Child Private Psychiatry Preston & Online Appointments

The Therapy Company provide private child psychiatry in Preston and via highly-secure online appointments.

 As you would expect, we deal with the mental health of children very carefully and it’s compulsory to have an accompanied adult with them at psychiatry sessions.

Our private child psychiatry may help with conditions that your child may be struggling with such as depression, anxiety, traumatic stress, OCD, and eating disorders.We have a dedicated team of highly-qualified and experienced private child psychiatrists that you can view on our meet the team page.

If you’re looking to find out more about child adult psychiatry in Preston or would like to have a chat with us over the phone before booking a session, please call us directly on 01772 440321 or use our online contact form and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

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Private Children's Psychiatrist

Mental health problems can have an enormous impact on a child’s development and this impact also transfers to the parents and family of the child. It all starts with inviting you and your child down to one of our practices in Preston where we will undergo an initial consultation.

Our highly-qualified psychiatrists will make both you and your child feel at ease, safe and comfortable. We’ll start by asking some key questions regarding your child’s mental health history, current psychological issues and/or conditions. Once we have a better understanding of your child’s current issues, we can then proceed to providing the most relevant treatment plan such as CBT, counselling, EDMR, or alternative therapies.

Common Treatments

Here at The Therapy Company, we offer a wide range of treatments and therapies to help manage and work through your child’s mental health condition(s) and struggles. CBT (also known as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy) is a talking therapy can help children that are struggling with intrusive thoughts, negative thoughts, feeling, and behaviours. Moreover, counselling is another type of talking therapy which may be a viable option for your child if they are struggling with emotional issues. Further treatments also are available with our highly-qualified private child psychiatrists.

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How Can Psychiatry Help?

Child psychiatrists can help to diagnose and treat a number of different mental health conditions including depression, ADHD, anxiety, intrusive thoughts, eating disorders, self-harming, and many more.. Through ongoing treatments and medications arranged by your psychiatrist, you can expect to receive a comprehensive diagnosis (if relevant) for your child and receive professional advice and on-going treatment on how to best manage with symptoms of particular conditions.

Child Private Psychiatry – Conditions We Treat

Get in touch with our professional and dedicated team of child private psychiatrists in Preston at The Therapy Company by calling us directly on 01772 440321 or use our online contact form and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

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Private Child Psychiatry - Our Team

To schedule an appointment with our child psychiatrists, we kindly request that you obtain a referral letter from your GP on behalf of your child. This letter should explicitly outline the purpose of the referral and incorporate any pertinent medical history. After we receive your referral, our consultant will conduct a thorough review. Once approved, we will promptly reach out to you to arrange your appointment.

Feel free to send the referral, whether from you or your GP, to You can also acquaint yourself with the rest of our team right here.

Victoria Norrington-Moore

Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist

Dr Shashank Chattree

Consultant Psychiatrist. MBBS FRCPsych DPM

Dr Shahid M Ahmad

Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist

Child Private Psychiatry Preston - FAQs

Yes, of course. Here at The Therapy Company, we are able to provide video consultations if you are unable to visit us in person. Although video consultations are available, we advocate seeing our psychiatrists in person if this is possible for you to so. Contact us today for more information.

We advise telling your child that they are going to visit a doctor/therapist that is going to be there for them to support with the issues they are dealing with. Make it clear that the therapist will be asking them a few question and that there are no right or wrong answers. Make it clear that the appointment is to help them.

Yes, of course, we do. If you want to meet our team, before you actually meet our team in person, head over to our dedicated ”meet the team” page by clicking here

Here at The Therapy Company, we are proud of the work that we do and the differences that we make in children’s lives. All our therapists are qualified and accredited in their areas of expertise and are also registered with leading private medical insurers including Bupa, AXA, Aviva, WPA, and many others. In addition, our consultant psychiatrists can also offer clinical and medico-legal assessments

If you’re ready to book your first session with The Therapy Company, please call us today on 01772 440321 or use our online contact form and we’ll get back to you promptly.

There are a number of reasons where your child would benefit seeing a private child psychiatrist. The first reason may be that they are experiencing persistent or severe behaviour difficulties. Seeing a child psychiatrist will help to diagnose these difficulties and formulate a treatment plan centred around your child’s development. Other reasons may also include; your child is dealing with trauma, difficulty with significant life events or symptoms of mental health disorders.

Yes, of course. Here at The Therapy Company, we completely understand that it’s a big deal for your child to see a private psychiatrist. In fact, we definitely recommend being present to give them the unconditional love and support that they’ll need from you. And of course, our team is exceptionally compassionate.

There are a few things that will happen during your child’s assessment. Firstly, we will gather the relevant information required about your child’s medical and family history. Secondly, we’ll evaluate current symptoms that have been identified. Thirdly, interviews may be conducted with parents or caregivers. The end goal is simple; assess your child’s mental health, make a diagnosis if applicable, and develop an appropriate treatment plan.

If you are currently using another private child psychiatrist and you wish to switch to The Therapy Company, you can do that and it’s super easy to do so. You may feel that your child will be better suited with a private and independent company that can offer quicker diagnosis and treatment plans.

Finding a reputable psychiatrist for your child is the all-important decision. It’s advised to seek referrals from other healthcare professionals you may be seeing or in contact with for your child. Alternatively, check out online business directories and online reviews to see what other caregivers are saying about the service provided.


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