Private Mental Healthcare

The Old Rectory Clinic covering Bristol, Yate, Chipping Sodbury, Winterbourne, Thornbury

We are a diverse team of highly qualified, experienced, private mental healthcare professionals and we are here to help and support our clients in all aspects of their mental health and wellbeing. We are all fully insured and members of appropriate professional bodies. We are all bound by relevant codes of conduct which ensures that we provide the very highest standards of care for our clients.

We provide evidence-based support for our clients to help them overcome any mental health challenges and enable them to be the very best version of themselves that they can possibly be. Our team works with all age ranges starting with very young children, young people, adults and couples who may need our support.

We look forward to meeting you

Mental health services available at The Old Rectory Clinic


Dr Helen Fairchild

Dr Helen Fairchild is an experienced Clinical Psychologist who has worked in the NHS and charity sector for over 10 years. She specialises in working with children, adolescents and families, and is trained to help with problems such as depression, low self-esteem, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic, social anxiety, poor sleep, self-harm, anger and behavioural difficulties. Helen has a large amount of experience working with young people on the autism spectrum or with other neurodevelopmental disorders such as ADHD or learning difficulties.

01454 228925

Dr Louise Tarrant

I am an experienced Clinical Psychologist who provides specialist psychological assessments and therapy for adolescents (16yrs +) and adults who have distressing mental or physical health symptoms. I have additional specific expertise in working with adolescents and adults who are struggling with Chronic Pain.

07384 574886

Isabelle Corak

I am an experienced Counsellor and I offer a confidential and calm environment in which you can feel comfortable and safe to be yourself.  I use a person-centered approach, this approach is based on the belief that we are all individual experts on our true selves.

It follows that each of us has the ability to live our life to our full potential.  The beauty of this approach is that we can adjust the way it works to fit your needs.  I work with adults and young people from the age of 16 years upwards.

07791 304831

Rue Smith

Rue is an experienced integrative counsellor working primarily with a person-centred approach to counselling whilst drawing from other theories and approaches to suit the clients needs, such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Transactional Analysis (TA).

07584 209211

Peter - The Peterson Practice

Peter is an experienced Psychotherapist and Clinical Hypnotherapist who specialises in helping adults and young people (15+).  He helps with problems including anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic attacks, social anxiety, poor sleep, self-harm, anger and performance issues. Peter has a wide experience of working with people with ADHD/ADD, Dyslexia, Autism and other forms of neurological diversity.  Every treatment is personalised to each client and the therapy is tailored to each individuals personality, preferences and individual needs.

01454 300191

Vicki Johnstone

I am Vicki (she/her) a senior practitioner with 20 years of clinical experience within private, charitable, voluntary, judicial, health and social care sectors. I'm skilled at working with people throughout their lives; children and young adults currently make up most of my caseload, but I'm more than happy to work with people through adulthood too.

07738 599 696

Mel Phillips

I have over 12 years' experience of working in NHS Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services as a Senior CAMHS Mental Health Specialist with Children and Young People aged between 5 - 18 years, presenting with wide-ranging emotional and behavioural difficulties, including anxiety, low mood, OCD, as well as within specialist eating disorders and family therapy clinics. I have also worked within specialist CAMHS services specialising in Looked After and Adopted Children and Young People mental health. I am also a qualified Child EMDR Therapist.

07766 318524

Dr Leanne M Hayward

I am a private consultant psychiatrist, specialising in assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of mental health conditions affecting adults (18+), including Anxiety, Depression, Bipolar Disorder, OCD, PTSD, Psychosis, Perinatal mental health conditions, and workplace mental health. I am a UK-trained medical doctor, with over 20 years’ experience working in and leading NHS Mental Health services. I am an accredited specialist regulated by the General Medical Council, UK and a trained Executive Coach.

01454 615278

Dr Rachel Gillibrand

I am an experienced psychologist and hypnotherapist and I work with both children (6yrs - 18yrs) and adults. I am happy to work on a range of concerns such as anger management, anxiety (general anxiety or anxiety worsened by school or work), poor sleeping patterns, low mood and depression, and also to help resolve personal trauma.

01934 623062
Carole FS

Dr Carole Francis-Smith

Dr Carole Francis-Smith is an experienced Counselling Psychologist who has worked in the NHS, charity, and private sectors. She offers tailored therapy support across the age groups from 14 years upwards and is trained in a variety of different therapeutic techniques/approaches such as; Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Person-Centred, Psychodynamic and Compassion Focused Therapy.

07480 022 230

David Cox

It can be difficult opening up to someone; I’ve been there, I understand. As an open, caring and trustworthy male therapist, I am uniquely positioned to give you a safe space to talk, to be seen, heard and understood. I will support you to look beneath the surface and see things you haven’t seen before and help you find a way to move forward.

07971 430263

Lucy Sanderson

I am a BACP registered Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist working with both adults and children from age 9 upwards.  I am warm and approachable and strive to provide a safe, non-judgemental, and confidential space for you to explore anything that you wish to talk about.  My core modalility is person-centred; however I am trained to integrate other psychological approaches into our work together.  This may mean the incorporation of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), as well as the use of Creative and Symbolic strategies. 

07747 247800

The Autism Service

The Autism Service is a multi-disciplinary private team offering face-to-face appointments, with the outcome being a high-quality, reliable Autism, ADHD and Combined assessments for children, young people and adults that is recognised by organisations which are important to you.

0300 303 0667

Julie Milne

My name is Julie.  I am a qualified Integrative Counsellor.  My working style is person-centred combined with drawing on elements of different theories and techniques such as Gestalt, Psychodynamic and psychosynthesis to offer flexibility to best suit your needs. With the key success of counselling being the therapeutic relationship, I use my friendly, warm, open and calm approach to provide a comfortable environment and enhance the therapeutic relationship.

07941 635220

Alexandra Ogando

My name is Alex and I am a Dramatherapist who works with young people aged 10-17, and adults over the age of 18. I have experience working with some of the South West’s most prominent support services, including: the NHS CAMHS Crisis Intervention Team, 1625 Independent People, Creative Youth Network, Next Link, The National Autistic Society, Mind, and Off The Record, where I continue to work part-time as a therapist.