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:
An initial discussion allows us to understand the background and your expectations of our involvement. Arrange an initial discussion
Following an initial discussion we will send you an email that includes:
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.
Low mood and depression can be assessed through a clinical interview, questionnaires, and standardised tests. During these tests, the child or young person will be asked about their mood, thoughts, feelings and behaviours and how these may be affecting them. The psychologist may also speak to the relevant people around the child or young person. The psychologist may also ask for a detailed history of any mental health problems in the child or young person’s family history.
There are times when assessing for low mood and depression involves ruling out other conditions, or vice versa. Low mood and depression may be a side effect of a different condition, in which case the initial cause will aim to be identified during the assessment to make recommendations effective and appropriate for the individual. Depression can be an indicator of bipolar disorder which involves cycles of depression followed by cycles of high moods where you may feel hyperactive and ‘wired’. Taking a thorough history and carrying out a thorough assessment enables the HSR Psychology professional to appropriately identify needs.
After an assessment for low mood and depression, a child or young person’s needs are recognised so we can recommend specialist interventions. A specialist intervention decreases the risk of any difficulties escalating. At HSR Psychology we have a team of professionals with a wealth of experience working with children and young people with low mood and depression so are able to provide psychological support following an intervention. Any needs identified may be written up into a report - brief or comprehensive. Reports and follow-up work can be talked about at the initial discussion.
Our psychologists offer numerous interventions appropriate for young adults and children with low mood and depression. We will choose interventions based on the individual and their circumstances. We provide a number of interventions including:
Before taking place, the interventions will be discussed and agreed upon. Interventions provide strategies to children, young people and their families to support them with low mood and depression now and in the future.
Assessment complexity can vary and needs related to low mood and depression differ on an individual basis it is difficult to give an approximate cost, following an initial discussion we will be able to provide a fixed cost.
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.
Low mood and depression can have a different impact depending on the child or young person and differs based on age and stage of development. Identification of needs early and effective intervention provides strategies and helps improve the outcome of the child or young person with low mood and depression. An assessment for low mood and depression for a child or young person is available through us. Please contact us for more information and to see what help we can offer.
Once again thank you for all your help and for actually listening to me when others wouldn’t.
Thank you Julie once again for the excellent report, it captured the child’s needs entirely - SENDIASS, parents and me commented on how well written it was. Many thanks for your continued assistance.
Sarah Ward was brilliant with us. Really happy with the help and support, would recommend.
I think the work you have been doing has been great to help break the stigma of mental health and as a fellow sufferer I know how important that is.
Mental health professional
Many thanks for Sarah W’s hard work with our students which has been very well received.
Really enjoyed it and learnt lots that I can take back to school. Thank you for the quality experience.
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.
To make a referral and arrange an initial discussion please complete our referral form.