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Psychotherapy is an intervention which gives children and young people the space to address their thoughts and feelings in order to achieve a clearer vision of their goals. Psychotherapy is useful for various mental health difficulties including depression and trauma. At HSR Psychology, we have practitioners who are trained to provide psychotherapy to young adults and children.

Who is suitable for psychotherapy?

Children and young people who receive psychotherapy through HSR Psychology must be between the ages of 2 and 25 inclusive.

Children and young people who meet one of the following criteria could benefit from psychotherapy: 

Please contact us to find out how psychotherapy could benefit yourself or individuals around you.

What are the benefits of psychotherapy?

Psychotherapycan be beneficial for the child or young person in several ways:

We will provide some recommendations that will help you to support the young individual after psychotherapy. These recommendations are useful for supporting the individual's emotional and mental wellbeing.

What happens prior to psychotherapy?

Psychotherapy can be a potential path following an initial discussion. See our approach 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.

What happens during psychotherapy?

Psychotherapy helps the young person to address and overcome their worries and doubts. Although psychotherapy is generally a talking therapy, other activities such as art, drama or play can be used to help the individual to express themselves in a different form. During psychotherapy, the young adult or child will have the ability to learn more about themselves, and their difficulties. Once specific difficulties have been identified, the individual will work through these problems to break down any barriers to their achievements. Psychotherapy with HSR Psychology can take place in a home, education, community or clinic setting. 

What happens after psychotherapy?

After psychotherapy we will have a comprehensive idea of why the child or young adult is having certain thoughts and feelings and how they can be supported at home or in school. Following psychotherapy it may be suggested that the best course of action is to have follow up sessions if needed. Outcomes from psychotherapy can be provided through verbal feedback or via written report if requested. Support is given to you throughout the psychotherapy process, as well as the offer of receiving post-intervention support..

Does psychotherapy come with a report?

A report following an intervention is always recommended by us, which is made up of what took place, the results of this and guidance on what to do in the future. A psychotherapy report has a range of applications. Common uses include: medical use, use by a school, support with an application, support and funding. The reasons for applying for psychotherapy may vary, and a written report may not be necessary. Feedback can be provided verbally in this case, along with a brief written summary. You can read further about the reports we provide here.

Arrange an initial discussion

Arrange an initial discussion to find out how we can benefit your education setting. The initial discussion lasts 2 hours and is a starting point to identify needs. The cost is £180.

  • No waiting lists
  • Experienced psychologists
  • Includes recommendation summary

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Next steps...

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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