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HSR Psychology provides a range of services for young individuals and children who are experiencing stress.

What is stress? 

Stress is a normal bodily response to any kind of demand or threat that we all feel from time to time. However, stress can become a problem when it becomes difficult to manage and impacts upon a child or young person’s life and their ability to function on a day-to-day basis. 

Stress can negatively affect the way people think, feel or behave and affect their emotional, academic or social functioning. Stress can also cause or worsen mental and physical health problems.

Symptoms of stress can include:

Early needs identification helps to address any stress-related difficulties before they escalate.

After your Initial Discussion with us we may decide on services related to stress. Our process can be read further 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 individual needs related to stress assessed?

We will assess stress related needs through three different measures. These are: standardised tests, questionnaires and clinical interviews. 

Our psychologists may want to ask about the child or young adult’s stress related symptoms, potential sources of stress they have identified and the impact of them on a day-to-day basis. This could be done directly with the child or young person, or indirectly with the adults who know them best.

The direct work we do could include clinical assessments, observations, and surveys whereas our indirect assessments may include having conversations with relevant adults in the child or young person’s life to get a better picture of their needs. Both of these types of assessments will allow us to develop and carry out a plan to help manage stress which will best support the individual’s unique needs.

What happens post-assessment?

Post-assessment, we identify the child or young person’s stress related needs in order for us to recommend the next steps to you, which may include a specialist intervention. A specialist intervention reduces the risk of any stress related difficulties escalating. Any needs that we identify will be included in a brief or comprehensive report if requested. Any steps for the future as well as reports that you request can be talked about and elaborated on in the Initial Discussion.

What specialist interventions can we offer?

We offer various interventions appropriate for many difficulties which may be triggered by stress. We may also suggest alternative approaches and recommendations for reducing stressors and coping with stressful situations. 

Depending on the situation and the nature of the child or young person’s stress, our psychologists may suggest a direct or indirect approach to intervention.

Chosen interventions will depend on the individual’s unique circumstances. Some of these Interventions include:

The intervention or combination of interventions will be discussed prior to starting to make sure it fits the individual’s situation. These interventions provide the young person and their family with different strategies to help support them over time, should the difficulties return.

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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Early needs identification and intervention is important for decreasing the risk of developing mental health problems in the future associated with stress and helps to improve outcomes for the child or young person. If you’re interested in an assessment or intervention related to stress with HSR Psychology for a young person, please contact us for more information.

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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