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Child Psychologists and Therapists

For those families seeking help and advice regarding children's behavioural and emotional problems. See below for a selection of psychologists and therapists providing therapy for children, young people and their families with a wide range of difficulties including Anxiety, Phobias, Low self-esteem, Autism spectrum disorder, Anger management, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Sleep difficulties, Bereavement Counselling and Relationship difficulties.


psychologists for families

Specialists in psychological assessment and treatment

KindleKids is a child psychology service run by an experienced highly specialist Chartered Clinical Child Psychologist and specialist team. We work together with parents (and schools where appropriate) to assess, understand, support and provide strategies for managing a range of difficulties and concerns. We offer:

  • Educational / Psychological Assessment
  • Therapeutic support to children and teenagers
  • Parenting support
  • Consultation to schools

We can help with a range of emotional, behavioural, social and learning issues that may be contributing to a child or teenager feeling unhappy, lacking in confidence or feeling out of control. Following psychological assessment, the child psychologist works with parents so that individual treatment plans can be developed to support them and their families in understanding and addressing their difficulties while at the same time acknowledging and nurturing their relative strengths, in order to help them to reach their potential.

Please see our website for parenting tips and more information about who we are, how we can help and what we offer.




NEW ONLINE COURSE: P.O.W.E.R. - Psychology of Wellbeing and Emotional Resilience
Empowering Parents and Children

This innovative 8-session course is full of practical strategies to equip parents and children with essential life skills for managing emotions, developing confidence, and promoting general mental health and wellbeing. Modules on:

1. Emotional wellbeing and understanding overwhelm
2. Thinking about Thinking
3. Strategies for understanding and managing anxiety
4. More on Anxiety, including sleep and separation anxiety.
5. Unravelling anger
6. Kindling confidence
7. Skills for successful socialising
8. More on parenting and behaviour

Filled with practical tips, lots of strategies and worksheets to accompany every session.

All 8 sessions for the price of one hour of individual support
£180 for lifetime access for the purchaser.

What people are saying:
I have found this course really enlightening and I have been surprised at how much of it is applicable to my life and my family. I have learnt so much and feel that Leanne has a wonderful expertise in this field. By doing this course ( as opposed to taking my child to a therapist ) I am now able to offer support myself, model behaviour and improve communication with my children . I didn’t realise I could be so instrumental in helping my children with the difficulties they face, and I feel almost privileged to be sharing this journey with them now. Leanne has given me more confidence to be able to help my children manage their anxiety in a healthy way, and to ultimately encourage them to be the best that they can be. Thank you! Claire (children 9 & 13)

The POWER course is packed with valuable insights, clever analogies and practical strategies for helping children cope with anxiety, anger and social challenges. In particular, the course helped me, as a parent, better understand my children. I connected with the gentle approaches for encouraging communication and optimism. Thank you! Nili (children 9 & 12) The POWER course highlighted the vital elements underpinning emotional wellbeing and offered really useful strategies and techniques to bring about positive change. Leanne presents a comprehensive guide to understanding a child’s anxiety, underlining the fundamental role that parents play in both building a calmer environment and facilitating a more resilient mindset for children. A valuable resource for parents to retain, revisit and incorporate into the everyday care of children’s mental health. Naomi (children with ASD and ADHD aged 16 & 13)


0203 422 6333

Category: Child Psychologists and Therapists

Multiple Areas

Professional, solution-focused help for Children & Teenagers

(In-person sessions in Hertfordshire and online Nationally)

Could your child benefit from:

  • Overcoming anxiety and nervousness?
  • Building their self-confidence?
  • Having more capacity/motivation for learning?
  • Developing inner resilience?

I work with children and teenagers (age 10 upwards) to provide them with the practical tools, therapeutic help and confidence building techniques that enable them to gain control of their emotions and feel better about themselves (and their world) – often more quickly than you might imagine.

