children & adolescent services

The psychological and emotional development of a child or young person can be a complex process. For many reasons, children and adolescents can develop anxieties, which seem to be out of the ordinary, or their mood can seem lower than that of their peers. This difference may establish patterns of unhealthy thoughts and behaviours that can create trauma during their developmental stages.

Just like adults, children and young people also face challenges in their lives from time to time. We recognise that every child and young person is unique, with different factors contributing to their difficulties, emotions and behaviours.

Andy works closely with local NHS children and adolescent services to ensure information and support is offered in the most effective way.

what is CAMHS?

  • CAMHS stands for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services.
  • CAMHS are the NHS services that assesses and treat young people with emotional, behavioural or mental health difficulties.
  • CAMHS support covers depression, problems with food, self-harm, abuse, violence or anger, bipolar, schizophrenia and anxiety, to name a few.
  • There are local NHS CAMHS services around the UK, with teams made up of nurses, therapists, psychologists, support workers and social workers, as well as other professionals.
  • Including CAMHS in private therapeutic work can be discussed at the outset of therapy with Andy.

what about the parents and guardians?

We understand the importance of including the parent or guardian in our therapeutic work. Andy practices a transparent approach to his therapy, and is there to support the wider family if this is deemed appropriate.

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