About Child & Adolescent Psychotherapy

Child psychotherapy can help with a wide range of problems including:

  • Anxiety

  • Anger and aggression

  • Depression

  • Eating and feeding problems

  • Loss and bereavement

  • Low self-esteem

  • Low mood

  • School related issues, including school refusal and bullying

  • Sleep difficulties

  • Oppositional behaviour

  • Self-harm

  • Difficulties related to trauma and abuse

  • Issues related to sexuality or gender

  • Wetting and soiling

Research & Evidence Base

There is a growing evidence base to support the effectiveness of child psychotherapy in treating a range of emotional and mental health difficulties.

Child psychotherapy is a recommended treatment for depression in children and young people according to clinical guidance provided by NICE (National Insitute for Clinical Excellence).

Research evidence also suggests a significant 'sleeper' effect in psychodynamic psychotherapy whereby the benefits and positive effects of psychotherapy continue long after treatment has ended.

© 2017  Lucy Mills, BA (Hons), MA, Member of the Association of Child Psychotherapists