Forensic Psychologist and Schema Therapist: Dr Sara Schamborg

Please note that Sara offers both socially distanced face-to-face appointments and online appointments, using zoom or other suitable online methods.Sara Schomborg

About Sara

Sara is a Forensic Psychologist and Schema Therapist. Since qualifying as a psychologist in 2014, she has worked in a variety of services, including the NHS and the charity sector, as well as in different settings, including community and hospital settings. She has experience of providing both on a one-to-one, and group, treatment.

Registration with Professional Bodies

Sara is a chartered member of the British Psychological Society (BPS), a registered member with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), and an accredited member with the International Society of Schema Therapy (ISST).

How can Sara help you?

Sara has experience of working with adults with a wide range of difficulties, such as difficulties relating to low mood, anger, anxiety, self-critical thoughts, low self-esteem, drug and alcohol misuse, or relationship issues. She has extensive experience of working with individuals who have experienced trauma, including childhood trauma, as well as those with long-standing difficulties.

Therapeutic Approach

Sara supports people to explore and understand their difficulties, whilst also supporting them to achieve their own goals.  She recognises the importance of proving a safe and non-judgemental space to those whom she works with, as well as the importance of working collaboratively to facilitate meaningful change.

Sara draws on a variety of evidence-based approaches to meet the needs of the person she is working with.  Sara particularly draws on:


Sara offers a free initial consultation. The aim of the consultation is to get an initial understanding of what brings you to therapy and to determine whether the services offered are the right fit for you or whether another service may be more appropriate. If you decide to pursue sessions, sessions are charged at £90 an hour.

Contact details

To find out more or to book an initial consultation, please contact Sara via email or phone.

Email address:

Mobile number: 07376724648.

CBT/EMDR Therapist – Renata Königsman

I have been working as a psychologist/psychotherapist in private practice in Bristol since June 2009.

I am a Psychologist (MSc.), Counsellor (PgDipCouns), Cognitive-Behavioural Psychotherapist (PgDipCBT), and an EMDR practitioner (Level 3 training).

As a bilingual therapist I work with both Polish and English speaking clients.Renata Konigsman Apart from private practice I also work as a psychotherapist in the NHS and a supervisor for the University of Exeter.

I have been working therapeutically using an Integrative approach but mainly Cognitive – Behavioural Therapy (CBT), which  is a recommended treatment for Depression and Anxiety Disorders : Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Obsessive – Compulsive Disorder, Panic Disorder, Social Anxiety, Health Anxiety, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder etc. as well as EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), which is very effective for Trauma, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and difficult memories.

Other areas of psychological help include:

  • Anger Issues,
  • Assertiveness,
  • Bereavement,
  • Eating Disorders,
  • Physical Health Problems,
  • Relationships,
  • Self Esteem,
  • Sleep Problems,

I’m accredited by the BABCP (British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies)  and currently working towards accreditation from EMDR Association UK and Ireland.


Tel: 079 6262 0011
E-mail:  Website:


Consultant Clinical Psychologist: Caroline Coffey

Please note that during the pandemic I am seeing clients both face-to-face and on-line.

Caroline Coffey is an experienced Consultant Clinical Psychologist offering Caroline Coffeya range of therapeutic assessment and treatments for adults including couple therapy. She completed her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology in 2006, has been practising as a clinical psychologist since, and is registered with the Health Care Professions Council. She has wide experience of working with clients across the lifespan from diverse backgrounds with a variety of presenting difficulties.


Dr Coffey is experienced in using a range of psychological approaches to treatment including cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT), cognitive analytic therapy (CAT), compassion focused therapy (CFT), and psychodynamic psychotherapy. She is skilled at discussing and adapting such models to best fit the needs of the client. She is committed to providing a safe and non-judgemental space for clients to feel heard, understood and empowered to explore patterns and difficulties they are experiencing. Short and longer term therapy options are available. The frequency of appointments can be discussed at assessment.

Clinical Experience

Dr Coffey’s clinical experience has included working with adults who are presenting with low mood, managing longer term patterns of depression including the use of medications, high anxiety and patterns of worry, including health anxiety. Relationship difficulties, improving sexual wellbeing and changing patterns of high risk sexual behaviour, issues of sexual identity and the emotional impact of discrimination and homophobia, experiences of abuse, harmful behaviours and trauma, difficulties managing emotions and self-harming behaviours including the use of drugs and alcohol to manage difficult emotions. She has wide experience of working with clients who have poor physical health and the negative impact this can have on emotional well-being, quality of life and relationships.

