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Dr Victoria Samuel

Clinical Psychologist
BA (Hons), MSc, D.Clin.Psy

Practising at

Spire Bristol Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Victoria Samuel at Spire include:

Other treatments

  • Psychological therapy for children, adolescents and adults.
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapies (CBT)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy.
  • Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)

 Anxiety Difficulties

  • Worry and generalised anxiety
  • Panic attacks
  • Phobias (such as dog phobia, fear of being sick, fear of choking, social phobia)
  • Obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviours 

Trauma Reactions

  • Acute stress disorder
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Specific phobias stemming from trauma (eg travel anxiety after car accidents) 

Adjustment Difficulties

  • Pain and physical health conditions
  • Disability
  • Parental divorce

Anxiety, Stress & Fears

  • Generalised Anxiety
  • Panic
  • Phobias
  • Work-related stress
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Physical Health

  • Adjustment to impact of physical health conditions and injuries
  • Chronic pain management
  • Distress and trauma associated with current or past medical treatment

Traumatic Events

  • One off traumatic events eg working with clients who have been involved in road traffic accidents, work-related accidents, natural disasters, terrorist attacks
  • Vicarious traumatisation

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Professional profile

I have been working in private practice since 2006. I established The Parent Support Service also in this year.

I qualified with a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology in 2006. Prior to this I studied for an MSc in Health Psychology and Ba Hons in Psychology with European Study. I now run Bristol Psychology Services, a referral service for private psychological therapy in Bristol. I also work at Cardiff University on the South Wales Doctoral Training Programme in Clinical Psychology as a Senior Research Tutor and Honorary Lecturer.

I am a Clinical Psychologist who provides evidence based psychological therapy for children, adolescents and adults. I am experienced in providing 3rd wave Cognitive Behavioural Therapies (CBT); Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy. Third wave cognitive therapy are evidence based therapy approaches which, rather than focusing on just reducing emotional symptoms, aim to help people to lead more satisfying, meaningful lives.

I also provide Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) and am a EMDR Europe Accredited Practitioner. EMDR is a well-researched psychological treatment approach which aims to reduce the distressing impact of difficult memories following traumatic life events.

I have presented at national conferences on the psychological impact of trauma and provided numerous workshops on psychological care to medical professionals

I have written for several national magazines and spoken on BBC radio Bristol. I have a strong research background and I have published a number of scientific papers in peer reviewed journals.

I am registered with the Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC) is chartered through the British Psychological Society. I am registered as an approved provider with BUPA, AVIVA, AXA PP and PruHealth.


Private contact details

Telephone 0117 327 0201
Website www.bristolpsychologyservices.co.uk
Private secretary email info@bristolpsychologyservices.co.uk
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Qualification and professional memberships

Professional memberships

British Psychological Society
Health Professions Council registered
BPS Faculty of Children and Young People
EMDR Association UK
Association for Contextual Behavioural Science

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Current NHS posts

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

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