Nottinghamshire | Child Psychologists and Therapists
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.
Dr Symonds assesses and treats children and young people who present with a variety of emotional and behavioural difficulties. She can provide detailed assessments and specifically tailored therapeutic interventions and also provides a consultation service, providing advice and guidance to parents, foster carers, Social Services and teachers. A GP referral is not required.
Dr Symonds can also provide expert witness reports for court and assessments and treatment for insurance providers including BUPA.
Dr Symonds holds private practice clinics in Nottingham and West Midlands with flexible out-of-school hours including Saturdays and weekday evenings and aims to offer an appointment within 1 - 2 weeks. Please see website for further information and prices.
Dr Symonds' Nottingham practice is held at:
The Bay Therapy Centre,19-21 Trent Boulevard, West Bridgford, Nottingham NG2 5BB
Please contact Dr Symonds' PA, Amy Brothwell-White for further information or to book an appointment.
- 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
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.
Association of Child Psychotherapists