Booking an Assessment Appointment

It can be difficult to know which therapist to choose and what therapeutic approach is most suitable for your presenting difficulties. Dr Coffey is highly experienced at using the initial appointments to make a connection with the client, to have a collaborative discussion about how she can help and work together with the client to plan and bring about change. The assessment appointment is an opportunity for the client to see if they feel that a working relationship can be established and are comfortable to talk.

If you would like to book an assessment or have any questions then please make contact.

Contact Details

Caroline Coffey:

Mobile: 07775 879728

Availability for Assessment and Therapy Appointments:

Fridays, 09.00 – 1.00 pm at  the Bristol Talking Therapy Rooms.

Cognitive Behaviour Therapist and Clinical Hypnotherapist: Daniel Fryer (BA (Hons), MSc, DHyp, PDCHyp, MBSCH

A former journalist and writer (so he knows a thing or two about stress, pressure and deadlines), Daniel holds a BA (Hons) in journalism and sociology and an MSc in rational-emotive and cognitive behaviour therapy. He also holds a diploma in clinical hypnosis and another (with distinction) in cognitive behavioural hypnotherapy. He offers CBT (rational emotive behavior therapy model) and hypnotherapy, either separately or combined.Daniel Fryer

Hello there, I’m a cognitive behavior therapist, clinical hypnotherapist and life coach. I’ve been in private practice since 2004 and moved to Bristol from London in January 2016.

Previously, I held a private practice in central London, where I typically helped people deal with their anxiety disorders and work-related stress issues. I also worked for the Royal Brompton Hospital and for the occupational health division of HCA healthcare.

I currently work in private practice and for the Priory Hospital Bristol.

I have written and presented my own specialist workshops on a variety of topics, regularly speak and present on a variety of mental health and wellbeing topics and am the author for The Four Thoughts That F**k You Up (and how to fix them), available from Penguin/Random House.

I also accidentally turned my dog – a Staffordshire bull terrier rescue from Battersea Dogs & Cats Home – into a semi-famous therapy dog (seriously, she’s appeared in articles and everything). She’s registered with the charity, Pets As Therapy, and is often in clinic with me.

Staffies aside, having an experienced, trained professional offer you a safe and non-judgmental space in which to explore and manage your life issues can provide immense relief and is often instrumental in helping you regain control.

People often value the clear concise, solution-focused frameworks offered by both CBT and hypnotherapy.

I’ve helped hundreds of people make those changes, enabling them to either manage their problems more effectively or let go of them completely. I’d love to help you too. I have a special interest in the following areas:

  • Anxiety disorders
  • Anger management
  • Work-related stress
  • Addictions
  • Confidence issues
  • Chronic pain
  • Insomnia
  • Psychosexual dysfunction

I am happy to see people face-to-face or via Skype/FaceTime and over the phone.

 Contact me:

If you would like to know more about me and how I can help you, feel free to contact me on any of the below. I offer a free 15-minute telephone consultation if you need it.

Counselling Psychologist: Dr Jess Haskins (Walker)


I am a Counselling Psychologist registered with HCPC (PYL36844) as a Practitioner Psychologist. I have worked therapeutically for over 15 years with all kinds of client groups. I work from an integrative, relational perspective.Jess Walker

This means I am trained in a number of different modalities, and will develop a therapeutic approach that meets your individual needs, with an underlying ethos of developing a positive relationship with you through which to effect change. Modalities I have experience in include:

  • Psychodynamic psychotherapy
  • Relational therapy
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Compassion focused therapy
  • Brief solution-focused therapy
  • Addictions therapy
  • Mindfulness

As well as working as a counselling psychologist, I am a freelance research consultant, a lecturer in Psychology for the Open University, and I provide training and clinical supervision to workplaces and individuals. Over the last 15 years I have worked in varied psychology and therapy roles including forensic psychology services, homelessness and complex needs (Second Step), addictions (with adults and young people, both residential and community based), NHS IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies) services, SANEline (a mental health telephone support service), psychotherapy services with children in Mexico, and mentor services for early career researchers.

I am very interested in how the attachments we have formed in our early life may shape our future relationships, and how later positive attachments can help us find the strength to overcome problems.

This understanding informs the work I do with many clients. I also use many positive psychology strategies that can help us overcame shame, despair and difficulty. I see learning to be kind to the self as an important part of empowering change from within, and use many techniques that can help you with this.