This highly effective approach involves a range of therapeutic strategies, including solution-focused NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming), CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), Positive Psychology, EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) & Personal Coaching sessions, with the addition of gentle hypnotherapy if required.

I also offer Parent sessions as needed, and you are very welcome to call me for a free, no obligation telephone consultation on 07979 371701 to see how I can best be of help.

Therapist: Jenny Amir Cognitive Hypnotherapist, NLP Master Practitioner, NLP4Kids Practitioner & Confidence Coach


07979 371701

Category: Child Psychologists and Therapists


I am a child and adolescent psychotherapist based just outside Macclesfield. I trained at the Tavistock Centre (London) and I am registered with the Association of Child Psychotherapists.

I offer brief and long- term psychoanalytic psychotherapy to children and young people up to age 24, as well as parent and family work, and parent-infant work. My consulting room is in Bollington, with easy access to Macclesfield and Manchester by car, bus or train.

I offer online therapy and telephone appointments if it is safe and suitable to do so.

I can help with a range of difficulties in children and young people such as depression, anxiety, eating difficulties, problems in family relationships, self-harm/suicidal thoughts, sleeping difficulties, trauma and separation anxiety.

I also work with parents during pregnancy and postnatally where there are bonding difficulties to help strengthen and develop loving relationships between parent and baby.

Email: [email protected]


07733 335 947

Category: Child Psychologists and Therapists


psychologist specialising in children's problems Chartered Psychologists

Bridge Psychology is a provider of specialist psychological services for children with learning disabilities, autism and other neurodevelopmental conditions.

We undertake clinical and diagnostic assessments, provide supervision and consultancy and offer bespoke training. We will work with, and for, individual families, independent and public sector organisations, courts and legal services.

Reduced rates are available for parents & carers and fixed (the price you pay won’t change and increase over time!) quotes can be provided upon request.

Please contact us to discuss your needs and to see how we can support you.


07806 564503

Category: Child Psychologists and Therapists



Monica Grigg, Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist

Based in the ME14 area of Maidstone, Kent

I work with children and young people, aged 0-25. I work with parents and infants or young children together. I work with parents or carers directly offering support and consultation.

I offer individual psychotherapy with children and young people (including once weekly, twice weekly and intensive psychotherapy, three times a week). I offer brief work, short term psychoanalytic psychotherapy and longer term treatment. I offer assessment for psychotherapy and specialist assessments, including state of mind assessments. I offer supervision to other professionals and consultation to schools and social services. I offer a young person consultation service. I offer reports for court or education purposes and to inform other professionals or agencies in the network.

I am experienced in working with and treating children and young people with a range of complex difficulties, including but not limited to: Anxiety, depression, bereavement and loss, trauma, abuse and neglect, social and emotional difficulties, gender and sexuality concerns, self harm, eating disorders, separation and attachment difficulties, social withdrawal, disruption at home or at school, exam stress, under achieving, poor self esteem, difficulties in peer relationships and family relationships, eating and sleeping concerns, encopresis and enuresis, behavioural concerns, violence, delinquency and sexual acting out.

I am a member of the Association of Child Psychotherapists. To understand more about my profession please visit:

I trained in Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (M80) at the Tavistock Clinic in London (Tavistock & Portman NHS Foundation Trust and the University of East London).

I am experienced in working in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS), with looked after children in registered charities and registered children’s homes, with fostered and adopted children, and within schools.

I am easily accessible by car, train, or bus. I am located walking distance from Maidstone town centre, train stations and bus station. Free parking is available.

Please contact me by phone or email to see if I am the right person to help you, then arrange your introductory consultation to determine the most helpful way forwards.

Fees: £70

Email: [email protected]

Address: 1A Hatherall Road, Maidstone, Kent ME14 5HE



Category: Child Psychologists and Therapists


Mindful wellbeing for children

Educational resources for developing children's emotional literacy

A range of educational resources that focus on developing children's social, emotional, literacy skills and overall well-being.

