asked to pay for these via bank transfer or cash prior to each appointment.
Please note all cancellations need to be made 48 hours in advance otherwise the full cost of the appointment will unfortunately still be charged.
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.
We understand that not everyone will know exactly what they need, so please feel free to send us a general enquiry and we’ll try and help you.