child and family clinical psychologyDr Elise Kearney
About Child and Family psychology
Childhood development in the first five years alone is immense and moves at a great pace with children moving quickly from one developmental stage to another. Thankfully, moving through these stages mostly runs smoothly and parents and children progress together without too much bother. However, all parents experience worry on the parenthood journey and this is normal. These worries may be resolved at the time or sometimes we might get ‘stuck’ with a worry that just doesn’t seem to go away.
Examples of difficulties treated
- Difficulties stemming from family separation
- Bedtime or sleep problems
- Feeding difficulties or “fussy eating”
- Dealing with anger or “temper tantrums” and separation anxiety
- Potty training
- Sibling rivalry or difficulties with sharing
- Starting nursery/school and transition to High School or College/University
- Low self-esteem
- Attachment difficulties
- Low mood and depression
- Behavioural problems
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Relationship difficulties
- Social difficulties
About Dr Elise Kearney
GP referrals accepted
Initial Consultation 90 minutes (currently no waiting list)
Subsequent treatment sessions 50 minutes
Appointment times can be flexible to suit families
A Child Clinical Psychologist will take a detailed history of your particular worry or the situation that feels stuck. They have an in depth understanding of child and family development. In particular Child Clinical Psychologists are interested in behaviour and feelings, child and family development and how families come together and work as a family.
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