Email: [email protected]

Category: Child Psychologists and Therapists


Canterbury Child Psychotherapy

Lisa McCafferty, Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist

I am an experienced, approachable Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist who trained at the Tavistock clinic in London. For many years, I have worked therapeutically with children, adolescents and their families in a variety of settings including the NHS, schools and in independent practice. My approach is flexible and creative, integrating Psychoanalytic knowledge of child development with therapeutic skill to make sense of a child’s troubled thoughts or feelings. I am passionate about offering high quality, age appropriate therapeutic interventions that are tailored to the individual child or adolescent.

I work with a wide range of difficulties which may impact on a young person's development, relationships and school life. These include but are not limited to depression, anxiety, separation and attachment difficulties, self-harm, complex developmental trauma, behavioural concerns including aggressive outbursts, eating and sleeping difficulties, distress in relation to gender identity, relationship problems and poor self-esteem. I have a specialist interest in working with adolescents suffering from or at risk of developing an eating disorder.

I offer both long term and short term psychotherapy as well as specialist assessments and consultations to help parents, carers or professionals in understanding their child. Length and intensity of therapy depends on each child’s needs and will be discussed after initial consultation with parents/carers and usually 3 assessment sessions with the child.

I am a full member of the Association of Child Psychotherapists on whose websites you can find helpful information:

My warm and welcoming therapy room is based in a central location in Canterbury. Directions and car parking details can be forwarded on request. I also offer consultation and Psychotherapy remotely via video link.

More details about myself and my approach to working with children, young people and their families can be found on my website:

Please contact me via telephone, website or email to think about whether I might be the right person to work with your child.

Email: [email protected]


07968 864314

Category: Child Psychologists and Therapists

Multiple Areas

Helping with children's emotional issues

We work with you to make things better, because they are only young once.

Dr Sasha Hvidsten MBChB MRCPCH MRCPsych PGCert (LLM) helps young people with emotional and mental health problems. We provide effective and high quality care that is tailored to your needs. All care and treatment is delivered by experts in their field, with care and understanding. After an initial assessment we will agree a treatment plan with you and offer a full choice of services, that include talking therapy, medication and other forms of support.

Remote appointments are available for countrywide services, Face to face appointments available in the Midlands and surrounding areas, Birmingham, Worcestershire, Herefordshire, Staffordshire, Stratford, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire,Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Derbyshire, Oxfordshire and Shropshire

Email: [email protected]


07873 550397

Category: Child Psychologists and Therapists


Counselling for children

Providing accessible counselling to young people within 48-72 hours

Therapy Centre Services Ltd is an established talking therapy service. Established in 2019 and providing affordable and accessible counselling across the UK to anyone from 6-years-old.

Email: [email protected]

Face-to-face sessions across the Midlands – Online/Telephone sessions across the UK.


01905 972433


07895 796857

Category: Child Psychologists and Therapists


Cathy Wood Psychology

Helping you find the calm within.




Category: Child Psychologists and Therapists


Counselling for kids

NLP, CBT, Hypnotherapy & counselling therapists for children & teens

At NLP4Kids we help children and their families overcome a vast range of problems. Typically these fall into the mild mental health and wellbeing areas such as anxiety, confidence issues, habits and phobias though we can help with more serious problems such as self harming, eating disorders and learning difficulties too.

Our practitioners are all DBS checked, insured and have undertaken first aid and safeguarding training. They work in schools and in the community delivering sessions one to one with young people and in workshops too. In addition, our practitioners attend retraining and have access to ongoing professional development.

Whilst we are not counsellors or psychotherapists, our work can be similar to these methodologies. NLP (neuro linguistic programming) has some similarity to CBT too, but tends to work on a more emotional (rather than just cognitive) level.

There are many different elements to NLP. Some of it works with our internal thinking and the quality of those thoughts. Other aspects of NLP focus on communication, managing emotions and developing better responses to challenging situations.

Many of our practitioners have trained in additional therapies, such as hypnotherapy.

