Children, Young People and Families

CfEd offers assessment, treatment and consultation to children and·young people as well as parents, families and the wider network of family members and professionals concerned with their well being and development.

A child or young person’s difficulties can be experienced as overwhelming. CfED practitioners aim to explore these difficulties and provide a supportive environment which will lead to development in the quality of life of the individual and the family.

Many children have difficulties that can affect the way in which they develop, learn and relate to others.

Parents, carers and professionals  consult and refer to CfED when concerned about a child or adolescent, his or her development or functioning in the family, school or other social settings.

Besides direct work CfED supports other professionals who work with children and young people, including teachers, social workers, youth workers and other mental health professionals.

Working with the under fives – CfED practitioners can help parents and infants to overcome behavioural difficulties, aggression, tantrums, enuresis and encopresis, sleeping and feeding difficulties, parent-infant attunement and other issues concerned with parental bonding and attachment.

Working with older children – CfED practitioners can help children who are not achieving at school, who may be having difficulties with authority figures, or with peer relationships, and who are presenting with symptoms of insecurity or anxiety, and with attachment issues.

Working with adolescents – CfED practitioners work with adolescents who are anxious and insecure, underachieving and lacking in confidence, struggling with personal or gender identity issues, or suffering emotional turmoil associated with eating disorders, self harm or addiction.

CfED practitioners also specialise in work with families, children and young people

  • suffering the effects of neglect and/or abuse
  • trauma
  • are  looked after and/or adopted
  • have learning difficulties or are disabled
  • who have chronic, acute, or long term illness
  • have experienced bereavement
  • are on the autistic spectrum
  • are in need of life story work

Fees for Therapy/Counselling for Children, Young People and Families

Initial consultations are in the region of £50 to £80 depending on the experience of the clinician.

Subsequent sessions fees  to be discussed on a case-by-case basis in consultation with a CfED Associate.

A limited number of  lower fee treatments are available. Please indicate when applying if you wish to be considered for low fee therapy.

Consultations and Sessions for children, young people and families

To arrange an initial telephone consultation with a Clinical Associate:

Contact the CfED Administrator - Jan Lawrence

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Telephone: 01273 561511

By mail: Jan Lawrence, Administrator, CfED, Station House Clinic, 18a Clermont Road, Brighton, BN1 6SG

One of our Clinical Associates will return your call to talk through your issues before advising you how to take things forward.