This is a 50 minute appointment where we will talk together about the difficulties you are having and develop a plan for psychological intervention. With younger children it is often helpful to initially meet with parents only so that we can talk freely and gain a thorough understanding of the problem, its history the impact on your lives. For older children and young people we would ordinarily spend part of this session with the young person and part of the session with parents. By the end of the session we will feedback our psychological formulation and would aim to have some clear goals for working together.
We will offer some initial thoughts around any self-help techniques which may be helpful to you. An estimation of the number of psychological therapy sessions we feel would be helpful will also be provided. You are of course under no obligation to proceed to starting any psychological therapy.