Help for your child
Our team is experienced at working with young people and families to help each member of the family feel secure and supported in their mental health.
Who we help
We know how difficult it can be to see your child or teenager struggling, and how helpless this can make you feel. Psychodynamic psychotherapy is an established therapy recognised to be highly effective at helping children and young people with their mental difficulties.
We tailor our approach to the individual and work in an age-appropriate way. Young children will usually communicate through play using the toys provided. Older children may also play or draw, while teenagers are more likely to talk about their feelings. Infants and parents are seen together to think about their patterns of interaction.
Our team are very experienced at helping children and teenagers with a wide range of difficulties including but not limited to:
How we help
Every person’s therapy experience is personal and unique. We will work with your child to shape that experience according to their needs. Therapists may see a child or young person individually, or with parents or other family members.
Through the relationship with the therapist in a consistent setting, the child or young person becomes more able to express their most troubling thoughts and feelings. Our team is here to support you as a parent and assist with any queries you may have during the process of your child’s therapy journey with us.
Therapy groups for parents
Parents of adolescents: Parenthood can bring huge challenges and adolescence is a particularly testing time. If your teen is struggling with mental health it can add to the pressure.
This group is an opportunity to meet and work with other parents experiencing similar issues. The aim of the group is to support its members to feel better resourced and more robust. Read our flyer.
Parents of neurodivergent children: A safe space to explore your experiences and emotions around parenting your neurodivergent children (<12 years, no diagnosis necessary).
This new group is an opportunity to meet and work with other parents/carers experiencing similar issues. It provides an environment where these joys and difficulties can be explored and understood. Read our flyer.
We view autism from a standpoint of human diversity, and see assessment as a valuable tool to gain greater self-knowledge and understanding. Our assessment process takes a whole person approach, informed by psychotherapeutic experience at every stage.
The ‘gold standard’ diagnostic tools we use are NICE recommended and used in many NHS assessments. We employ both the Autism Diagnostic Interview (ADI-R) and the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS-2) to create an in-depth and multi-dimensional assessment and report.
Our assessment process involves a highly trained multi-disciplinary team, including a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, a Senior Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist and a Clinical Psychologist, all with extensive experience with autistic young people and previous work in CAMHS.
Read this leaflet for full details and pricing.