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Psychological Therapy

Psychological Assessment

We offer individually tailored and comprehensive psychological assessments around identified social, emotional or behavioural challenges for children, young people and their parents. We can offer face to face assessments in Scotland, dependent on location, or nationwide online assessments. 


We consider it important to take time to listen to your hopes and needs towards making sense of your experiences. This includes understanding together what may be keeping difficult experiences going and building on your strengths, to inform the next steps around the best ways to support you.​

We understand that experiences of distress are often understandable responses to adverse and difficult experiences and environments.  This may include (but is not limited to) experiences such as: traumatic incidents, familial abuse, sexual abuse, loss, illness, bullying, difficult family and peer relationships and the impact of difference and neurodiversity. Commonly, this distress can present as anxiety, low mood, difficulties regulating behaviour and emotions and difficulties maintaining relationships. We aim to understand and make meaning around these experiences and the surrounding impacts with the view to manage distress and improve psychological safety and wellbeing. 

​We also acknowledge that not all young people are ready to engage in direct therapy and for many children who have experienced traumatic events, direct therapy is not always helpful, in the first instance. In these circumstances, working around the child or young person (with families and/or professional systems) may be the best therapeutic option. When this is the case, we will work with the network to provide alternative psychologically informed interventions to individual therapy.

Psychological Therapy and Intervention Sessions


Following a comprehensive assessment, we aim to plan sessions in line with your wishes and goals. 


We understand that each person's and family's therapeutic needs and goals are unique. Therefore we work in integrative ways to tailor our approach towards achieving desired goals. Based on our training, approaches we utilise to inform our work together includes:

-  Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)

-  Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (TF-CBT)

-  Systemic and Family Therapy

-  Narrative Therapy

-  Parenting Interventions and Support

-  Developmental Dyadic Psychotherapy (DDP)

-  Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT)

-  Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT)

-  Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

-  Cognitive Analytical Therapy (CAT)

The voice and views of children, young people and families are central to sessions. Therefore we actively check in throughout sessions to make sure we are on the right path and that sessions feel helpful. 

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