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. 

*********** Coronavirus update ***********

Following the Prime Minister's announcement last night of measures to stop the spread of coronavirus we have moved to remote working using all the latest technologies to provide you with the best possible service in the circumstances.

It might at first feel to be a bit off putting to not meet in person, but we have found that remote working is effective for individual work for people of all ages – children, young people and adults -  family work  and group work. Do please get in touch if you feel we can be of help. 

We are also thinking of setting up some form of virtual parent support groups as many parents are finding the challenges presented through the closure of school very difficult to manage.  Do please get in touch if you feel this would be useful for you. 


Up-coming Events

DDP Level 2 by Cas Schneider
23/11/2021 09:15
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.