Appointments and Referrals

Bristol CBT Clinic accepts self-referrals and referrals from GP’s and some Health Insurance companies. A free, no-obligation 30 minute telephone consultation is available for young people / parents wishing to discuss whether the CBT Clinic is able to help.

The first appointment is a 90 minute assessment session at the end of which a treatment plan which includes clear goals, is developed and agreed with the young person and/or parent. The outcome of the assessment and treatment plan are detailed within an assessment report which will be provided within 1 week of the assessment. Thereafter, CBT intervention is offered over an agreed period of weekly/fortnightly 60 minute sessions. As CBT is a time-limited and brief psychological therapy, the average number of sessions tends to be between 6 and 20, although depending on the nature and the severity of the presenting problem, it may be more or less than this.

Appointments are available either face to face or via Skype but we like to meet face to face for the initial assessment session.

The location of the CBT Clinic is in Redland, Bristol. Sessions are also held at the Practice Rooms in Cotham, Clifton and Westbury on Trym. All venues are near to public transport links. Local on-street, metered car parking is also available.

The CBT clinic is happy to discuss the suitability of all referrals. However, there are a limited number of circumstances when it may not be appropriate for the Clinic to provide therapy. This may include the following:

  • When the child’s / young person’s difficulties require a psychiatric assessment or multi-professional approach
  • Where there are safe-guarding concerns or a high level of risk, which may indicate the need for a CAMHS outreach or crisis service
  • When there is an impending or on-going Court case which requires the Clinic to provide a Court report or to act on behalf of the young person/family as an expert witness.