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Availability & Referral Criteria

**I am currently accepting new referrals**

Referral Criteria

  • Babies and children up to the age of ten years, parents or adults who are parents, mild to moderate issues only

  • Both parents of children need to consent to the referral, agree to be involved in the work together and to information being shared with each other

I am afraid I am not able to offer support for the following issues as these require support from a team or specialist service (please speak to your GP for a referral or see below for specialist services):

  • Moderate to severe or complex difficulties e.g. self harming behaviours, eating disorders, moderate-severe depression, suicidal risk, addiction related issues in families, difficulties attending school, physical aggression in school age children

  • Past or current safeguarding or risk issues, family or parent conflict or court involvement

  • Current or recent separation or divorce

If my service is suitable for you please email me at: including the borough in which you live, the name of your health insurer if you have one and a brief description of what you would like help with.  My clinics are held in East Dulwich on Monday, Wednesday and Friday daytimes only.  All appointments are in person and are usually weekly, sometimes fortnightly.

Alternative Sources of Support

Assessment or support for:

Online Clinical Psychology Sessions for Teenagers & Adults - Dr Keren Smith

Specialist Clinical Psychology Intervention for Autism and ADHD in South East London:

​The National Autistic Society also provides information, parent support and a directory of psychologists:

Neuroaffirmative Webinars by Autistic Professionals:

Parent Webinars on Supporting Your Autistic Child:

NHS Services

Your GP or school can refer you to free NHS Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS), Community Paediatrics (for concerns around development), Speech & Language Therapy (SLT/SaLT; speech, language, communication, social relationships) and Occupational Therapy (OT; sensory processing/sensitivities, co-ordination, daily living skills).  Your GP can also refer parents to NHS Perinatal Mental Health Services (for parents with babies under the age of one) and, in Southwark, the Parental Mental Health Team (for parents with children under the age of five).


Children's Centres

Your local children's centre may be able to offer family support, parenting support and advice and access to specialist services (for families with children under the age of five)

School Support

Your child's school may also be able to offer support for emotional, social and mental health issues via the SENCo, Inclusion or Pastoral Care Team and most schools have some access to Educational Psychology.  Some schools also have access to Speech and Language Therapy and Occupational Therapy.

Parenting Programmes 

Your local council will offer free evidence based parenting programmes.  Please refer to their website for details.

Special Educational Needs & Disabilities (SEND)

Your local SENDIAS or IAS service can provide impartial advice and support.  This includes information about Education, Health & Care Plans (EHCP) 


  • Families may be able to refer themselves to The Nest for free family, child and parenting support (0-25 years):

Private Child & Adolescent Psychotherapists or Systemic Family Therapists:


Couples Counselling

Separation and Divorce

Parenting Conflict

Telephone and email support

Advice for Parents of Children up to Primary Age

For emergency support, contact your GP or attend A&E. 

Your local NHS 24 hour mental health crisis telephone support (for any age) can also be found here:

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