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Children and Young People's Therapy

Children and Young People’s Therapies

Children and young people can face a variety of social, emotional, behavioural and psychological challenges. It is common for them to feel overwhelmed by their emotions or by the world around them, which can make it difficult for them and their families to comprehend and overcome these difficulties. 

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) are commissioned by the NHS to provide mental health services for children and young people up to the age of 18. Oakdale is experienced and has expertise in delivering assessments and psychological therapies for children and young people and therefore is often asked by local CAMHS to provide support to current waiting lists.  

Oakdale has been delivering therapy on behalf of Leeds CAMHS since early 2020. We value the collaborative relationship we have been able to establish in Leeds with CAMHS, MindMate, schools, and other third sector organisations.

If you have received a letter from LCH about the possibility of your child receiving therapy with the Oakdale Centre on behalf of Leeds CAMHS, and have elected to proceed, we will be in touch to discuss the therapy process with you, and to arrange a convenient date for your first appointment.

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Please call us on 01423 276263 if you have any queries about what you can expect.

Oakdale takes great pride in providing exceptional support in a confidential and nurturing environment. Our team of extensively trained practitioners specialise in offering tailored psychological assessments and therapies for various issues that young people may be dealing with. These include but are not limited to:

Low self-esteem, depression and mood disorders

Anxiety, worry and panic attacks

Obsessions and compulsions to act

Anger management and emotional regulation

Phobias and irrational fears

Separation anxiety and generalised anxiety 

Tics and involuntary movement responses

Suicidal thoughts and ideation 

Behavioural challenges that are difficult to understand and manage, including non-compliance, defiance or disruptive behaviour

Deliberate self-harm

Sleep difficulties and toileting difficulties

Concerns with social communication, please click here for information on Oakdale’s Neurodevelopmental Assessment service

Concerns with bullying, and cyber-bullying

Addictions (technology and substance misuse)

Online safety

Difficulty regulating emotions and managing emotional distress

Intrusive thoughts and memories of traumatic events, such as flashbacks or nightmares

Avoidance behaviours, including avoiding people, places, or activities that trigger distressing memories or emotions 

Difficulty concentrating and loss of interest in activities that were once enjoyable

Sleep disturbances and insomnia

Supporting children and young people who are in foster care or who have been adopted. Please click here for information on Oakdale’s Adoption and Trauma Service

Navigating and understanding one’s sexual orientation and gender identity

Challenges relating to disclosing one’s sexual orientation or gender identity

Managing discrimination and societal pressures

Difficulties in forming and maintaining relationships

Concerns related to atypical eating habits and disordered eating patterns

Difficulties with Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID)

Supporting individuals with anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, overeating, binge eating disorder and food addiction.

Consultation and support with schools and allied therapy teams. 

Neuropsychological assessment to understand a young person’s cognitive profile. Please click here for more information on cognitive assessments.

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