Current availability: Thank you for visiting. Please note that due to a new part time role in the NHS, I now offer private therapy and assessments for adults only, alongside professional supervision and consultation. I am currently fully booked.
You can access a one-off free session with an experienced counsellor 24 hours a day 7 days a week through Vitahealth if you live in Bristol, North Somerset or South Gloucestershire. Call 0800 0126549. For children aged under 18, call 0300 303 1320.
Why work with a Clinical Psychologist?
A Clinical Psychologist is a mental health professional with doctoral level training in assessment and therapy.
We listen carefully and work together with clients as equals.
We use knowledge of how humans adapt to challenging situations to help you to find ways to move forwards.
I use a range of specialist therapies for adults that have a strong evidence base for effectiveness.
These include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for anxiety and depression and Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) for post-traumatic stress. Often we will also use ideas from Compassion Focused Therapy and Mindfulness to help manage self criticism and worry.
My clients may be navigating life’s ups and downs or may have experienced longstanding difficulties. I have experience in working with people who have been fostered and adopted.
I carry out assessments and support regarding Autism Spectrum Conditions in adults. These include assessments for people at university.
My practice also offers Clinical Supervision and consultation to professionals. I have been supervising for over 10 years and have BPS approved SDS Accreditation in Clinical Supervision (Advanced).
Due to starting a new post in the NHS part time, I am not currently offering assessments or therapy for children.
Enquiries and Booking
If you are interested in booking an appointment, you are welcome to contact me to arrange a brief discussion about what you are looking for and to check availability. It is normal to feel a little anxious about getting in touch. I have a non-judgemental and compassionate approach.
Dr Stella Christofides