Eating/sleeping and behavioural issues in young children
Complex childhood trauma
Assessments for Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Assessments for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Georgina will carry out an assessment which will usually involve the young person and their parent/carer. Depending on the complexity of the problem, this will take between one and three sessions. It may involve liaising with schools if the difficulties are also school-based. Consent will always be obtained for this prior to any contact being made. Following the assessment, a therapeutic package will be offered.
These could involve one or a mixture of:
Direct individual work with the young person.This would involve drawing on a range of psychological models including CBT, narrative, systemic and DDP.
Parent support sessions - this will involving working with parents to offer advice and management strategies for behavioural difficulties.
Parent-child work – this will involve working with a child alongside their parent, often to aid better communication.
Attachment-based parent and child sessions – the focus of these sessions is to facilitate the formation of secure attachments. It involves specialist skills in working with children and their carer/parent and is beneficial for traumatised children, children in care, or children who have struggled to bond with a parent.