Dr Steph Wilson
I'm a Counselling Psychologist with a specialism in working 1-1 with adults with autism or Asperger's.
There are an infinite number of reasons that might have led you to consider seeking help from a Counselling Psychologist. While I have listed many areas below, the list is not exhaustive as I am trained to understand people as individuals - using psychological formulation rather than categorical psychiatric diagnosis.
At the moment I see people at The Practice Rooms in Westbury-On-Trym, which can be seen here: https://thepracticerooms.co.uk/find-a-therapist/centres/bristol-westbury-on-trym.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have been working in various roles with children and adolescents on the autistic spectrum for over 10 years. As a Counselling Psychologist in private practice I specialise in working with adults with Asperger's or autism, as well as working with adults not on the spectrum.
My experience allows me to adapt my approach such that therapy is accessible and supportive for people with an autistic spectrum condition.
I trained to work as an integrative therapist using a relational approach; this means we will consider together what sort of approach (CBT, humanistic, psychodynamic) would be the best fit for our work together, but the relationship between us will always be at the heart of what we do. Everyone is an individual and it depends on what each person finds helpful.
Professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology (2013 completion of university based training; 2017, submitted thesis for final award - "How is counselling experienced by people with Asperger's syndrome?: A qualitative study": http://eprints.uwe.ac.uk/28707/)
As part of this training I completed over 450 counselling hours including individual counselling sessions, co-facilitation of a Bipolar group, and counselling adolescents with Asperger's.
Post graduate diploma in Psychotherapeutic Studies (2010, award suspended to transfer to Professional Doctorate)
BSC (hons) Psychology 2:1 (2006)
Honorary Counselling Psychologist at South Glous Psychological Therapy Service, AWP, Blackberry Hill
September 2011 – June 2013
Honorary Counsellor at UWE Counselling and Psychological services
October 2008 – September 2010
Volunteer Counsellor Bristol Drugs Project
November 2009 – August 2011
Therapist for children with ASCs 2006 - 2017
I worked with children (aged 3-17) with a wide range of needs. On these programmes I worked in home and school settings to improve communication, academic, social, and emotional skills. In more recent years I worked 1-1 with children and adolescents to improve social and emotional coping using social thinking techniques (https://www.socialthinking.com/)
BPS Chartered 
HCPC accredited [PYL34336] Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) registered [ZA277604]
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
I'm happy to have an initial chat on the phone or over Email. The initial session is charged at £40, and my standard fee is then £80 per 50 minute session. For clients who struggle to pay my standard rate I do have capacity to see a limited number of clients at a concessionary rate.
I am registered with both AXA and AVIVA.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays
Types of client