Clinical And Educational Psychology At Sterling Practice

Sterling Practice Mental Health and Wellbeing team is comprised of Clinical Psychologists who work closely with our Foundational Therapy team and are trained in using a range of psychological treatment approaches including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.

Our psychologists offer help with difficulties including anxiety, stress and worry, low mood, and behaviour problems.

They are also experienced in working with children with neurodevelopmental conditions including Autism Spectrum disorder, ADD, ADHD and Sensory Processing Disorder.

Our psychologists offer comprehensive cognitive assessment packages using a range of gold standard assessment tools to achieve a greater understanding of a child’s specific profile of learning strengths and difficulties so that they can be best supported both at home and at school.

Our psychology team also offers Educational Assessments, these are also offered by our Learning Specialists.

We also offer a range of parent support groups and socialisation skills groups.

We are committed to providing a high-quality service to all of clients and our approach to assessment and treatment is always collaborative and individually tailored to meet the very different needs of every child and family.

As part of its Mental Health and Wellbeing service, Sterling Practice offers Play Therapy.

Children’s Therapy London at Sterling Practice

Play therapy is a positive and effective way to help children work through difficulties they are having in safe and non-adversarial manner.

Our play therapist will work closely with referrals from our foundational and cognitive clinical team and also with direct referrals from psychiatrists, paediatricians, and other professionals.

Our therapists help children address a range of difficulties including trauma, separation, emotional intelligence, psychosocial issues, behavioural difficulties, family dynamic.

What is Play Therapy?

Play is a child’s natural medium of expression. It is vitally important for children’s social, emotional, cognitive, creative and physical wellbeing and development. The purpose of Play Therapy to help children by alleviating emotional, behavioural and mental health problems. A happy mind is a healthy mind which enables children to learn and function more effectively.

Play Therapy empowers children to cope with problems in their lives and to increase their self-esteem and confidence. It improves their emotional wellbeing and may be used to help and support a mild to moderate, emotional or psychological problem that is preventing the child from functioning normally.

Play Therapy gives children the emotional support they need to learn and understand about their thoughts & feelings and make sense about how to cope better with their future.

Play Therapy can be enjoyed on a one-to-one basis or in groups.

Who can benefit from Play Therapy?

Children with:

• Bereavement / loss
• Attachment issues
• Separation / divorced parents
• Witnessed domestic abuse
• Witnessed substance abuse
• Behavioural problems
• Withdrawn
• Trauma
• Depression and other issues
• Nightmares
• Friendship issues
• Anxiety / phobias
• Family breakdown
• Peer / adult relationship issues
• Autistic spectrum
• Communication problems
• Illness / hospitalisation