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HSR Psychology has a team of professionals who provide a range of assessments and interventions for children’s needs relating to paranoia within the home, in education or wider community settings.

What is paranoia?

Paranoia is experiencing a strong feeling of being under threat when you are not, and there is little or no evidence to suggest that you are. Children and young people experiencing paranoia may be concerned about multiple kinds of threat.

Examples of paranoid thoughts may include:

Paranoia can affect several different areas of young people’s lives in different ways which can sometimes be unpredictable. Symptoms of paranoia can vary from mild to severe, depending on how much the individual believes the paranoid thoughts, and how often the individual thinks about their paranoid beliefs.

Some people may feel a great deal of distress when experiencing paranoid thoughts. Identifying needs early and targeting these with intervention can help the secondary effects common in paranoia, such as isolation and withdrawal, anxiety and panic attacks, or depresison and low mood .

Services related to paranoia for children and young adults can be carried out after we have an initial discussion. Please take a look at 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 needs related to paranoia assessed?

A clinical interview can be used to assess needs relating to paranoia as well as, standardised tests, questionnaires and observations.Past and family history of mental health conditions, any medications or drug and alcohol use may also be taken. We may ask about the paranoid thoughts the child or young person is having and how this is impacting on their daily life.

What happens after an assessment?

Future therapeutic input is recommended after an assessment based on the needs that are identified during assessment. Any needs identified can be written up for you into a brief or comprehensive report depending on the individual circumstances. An intervention is the most likely recommendation following an assessment. During the initial discussion, possible options going forward for after an assessment can be discussed.

What are the specialist interventions that we offer?

Our psychotherapists and psychologists offer various interventions appropriate for paranoia. We will choose an intervention based on the individual's unique circumstances. The interventions which we can provide include:

Interventions can provide children and young people with needs relating to paranoia strategies to support them.

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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The impact of paranoia on the child or young person vary depending on the individual's age and their stage of development. Early needs identification along with appropriate intervention decreases the risk to the child or young person with paranoia and helps to improve their outcomes. If you are interested in an assessment for needs relating to paranoia for yourself or a child or young person in your life please get in touch to find out more about the help we can offer.

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

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