Child Therapy

One in three children and young people experience difficulties with their mental health. They can experience a range of challenges in their lives, perhaps feeling anxious, down, having low self-confidence or struggles with feelings of anger.

Brighton Psychology Clinic provides evidenced-based therapy for children, teenagers and their families.

Therapy can help children and young people work through issues that are troubling them. It can also help them learn better ways of coping and often helps feel more in control and better able to manage. 

When working with children and young people Nicky and John primarily draw on the following therapeutic approaches : Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and EMDR. 

We can help with a variety of difficulties including:


Low mood

Low self-esteem

Difficulties in school

Difficulties with bullying or relationships

Obsessive and/or Compulsive behaviour



Family/household relationship difficulties

Identity difficulties

Attachment difficulties

child psychotherapy Brighton & Hove

What to expect

After initial contact has been made by telephone or email we will arrange for an assessment session. This session will focus on gathering as much information as possible. In almost all cases it is important to gather information from both the child and a family member. This first session is sometimes done together or can also be done separately. The assessment aims to get a clear picture of the problem and ask you about your ideas about what might help. 

If appropriate, following the assessment a series of treatment sessions is normally agreed. Children under seven years of age often find it difficult to engage on their own and it would be recommended that a parent also attends session. The number of sessions required to help children varies depending on the problem. On average, a child will be seen for approximately 8 – 12 sessions. However, some children will require fewer whilst others will need to be seen for much longer.