Intellectual, Academic and Neuropsychological Assessment

  • Based on extensive expertise within paediatric neuropsychology, we offer assessments of cognitive and academic ability.
  • Assessments of dyslexia, social communication difficulties and other developmental disorders.
  • Specialist assessment for concerns with learning, memory, communication, social skills and daily living skills.
  • Specialist neuropsychological assessments for neurological conditions including epilepsy and acquired brain injury. For learning and developmental concerns related to neurological health conditions, we would be likely to refer you on to a specialist paediatric neuropsychology service, such as at Royal Manchester Children's Hospital

​Gender, Sexuality and Identity

  • Anxiety and mood changes
  • Difficulties associated with coming out
  • Exploring sexual orientation and gender identity
  • Relationship difficulties 

Professional, thoughtful and sensitive: 

The support we offer for

Children, Adolescents and Young People

​Social Difficulties

  • Bulling and social development
  • Cyber-bullying
  • Internet and technology addiction
  • Online safety

We specialise in effective, evidence-based and professional psychological work approved by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), and regulated by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). 

Clinical psychologists specialise in a variety of therapeutic approaches, and all can be used depending on expertise, training and professional interests. We tend to prioritise Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Meta-Cognitive Therapy (MCT), Compassion-Focused Therapy (CFT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), systemic and integrative therapies, and neuropsychological work.

We work collaboratively with Children, Adolescents and Young People experiencing a wide range of mental health, social, emotional and behavioural difficulties including:

Insurance Companies

CAYP Psychology and our clinical psychologists are registered with the following health insurance providers. Even if your insurer is not listed below, please do get in touch as we may still be able to accommodate.

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Adjustment Problems

  • Adjustment to changes associated with Coronavirus
  • Life transitions, bereavements. family separation and new schools
  • Adjustment to being a new parent

What​ happens in an assessment?

We offer different cognitive assessments, tailored to suit your needs. Following the assessment, you will get a comprehensive report, detailing the results, conclusions and recommendations, and we will have the opportunity to discuss the outcomes and next steps together.


Our assessments are more in depth than an educational psychology assessment, and can:

  • Provide a detailed understanding into your child's thinking, reasoning and academic abilities
  • Identify an intellectual / learning disability
  • Identify specific learning disorders, such as dyslexia or dyscalculia
  • Evaluate intellectual and academic strengths and weaknesses
  • Assess for giftedness
  • Identify and recommend appropriate support to be put in place, from small changes within the classroom, to detailing Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCP).
  • Understand adaptive behaviours (adaptive behaviours describe the day-to-day things people do to function in everyday life, including communication skills, daily living skills, and social skills. 
  • Understand social cognition (the study of how people understand and perform in social interactions).
  • Assess executive functioning (a set of abilities related to planning and organising complex behaviours, attention and concentration, inhibition, and initiation of behaviours).

​Behavioural Concerns

  • Behaviours that are difficult to understand and manage, including non-compliance or disruptive behaviour
  • Medically Unexplained Symptoms and psychosomatic difficulties
  • Sleeping and parasomnias (a group of sleep disorders that involve unwanted events or experiences that occur whilst falling asleep, sleeping or waking up).
  • Toileting difficulties, including soiling and wetting

Mood ​Challenges

  • Anxiety, worry and panic attacks
  • Concerns related to the Coronavirus
  • Anger and emotional regulation difficulties
  • Phobias
  • Separation anxiety and generalised anxiety
  • Low self-esteem, low mood and depression

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