I was hugely impressed with his report and my client spoke highly of him following the assessment. Louise Cunningham, Foot Anstey Solicitors.

Professional, comprehensive and responsive psychological services

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Children's Mental Health

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Mental health issues are a serious concern for children as if left untreated, they can be both distressing for the young person and their family and they can impede the natural developmental stages of growing up. In most cases, children will be offered an assessment by their local Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service but sometimes children are not accepted into these services. For this reason - and because of waiting list times - families often want to look elsewhere for help. In addition, when children are involved in personal injury claims their therapeutic needs are often covered by the claim and can be referred into the Independent Sector.

Examples of children’s mental health difficulties include:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Low Self-Esteem
  • Psychosis
  • Eating Disorder
  • Body Image Issues

Assessment Process

Assessments usually take place with the view of informing subsequent therapeutic interventions and if this is not the case, a formulation and management recommendations will be offered. An assessment will involve gathering information directly from the child through interview, questionnaires or play-based methods as well as engagement with the family, depending upon the child’s living situation, age and consent. Regular assessments of risk are also undertaken as a standard part of the process.

Court reports

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We provide thorough, evidence-based and objective reports for Family, Criminal and Civil Courts. We also provide extensive and comprehensive reports for the Parole Board and Court of Protection.

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Therapeutic Interventions

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Across the age range, Compass Psychological Services provide individualized therapeutic interventions that are based on thorough assessments, detailed formulations and up to date research evidence.

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Clinical supervision

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We have extensive experience of providing clinical supervision to Psychologists. With a growing client base from the NHS and Independent sectors, this represents an exciting development for our services.

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Compass Psychological Services Ltd
Litfield House Medical Centre,
Litfield Place,
Bristol BS8 3LS.

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