Tess Bailey-Sayer B Ed Hons (Cantab) MACP
The Natural Health Centre
Bank Farm Road
I am a Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist working in Independent Practice in Shrewsbury.
If you are a parent, relative or carer who is worried about your child, or if you are a young person worried about your own mental health, contacting me would be a good first step in finding some expert professional help.
Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy is a useful approach where there are complicated or long term problems, where young children are not able to put their feelings into words, where feelings are becoming out of control and are difficult to understand, and where approaches like counselling have been tried but do not seem to be effective.
I would offer a brief telephone conversation if you'd like one, and then meet with you for an initial consultation at the Natural Health Centre. This would be a chance for you to tell me about the situation, and for us to see if I am the right person to help. I sometimes work with children and young people directly, sometimes with parents, and work always begins with an assessment. Appointments usually last fifty minutes. Assessments take between four and six sessions, and treatment may be either short or longer term depending on the nature of the difficulties.
I offer the following services:
- Parent-Infant Psychotherapy and family work for babies, pre-school children and their families
- Individual or family based assessments and treatment for children of school age
- Assessment and individual treatment for adolescents and young adults
- Consultation and parent work for parents of children of all ages
- Specialist support to foster carers or parents of adopted children
- Consultation and supervision for clinicians working with children and families
Training, qualifications & experience
I have thirty years' experience of working with children and young people in a variety of settings including schools, hospitals and therapeutic communities. Most recently I have spent twelve years working as a Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist in Child and Adolescent Mental Health teams across the West Midlands.
Qualification as a Child Psychotherapist involves a six year training, including a four year clinical placement within the NHS. It qualifies me to offer therapeutic assessment and treatment to infants, children and young people between the ages of 0 and 24.
I am experienced in assessing and treating the following presenting difficulties:
- depression, self harm, suicidality
- eating disorders
- attachment difficulties
- trauma including early childhood trauma, neglect and abuse
- bereavement and loss
- emotional problems within Autistic Spectrum or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
- Looked After and Adopted children
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Personality disorders
I charge £70.00 per fifty minute appointment for consultation and assessments to individuals or families. Fees for longer term work are agreed as part of an initial consultation. I am able to be flexible if financial circumstances are difficult or change unexpectedly. My fees to organisations start at £80.00 per session.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I have appointments to offer currently on Wednesdays and Fridays, including some early morning and evening times.
Types of client
Supervision & training
I have many years' experience of supervising professionals working with children and families, and have completed the 'Supervision for Supervisors' course at the Tavistock Clinic, London.View supervision profile