Professional Consultation Service
Expert Psychology Services offers a consultation service to social workers, CAFCASS guardians, teachers and other professionals to help them think about the often complex psychological issues impacting on the children and families with which they work. We are able to draw on a range of psychological perspectives to consider how a young person or adult may be functioning at very different levels intellectually, socially and emotionally as a consequence of their past or present experiences. Professionals will leave the consultation with a clear psychological formulation of how the psychological difficulties impacting on a child or family developed and are currently being maintained and a recommendation as to how they can work with the child or family to promote their emotional wellbeing. The professional consultation service will also identify those children or individuals in need of specialised psychological therapy and the length and type of therapy most appropriate to their needs.
Parent/Foster Parent Consultation Service
We also provide a parent/foster parent consultation service for parents and foster carers to attend to receive specialised parenting support and advice to help them with the often challenging role of parenting. We are able to help with a wide range of issues with which parents or foster carers may need specialised support to effectively care for children in their care including behavioural difficulties, separation anxiety, and post traumatic stress disorder. The service will also be able identify those children requiring more specialised individual or family psychological therapy and the type and duration f therapy that they require.