Shirley Ogilvie

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Perth, Perth & Kinross, PH2
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About me

I am a Child & Adolescent Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist specialising in working with children and young people  across a range of ages. I offer Psychotherapy ( short or long term ) to children from birth. I can work with adolescents / young adults up to their 26th Birthday. I can also offer parent/infant psychotherapy.  (It can never too early to intervene therapeutically) 

Following your initial enquiry regarding the child or young person you are concerned about, I aim to give a prompt response (generally within 24 hours) & arrange a telephone conversation, followed by a consultation within 7 working days for you as the parent or carer (without the young person 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). Following the assessment I review the out come with you as parent(s) / carers outlining what the main themes of the assessment have been. At the review, I would usually make a recommendation about an appropriate way forward for the young person and family.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 behavior the child is showing.

If individual psychotherapy is needed it is good practice in Child & Adolescent Work to promote the importance of Parental Support sessions to support and maintain the child's therapy and this is usually in parallel with another child & adolescent psychotherapist. Occasionally I work with both the child in therapy and their parent(s).  This can be seen as an extension of the termly review of the child's therapy. 

Training, qualifications & experience

I trained as a Child & Adolescent Psychoanalytic 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 NHS Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS), I concurrently ran an independent Child Psychotherapy Practice.

Until December 2018 I held a Principal Child & Adolescent Psychotherapist post in an NHS CAMHS Team in another region.

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

Member organisations

Association of Child Psychotherapists (ACP)

The ACP is the registering body for NHS trained Child and Adolescent Psychotherapists. ACP members undergo a minimum 6 year training; two years at Masters level then 4 years full-time clinical in the NHS qualifying in a Doctorate Level course. Full members are able to work with neonates, mothers & babies, parents & toddlers, primary school age children & adolescents. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

Association of Child Psychotherapists
Accredited Register Scheme

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Association of Child Psychotherapists

Areas of counselling I deal with

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 or sleeping.

Gender dysphoria / gender identity issues / social isolation /

Social phobia , agoraphobia,  school phobic  ( exaggerated fear of going   to school or college)

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Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Fees will be discussed at the point of referral.  They are negotiable depending on your personal circumstances.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Please note I currently have no after school appointments available.

Further information

  • I have been a full member of the Association Of Child Psychotherapists for many years my professional credentials can be seen on the website below (under find a Therapist) The ACP  is registered by the Professional Standards Authority. Please click on the logos above for more details on ACP & PSA. All members of the ACP have demonstrated the competencies required for qualification and meet its high standards of registration.
  • ACP registered child & adolescent psychoanalytic psychotherapists have completed an NHS child mental health-based training (postgraduate) of 4 years duration.
  • I hold a full professional indemnity insurance which is renewed annually.
  • I have monthly supervision with a 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 my Code of Ethics.
  • Within the last 3 years, I have undertaken Level 3 Child Protection training & I 
  • The practice is registered with the ICO (Information Commissioner’s Office) registration number 14970706 . 

Friarton Road, Perth, Perth & Kinross, PH2

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)

Key details

PVG Scheme

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Ample free parking on site. Free wifi in the waiting area. On the lower ground floor hot drinks & snack machines. Bike racks to the front & rear of the centre.

Online platforms

Microsoft Spaces


In person

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

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Shirley Ogilvie
Shirley Ogilvie