Children and Teenagers – Family Services

If your child or family could benefit from talking to someone please contact us now. 

Emotional Health and Well Being of Children and Adolescents

Childhood and adolescence is a process of learning about ourselves as individuals, other people and the world around us. Sometimes young people under the age of 18 face difficulties which significantly impacts on their emotional health and well being. Yorkshire Psychology Practice therapists can help young people and their families share their resilience to manage the challenges of growing up into adulthood whilst growing together as a family in a positive way. 

Trained and experienced in working with children, young people and their families

Our Psychologists are specially trained and experienced in working with children and young people and their families. Some of us also specialise in working with looked after children and families of adoption. We will ensure that we find the right therapeutic approach to suit each young person whether it be through counselling or something more creative such as play therapy. It is our priority to make sure we build a safe and trusting relationship with all our young people so that they feel confident exploring their difficulties.

We can support the Adults too

We can also support you if you are a parent who is seeking advice and support to help bonding with your child,  supporting your child whilst they have counselling, or looking for strategies for more positive parenting.

Initial Family Therapy Appointment

It is usually helpful to have some discussion with the family without the child if the are aged under 14 years old to understand what you think are their presenting problems. Otherwise, your child will be offered an initial appointment which you are welcome to attend for moral support. It can often be useful to hear your concerns about what is happening. Next, if you are all comfortable, your child will attend the second session on their own.

Family Therapy Programme

The psychologist is generally building a good understanding of the problems that are being faced and how they are being currently dealt with in the first three appointments. They will describe that picture to you and suggest a therapy programme. If everybody agrees with the programme your child will begin therapy.


Our Family Services Therapists


Dr Caroline HarrisDr Caroline Harris BScHons; DClinPsychol

Clinical Psychologist (Adults, younger adults and children and their families)

Dr Caroline Harris currently works with children and adults and their families with a wide range of general psychological, mental and physical health conditions.  She also has specialist experience in long term physical physical health conditions especially in respiratory (Cystic Fibrosis), gastroenterology (IBS and IBD) and chronic pain conditions

Covering: York (Rawcliffe and centre of York), Knaresborough, Easingwold, and Northallerton and surrounding areas 

Contact Dr Caroline Harris


Dr Claire WilsonDr Claire Wilson, DClinPsy, BSc Hons

Clinical Psychologist

Dr Claire Wilson works with children with a wide range of issues including anxiety, stress, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), trauma/PTSD and relationship issues.

She is an experienced EMDR practitioner and uses this with  children alongside CBT and CAT. 

Claire also is experienced in the field of expert witness assessments and reports for children following accident and injury. She also offers assessment and therapy for children in foster care or following adoption with a specialist interest in child trauma and attachment or anxiety related issues.

Covering: Hull and East Riding

Contact Dr Claire Wilson


Rosalind CoonRosalind Coon

Clinical Psychologist

Rosalind Coon has over 20 years of experience of working with children, families and schools, initially as an Educational Psychologist. She has subsequently worked as a Clinical Psychologist in a child and adolescent mental health service (CAMHS), with a wide range of psychological and mental health conditions, such as low mood, depression, anxiety (PTSD, OCD, phobias etc), and parenting and school based issues. She works with young people and adults providing assessment and therapy after traumatic incidents and injury. 

She has a person centred approach and is experienced in using EMDR, CBT, solution focused brief therapy and acceptance and commitment therapy.

Covering: Hebden Bridge

 Contact Rosalind Coon


Dr Lisa KeeganDr Lisa Keegan, BSc (Hons), MSc, DClinPsy

Clinical Psychologist ( Adult, Child, Family and Forensic)

Dr Lisa Keegan provides psychological assessment and treatment to  young people across a wide range of clinical presentations from mood, anxiety and physical health difficulties, to severe and enduring presentations such as psychosis, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and personality disorder. Lisa also specialises in work with families and carers.

Lisa’s interventions treat a range of presenting problems and needs including emotional dysfunction, self-harm, aggression and challenging behaviour, cognitive impairment, severe interpersonal problems, social
disabilities, Learning disabilities, physical health, chronic pain and psychotic presentations

Covering: Sheffield, Huddersfield, Dewsbury

Contact Dr Lisa Keegan


Dr Rebecca DonaldsonDr Rebecca Donaldson, DClinPsy CPsychol PGCert BSc

Chartered Clinical Psychologist

Dr Rebecca Donaldson specialises in work with children, adolescents, parents and families and strongly believes in working collaboratively with each individual or family, to create a safe space to voice and explore their concerns. She works with adults and children alike to develop a clear, shared understanding of difficulties and a hopeful, purposeful approach towards achieving their desired goals, good emotional health and all its associated benefits.

Covering: Selby, Nr York, Leeds by arrangement

Contact Dr Rebecca Donaldson


Rachel, Clinical PsychologistDr Rachel Orr, DClinPsy CPsychol PGCert BSc

Clinical Psychologist: children / adolescents / adults

Rachel is a Clinical Psychologist who offers psychological assessment, formulation and treatment for children/ adolescents experiencing a wide range of difficulties including: attachment difficulties, anxiety, depression, stress, OCD, phobias and social anxiety. 

Rachel’s also specialises in working with looked after children in residential settings and at risk of placement breakdown and with young adults who are leaving care.

Covering: Wakefield, Central and South Leeds and surrounding areas

Contact Dr Rachel Orr


Tara, Chartered Clinical Psychologist

Tara is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist who has over 10 years of NHS experience. She has worked with parents with babies and young children, adolescents and families.

Tara works with parents wanting support with their infants and people may come with postnatal changes, bonding, sleeping or feeding difficulties. She is also skilled at delivering behavioural and parenting approaches if a person wants to support their child to develop their emotional, social, behavioural and thinking skills.

Covering: Manchester 

Contact Tara


Yorkshire Psychology Practice offers child and adolescent counselling, assessment and therapy services to Barnsley, Bradford, Dewsbury, Doncaster,  Easingwold, , Goole, Harrogate, Headingley, Hebden Bridge, Horsforth,  Howden, Huddersfield, Hull, Ilkley, Keighley, Kirkburton, Knaresborough, Leeds, Manchester, Market Weighton, Northallerton, Otley, Pontefract, Warrington, Scarborough, Selby, Sheffield, Shipley, Skipton, Steeton, Wakefield, Wetherby, York and surrounding areas.


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