Welcome to Dr Simon Bird’s website, which outlines the services that he provides to children, young people and their families, and also to corporate clients.

Simon is based in Bristol but provides services across North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire and South Wales.   He has developed a range of skills and expertise since he qualified as a Clinical Psychologist in 1999.  He offers assessment and consultation services that provide insight into a child or young person’s needs, and ways in which those needs would be best met both at home and within school.  These assessments often include specific tools and measures, for example where there are questions about a person’s learning ability or where they may be experiencing emotional and / or mental health difficulties.  You can find out more about these services by following the link to Clinical Services above, or by clicking here.

Simon has particular expertise in the assessment and therapeutic support of children and young people with Autism Spectrum Conditions.  He regularly contributes to assessments of these conditions and works alongside trusted colleagues to ensure that any diagnoses made are appropriate and based on the latest available good practice guidance.  He offers a range of assessment options that you can learn more about here.

In addition to providing assessments and interventions to young people and their families, Simon also provides expert opinion to the Family Courts and has done so since 2001.  He specialises in providing assessments of parents, drawing on their attachment histories, mental health and personality profiles in order to understand the strengths and difficulties that influence their parenting capacity.   He also provides detailed assessments of children and young people in care proceeding and pre-proceedings.