What I Offer
I have worked for many years with children, young people and their families. I have experience of working with a range of presenting mental health difficulties but specialise in working with anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and phobias using evidence-based psychological therapy.
Therapy sessions are usually face-to-face however I am also able to offer therapy sessions online via Skype. I offer face-to-face clinics on a Thursday and Saturday morning. I also offer sessions in the evening (7-9pm).
I am experienced in working with children and young people with physical and learning disabilities and neurodevelopmental conditions including Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and offer behavioural and parenting interventions in the context of these presenting difficulties.
Jointly with my colleague Dr Helen Albon, I provide comprehensive assessment for neurodevelopmental conditions, such as Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASC/ASD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), using gold-standard assessment tools. We produce a detailed assessment report and recommendations for further support for both home and school. Following assessment and diagnosis we can offer a number of educational, behavioural and therapeutic interventions. We can work individually with a child or young person or their parents/care-givers and in parallel.
I am also very experienced in undertaking cognitive assessments using standardised assessment tools including the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children in order to assess and determine a child’s cognitive strengths and weaknesses. This can be vitally important in understanding how to better support a child within a learning and home environment.
Training and Consultation
I offer consultation and training to schools on a range of mental health difficulties presenting in children and young people as well as specialist training on neurodevelopmental conditions including ASD and ADHD. I am also able to offer group-work within schools.