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TeleHealth – Child Mental Health. No Wait Time. Book Now

Since COVID, all appointments are now via TeleHealth. While this can seem daunting initially, it’s surprisingly easy, it’s just as effective as face-to-face appointments, and with so many other advantages. For example; many families living in rural locations have been able to access support without driving for hours to the city. Parents don’t have to…

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Children’s Behaviour. ADHD, ODD, ASD or Misdiagnosis

We live in a time where if your child has behavioural issues, you will likely be told that your child has underlying issues, or even worse, an underlying condition.  It’s also a fact that Attachment Disorders, ADD/ADHD, and Oppositional Defiance Disorder are all hugely over-diagnosed.  Misdiagnosing can easily lead to the wrong treatment being given,…

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Time-Out. Excellent for ADHD, ODD, ASD & All Bad Behaviour

Time Out as a parenting strategy has been around for decades, however in recent times it’s been strongly criticised by a few. It’s been claimed that Time-Out is harmful to children; that using Time-Out can traumatise children and cause them short and long-term harm.  It’s been argued that Time-Out sends the message that the child…

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Children Behaving Badly- Ten Important Points

My understanding of children’s behaviour has changed a lot over the years. Here are ten important points I have learnt along the way. Children need to DO AS THEY’RE TOLD! Children are not “their own Boss”!  It’s the parent who needs to be in charge. Children’s misbehaviour is usually just that, children misbehaving. Children misbehave…

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Experienced & Practical, nothing mamby pamby

I’m a Clinical Child Psychologist specialising in Child and Adolescent Psychology. I see children, teenagers and parents, usually referred by GP’s, Paediatricians and schools, and a lot by word of mouth.  In 20 years, I’ve had over 20,000 appointments, focusing on children’s emotional and behavioural problems – that amounts to a lot of experience. Problems…

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Child Psychology with Parents in Mind

My name is Simon Beal. I’m a Clinical Child Psychologist and I’ve worked with children, teenagers and families for over 20 years. That amounts to over 20,000 sessions, specialising in child psychology and children’s challenging behaviours. My blog aims to help parents decide whether I’m the right Psychologist for your family.  Child Psychologists can have…