Mr Paul Bell

Therapist, BA, MSc, MChPsychPsych, MACP
 therapist: Mr Paul Bell,
In-Person in Edinburgh, SCT EH1 3LH
Online in United Kingdom
I am a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist, and I have spent the last 12 years working in community CAMHS teams, the charity sector and in private practice. I completed my Masters degree in Psychoanalytic Developmental Psychology at University College London and the Anna Freud Centre, where I conducted research into the experiences in therapy of adolescents presenting with gender dysphoria. Following this, I completed my 4-year clinical training in Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy at the Tavistock Centre in London, an internationally renowned centre for excellence in child mental health training and research.

Client Focus

Session Format: Couple, Family, Individual sessions.
Age Specialty: Children, Teen

Treatment Approach

  • Play Therapy
  • Psychoanalytic
  • Psychodynamic

Education & Credentials

Mr Paul Bell BA, MSc, MChPsychPsych, MACP
  • Male
  • Practicing Since 2012
Education: BA Philosophy, Kings College London | MSc Psychoanalytic Developmental Psychology, UCL/The Anna Freud Centre | MProf Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, UEL/ Tavistock and Portman NHS Further training: Open Door Approach to Parenting Teenagers - Practitioner, Supervisor and Trainer


  • Accepts Insurance
  • Axa, Aviva, Allianz, Vitality, WPA, Aetna

Mr Paul Bell Practice Details

Therapy Sessions
  • Available In-Person in Edinburgh, SCT EH1 3LH
  • Available Online for residents of United Kingdom
  • Online Therapy Details: Zoom, telephone
Mr Paul Bell Practice Description
I am trained to offer therapeutic interventions to children, adolescents and young people between the ages of 0-25. I am also able to offer psychotherapeutic and developmental support to parents and families. I have spent the last 3 years developing specialist skills in mental health work in secondary schools and have set-up and managed a number of bespoke clinics in secondary education settings, designed to respond to the growing need for specialist clinical services based in schools. Alongside my work at The Anchor Practice, I have worked work in the charity sector, where I have been engaged in researching the clinical efficacy of an intervention for parents who feel they need support in understanding and helping their adolescent child’s mental health. Working with parents of teenagers with mental health difficulties continues to be an area of clinical interest for me. In private practice, I have developed particular skills in working with fostered and adopted children, and also young adults making the transition to University life who have a diagnosis of depression. I also have a specific clinical interest in the psychoanalytic treatment of musicians and other artists. I hold the post of Visiting Lecturer at the Univerisity of Essex and the Tavistock Centre where I have taught and supervised for a variety of clinical trainings and MA level child development courses, and I continue to take an active role in the training and supervision of child psychotherapists and furthering of the discipline.

Practice Overview

28 Forth Street
Available both in-person and online
12 Years Experience
Couple, Family, Individual

Office Hours

8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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