Professional, thoughtful and sensitive:
Therapeutic support we offer for Children, Adolescents and Young People

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Children, adolescents, and young people can experience a range of social, emotional, behavioural and psychological difficulties. Sometimes, they can be overwhelmed by their feelings or by the world around them, and it can be difficult for them, and for their families, to understand and overcome the challenges that this brings.

At CAYP Psychology, we are proud to offer an outstanding level of support, in confidential and supportive surroundings. Our team of highly qualified clinical and counselling psychologists offer specialised psychological assessments and therapies, for many difficulties that children, adolescents and young people can find themselves living with.

mood challenges

Mood Challenges

  • Anxiety, worry and panic attacks
  • Obsessions and compulsions to act
  • Anger and emotional regulation difficulties
  • Phobias
  • Separation anxiety and generalised anxiety
  • Low self-esteem, low mood and depression
  • Tics and involuntary movement responses
  • Thoughts about not wanting to be here anymore
social difficulties

Social Difficulties

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

Behavioural Concerns

  • Behaviours that are difficult to understand and manage, including non-compliance or disruptive behaviour
  • Sleeping and parasomnias (a group of sleeping difficulties that involve unwanted events or experiences that occur whilst falling asleep, sleeping or waking up).
  • Toileting difficulties, including refusing to go, soiling and wetting
  • Self-harm
mood challenges

Adjustment Problems

  • Adjustment to changes associated with the disruption caused by Coronavirus or illnesses
  • Life transitions, bereavements. family separation and new schools
  • Adjustment to being a new parent
  • Psychological consequences of living with a health condition
  • Persistent physical symptoms and psychosomatic difficuities
mood challenges


  • Emotional difficulties following a traumatic event 
  • Difficulties managing emotions
  • Reliving what happened, through flashbacks or nightmares
  • Difficulties with sleep 
  • Avoidance of people or places 
  • Difficulties concentrating or losing interest in things that were previously enjoyed
  • Supporting children who are looked after and / or adopted
social difficulties


  • Working with children and young people who have an acquired brain injury 
  • Neuropsychological assessment to understand the young person’s cognitive profile  
  • Neuropsychological rehabilitation including support and treatment 
  • Emotional support and adjustment for young people and their families following an acquired brain injury 
  • Consultation and support with schools and allied therapy teams

Gender, Sexuality and Identity

  • Anxiety and mood changes
  • Difficulties associated with “coming out”
  • Exploring sexual orientation and gender identity
  • Managing stigma and the world around them
  • Relationship difficulties
mood challenges

Early Years

  • Problems with eating
  • Difficulties with sleep
  • Toilet training
  • Behavioural, social, emotional and developmental concerns
  • Supporting strong attachments and relationships
mood challenges

Eating Difficulties

  • Feeling and thoughts around eating difficulties
  • A safe and supportive space where children and families can develop an understanding of their difficulties and gain control over their eating
  • Concerns around atypical eating
  • Difficulties with Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID)
  • Supporting people with anorexia, bulimia and binge eating difficulties