Child Therapies

Dr. Emma Bell sees children and young people from the age of eight upwards. She works with those with:

Mild to moderate Anxiety and Depression

Panic Attacks

OCD

Self-harm

Low self-esteem

Difficulties with bullying or friendships

School refusal

Difficulties associated with social media, gaming or internet use

Exam stress and other issues. Emma works closely with schools whenever appropriate.

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Our Child Psychology services include helping children, adolescents and young people who have difficulties with their emotional or behavioural wellbeing.

 

This may involve individually tailored sessions with your child, or working with parents and carers, offering support and guidance to better understand your child’s difficulties and ways in which you can help. 

Being a parent herself, Emma has a good awareness of the challenges children and young people, and their parents or carers, can experience.

Parents are often seen on their own prior to the child’s first session. This enables us to obtain the background to the problem and a detailed history.

 

Depending on the age and presentation of the child, your child will either be seen with you or on their own.

 

Most commonly, particularly with younger children, you will be invited to the first and last 5 to 10 minutes of the session. With the child present we give the parent a summary of the session and details of any therapy based homework that may be required. Children usually really like this part of the session as they get to show their work to their parents and tell them about everything they learnt.