Getting started

Healthy relationships can have a big impact on emotional wellbeing. I  therefore offer respect, warmth and empathy to help you build a trusting relationship with me, providing a safe space for you to work through your issues. I will work with you to decide on a course of action that we both feel will best help you make positive changes in whatever areas are most concerning you.

One of the most important factors in successful therapy is the relationship between the client and therapist, no matter which type of therapy they offer. Therefore it might help you to try out a few therapists first to see what suits you. I offer an initial session at a reduced rate of £35 for us to see
how we feel about working together, with no obligation to continue. Ongoing sessions are charged at £85.

The sessions

Sessions will differ depending on the mode of therapy we decide to use. We may work more in the here and now, or we may look at where issues have stemmed from in the past. I will be led by you and your needs.

As I am trained in a variety of modes, I am able to use a range of techniques tailored to your specific needs. Whatever we do together, we will go at your pace. It can take time to feel safe enough to let someone in, so I don’t expect you to tell me everything straight away! We will work together – you are the expert in your experience, and I will be there to facilitate you in understanding yourself better so that you can live a more fulfilling, less stressful life. I understand that talking about your issues can feel quite challenging at times.

Sometimes you will feel enlightened after sessions. Other times you may feel a little exhausted. This is completely normal and all part of the process of change.

Contact and further information

07444 686246

Relational Therapist: Jo Jasmine

Relational Therapist: Jo JasmineI am a dedicated and compassionate relational therapist with over 10 years experience working within different organisational settings including the NHS, charity and educational sectors.  Many people experience social, emotional or psychological difficulties at some stage in their life which can be very challenging – talking to a professional like me can help you to make sense of your experiences, emotions and feelings and find a way to move forward and develop insight, awareness, healing and growth.

My initial training and primary therapeutic approach is best described as ‘relational integrative’, my priority is in creating a safe therapeutic space so you can explore aspects of your life that are challenging in an environment of trust, collaboration and respect. I am interested in how the self is impacted by early relational experiences and how these shape your identity, values, beliefs and patterns of behaviour. I believe we all have the capacity to change and transcend difficult experiences and will support you in discovering a more authentic and integrated self.

I have a special interest in working with trauma and issues relating to child sexual abuse, rape and domestic abuse including narcissistic abuse and coercive control. I have a research background in this area and currently run a sexual assault counselling service within the NHS and have a wealth of experience in working with this client group.

As well as the above I also have a qualification in High Intensity Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy. CBT is an evidence based approach recommended in the NICE guidelines as the preferred psychological treatment for depression and anxiety disorders including Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, Health Anxiety, Social Anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. I also have some knowledge and training in ‘3rd wave’ cognitive approaches such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness and Compassion Focussed Therapy.  Most clients are unsure which type of therapy is right for them, together we can explore what will best suit you as an individual and tailor interventions to help you to achieve your personal goals for therapy.

I offer short-term and long-term face to face counselling/therapy to males and females aged 16 and over. I offer an initial consultation for £25 and sessions are £50.  Each session lasts for 50 minutes.


Contact by phone: 07539 430638 or email:

Clinical Psychologist: Dr Dominic Glover


Clinical Psychologist: Dr Dominic GloverDominic completed his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology in 2004 and has worked in NHS adult psychological therapies services since that time. He has worked as a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Lead Clinician for an NHS service in West London before re-locating to the South-West.

Dominic’s specialist area is working with adults who are experiencing difficulties with low mood or anxiety. He has published in the area of clinical perfectionism, and has worked individually and facilitated groups for people experiencing low self-esteem, insomnia, depression and anxiety disorders.

Therapeutic Approach

Dominic has a collaborative and structured approach to therapy. He has specialist training and experience in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) having completed a postgraduate diploma in CBT in 2009 and he has taught and supervised extensively in this modality. He completed Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) training in 2014 and has used this approach alongside CBT since that time.

Dominic has also attended training in Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and integrates ideas and methods from those therapies into his clinical work where appropriate

Difficulties treated

  • Depression and low mood
  • Low self-worth
  • Panic attacks
  • Worry
  • Work-related stress
  • Social anxiety
  • OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder)
  • PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder)
  • Childhood trauma
  • Perfectionism
  • Insomnia


  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, Royal Holloway, University of London, 2004
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Oxford Cognitive Therapy Centre, 2009


  • Accredited with the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy (BABCP)
  • Registered with the Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC)
  • Chartered through the British Psychological Society (BPS)
  • Member of EMDR UK and Ireland


To find out more or to book an appointment: