The Building

11 Orchard Street has been home to the Severnside Institute for Psychotherapy (SIP) since 1994.  Owned by the Lark Trust, the building is leased to SIP to be used for their therapeutic, training and organisational functions and to provide a base for psychotherapy and counselling services in central Bristol.  Avon Counselling and Psychotherapy Service is also based in the building, having sole use of Room 3, a consulting room on the ground floor.


  • All consulting rooms are furnished with arm chairs and a couch
  • Entry phone for each room
  • Two toilets (located between the ground floor and the first floor)
  • A Common Room with plenty of seating is available for practitioners
  • A kitchenette, equipped with a kettle and microwave, is available for practitioners
  • Free tea and coffee
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • A staffed office Monday – Friday
  • SIP Library (available to room users by arrangement)
  • Large meeting room available for bookings
  • A ramp is available for access to the front door and a threshold ramp is available to make ground floor rooms accessible

For more information on Covid-19 safety at OSTR, please see read over our OSTR Covid-19 Response statement.