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

Providing Nurturing by Dan Hughes -FULL
20/10/2016 09:15
Brighthelm Centre
A Master Class with Dan Hughes: Enhancing your Practice - FULL
21/10/2016 09:15
Jurys Inn Brighton
Ambiguous Loss by Andrea Perry
19/11/2016 09:45
Brighton Consulting and Training Rooms
Always Hurting the Ones We Love: Understanding Intimate Violence from an Attachment and Trauma Perspective - by Paul Renn
03/12/2016 09:45
Brighton Consulting and Training Rooms
Safeguarding Children in the Therapeutic Process by Gretchen Precey
04/02/2017 09:45

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.