Supporting emotional health in children, adults, families and organisations

The Centre for Emotional Development was founded by Leslie Ironside (D.Psych; Psych MACP) to develop a focus of expertise and to promote emotional health and wellbeing in children, adolescents, families and organisations. 

Up-coming Events

Non Violent Resistance and Reconciliation presented by Dr Peter Jakob
15/05/2017 17:30
Jurys Inn Brighton
Safeguarding Children in the Therapeutic Process by Gretchen Precey
08/07/2017 09:45
The Adult Attachment Interview 2017 led by Rebecca Carr-Hopkins
04/09/2017 14:00
Brighton Consulting and Training Rooms
DDP Level Two by Sue Drake
16/10/2017 09:00
Jurys Inn Brighton

About Centre for Emotional Development

Dr Ironside is a Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist with over 25 years experience working with children and families in both the NHS and private practice. He has formed a network of highly qualified and experienced Associates to expand the Centre’s professional range and effectiveness.

 The aims and objectives of the Centre are twofold:

  • Educational: To provide resources for Continuing Professional Development through training, lectures, short courses and conferences.  The Centre aims to attract participants from a range of disciplines including education, health and social services and independent practitioners.
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  • Clinical: To provide a network of clinical and consultation services for adults, children and adolescents, couples, families and organisations.
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CfED’s headline conferences and training events aim to attract a national and international audience. 

Other lectures, courses are, in the main locally based in East and West Sussex.

Clinical services are based in both London and Brighton.