About Bristol CBT & Psychotherapy

Bristol CBT & Psychotherapy

Bristol CBT & Psychotherapy offers Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy and EMDR to individuals of adult and adolescent age.

We strongly believe in the CBT principle of collaboration between therapist and client. Together we will establish goals which are meaningful to you, ensuring you get the most out of therapy and move forwards in life. We offer a friendly and down to earth approach along with a safe and supportive environment, enabling you to explore your difficulties at your own pace. Effective therapy relies upon developing an individualised treatment based on a psychological formulation of your difficulties and life experiences. The core principle to my approach is being person-centred. We believe it is important you receive the right therapy for you which means the first aim will be an assessment, from which a shared understanding of the problem(s) will inform the next steps in treatment.

We also offer CBT supervision to trainees, accredited practioners & those in the process of applying for accreditation with the BABCP. We can offer both individual or group supervision

We can provide teaching / guest lecturing for universities and colleges on NICE recommended CBT treatments and common mental health problems.

We can offer group therapy for:

  • Anxiety management
  • Stress management
  • Relaxation
  • Emotional intensity
  • Low mood
  • Low self-esteem

These can be based in schools, NHS services, private mental healthcare organisations and workplaces.

We take referals from:

  • Clients (self-referral)
  • GP's
  • Psychiatrists
  • Solicitors
  • Third party organisations

About Emma Pye

I have been working in mental health in the private sector (Priory Hospital), the NHS and private practice for over 18 years. I am an accredited member of the BABCP and am trained to deliver EMDR.

I have specialist experience and knowledge of working with PTSD and CPTSD and can offer treatement and supervision for this. I also have extensive experience working with eating disorders and other common mental health problems.

I provide clinical supervision and guest lecturing at universities.


  • BSC Psychology/Sociology joint honours UWE
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Psychology Cardiff University
  • Intermediate Certificate in Counselling Filton college Bristol
  • Professional Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (core model CBT) Filton College Bristol
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Mental Health: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies, High Intensity (UWE)
  • EMDR certificate basic training Parts 1-3 (EMDR institute)
  • IAPT supervisor training programme

Professional Memberships:

  • Member of the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (Accredited CBT Psychotherapist)

I have regular clinical supervision with a BABCP accredited supervisor and EMDR consultant.

As part of my accreditation and ongoing professional development I regularly attend current training to enhance my skills and knowledge of CBT practice.

I adhere to the codes and ethics of the BABCP. British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies

About Vanessa Shaw

I have been working in mental health both privately and in the NHS for over 14 years with 10 years experience offering therapy. Throughout my career I have been privileged to work with people with a wide range of psychological difficulties. Much of my NHS and private work involves helping people with depression and anxiety disorders both in a group and one to one. Due to my interest and experience treating PTSD I have undergone further specialist training in EMDR which enables me to not only work with PTSD but also other common mental health problems and bereavement.

I also provide CBT supervision for trainee therapists and accredited practitioners.

I have monthly supervision sessions with a BABCP accredited supervisor, EMDR Consultant and attend ongoing professional development.


  • BSc Psychology/Exercise and Health joint honours degree (Oxford Brookes University)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (Birmingham University)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: High Intensity Psychological Studies (Exeter University)
  • IAPT Supervisor training programme (Exeter University)
  • EMDR certificate basic training parts 1-3 (Alexandra Richman, EMDR Training)

Professional Memberships:

  • Member of the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (Accredited CBT Psychotherapist)

I hold professional insurance and abide by the codes of ethical and professional practice of the BABCP.

Next: Please contact us to arrange an assessment

Other BABCP accredited therapists provide treatment from our premises. For alternative appointment times, please see Ralph Eva and Jen Cole.