Oxford Natural Health Centre Tel : 01865 715615
Email : angelashanly@oxfordfamilypsychology.co.uk
Clinical Psychology and Family Therapy Services | Children, Adults, Couples and Families

Children & Parents

I am able to work with Children, Young People and their parents with the following types of difficulties:

  • ​​​​anxiety
  • ​​​​chronic health conditions
  • ​​​​depression
  • ​​​​less severe eating problems
  • ​​​​bullying
  • ​​​​anger
  • ​​​​school refusal and school anxiety
  • ​​​​​​​​​​​sibling conflict
  • ​​​​​​​​​​​self-Harm
  • ​​​​​​​​​​trauma/ PTSD
  • ​​​​​​​​​​​effects of parental separation and divorce.
  • ​​​​​​​​​​​family issues resulting from ASD or ADHD
  • ​​​​​​​​​​​family issues resulting from learning disabilities


​​​​​​​My treatment modalities are Cognitive behaviour Therapy and Systemic Family Therapy. This includes ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) a type of cognitive therapy which focuses on mindfulness and a way of managing uncomfortable thoughts and feelings).

​​​​​​​If problems are severe, I may recommend specialist assessment and referral on to a local CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health) Service.

​​​​​​​I also work with PACT ( Parents and Children Together) who provide therapeutic support for adoptive children and their parents


Children and Young People are most effectively helped through Parents only, Parents and Child, or Family sessions.

Sometimes it is helpful to see a child or young person alone for 1 or 2 sessions. However, as a general rule I do not meet with children under the age of 12, without parents. Children above the age of 12 may benefit from a more extended period of treatment by themselves. Sometimes it is counterproductive to see children and young people until parents only have had some sessions.