What To Expect
On this page you can find practical information about our service. If you have any questions or would like further information, please contact us.
We operate a multidisciplinary team approach to assessing and treating child and adolescent mental health. Within our team we each have different specialisms and areas of expertise. By working together, we are able to look at your particular needs and concerns from a range of different perspectives, and offer therapeutic care tailored to your individual requirements.
The first meeting we offer is usually an assessment session, which will last up to 90 minutes. the aim is to help decide if therapy would be helpful to you, and if so, what type. The assessment is offered by two clinicians, with different areas of expertise, who work jointly to gain a thorough understanding of your concerns and needs. Following the assessment we will make recommendations about whether therapy could be beneficial, and if so which therapeutic approach would be most effective. We may recommend a single therapeutic approach, such as individual sessions for the child/young person or parents, or we may suggest a package of care, such as individual sessions alongside family sessions and/or meetings with a psychiatrist.
We offer a range of specialist therapies which you can read about here. Therapy sessions last for 50 minutes. The frequency and duration of the therapy varies, depending on your needs and the type of therapy being offered.
Risk issues sometimes arise for children and young people coping with mental health issues. In many cases we are able to manage this in partnership with the young person, parents, and where necessary, other professionals. However there are some issues for which we might recommend another service. These are:
- Significant eating difficulties, where medical management would be required
- Significant self-harm or high risk of suicide, where more intensive treatment would be required
Assessments are carried out at the Fitzrovia Group Analytic Practice in Warren Street, central London. Ongoing therapy is offered from various locations in central and North London, including Warren Street.
Assessment and therapy fees vary, depending on the length and type of assessment and the therapeutic approach. Please contact us to discuss.
Any additional costs such as written reports, school observation or liaison with other professionals will be discussed with you if appropriate.