Children & Adolescents

Therapy that allows Children to talk about their problems.

We offer a range of assessments, therapies and treatments for Children and Adolescents, including CBT, EMDR, Clinical Psychology, ADHD Assessments and Family Support.

Our children & adolescents councelling practitioners:

Gemma Schofield-Webber
I am a registered mental health nurse with an advanced diploma in child and adolescent mental health and post graduate diploma in cognitive behavioural therapy.

I have a wide experience of working with Children and young people with over 11 years practice experience. I have a keen interest of working with children who present with anxiety related difficulties including phobias and obsessive compulsive disorders.

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Evidence Based Psychological Therapies for Children & Young People: Cognitive Behavioural Pathway.
    June, 2017: The University of Manchester
  • Advanced Diploma in Nursing Studies
    September, 2005: The University of Sheffield
  • EMDR Workshops Part One, Part Two, Part Three
    November, 2014: EDMR Extra
  • Bachelor of Science in Health & Social Care Practice (Child & Adolescent Mental Health)
    June, 2010: University of York
Dr Lisa Moss
I am a Clinical Psychologist registered with the Health and Social Care Professions Council (HCPC).

I am experienced in the assessment and treatment of a wide range of psychological and mental health difficulties including anxiety disorders, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, relationship difficulties, grief and low self esteem. My specialist interest is in the area of neuro-development including autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). I am interested in perinatal psychology and the development of attachment and the complex interaction between early childhood experiences such as neglect and trauma, parental mental health issues and environmental factors in the development of mental health difficulties.

I draw on a number of therapeutic models and interventions including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), systemic and solution focused approaches, individually tailored to meet the needs of my clients and their families.

  • BSc (Hons) Psychology
    2002: Sheffield Hallam University
  • Autism Diagnostic Interview Schedule, ADOS-2
    2014: Pearson Assessment, London
  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy):
    2004: University of Sheffield
  • Diagnostic Interview for Social and Communication Disorders (DISCO):
    2012: Lorna Wing Centre
Jo Newing
I am a Registered General and Mental Health Nurse with a Diploma in Child and Adolescent Mental Health. I have over 15 years experience of working with Children and Young People.

My specific area of expertise is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in children. ADHD is a Neurodevelopmental condition which affects both children, adolescents and adults.

My main role is to carry out an in depth assessment to determine the difficulties you and your child are experiencing and to help plan a way forward. The assessment is undertaken by myself, during which time I will discuss any questions and concerns you may have, carry out one to one assessment sessions as well as a school visit if appropriate. The assessment will then be recorded in a comprehensive report.

  • Registered General Nurse:
    1979: GNC
  • Diploma in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Nursing:
    2002: Sheffield University
  • UKANN National Conference. “The ABC of ADHD”:
    September, 2011: Warwick University
  • Registered Mental Health Nurse:
    1984: ENB
  • European Computer Driving Licence (Part 1&2):
    May, 2006: British Computer Society
  • City and Guilds Teaching Cert (Adult Learning 730):
    1987: City & Guilds
  • The RAID Approach to Asperger’s Syndrome:
    December, 2008: Association For Psychological Therapies
Laura McClure
I have over 10 years experience as a registered nurse in mental health. I have now specialised in working with children and adolescents for 5 years and I love my job!

I am an accredited Interpersonal Psychotherapist which is an evidence based and NICE recommended treatment for depression. The model can also help with anxiety and trauma related problems. It focsses on how life events and/or relationships can both trigger and maintain mental health problems. Using other  psychological interventions I can also work with young people who suffer with different mental health difficulties; for example anxiety, self harm, depression and intrusive thoughts.

