What we do

We all work with children and young people and their families around their physical and emotional wellbeing. The team is made up of Clinical Psychologists and Children's Wellbeing Practitioners (CWPs). 

What is a Clinical Psychologist?

A Clinical Psychologist is trained in a number of talking therapies with people of all different ages. They also provide complex assessments (including cognitive assessments) and group work. 

We are highly trained professionals who work with children, young people and their families to help with a number of difficulties related to their health and physical wellbeing. For example:

  • Dealing with difficult feelings like anxiety, anger and low mood
  • Adjustment to a medical condition
  • Pain management
  • Coping with physical symptoms
  • Helping with behaviour that can challenge
  • Supporting families with difficult diagnoses

We like to think about the whole person and not just the condition they have. We provide talking therapies e.g. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), narrative therapy, behavioural therapy, attachment focussed therapy, trauma focussed therapy, Compassion Focussed therapy and tailor them to meet your goals. We also provide assessments (including cognitive assessments or attachment assessments) and group work (see below more information on the Circle of Security).

What is a Child Wellbeing Practitioner (CWP)?

A CWP has specific Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) interventions they can offer to children aged from 7 -18.

  • We assess and support children and young people with mild to moderate mental health difficulties (anxiety, low mood and behaviour that challenges).
  • We work directly with young peple aged 7-18 years and or parents of younger children (4-10 years).
  • We only provide intervention for one mental health difficulty at one time.
  • We only see young people with low levels of risk and do not see young people where there has been historical or current abuse, eating disorders or chronic conditions

For more information about what we do see our Visiting a Wellbeing Practitioner at The Child Development Centre (CDC) leaflet.pdf [pdf] 687KB

Your feedback

We value and listen to your feedback and have been able to make changes in response to things you have suggested would make our service even better. 

We always ask at the end of treatment how you found things and we are proud of what you tell us:

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Our Charter

Our Service charter explains what you can expect from us and what we expect from you

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  • Listen
  • Help you make choices and feel more confident
  • Only help if you want us to
  • Value you and your ideas
  • Accommodate your needs where possible
  • Keep children and young people safe
  • Let you know what is happening
  • Share our letters with you
  • Provide care that is tailored to you based on research, knowledge and experience
  • Work with the team around you
  • Work with those who care for you
  • Be on time for your appointments
  • Agree together the work we can do
  • Develop a shared understanding of your difficulties
  • Keep everything we talk about with you private (within your team) unless we are worried about someone’s safety.
  • Be open and honest

We hope you will…

  • To let us know if you can’t attend an appointment
  • Ask questions if you don’t understand

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