Child Psychologists and Therapists
For those families seeking help and advice regarding children's behavioural and emotional problems. See below for a selection of psychologists and therapists providing therapy for children, young people and their families with a wide range of difficulties including Anxiety, Phobias, Low self-esteem, Autism spectrum disorder, Anger management, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Sleep difficulties, Bereavement Counselling and Relationship difficulties.
- Educational / Psychological Assessment
- Therapeutic support to children and teenagers
- Parenting support
- Consultation to schools
We can help with a range of emotional, behavioural, social and learning issues that may be contributing to a child or teenager feeling unhappy, lacking in confidence or feeling out of control. Following psychological assessment, the child psychologist works with parents so that individual treatment plans can be developed to support them and their families in understanding and addressing their difficulties while at the same time acknowledging and nurturing their relative strengths, in order to help them to reach their potential.
Please see our website for parenting tips and more information about who we are, how we can help and what we offer.
You are also welcome to call us for a free telephone consultation to see how we can help prior to booking an appointment.
To contact Leanne Cowan directly please phone 07929 972291
Mr PinschofClinical Psychologist
37 years experience of clinical psychology with children and parents including 32 years within the NHS. Face to face one hour appointments in London and Bristol.
Please contact us on the above number.
The Parent Support Service also provides psychological therapy for children and adolescents, using brief, evidence based techniques to address emotional concerns such as: anxiety; fears & phobias; depression; low self-esteem; obsessive thoughts & compulsive behaviours and post-traumatic stress. Assessment for social communication difficulties and autistic spectrum disorder is also available.
Cathy Wood Psychology
I have a certificate in counselling children and adolescents and offer a wide range of play and creative materials and methods for children to use as they explore any troubles they may have in a safe, private and friendly place.
I work in a practical and professional way with, eg, traumatic experiences, wetting and soiling, bereavement, bullying, family relationship struggles, difficulties at school, shyness and anger and can also suggest strategies to help handle things in a clearer way.
Parents/guardians are welcome to come and meet me first for an informal, confidential discussion.
There is disabled access.
Childhood and adolescence can be difficult periods of life to negotiate and sometimes we need some additional help. As Psychologists, we are able to offer a range of assessments and treatments to help children and young people work through difficulties that they may be experiencing including:
- Bereavement/loss including relationship breakups
- Stress and Trauma
We also offer behaviour management and family appointments to help with difficult to change behaviours, including:
- Sleeping difficulties
- Toileting and vomiting issues
- Eating difficulties
- Childhood fears (e.g. fear of the dark)
We employ only Health and Care Professions Council registered Clinical Psychologists with a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology with experience in a range of NHS mental health services.
Helping Children, Teenagers, Parents, Carers and Schools through a variety of concerns, worries, disorders and problems:
- Destructive or angry behaviour
- Mood swings
- Exam Stress
- Learning difficulties
- Sleeping and eating worries
- Autism and Aspergers syndrome
Take a look at our website for free advice, a free consultation and full contact information.
I am a qualified Clinical Psychologist with over ten years experience working with children and adolescents with a range of emotional, behavioural and neurodevelopmental difficulties. I am experienced in working with children and young people with a range of emotional issues including anxiety, depression, OCD, phobias and low self-esteem.
I have specialised in the last five years in working with children and adolescents with Asperger’s Syndrome, high-functioning autism, ADHD and Tourette’s Syndrome. I carry out diagnostic assessments as well as therapy for a range of issues (such as anxiety, depression, anger, behaviour).
I work with parents of preschool children on a range of issues including toileting, sleep, feeding and behaviour. I am also very experienced in carrying out intellectual assessments with children and young people. I work collaboratively with children and their families to achieve the best outcomes.
I am always happy to be contacted for an initial conversation to decide whether my input is appropriate. I am a registered member of the Health and Care Professionals Council (no. PYL19659) and British Psychological Society (no. 82247).
I see children and young people with a variety of psychological difficulties, and have particular expertise in assessing and treating anxiety difficulties and depression. I also offer input to children and young people with obsessive compulsive problems, post-traumatic stress, low self-esteem and eating problems.
I have written several books about childhood anxiety and have conducted a number of treatment trials.
I now have a private practice at Enborne Gate (a few minutes from Newbury town centre) and also one in the West of Reading (about 10 minutes from Junction 12 (Theale) of the M4).
I am registered with all major health insurers. Please see my website for more details about session fees.
Between 73% and 84% receiving play therapy to Play Therapy UK’s standards show a positive change – the more severe the problems the higher the change. (Based on over 10,000 cases).
Because play therapy works through unconscious processes, it is important that practitioners are fully qualified and meet the highest standards of practice. Play Therapy is now regulated through the Professional Standards Authority’s Accredited Voluntary Register scheme. The PTUK Register of Play and Creative Arts Therapists warrants the quality and effectiveness of its Registrants. Using unregistered therapists can be dangerous.
Play therapy improves a child’s ability to learn and reduces the chance of adult mental health problems.
I have knowledge and experience of working with children and young people with a variety of additional needs, in particular Autism, Asperger's, ADHD, Dyslexia, attachment and Dyspraxia. I am trained to offer cognitive behaviour therapy and am qualified as a life coach. I can offer support to you to minimise the impact of separation and divorce on your children. I am available to work with children and young people or to provide help and support to parents through consultation.
I am a member of the British Psychological Society, The Association of Educational Psychologists and am HPC registered.
To book an assessment or a consultation please contact me.
Effective, fast and practical help for children and adults suffering from:
- depression/ panic attacks
- phobias/obsessions (OCD)
- eating disorders
- poor concentration
- relationship problems
- anxiety and stress
- anger problems
- poor sleep
- and more...
The Human Givens approach uses a combination of up-to-date, effective techniques that include relaxation and visualisation.
I am highly qualified and experienced, with an MA in Integrative Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy and a Certificate in Counselling Skills. I have been practicing in schools and privately since 2007.
I am accredited with UKCP and a registered member of BACP. I also have regular supervision.
Through my work I create a warm, safe, nurturing and non-judgmental space; helping people of all ages gain insights into themselves and find ways to manage difficulties such as anxiety, depression, trauma, anger, sleep problems and bereavement; in turn helping them discover their true selves and fulfill their potential in life.
I am trained to use different techniques such as Play Therapy, Sand Tray Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Art Therapy amongst others. I am also Person-Centred, meaning I see us as equals and highly value the thoughts feelings and experiences you, or your child, may bring to the therapeutic process.
Please see my website for more detailed information.
Sylvia Knight Dip.C.G., Dip A. Psych.93 Byng Drive, Potters Bar, Herts EN6 1UJ
Retired teacher offers private or paired tuition for children aged 4-11. Preparation for SATS and selective tests. Special programmes for specific learning difficulties such as dyslexia or dyspraxia using tapes and varied educational materials.
Gentle support encourages confidence and steady progression. Being a qualified teacher, counsellor and psychodynamic psychologist Sylvia Knight offers understanding therapy and a way forward for all members of families under stress, often marked by children's difficulties at school. Poor results, bullying and absenteeism may follow moving home, bereavement or relationship problems.