Psychological therapy appointments
The psychological formulation developed from the assessment (and any preference you have) will enable us to determine what kind of psychological input will be most suitable: individual therapy, family therapy, or parent support/consultation sessions. It will also shape the particular focus of the individually-tailored sessions.
Individual psychological therapy sessions are weekly and last for 50 minutes. To ensure therapy is helpful and effective, we will regularly review progress.
Family therapy sessions and parent support/consultation sessions can be booked on a weekly, fortnightly or ad hoc basis.
Evidence-based psychological therapy:
Clinical psychologists are highly qualified mental health professionals who are trained in evidence-based psychological therapies - i.e. therapy that goes beyond the supportive listening of counselling. I provide effective psychological therapies that work to address mental health difficulties, reduce emotional distress and improve wellbeing. The therapy plan I suggest for your child will be informed by the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE) Guidelines and tailored to your child’s individual needs, taking into account any preferences that you and your child may have. I offer cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), family therapy, and integrative therapy (drawing on well-established and recognised models and theories). Read more here >>
Safety and trust
Research has shown that the quality of the therapeutic relationship is the most important element for successful therapy. Throughout therapy, I will be focused on building rapport with your child to promote a secure, trusting therapeutic relationship. My therapeutic style is collaborative, engaging and non-judgemental. My central aim is to ensure that your child - and you - feel fully heard and understood.
Using evidence-based therapeutic approaches, I aim to resolve difficulties as efficiently as possible. As a general estimate, for problems of a mild-moderate level, 6-12 sessions may be expected for meaningful change, however, the number of sessions your child will require will depend on their individual strengths and difficulties, as well as the model of therapy. We will regularly review progress (typically every 4 sessions) to help ensure that therapy is as helpful and effective as possible.
support that suits you
As well as goal-directed short-term work, I also offer long-term therapy, so if you and your child are looking for more on-going, regular therapeutic support this is something I am able to provide. Once your child begins therapy, you will be able to reserve the same appointment time each week, ensuring consistency and continuity.
Teddington Child Psychology uses an online booking system to enable you to book sessions at your convenience. Once you have had your initial assessment appointment, you will be sent the link to the booking system enabling you to book in therapy sessions at a date and time of your choice. You can plan ahead by booking sessions in advance to secure the same time each week for continuity for your child, or book more flexibly on a week-to-week basis.