The Fitzrovia Child And Family Practice.
We are a group of experienced child and adolescent mental health professionals based in central London offering a team approach to child and adolescent mental health. We work together to offer assessment and therapy for children, young people and their families. We have developed our multidisciplinary team approach from our experience of working together for many years within the NHS.
The first session is usually an assessment. You will meet two clinicians who have different areas of expertise who will work jointly to gain a thorough understanding of your concerns and needs. For younger children, we may recommend an initial meeting with parents only, depending on the nature of your concerns. For adolescents, we will usually allocate some time to meet with the young person alone during the assessment.
The assessment helps us advise you whether therapy could be helpful, and if so what type We might recommend a single therapeutic approach, such as individual sessions for the child/young person or parents, or we may suggest a package of care such as individual sessions alongside family sessions.We might also recommend a meeting with a psychiatrist. Alternatively, we might recommend further specialist assessment, such as cognitive assessment or an assessment for ASD or ADHD.
We offer a multidisciplinary team approach for assessing and treating child and adolescent mental health. We each have different specialisms and areas of expertise, which enables us to look at your particular concerns from a range of different perspectives. This helps us to decide whether therapy or specialist assessment would be helpful, and if so what kind. We are experts on mental health, but you are experts on your family, so we work together with you to plan therapeutic care tailored to your families needs.
Training, qualifications & experience
We are a team of experienced child and family mental health professionals with a range of specialist trainings and expertise, including family therapists, clinical psychologists, child psychotherapists and psychiatrists.
We therefore have differing training and qualifications depending on discipline but are all accredited with our professional bodies. Most of us are dual or multiple trained.
We all have many years experience working with children, young people and families. We have all worked both in the NHS and privately.
More detailed information about us as an organisation and about us as individual practitioners can be found on our website: http://fitzcaf.com/
Member organisations *
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
Association of Child Psychotherapists
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.
Health and Care Professions Council
The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.
They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.
Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.
UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Areas of counselling we deal with
Initial assessments can take up to 90 minutes and are charged up to £200 depending on the length of the assessment. Assessments are usually undertaken by two clinicians.
The cost of therapy sessions vary depending on the therapeutic approach, this will be discussed and agreed with you.