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We provide needs assessments and interventions for children and young people who are having difficulties with their sexuality, or are struggling with others’ responses to their sexuality.

What difficulties can occur around sexuality?

When we mention ‘sexuality’ we are referring to who an individual is attracted to, or whether they have feelings of attraction to others. 

Sexuality is viewed differently across society and cultures. Some families and individuals are able to accept someone’s sexuality, others may be unable to, or have difficulty accepting someone’s sexuality. Some individuals have difficulty accepting their own sexuality for a variety of reasons, which can cause emotional difficulties. The following are examples of situations which could lead to emotional difficulties for a child or young person due to their sexuality:

Children and young people who are experiencing challenges due to their sexuality can also experience associated mental health conditions, including; eating disorders, self-harm, depression, anxiety and panic attacks.

Our services are provided following an initial discussion. Please see our process below to find out more.<

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 emotional difficulties related to sexuality assessed?

The emotional difficulties faced by a child or young person can vary, so an assessment will look at the specific emotional difficulties, and the impact the difficulties are having. An assessment will usually include one or a combination of the following:

Clinical interview

A clinical interview includes reviewing a child or young person’s development and how the different areas of their life may be affected. 


Questionnaires can be useful in finding out the extent of difficulties experienced by the individual as well as looking at specific areas, for example; anxiety, mood and self-esteem.


Observations are useful to see how the difficulties impact on a child or young person in their everyday lives. 

What happens after an assessment?

Assessments guide interventions through identifying areas of need to target. Results from an assessment are reported back verbally or within a report. Written reports are useful as they can be shared with other professionals. How information is reported back to you will be discussed during an initial discussion.

What specialist interventions do we offer?

There are various specialist interventions to help with emotional difficulties related to sexuality. Interventions we offer to promote positive mental health include:

Interventions can take place independently, and in combination with another intervention or approach. Interventions will be discussed during the initial discussion or in the feedback from an assessment.

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.



Emotional difficulties related to sexuality impact individuals at any age and stage of development. Emotional difficulties can increase and evolve if they are not addressed, so we recommend early intervention. At HSR Psychology, we offer a non-judgemental environment for children and young people to feel safe and listened to. If you would like to arrange an assessment for emotional needs related to sexuality for a child or young person then please contact us now to see how we can help.

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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