Child Psychologist & Child Psychotherapy in London

Children are nothing short of an enigma at the best of times, and this is entirely normal. However, there may come a time when you feel that your child would benefit from the input of an experienced child psychologist.

Whilst it’s easy to believe that because children don’t have the same issues we have as adults, their concerns, worries and mental health issues are any less trivial than that of an adult. We must remember that a child, much like an adult, can’t just ‘grow out’ of psychological issues.

Private Therapy Clinic has a highly specialised child and family service devoted to meeting your needs when it comes to giving your child and family the very best chances. We have spent years listened to feedback from clients who have told us what they really need from a child and family therapy service (flexibility, highly experienced therapist and measurable results) and we have tailored our services accordingly. Our continuous service development has lead to our Child Psychologists being able to get the very best results when it comes to helping children develop and grow emotionally. We aim to increase your child’s happiness leading to higher satisfaction for you within your family life.

Which Children May Benefit from Child Psychology?

Every case is different but often children who can benefit from our input are:

  • Those experiencing behavioural or emotional issues
  • Children with developmental issues
  • Children with learning difficulties
  • Children with mental health issues such as autism or ADHD
  • Children with depression and anxiety disorders such as OCD, trauma or social anxiety.
  • Children who aren’t responding well to a particular type of parenting approach – we can help by providing you with effective parenting strategies to help children with problematic behaviours.
  • Children with Dyslexia

 

Children Psychology Treatment

There are a range of treatments available that are effective, all of which are designed to promote positive change consistent with the goals you have for your child. The focus of a child psychologist is of course on the child, but we value the importance of useful, actionable feedback to parents who will naturally be inquisitive of any findings. Some of the techniques our therapist use when working with children are Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for children, Play therapy, Eye Movement Desensitisation reprocessing, Psychodynamic approaches and Mindfulness, however no one approach fits all and the type of therapy is tailored around the individual needs of your child.

Child Therapists

We have a number of child Psychologists and Psychotherapists at our clinics in London for you to choose from or get in touch and our lead Psychologist will speak to you over the phone and can recommend the most suitable practitioner for your child’s needs.

Tamara Licht has an extensive amount of experience working with children, adolescents and families providing them with psychotherapy to help with a variety of mood and behaviour disorders. She has experience leading an interactive parent-child and parent-teenager group with disruptive behaviour disorders. She is skilled at providing Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and other psychotherapy approaches to young people with all kinds of difficulties. When it comes to children with really difficult behaviours where you may feel completely at a loss as a parent, not knowing what to do or say Tamara Licht is the therapist for you.

 

Tara is passionate about helping children and adolescences suffering from a range of difficulties such as depression, anxiety (OCD, Trauma, worry, panic attacks, phobias, social anxiety), self esteem difficulties, eating disorders, sleeping difficulties and many other issues. She is skilled at using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and other approaches to help create change in problematic behaviours, emotions and thinking patterns. Tara can see children of all ages and is highly expertise at getting to the route of the problem and breaking the cycle that is maintaining the difficulty. She is goal orientated and will work in a very structured way, providing your child with tasks to try between each session. Tara is warm, empathic and caring and communicates wonderfully with children and young people.

 

If you would like to talk to someone about booking an appointment with a child psychologist or psychotherapist, please get in touch with us at the Private Therapy Clinic by telephone at:  or book online by clicking below: 020 81507563

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