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Addictive disorders

We provide a range of psychological services related to addictive disorders for children and young people at home, at school and in the community.

What are addictive disorders?

Addictive disorders are a mental health difficulty which involve engaging in compulsive behaviours with ineffective self-regulation, for example over how much or how often they use or do something. Addiction can lead to disruption to the lives of people who experience it, and the people around them. Addiction can take on any form, the most common being; drinking, drugs, gambling and smoking.

Examples of other common addictive areas in children and young people are:

Many people over-indulge in activities they enjoy at times, however addiction is when individuals, or those around them, feel they have a persistent need to engage in these activities despite negative consequences. People with addiction needs can have intense impulses to use a certain substance or participate in a certain activity to the point where it can lead to a disruption of their day-to-day functioning.

If you or someone you know is suffering from urgent addiction problems. You could also contact:

  • Turning point for health and social care services for people with complex needs, including addiction and mental health problems
  • NHS Livewell for information about addiction and where to get help
  • Beating addictions for information about a range of addictive behaviours and treatments available
  • Gamblers anonymous for support groups for people suffering with gambling addictions

We do not offer residential rehabilitation services for addiction, we provide psychological interventions on a sessional basis.

Addiction related services can be carried out following one of our initial discussions, please see our process below.

Our process

At HSR Psychology we ensure that we meet the needs of children and young people. To achieve this we ensure that any specific assessments, intervention, or direct work, is only carried out following an initial discussion.

An initial discussion allows us to understand the background and your expectations of our involvement. Having an initial discussion ensures any services we provide appropriately identify or address needs.

Our process for any specific assessments, intervention, or direct work is as follows:

Step 1: Contact us

We will usually be contacted by the child or young person, parent or carer, or another professional (eg education or health).

You can contact us or complete a referral



Step 2: Arrange an initial discussion

An initial discussion allows us to understand the background and your expectations of our involvement. Arrange an initial discussion



Step 3: Review our recommendations

Following an initial discussion we will send you an email that includes:

  • Next steps recommendations - to provide a bespoke package of support. For example:
    • Assessments
    • Reports
    • Information gathering
    • Meeting
    • Interventions
    • Consultancy
    • Reviews
  • Costing - we will provide costings for any services recommended.


Step 4: Let's get started

On receipt of the next steps recommendations and costing you can decide how to proceed. Once you have decided contact us to arrange the chosen services.



How are addictive disorders assessed?

If it is suspected that a child or young person may have an addictive disorder, we would aim to establish whether the child or young person is experiencing an addictive disorder, or if there are other underlying needs. Underlying needs may include mental health conditions, such as trauma, low mood or anxiety.

We would also assess the impact any addictive behaviours are having on the child or young person. We would look to ascertain how we could help overcome negative behaviours and reduce risk.

What interventions do we provide for children and young people with addictive disorders or behaviors?

We provide clinic and home-based interventions for addictive disorders and underlying needs. Specific interventions can be discussed following an initial discussion or assessment. We do not provide inpatient services for children and young people with addictive disorders.

Our process

At HSR Psychology we ensure that we meet the needs of children and young people. To achieve this we ensure that any specific assessments, intervention, or direct work, is only carried out following an initial discussion.

An initial discussion allows us to understand the background and your expectations of our involvement. Having an initial discussion ensures any services we provide appropriately identify or address needs.

Our process for any specific assessments, intervention, or direct work is as follows:

Step 1: Contact us

We will usually be contacted by the child or young person, parent or carer, or another professional (eg education or health).

You can contact us or complete a referral



Step 2: Arrange an initial discussion

An initial discussion allows us to understand the background and your expectations of our involvement. Arrange an initial discussion



Step 3: Review our recommendations

Following an initial discussion we will send you an email that includes:

  • Next steps recommendations - to provide a bespoke package of support. For example:
    • Assessments
    • Reports
    • Information gathering
    • Meeting
    • Interventions
    • Consultancy
    • Reviews
  • Costing - we will provide costings for any services recommended.


Step 4: Let's get started

On receipt of the next steps recommendations and costing you can decide how to proceed. Once you have decided contact us to arrange the chosen services.



What interventions do we provide for children and young people with addictive disorders or behaviors?

We provide clinic and home-based interventions for addictive disorders and underlying needs. We do not provide inpatient services for children and young people with addictive disorders. 


Arrange an Initial Discussion

Arrange an Initial Discussion to find out how we can help. The initial discussion lasts 1-1.5 hours, comes with a written recommendation summary and is a starting point to identify needs. The cost is £180.

  • No waiting lists
  • Experienced psychologists
  • Includes recommendation summary

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What makes us different

Access to a named psychologist

Focus on mental health and wellbeing

Joined-up approach

Bespoke services to meet needs

Multidisciplinary team

Holistic approach

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Flexible, consistent, and competitively priced

We provide bespoke solutions to suit all budgets and requirements for children and young people aged 0-25 in homes, education settings and the community. Our clinical, educational and child psychology services are cost effective.

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Make a referral

To make a referral and arrange an initial discussion please complete our referral form.

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Contact us

Ready to get started? The next step is to speak to our team to find out more about the services we provide and how we can help. Call us on 0161 820 9229 or email office@hsrpsychology.co.uk

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