Thought Doctor

Health related coaching and psychotherapy

Health Coaching & Therapy

If you are feeling stuck and needing psychological support and guidance then I can help you. I have extensive experience managing mental and physical health-related problems, with other 25 years experience as a doctor in physical and psychological healthcare.

Addiction Rehabilitation (Cannabis & Nicotine)

I offer specialist help for cannabis addiction. If you are struggling with marujuana over-use and want to reduce dependency and regain control over your routines then please contact me to discuss how I can help you.

"Can you help me?"

Addictions arise because of thoughts and cravings arising from specific external and internal cues. The responses to these cues can be moderated. New behaviours are re-inforced, re-establshed and  re-instated effectively. 

"How can I stop smoking?"

Dependency on cannabis, tobacco, caffeine, alcohol, recreational drugs can be overcome by getting specific psychological needs met in balance.

"What is your approach?"

I use a pragmatic, integrative psychotherapeutic approach, drawing on clinical experience, motivational interviewing, brief cognitive and behavioural therapy to get effective results in a few sessions.

Dr Andrew Bradford

Integrative Psychotherapy & Rehabilitation

I have specialist experience helping individuals with physical and psychological disability, especially if you are stuggling to maintain your health due to long term illness or impairment. I have worked in physical and  mental healthcare for over 20 years in hospitals, the community, prisons and drug dependency. As a physician, I understand the impact of chronic disease and disability as well as the conventional treatments and medications that are commonly prescribed.

My Expertise

Psychological & physical rehabilitation

I have worked in physical and  mental healthcare for over 20 years. As a primary care and rehabilitation physician and I have learned how to support individuals to make better health & well-being choices. I use cognitive, behavioural and motivational frameworks and provocative hypnosis to help facilitate rapid and lasting change.

Therapy

Integrative brief therapy draws from a range of psychological approaches including cognitive, humanistic & behavioural & positive psychology, psychoeducation, relaxation & breathing techniques and neuro-linguistics to  facilitate rapid and enduring behavioural change.

Support

Sessions are face to face either in-person or online via VOIP. Ongoing motivational and behavioural support can be offered via your mobile phone.

Getting Started is Easy

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Phone for a chat

Please call 01275 595969. Please offer your contact details in case you need a call back.

Request an appointment

Click on this link to schedule a face to face appointment or a call back.

Send a message

You can send a message from the forn below.

"I’m grateful to Dr.Bradford for his professional support and thoughtful advice in a very sensitive situation."

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"Dr Andrew is so much more than a Doctor & Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine. He projects an amazing serenity, simply by his presence."

JG Director

Frequently Asked Questions

What problems can you help with ?

I will help you feel better about yourself, overcome mental health challenges, make better health related decisions and choices and help with relationship challenges .

Will you judge me?

Everyone is treated with decency and respect. Althought some issues are challenging they are often just behaviours or patterns of thinking which are amenable to change and alternative outcomes.

Where do you see clients?

Face to face consults are available regularly in Bristol at West-bury on Trym and Southville. Occasional sessions can be arranged in Clifton, Cotham or Long Ashton. On-line support can be provided and Skype consults can be also arranged.

Can I book an appointment?

You can request one at https://requestconsult.as.me/. I will review your request and confirm the booking by text, email or phone.

 

Can I get help from my GP or via the NHS?

Your  GP can offer support and help through local services, although you a may consider CBT books or on-line therapy, generic group therapy or personal psychological therapy but this may involve lengthy waiting times.

How many sessions will  I need?

Everybody is a unique individual and their requirements differ. Behavarioual change is usually manageable within 5-6 sessions along ongoing support and engagement.

How  much do you charge?

I always endeavour to provide a high level of service and value to clients. The cost of therapy can be an important factor in the access to therapy and also an important motivator in adherence to therapy. I am an approved health care provider for most health insurance companies. Rates are £95-125 per consultation, however please call to discuss your personal needs and circumstances.

 

 

Contact information below

01275 595969

57 & 59 High St. Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol, BS9 3ED