How we can help
At each of our clinics, we have a team of Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Nurses and Occupational Therapists who specialise in working with children & adolescents, providing help for young people and their families. Our clinicians are highly experienced and have specialist skills in working with the problems that present in this age group. They use age appropriate assessment tools/therapies and integrate creative techniques into their work, helping children feel connected with the issues and to feel at ease in the sessions.
What to expect
The first appointment will usually comprise of some form of assessment. The clinician may request to use part of the session to meet with the parent/carer on their own. If appropriate, the Psychologist may also request to meet with the child alone for part of the session. In the case of very young children, it may not be appropriate for the child to attend the first appointment- please ask if you are unsure. Assessments vary in nature but may comprise of discussions, creative or play-based assessment with the child, questionnaires or tests. Our clinicians are highly trained and experienced in working with children and families and will ensure that all clients, whatever age, feel comfortable and at ease. Child-focused therapy sessions often comprise a mixture of talking and creative techniques. Parenting sessions usually comprise a combination of talking about the difficulties and reviewing new concepts and ideas.