Birchtree Psychology offers psychological assessment, consultation and therapy for 


  • Emotional difficulties such as anxiety/worry, low mood/depression, anger

  • Low self-esteem or confidence

  • Fears and phobias

  • Exam stress

  • Obsessive compulsive disorder

  • Coping with a physical health condition

  • Adjustment and support when a child or young person has additional needs (for example, neuro-developmental difficulties or a medical condition)

  • Difficulties with sleeping, feeding and toileting

  • Behavioural difficulties, such as disruptive/oppositional behaviour

  • Bereavement, loss and grief 

  • Difficulties with friends

  • School problems



  • Relationship difficulties within the family

  • Parenting concerns or dilemmas

  • Divorce/separation

Psychology assessments and therapy

​At intake, a thorough assessment is offered over two appointments. This includes an in-depth clinical interview covering developmental, social, medical, school and family history. Recommendations are then made for a time-limited,

evidence-based psychological intervention.

Psychological interventions for children and families include child-centered or systemic Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Trauma-focused CBT, Systemic/Family work, and support and guidance for parents. Depending on the assessment, one-to-one or family sessions may be recommended. Often the intervention involves a combination of both.

Therapeutic approaches for adolescents include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Trauma-focused CBT, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Young People, Mindfulness and Motivational interviewing. 


Please get in touch to discuss your child's or family's difficulties.