  • BA (HONS) Mental Health Nursing:
    2007: Sheffield Hallam University
  • Eating Disorder Training in Children and Adolescents:
    2017: NHS England- 10 day awareness training
  • Leading an Empowered Organisation:
    2009: University of Leeds School of Healthcare
  • Accreditation in Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Adolescence:
    2018: CYP- IAPT Greater Manchester West CBT Training Centre
  • Training Programme for Children and Adolescent Practitioners (3 day workshop in risk assessment, crisis assessment and treating self harm):
    2014: The Association for Psychological Therapies
Catherine Kaye
For the past 17 years I have worked for Barnardo’s supporting families and children experiencing a variety of difficulties at home or in an educational setting.

During this time I have offered one to one support and delivered a variety of parenting groups. These include “Triple P”, “Parenting Wisely”, “Strengthening Families” and “Incredible Years Baby, Toddler, Child and School Age Programmes”(Webster Stratton). As an accredited Incredible Years group leader I support parents of children from birth through to teenage years. I believe that all children thrive on the positive attention and security their families can offer and that difficult behaviours can be managed in a positive way. Together we can explore issues you have identified and I will help you to move forward. I will work with you to meet your family’s needs using your existing knowledge and skills. I believe that no one knows your child as well as you do.

More recently I have supported parents of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Parents have often been on an emotional rollercoaster when they have suspected their child had a specific need or on hearing the diagnosis of ASD. The recognition of an individual need comes at the end of a lengthy process and can leave families feeling worried and wondering what the future will hold. With my knowledge and experience of parenting I use a positive outlook and solution focused approach to recognise strengths of specific parenting styles and how this would benefit your child in the future.

A tailored parent support service helps to explore and understand particular behaviour. I explore child development, focused time together, praise, routines, boundaries, emotional wellbeing and regulation in order to best suit the needs of your family. By recognising the individual needs of children, I can help to develop confidence and skills so that you can experience enjoyable times together.

I am an experienced Family Group Conference Convenor and Advocate. Using this approach I will support you prior to and during professional meetings. I can be present during discussions between family members so that you will be confident that others hear and recognise the specific needs of your child.

I am a qualified sleep practitioner and recognise how sleep deprivation impacts negatively on family life and child development. I am trained to recognise and support the sleep needs of children with ASD. Where sleep is an issue in the family, I am able to develop a behavioural plan to encourage children to have a more restful night. This will include understanding sleep needs of children, implementing an effective bed time routine and teaching your child to self-settle at night.

I am a qualified primary school teacher with Early Years specialism. I recognise that sometimes classroom can be a difficult place for children. It is vital that the adults around them identify and respond to their needs and wellbeing. As an integral part of a parenting package I help parents to explore and communicate the needs of their children to ensure they are understood and therefore able to fulfil their potential.

  • BA hons Applied Social Studies 2:1:
    1989: Lancashire Polytechnic
  • Parenting wisely Leader:
  • Incredible Years Leader:
    2009: Updated Programmes
  • Incredible Years:
    2009: Baby and Toddler Programme
  • The Hidden Sentence:
    2014: CAPI
  • Children’s Sleep Charity Training:
    2017: Sleep Practitioner
    2018: Attachment and Trauma
    2018: Impact of ASD on Sleep
  • PGCE Primary Classroom Teaching with Early Years:
    1990: Leeds University
  • Protective Behaviours:
    2006: Barnardo's
  • Strengthening Families Leader:
  • Incredible Years:
    2009: School Age Programme
  • Toxic Trio:
    2016: BMBC
  • Train the Trainer:
    2018: Sleep Programme
  • NVQ Level 3 Children and Young People:
  • Family Group Conference Training:
    2008: Convenor and Advocate
  • Triple P:
    2009: Positive Parenting
  • Incredible Years:
    2011: Parent Training Group Leader Accreditation
  • Five to Thrive:
    2017: Brain Development and Positive Parenting Barnardo’s
  • Employment Funded Training:
    Annual Mandatory Training including safeguarding and equality and diversity

CBT, EMDR, IPT: £100

Clinical Psychology: From £100

(Contact us for price depending on what’s required)

ADHD Full Assessment: £750

Parenting Practitioner Sessions: Under £100