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A Confident Start

Therapy, advice and support for children and young people in Oxfordshire


We are a group of Clinical Psychologists and other professionals who provide support for young people and families in Oxfordshire.

"My name is Helen, and I am the founder of this practice. We help young people through emotional, psychological and educational difficulties. We believe that young people and families have their own insight and skills. Our job is to help unlock those skills and to build a toolkit for the future."

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We help with

Attachment difficulties
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Autism Spectrum Conditions
Body image and appearance
Challenging behaviour
Childhood trauma
Coping with medical conditions
Emotionally Based School Avoidance (EBSA)
Family dynamics
Looked-after & Adopted children (OCC approved provider)
Low self-esteem
Neurodiversity and co-occurring differences 
Obsessions and compulsions
Panic attacks
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Restricted food preferences
SEN support
School difficulties
Sleep difficulties
Social difficulties
Worries about attending school

Our Services


Individual therapy tailored for a child, teen or family. Therapy types include: CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), EMDR, ACT, Narrative Therapy and Family Therapy

Cost £130 for 1 hr session

(Initial assessment is £260 for 90 mins)

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Support for children's emotional regulation: anger, tantrums, social shyness etc

Managing challenging behaviours

Parenting advice and support to build your parenting toolkit

£85 per hour for Educational Consultant

£130 per hour for Clinical Psychologist


Educational support for additional needs in school or nursery:


Mental health conditions

Emotional needs

Difficult behaviour


Bespoke workshops and training for groups of parents, professionals or children.

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