How can we help you?
We work with families to build a toolkit for managing difficulties. We always involve parents in the process and consider two-way communication crucial to the process of supporting a young person.
We provide support for lots of the challenges that young people face - including.
Adoption or fostering support
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Autism Spectrum Conditions
Body image and appearance
Children’s behavioural problems
Coping with medical conditions
Obsessions and compulsions
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Restricted food preferences
School & school work difficulties
SEN liaison and signposting with schools
Worries about attending school
What is Clinical Psychology?
Clinical psychology is about understanding difficulties and finding strategies to bring about changes in attitude or behaviour. It is always based on techniques that are researched and proven by evidence.
Clinical Psychology uses some counselling skills, but it is also about an active, collaborative approach to understanding the difficulties you or your family are experiencing.
We fit our approach to each individual patient - and not the other way round. We work on the principle that children and families have a wealth of their own insight and skills - but sometimes they need help to unlock them.
We are experienced in liaising with teachers, GPs, psychiatrists, NHS services and other professionals. We provide reports and recommendations for education and health care.
We are approved by Oxfordshire County Council to provide funded support to adopted or looked-after children.
We are qualified to use evidence based therapy including: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), EMDR and Narrative Therapy.
What to expect
Therapy will involve trying things out, working through problems, learning new techniques and strengthening skills. Patients will be asked to go and try our new approaches and report back.
Parents may need to join in too with tasks such as completing diaries, noticing examples or supporting kids to remember things to do.
Younger children may be drawing and telling stories in the appointment. Older ones may practise breathing exercises and setting goals. Every session will be individual and tailored to each patient.
You are welcome to attend with your child. Some teenagers will then prefer you to leave but we will try to keep you informed about the work. You will also see the changes after a little while!
Fees for Clinical Psychology
Therapy £130 per hour
Initial assessment of 90 mins and report - £260
Other Clinical Psychology work £130 per hour e.g. assessments, reports etc.
Some insurers will fund this - please ask us.
We are also approved to provide Council funded support to adopted or looked after children.
People often start with 4 or 5 therapy appointments but the number and frequency are up to you.
Return to School Program
We offer a program for young people who have become very anxious about attending school or who have stopped attending. This involves psychological therapy to treat the anxiety and liaison with the school to provide a structured program of reintegration.
Liaison with schools and teachers
We are experienced in going into schools to observe students, advise teachers and advocate for students. We are able to attend meetings with school or other professionals to provide recommendations and evaluate approaches.
Our qualified teachers have extensive experience of supporting pupils and parents to access additional help and support within education. We can:
Advise schools on adjustments for particular needs
Review documentation and attend school meetings to support parents
Assist with EHCP (Education and Health Care Plan) applications
Observe in schools and liaise about provision
Support parents to understand processes and to access services