As well as working with children and teenagers, we also work with parents and teachers or others who have influence and intervention with young people. This could be via workshops or in one to one coaching sessions.

Whether you are struggling to support a stressed out child or are finding it a challenge to engage your teenager in conversation, our practitioners are here to support you and your family. We always make sure that we create a good “fit” between the practitioner and the child and our free consultation sessions go a long way to ensure you find someone who will help you to achieve rapid lasting change.


0203 6677294 / 01442 258806

Category: Child Psychologists and Therapists



Sylvia Knight Dip.C.G., Dip A. Psych.

Retired teacher offers private or paired tuition for children aged 4-11. Preparation for SATS and selective tests. Special programmes for specific learning difficulties such as dyslexia or dyspraxia using tapes and varied educational materials.

Gentle support encourages confidence and steady progression. Being a qualified teacher, counsellor and psychodynamic psychologist Sylvia Knight offers understanding therapy and a way forward for all members of families under stress, often marked by children's difficulties at school. Poor results, bullying and absenteeism may follow moving home, bereavement or relationship problems.

E-Mail: [email protected]

Address: 93 Byng Drive, Potters Bar, Herts EN6 1UJ


(01707) 658636

Category: Child Psychologists and Therapists

Multiple Areas

Help for children with emotional problems

A Clinical Psychology Service for Children, Adolescents and Families

Dr. Esmoreit Sleyster, Ph.D. - Chartered Clinical Psychologist AFBPsS

Child Psychology Sussex is based in Lewes, near Brighton, and we may travel throughout the South East to deliver our services.

We offer advice, assessments and therapies that are tailor-made to the needs of individual children, adolescents and their families and carers.

If you want a better understanding of the troubles your child, or the child you care for is facing, or you are considering therapy for your child or support for your family, then Child Psychology Sussex may be able to help.

Child Psychology Sussex provides therapy for children and adolescents who are experiencing social, emotional or behavioural difficulties. This may include relationship problems at home or at school; anger and anxiety difficulties; low mood or confidence; and trauma and loss. Therapy could involve working individually with the child or adolescent; working jointly with family members or parent(s)/carer(s) and the child; and in some cases with the parents on their own as a means of helping to address the child’s difficulties.

Dr Esmoreit Sleyster has specialist expertise in working with children looked after by Local Authorities, and with adopted children. She also provides training and consultation to professionals and undertakes medico-legal work.


07758 223324

Category: Child Psychologists and Therapists



Children's mindful therapy

Are you struggling to find the help you need for your child?

As a qualified doctor with twenty years’ experience in the NHS, Kerry has developed a deep understanding of medical and psychological issues.

Trained in clinical hypnotherapy and a variety of psychotherapeutic approaches, including Mindfulness, CBT, Solution-focused therapy, coaching and EMDR, Kerry creates bespoke holistic therapy solutions. She is skilled in helping children and teenagers to master their own emotional, behavioural and medical problems.

Email or call Kerry to find out more.

Address: 11 Manor Green Stratford-upon-Avon Warwickshire CV37 7ES


0800 0025892


07889 721159

Category: Child Psychologists and Therapists

Multiple Areas

Mr Pinschof

For those families seeking help and advice regarding children's behavioural and emotional problems. The approach taken is to examine parents childhood experiences and their own parenting practices, their own emotions and expectations of their child with a view to making adjustments to the way they deal with their child.

37 years experience of clinical psychology with children and parents including 32 years within the NHS. Face to face one hour appointments in London and Bristol.

Please contact us on the above number.

Address: Clinical Psychologist


(01275) 848163

Category: Child Psychologists and Therapists


Association of Child Psychologists in Private Practice


Category: Child Psychologists and Therapists


Association of Child Psychotherapists

We at the Association of Child Psychotherapists can put you in touch with the nearest psychotherapist within your area from either the NHS or private. We operate throughout the UK.

E-Mail: [email protected]


020 7281 8479


(020) 8458 1482

Category: Child Psychologists and Therapists