Sea Change Psychotherapy Ltd - Tess Bailey-Sayer B Ed Hons (Cantab) MACP

Sea Change Psychotherapy Ltd - Tess Bailey-Sayer B Ed Hons (Cantab) MACP

Sea Change Psychotherapy Ltd
8&9 Victoria Mews, St Austins Friars
Victoria Quay

01743 248886 / 07534 420982

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About us

Sea Change Psychotherapy Ltd is a company formed by Tess Bailey-Sayer in December 2016. We are a group of Child and Adolescent Psychotherapists working in Independent Practice in Shrewsbury. We are also a Certified Social Enterprise.

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 us would be the right 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.

We offer a brief telephone conversation if you'd like one, and then meet with you for an initial consultation at the Sea Change Psychotherapy Centre. This would be a chance for you to tell us about the situation, and for us to see whether we might be the right people to help. We 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.

We 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 up to the age of 25
  • 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

Tess Bailey-Sayer: 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 six years 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.

We are experienced in assessing and treating the following presenting difficulties:

  • anxiety
  • 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

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We charge £75.00 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. We are able to be flexible if financial circumstances are difficult or change unexpectedly. Fees to organisations start at £125.00 per session.

Maps & Directions

Shrewsbury, SY1 1RY

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: No


Appointments available throughout the week, including some evening sessions.

Types of client

Young people

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.

Online supervision:Yes
Telephone supervision:Yes
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