We help children, families, couples and individuals overcome barriers to emotional wellbeing, bring meaningful improvements to daily life, and build resilient, connected families and futures.
The Bridge Foundation was founded in 1983 by Sally Box, a psychoanalytic psychotherapist trained at the Tavistock Clinic who had the vision of applying a psychoanalytic approach to understanding issues of everyday life, groups, and organisations.
Today, our focus is on providing high quality psychodynamic therapy to children and their families to make a difference at the earlier stages of life.
We provide our services in two main ways:
- Bridge in Schools – Embedding highly qualified therapists in local schools in areas of deprivation to provide support to vulnerable and at-risk children
- Bridge Psychotherapy Service – Providing a not for profit 1:1 therapy service for children, adolescents, families and individuals
In 2021-22, our multi-disciplinary team provided therapy to over 300 children and adults each month.
The Bridge are leaders in child and family mental health
Since 1983 we have worked with over 10,000 individuals, providing expert in-depth psychotherapy, counselling and expert mental health support in Bristol and the Southwest for nearly 40 years.
At The Bridge we believe everyone deserves to feel secure and supported in their mental health.
Our team is dedicated to supporting life-long improvements to mental health for individuals who are suffering difficulties and challenges. Our highly trained therapists are here to provide a safe space to support children, families, couples and adults through one-to-one therapy sessions tailored to individual needs.
Our clinical team is complemented by a passionate team of individuals who support the operational and administrative aspects of the organisation:
Joint Leadership Team
Clinical Director and Lead for Bridge Psychotherapy Service
Operations and Finance Director
Finance and Administrative Assistant
Evaluation and Monitoring Data Analyst
Fundraising and Communications Manager
Social Media Assistant