Consultant child and family psychology

Dr 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.

Outside The Fold

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
  • Anxiety
  • Panic
  • Phobias
  • Low self-esteem
  • Attachment difficulties
  • Low mood and depression
  • Behavioural problems
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Stress
  • Bereavement
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Social difficulties

About Dr Elise Kearney

Dr Elise Kearney qualified as a Clinical Psychologist in Glasgow, Scotland and has over 15 years’ experience of working in the NHS and privately.  She is returning to practice after a career break to bring up her own young family.  She is a Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society and is currently completing her return to practice with the Health Care Professions Council.  Dr Kearney works with families at all stages from pregnancy through to young adults in times of transition.

Treatment Details

Self-referrals accepted
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.

Get in touch

Tel: 07713 755224

Email: elisekearney@btinternet.com

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