Psychological Therapy Services for children and young people (4yrs to 21yrs old)
The team of Clinical Psychologists and Therapists at Aspire have had many years of training and experience in working with a wide range of difficulties that can affect children, young people and their families.
Our clinicians are trained and have experience in a wide range of therapeutic models. We offer a therapeutic model which is tailored to suit the needs of the young person including:
- Cognitive behavioural therapy
- Attachment theory
- Dialectical Behavioural Therapy
- Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing
- Psychodynamic psychotherapy
- Play and creative arts therapies
- Dyadic developmental psychotherapy
- Family Psychotherapy
- Interpersonal Therapy
Our clinicians also have extensive experience of helping young people overcome a range of emotional, social and behavioural difficulties including:
- Anxiety and worry
- Depression and sadness
- Relationships in the family
- Anger management
- Confidence and self esteem
- Issues in adoption
- Loss and bereavement
- Changes in family structure
- Behavioural difficulties
- School concerns
- Physical illness in the family
- Divorce and separation
- Social skills
- Teenage struggles
- Parent-child relationships
We work together with the young person and family to gather information from various sources in order to generate ideas as to why a problem has developed and how come efforts so far haven't managed to sort things out.
When working with a family we think about all sorts of information, mainly from meetings and discussions to gather relevant people's opinions such as Mum and/or Dad, a teacher or siblings. Sometimes we observe the child or young person in their day to day settings, and often use different kinds of assessments like questionnaires and rating scales. All of this information helps the clinician to build a picture of what is “going on” and how best to understand the family/young persons’ concerns and difficulties. The clinician will then work with the family and young person to identify objectives and agree a plan to help them achieve their goals and overcome their difficulties.
We believe in the importance of keeping the young person at the centre of everything we do and working in a way which best meets the needs of them and their family. The Aspire team are able to see young people and families within the comfort and safety of their own homes at times which are most convenient to the family and young person.
Referrals are straightforward via phone or email and we aim to offer an initial screening appointment within 2 weeks of referral.