Other Local Services

If you are a young person and worried about your emotions or well-being, there are lots of sources of help out there. If you want to come and see a psychologist at Everlief, we would first need to speak to your parent or carer. There are also other people and organisations who can help, which you may also want to consider:
  • Your doctor (GP). Your doctor is often the first port of call if you are worried or feel you may need help. They may help you get access to services which can help you, such as
  • CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service), which are local teams run by the National Health Service, and consist of psychologists, psychiatrists, nurses, and other professionals who can help you. /child-and-adolescent-mental-health-services-camhs-more-information/
  • Counselling – there are many different youth counselling services, which your GP will know about
  • A private psychology clinic such as Everlief.
 

Childline

http://www.childline.org.uk tel 0800 1111 Childline offer a information and advice about a wide range of issues including self-harm and bullying.  

Young Minds

http://www.youngminds.org.uk Parents’ helpline 0808 8025544 Here you can find in-depth information about common mental health difficulties that affect young people, such as bulimia and depression. They also provide information about treatments.  

General special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) Advice

Bucks SEND-IAS-Logo-for-web Buckinghamshire SEND IAS Service (formerly Parent Partnership) provides a one stop impartial information, advice and support service to:
  • Children with SEND
  • Their parents/carers
  • Young people (aged 16 – 25) with SEND
  • Telephone: 01296 383754. Email: sendias@buckscc.gov.uk

    Bucks SEND IAS website

    Art Therapy

    Blue pencil art therapy Maggie Bull is a qualified and experienced Art Therapist providing emotional support to children, young people and their families via 1:1, group and family interventions through Blue Pencil Art Therapy. Art Therapy is not dependent on spoken language and can therefore be helpful to anyone who finds it difficult to express their thoughts and feelings verbally such as young children and children will communication problems.

    Maggie’s website

    Art Workshops

    Connect2Colour4logo Connect 2 Colour provides an amazing process of communication, connection and creativity captured forever on canvas through art and colour for families, special needs, local businesses, schools, other charities and the local community. Sally can be contacted on 0772 563 6231 or 01494 568 866

    Connect 2 Colour website

    Counselling

    LM single Lisa Mass is a BACP Senior Accredited Counsellor with over 25 years experience of supporting children, teenagers and parents with a broad range of issues. Lisa also works with adults. She is based in Bourne End. To find out more about Lisa’s work please visit her website, or contact her directly on 07773 007894 or email: contact@lisamasscounselling.co.uk

    Lisa Mass’s website

    Steve Rose is a therapist working with young people and adults aged 16+ in the South Bucks area. He practices across the Chilterns and can offer flexibility with Skype or home visits if required

    Steve Rose’s website

    logo main Sue Seager is an experienced counsellor who works with a broad range of teenage emotional wellbeing issues such as low-self esteem, anxiety, peer relationships and low mood. Sue also has specific expertise in working with trauma, bullying and online safety. For an informal chat or to arrange an appointment please call Sue on 01628 530276 or visit the LifeChance website.

    Sue Seager’s website

    Music Therapy – we recommend Chiltern Music Therapy

    Chiltern Music Therapy provides a music therapy service to children and adults of all ages with a variety of needs.

    Chiltern Music Therapy website

    Other Specialist Autism Support

    National Autistic Society

    http://www.autism.org.uk/ Autism Helpline 0808 800 4104 The National Autistic Society provide information including “What is Austism?” and “What is Asperger’s Syndrome?”. They have many useful resources on their site, plus links to local services.

    Help with Autism

    Helpwith autism logo As a teacher and parent of a child with special educational needs, Help with Autism founder Jo Bridson understands the difficulties faced by both parents and professionals and the importance of all parties working together to support the child. Her website has lots of information and support for families who have a child with autism.

    Help with Autism’s Website

    The Autism Teaching Company

    unnamed The Autism Teaching Company consist of a team of Specialist Teachers who work in a friendly, flexible and cohesive way, providing support for young people with autism, and those who teach and care for them. We work mainly through school settings to support staff and pupils together with parents, but also provide direct family support. Our website provides details of the many areas in which we can help you and your child.

    Autism Teaching Company’s Website

    Nutrition

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    Brainstorm Health specialises in nutritional and biomedical support for children and young adults on the autism spectrum and practices the functional medicine approach to health, which assesses and addresses the underlying causes of conditions. For an informal chat or to make an appointment please contact Stella on 01628 854 066 or visit Brainstorm Health website

    inspired nutrition Nutritional Therapy (NT) is one of the most powerful ways to boost your health & wellness naturally. We are what we eat, and our biochemistry is directly influenced by the nutrients from our food. Jeraldine can be contacted on 07729 174208 or visit Inspired nutrition website

    Occupational Therapy

    Leap logo Leap Children’s Therapy is an independent OT clinic based in Buckinghamshire providing Occupational Therapy services to children and young people.

    Leap Children’s Therapy website

    carolyne_oates_logo2 Carolyne Oates’ OT practice is based in Aldermaston and provides a full independent OT service for children.

    Carolyne’s website

    logo_new3 Footsteps is owned and managed by Sheena Anderson, and is a private Occupational Therapy practice based in Chalfont St Peter.

    Sheena’s website

    Play Therapy

    house1 (640x459) Simon Kerr-Edwards is a qualified and registered Play Therapist with over 30 years of working with children and young people in a therapeutic capacity. He works in a creative way in partnership with parents to support children with emotional and behavioural regulation difficulties and improve family communications in order for them to thrive. He is also registered with OFSTED to work with adopted children and can be contacted on 07890 935781.

    Simon’s Website

    Transitioning to secondary school

    Fiona at 627 transfer provides individual, small group and whole class support for children throughout the transfer to secondary school 627 Transfer website

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    Yoga for kids – we recommend Little Yogis UK

    Little Yogis Logo Children’s yoga sessions are fun, creative and noisy and provide a fresh new way to play yoga with children that combines fitness, fun and education. Liza can be contacted on 01296 625113 / 07557 88450 or via lizakelea@hotmail.com

    Little Yogis Website

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