- Anxiety, worry, panic attacks, phobias and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Depression, sadness and low mood
- Low self-esteem and lack of confidence
- Anger management and other interpersonal emotional difficulties
- Behavioural difficulties
- Developmental concerns
- Concerns linked to Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Asperger's Syndrome and Autism
- Issues in early childhood - for example sleep, fussy eating or temper tantrums in preschool children
- Bereavement and loss
- Difficulties with friendships and other relationships
- Attachment difficulties
- The impact of physical disability
- Sibling rivalry and other relationship difficulties
- Cognitive assessment - to check IQ (intellectual ability) in order to determine if your child is gifted or needs some extra help
- Diagnostic assessment - if you are concerned that your child may have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) or Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) (also sometimes called Asperger's Syndrome or Autistic Spectrum Continuum (ASC))
We aim to offer a timely and effective service to help overcome the difficulties being experienced and can often offer an appointment within the next week. We use evidence-based therapies and creates a treatment plan appropriate for your family. Often Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) will be used as the first approach. Our experience in providing therapy to children and adolescents means we are able to tailor these therapies to the understanding of your child.
Sometimes young people require a more intensive, or crisis, service than can be offered in private practice. Should that be the case, we would facilitate your referral to such a service.
Interventions offered are likely to be based upon Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Behavioural Therapy, Narrative Attachment Therapy or draw upon other well recognised and evidenced theories. It is possible to access OCP's services through some private health insurance policies.
We both attend regular clinical supervision sessions in order to maintain the quality of the therapy offered and keep up to date with advances in clinical psychology by attending relevant Continued Professional Development Events.
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