About our Child Psychology Services

As parents, our greatest hope for our children is that they have a wonderful and carefree childhood, where they learn the life skills necessary to flourish as adults in the world. However, just like adults, children can experience challenges and roadblocks in their lives for which professional support can help. Whether struggling with behavioural or emotional difficulties, or adjusting to a major life event, these challenges can cause great distress and interfere significantly with family life, and both academic and social functioning. Below is a list of common problems that a psychologist can help a child and their family with.Our dedicated team of psychologists at The Edinburgh Practice are here to help you and your child tackle these issues and work collaboratively to determine the most effective way forward. Our approach is flexible and always adapted to the needs of the child or family.

Common Problems Seen for Assessment & Treatment

  • ADHD
  • Adjusting to change/life transitions
  • Anger/aggression management
  • Anxiety
  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Body image issues, disordered eating & weight concerns
  • Bullying
  • Dealing with significant loss (family member, friend, beloved family pet)
  • Depression/low mood
  • Exam or school stress
  • Illness adjustment/stress relating to physical health problems
  • Low self-esteem/confidence issues
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder
  • Panic attacks
  • Parental separation or divorce
  • Phobias
  • Post-traumatic stress
  • School refusal
  • Social anxiety
  • Social & behavioural issues

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