"for the unexamined life is not worth living." Plato, 399BC

CBT Therapist in Bristol

About me

My name is Milena Nikolova. I am a Psychology graduate specialising in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. I have 7 years of post-qualified experience in CBT and over ten years of experience working therapeutically in the National Healthcare Service. I recently qualified to provide Dialectical Behavioural Therapy treatment for clients with severe and enduring mental health difficulties.


 I have worked in variety of settings including NHS inpatient and community care, forensic settings and the voluntary sector. I started my private practice three years ago. I have seen clients with a variety of mental health difficulties and presentations, I have listed some below: Mood disorders: Depression & Low Self-Esteem. Anxiety disorders: Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD); Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD); Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD); Post-Traumatic Stress disorder (PTSD); Health AnxietySocial anxietyPanic DisorderAgoraphobiaPhobias and Stress. Other: InsomniaAdult ADHDAnger managementPersonality disorders and Bipolar disorder. Areas of interest: Chronic health problems and Medically unexplained symptoms. Areas of ongoing development: Eating disorders (Bulimia nervosa, Binge eating disorder).