Shirley Ogilvie

Shirley Ogilvie

Child & Adolescent Psychotherapy Practice
Suite 2/07. King James V1 Business Centre
Friarton Road
Perth & Kinross

I am unable to take further enquiries until 03-Feb-2020

01738 472123

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About me

Following your initial enquiry regarding the child or young person you are concerned about, I will give a prompt response and arrange a telephone conversation followed by a consultation within 7 working days for you as the parent or carer (without the child being present).

Then I may recommend an individual assessment for the child/young person.
This means that they come for 3 sessions (of 50 minutes each). At the end of the 3 session assessment I review the out come with you as parent(s), outlining at that stage what the main themes of the child's assessment have been (without the child present).

At the review, I would be making a recommendation about an appropriate way forward for the child and family in respect of treatment.

There are a number of options that can be considered depending on what arises in the assessment, for example:

  • the child may need weekly psychotherapy sessions for at least an academic year

  • the young person may need to have more frequent sessions (e.g. 2 sessions a week)

  • or the parent(s) may need regular parental support sessions to give meaning to the distressing behaviour the child is showing.

If individual psychotherapy is needed it is good practice in Child & Adolescent Work to promote the importance of Parental Support work to support and maintain the child's therapy and this is done in parallel.

I work with pre school & primary school children, adolescents, parents and families with a range of complex psychological difficulties and disorders.

Training, qualifications & experience

I trained as a Child & Adolescent Psychotherapist at the Tavistock Clinic in London qualifying with a Masters in Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy. Prior to my Post Graduate Training I held Senior Practitioner roles in Adoption & Fostering Teams in London both in the public and private sector.

As well as substantial experience over many years in the NHS Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS), I have concurrently run a private practice as NHS provision is still very limited.

As well as having a thriving private practice in Perth, Scotland until recently I held a Principal Child & Adolescent Psychotherapist position in an NHS CAMHS Team in another region.

I have extensive clinical experience in treating: Anxiety, Attachment problems, abuse, self harm, disordered eating, depression, body dysmorphia, issues arising from parental separation /divorce, and adoption-related problems.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Looked after and adopted children and young people ( related issues)

Internet addiction (compulsive use of digital technology) - which interferes with day to day living

Digital world addiction and dependency

Gender identity disorder or gender dysphoria .

Photos & videos

  • Children in therapy like to draw & explore their thoughts  & feelings by using play materials .
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  • Parallel Parental Work
  • Boys feel things too.
  • doll's house play


Fees will be discussed at the point of referral.

Further information

  • I am a full member of the Association Of Child Psychotherapists - for my professional credentials, see (under find a Therapist) The ACP  is registered by the Professional Standards Authority. Please click on the logos above for more detail on ACP & PSA.

  • ACP registered child psychotherapists have completed an NHS child mental health based training ( Post Graduate ) which lasts for at least 4 years .
  • I hold a full professional indemnity insurance which is  renewed annually .
  • I have monthly personal supervision by a Senior Tavistock Consultant Child & Adolescent Psychotherapist
  • I have a PVG certificate ( Protecting Vulnerable Groups Scheme)
  • I work to the ACP's code of Professional Conduct & Ethics  - see website : for a copy of Code of Ethics.
  • Within the last 3 years I have undertaken Child Protection training . (NHS)

Maps & Directions

Perth, PH2 8DY

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Yes

Types of client

Young people

Supervision & training

I offer psychoanalytic supervision for clinicians working in the private or public sector who are working therapeutically with children , young people and their families.

Online supervision:Yes
Telephone supervision:Yes
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