How can we help?

To better understand your needs and concerns we offer a complimentary 30-minute consultation.

After your initial consultation, your child will be invited for a general psychiatric assessment with our experienced child and adolescent psychiatrist. We ask that your child is accompanied by at least one parent or guardian for the assessment, which will take around two hours.

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We will run through a structured interview learning about your child’s psychiatric history, take an examination of their current mental state and then discuss which treatment options would be most suitable.

You will then receive an in-depth written report with information about the diagnosis, if applicable, as well as detailed recommendations for treatments tailored to your child.

Treatment and Diagnosis

Our treatment packages are carefully tailored to the needs and diagnosis of your child to help improve their long-term mental health and wellbeing journey.

There are many different therapeutic approaches we can recommend based on the mental health diagnoses.

We might recommend one or a combination of the following for your child:

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy
  • Dialectical behavioural therapy
  • Art therapy
  • Family therapy
  • Trauma-based work
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Supporting children
with ADHD and Autism

We understand that a diagnosis of ADHD or autism can be particularly life changing for a child and the family affected. That’s why our experienced psychiatrists are here to guide your child through specialist treatment options so that they can enjoy life to the fullest. 

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

There is no single assessment or screening tool that will diagnose ADHD, but there are several ways in which we can identify the condition in a child. Our psychiatrist will ask for information about your child’s physical health, family history, a description and impact of their current symptoms and details of any previous therapy they have had. We will also consider any other symptoms which they may be experiencing such as anxiety or mood disorders, to correctly prioritise support and treatment.

Autism

When diagnosing autism in a child, our psychiatrists will provide questionnaires and reports to be completed by the child, their families or carers and their school. We explore your child’s developmental history through the use of Autism Diagnostic Interview Revised (ADI-R) and carry out various behavioural observations using the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS). We will then provide you with feedback on our findings and explore the most beneficial treatment options for your child.

We also offer a combined autism and ADHD assessment which can be completed together in one appointment.

We'll work with your GP

Whether you would like to receive support from just us, or from your GP as well, there are many options available to make the process as comfortable as possible. 

Our psychiatrist can prescribe the recommended medication and are can be passed back to your child’s GP if they are in agreement.

We can also help with obtaining a shared agreement between us and your GP.

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