Child and Family Psychologist
Corona Virus Update – We are currently providing initial assessment and therapy sessions via video calls
Clinical & Child Psychologist Derbyshire
If you are looking for a child psychologist in Derbyshire we can provide assessment and therapy for children, adolescents, parents and carers.
We are located at The Matlock Therapy Centre Derbyshire.
The majority of our clients self-refer. Their child may be presenting with emotional, developmental or behavioural difficulties. Alternatively, being or becoming a parent may be impacting on their own emotional wellbeing or ability to cope.
Our Clinical and Child Psychologists
We provide psychological assessment and evidence-based therapies for children aged 0-18 and parents of all ages. Antenatal and postnatal psychology services are also provided. We work in collaboration with our clients to ensure that the therapies provided are tailored to each individual or family’s needs.
Our team are compassionate, friendly and approachable and have trained and worked in around Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire for many years. Weekly clinics are held in Matlock Derbyshire by our lead clinical Psychologist Dr Jennifer Wilson.
We accept referrals from most major insurance providers (except BUPA), local authorities, GPs and other allied agencies. Supervision, training and consultation are also available.
Our Clinical Psychologists are BPS Chartered and HPCP registered. Trained to doctoral level, we provide thorough psychological assessment, formulation andevidence based therapies. We work in collaboration with our clients to ensure that the therapies provided have the closest fit to each person, family and/or organisation’s needs.
Our lead clinician:
Dr Jennifer Wilson, Clinical Psychologist (BSc, PGCert, DClinPsy, CPsychol) has over 15 years experience of working in Voluntary, Sector, Social Care, Healthcare, NHS and Private Health and Social Care settings. She has a special interest in childhood developmental trauma, perinatal mental health (ante and post-natal depression and anxiety), parenting and adults who experience long-term mental health difficulties as a result of childhood trauma.
Dr Jennifer Wilson
Our Clinical Psychologists have specialist training and experience in working with children, adolescents and families.
Twenty per cent of UK children aged 1 to 15 experience a mental health disorder in any given year. The likelihood of experiencing difficulties with emotional wellbeing increase as children reach adolescence. Our Child Psychologists are trained in child development, neuroscience and a host of evidence-based psychological therapies (e.g. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy and Theraplay) that meet the needs of each individual child.
We also provide training, consultation and supervision to schools, social care and other allied organisations (see ‘other services’ tab for details).
Fees are £135 per hour
Initial assessment sessions are 1.5 hours in duration, (to be paid in advance of the session) though other sessions are billed monthly in arrears.
We are a provider to most health insurance companies. Please mention to us in your first contact if you are hoping to claim for sessions via your insurance provider.
We have a limited number of subsidised (half price) client places. Please contact us to discuss your individual needs.
Our Matlock clinic rooms are easily accessible by car, with parking available on the surrounding streets and car parks. We are just 5 minutes walk from the train station and bus routes to Matlock.
Home visits and clinics in other Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire / East Midlands locations by arrangement.
Online appointments also available if appropriate.
Our referrals include (but are not limited to) children and adolescents aged 0 to 18 presenting with difficulties associated with:Acquired Brain Injury
- Adjustment Disorder
- Anxious School Refusal
- Attachment Difficulties
- Autistic Spectrum Disorder
- Behavioural Difficulties
- Bereavement and Loss
- Childhood Abuse and Neglect
- Children in Care
- Complex Trauma
- Conduct Disorder
- Developmental Disorders
- Developmental Trauma
- Fabricated and Induced Illness (FII)
- Learning Difficulties
- Life-threatening and Life-Limiting Conditions
- Looked After Children
- Low Self-Esteem
- Low Mood
- Neurodevelopmental Disorders
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Oppositional Defiant Disorder
- Parental Divorce and Separation
- Parental Terminal Illness
- Physical Health Difficulties
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Selective Mutism
- Self-Criticism and Self-Loathing
- Sleep Difficulties
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Trichotillomania (Hair Pulling)