Dr Emma Vines
D.Clin.Psy., BSc (Hons)
Child & Adult
Dr Emma Vines has worked across a number of NHS, independent and private sector services, including specialist Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services and Adult Community Mental Health Teams. Emma has experience working with adults, children, couples and families experiencing a wide variety of challenges.
Emma is registered with the Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC). She is also registered with Bristol City Council as a preferred provider for Therapeutic Services accessible through the Adoption Support Fund. Emma is registered as an approved provider with AVIVA, AXA PPP & PruHealth and Vitality Health.
Areas of Specialist Experience
In addition to working with adults experiencing difficulties with thoughts and emotions including anxiety, low mood and depression, Emma supports individuals and families who have experienced bereavement and loss.
Emma has specific skills for and interest in working with children and young people who are experiencing a range of emotional, behavioural and developmental difficulties. Emma has experience supporting children and families with challenges which include feelings of stress, low self-esteem and anger, as well as difficulties with family relationships. Alongside her private practice, Emma works within a specialist service for adolescents and young adults with social and communication difficulties. Emma has also worked in specialist services for adopted children and their families. Emma completed her doctoral research on the psychological and social impact of health conditions for adolescents, and she has presented her research in the area of paediatric psychology at national conferences and published scientific papers in peer-review journals.
Emma takes a collaborative and empathic approach to supporting individuals and families with the difficulties and challenges that they face. Developing a shared understanding of those challenges that helps individuals and families make sense of their experiences and assisting them to daw on and develop skills for coping are important parts of Emma’s work. She draws on a range of evidence based approaches in her therapeutic work including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Family and Systemic approaches and Attachment-focused approaches. Emma employs a range of creative and play-based skills when working with younger children, alongside consultation with parents.