Child psychologist

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Socialbutterfly53
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Child psychologist

Postby Socialbutterfly53 » Sun Feb 14, 2021 2:04 pm

Any recommendations for a child and/or family psychologist? We have a nine-year-old son who is acting out with a lot of anger, resentment, frustration and hatred, particularly directed towards parents and siblings.

The behaviour has existed for sometime, but has been exacerbated during lockdown. Whilst the isolation of lockdown and homeschooling may be a factor for the worsening of the behaviour, I suspect there is an undercurrent of emotion there that needs to be dealt with. I think my child could use help identifying and articulating emotions driving the behaviour and my husband and I could use guidance on how to support him. Many thanks.
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Re: Child psychologist

Postby rubyonrails » Wed Feb 17, 2021 2:11 pm

Fernside on Bedford Hill has a good range of psychotherapists and counsellors. The Balham Health Centre also has some - not sure where you are based or to be honest what services are available and in what format during COVID? Really hope that you all get the help that you are looking for it must be a very stressful time.
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Re: Child psychologist

Postby goalie » Fri Feb 19, 2021 4:25 am

Hi, I know you're probably looking for personal recommendations - and you're welcome to DM me for that - but just to say that BACP has a directory where you can look for local practitioners. I'd also say that you should consider speaking to his teacher/school, if you feel comfortable doing that. They will have a counsellor for the school or provided by the council (there's a Place2B program used widely in schools I believe) who could give you some initial advice. Or a GP of course. 

I say this having 2 out of 3 of my kids whom we've had to get help for (not dissimilar to what you're describing) - in both cases the school was our first port of call and they were very helpful, including referring us to someone private. 
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Re: Child psychologist

Postby Elenita4ever » Mon Feb 22, 2021 8:15 am

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Re: Child psychologist

Postby Melissa Hood » Mon Feb 22, 2021 9:29 am

It seems what your son needs is help with expressing and regulating emotions. I'd be careful about rushing to a psychologist which may serve to make him the 'problem'. A whole family approach may be a better idea. My ex-business partner Elaine Halligan is carrying on the work of The Parent Practice and has exactly the skills you need to emotion coach your son.
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Re: Child psychologist

Postby Lulu Luckock » Mon Feb 22, 2021 9:56 am

Please get in touch if you would like to have a chat to see if I can help. I am a family counsellor and coach. www.lululuckock.com 
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Re: Child psychologist

Postby smokingpinkgiraffe » Thu Feb 25, 2021 3:49 pm

I can highly recommend Dave Brookes at https://www.tsunamicounselling.com/
He worked with my son at school. Really made a difference. Your sons school may have someone that they work with already.
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Re: Child psychologist

Postby redpsychology » Mon Mar 01, 2021 6:30 am

Hello, I’m a Consultant Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychologist with a private practice in the Tooting Common area. I have over 25 years experience in CAMHS and work in emotional, behavioural and relational issues with children and young people with their parents. Feel welcome to message me if you haven’t already found someone. Equally, many good psychologists to be found on the BPS website.
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Re: Child psychologist

Postby natashamason » Mon Mar 01, 2021 1:25 pm

Dr Shona Landon is absolutely brilliant! 

I was amazed how quickly I noticed a positive shift in my daughter!

https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-shona-landon-3a7737105/ 
shonalandon@gmail.com
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