Bristol Psychology Services is a referral service enabling clients who would like to arrange private psychological assessment and therapy to find a suitable independent therapist via one central website. Therapists who become affiliated with Bristol Psychology Services are selected for their clinical experience, areas of expertise and rigorous professional training. The breadth and depth of training and expertise means we can match clients with a therapist who has the specific skills and experience to meet a client’s individual needs and preferences.

Affiliated therapists are independent (they are not employed by us); this means they work from a number of different clinic locations, set individual fees and have clinics at different times and days of the week. This means we can also try to match clients with a therapists who offers appointments at a time and place that is convenient for the client. 

For Individuals

We know that seeking psychological therapy can be a daunting and confusing experience and we aim to make the process simple, supportive and straight forward; from one central contact your referral will reviewed and allocated to the most appropriate independent local therapist. We operate a self-referral system so you don’t need a letter from your GP or consultant, although it is helpful to let them know you are seeking support. Once you’ve completed our straight forward secure referral form, we will then identify the most appropriate therapist to work with you based on your individual circumstances. Thereafter, the allocated Affiliate Therapist will contact you and answer any questions you may have regarding their individual therapeutic approach, clinic location, fees and ways of working and arrange a convenient time for an initial assessment.

Once you have arranged the initial assessment with your allocated therapist, we ask that the initial assessment fee is paid in advance of the appointment to Bristol Psychology Services. Thereafter, all payment will be arranged directly with your therapist.If you have private health insurance, please let us know; some of our Affiliate Therapists are registered with health insurance companies so your treatment may be covered by this. Please note that the ultimate contract for your assessment and further therapy is with the affiliate therapist to whom you are referred. 

For Professionals

We receive a number of referrals via GPs, schools and insurance companies and we are familiar with liaising with rehabilitation services. With Bristol Psychology Services you can be assured that all the affiliated therapists are highly qualified, registered with appropriate professional bodies and skilled in carrying out thorough assessments and providing evidence based intervention. Bristol Psychology Services is a central point of contact for referrers from where clients can be allocated to appropriate therapists who work independently. We appreciate that your time is often limited so referral is straightforward; simply contact us to discuss your client’s referral and we will let you know how your client can self-refer.