Iffley Turn Practice Tel: 01865 251233
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.

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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 unhelpful to see children and young people until parents only have had some sessions.