Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist: Charlotte Rose (she/her)

I’m accredited with the British Association of Behavioural Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) as a therapist (and supervisor), with over a decade’s post-qualification experience of supporting people with problems relating to eating, trauma, anxiety, and depression to make sense of their experience in context and experiment with meaningful change.Charlotte Rose therapist photo BTTR October 2023

The same ethical principles and thoughtful use of theory have guided this work. However, no two therapy clients have (or will) ever be the same. My way of working is responsive to individual differences, so I learn something new from everyone I meet and remain passionate about providing high-quality and sensitive therapy.

My time is currently divided between my small-scale private practice, a leadership role in the NHS as a Principal Psychological Therapist, and completing a doctorate, where my research aims to explore the meanings made of eating disorders and experiences of therapy by people of bi+ identities (I have previously published academic peer-reviewed papers on CBT and eating disorders). I enjoy the balance and variety that this provides.

In addition to attending to how the cognitive meaning of experiences influences emotional and behavioural responses, which may further reinforce the way we make sense of ourselves and the world (as is typical of most CBT approaches), I am also interested in how this relates to mind-body dis/connections, feelings of conflict, and the sociocultural contexts in which very real experiences of subtle and not-so-subtle oppression occurs. I have advanced my skills and openness regarding attending to the therapeutic relationship through training and experience in psychodynamic thinking and practice during the last few years, which brings depth to my work.

Therapy can be short- or long-term, depending on your needs and requirements.

I charge £95 per hour.

Please see my website for further information:

Our New Pictures

We’ve invested in some new pictures – all of Bristol or its surrounds – by local artist Emy Lou Holmes.

Emily is an illustrator from Clevedon who now lives and works in Bristol. She creates illustrations of local towns and cities and retro-inspired images. Her artwork is made up of digital illustrations, drawn on her IPad and edited in photoshop. The pictures reflect her interest in  60s & 70s aesthetics and she collects vintage fabrics and wallpapers to collage into her work. We like the ‘local-ness’ of the pictures and the fact that they are somehow contemporary despite the retro inspiration.

Blue tits now nesting in the garden

We put up a number of nesting boxes earlier in the year and Julie Gresty, one of our counsellors, used her photography skills to capture this charming picture of a male blue tit feeding a female in the garden as she (hopefully) incubates a clutch of eggs.

Blue tits apparently lay a large number of eggs, possibly as many as eleven or twelve so we’re looking forward to seeing the young birds soon.

Our sister practice upstairs

View from the roof of the new rooms looking towards Millenium Square

In August 2018 Bristol’s planning department gave permission to use the top two floors in our building for counselling and psycho-therapeutic work. No. 3 Redcliffe Parade East is physically divided into two self-contained units and we have the downstairs two floors. The two upstairs floors will be a separate suite of 3 new counselling rooms and a waiting room and will bring a much needed resource to Redcliffe, the city centre, and southern Bristol.

The planning process has delayed commissioning the new rooms which has had a knock-on effect, but they should be operational in the New Year, providing counselling rooms and a space for small groups (CPD  etc).  We look forward to it.