Therapy for children

Therapy for children with disabilities might focus on such themes as


  • Coming to terms with a disability
  • Preparing or recovering from surgery
  • Parent, sibling or peer relationships
  • Challenging behaviour
  • Educational achievement
  • Eating behaviours
  • Symptoms of anxiety and depression
  • Emotional well-being
  • Bereavement issues


Our psychologists might also work alongside a child psychiatrist to address a range of difficulties including social and communication difficulties, inattention or over-activity.


Therapy for parents and carers

Our psychologists work closely with parents and carers around managing their child’s behaviour at home, in school, or during therapy sessions. Other issues for which parents or carers might look for support include:


  • Sleeping and eating routines
  • Sibling relationships, social isolation and bullying
  • Decisions about school placement or employment
  • Symptoms of anxiety or depression
  • Emotional well-being
  • Bereavement issues


Therapy for siblings

Psychologists also might work with the siblings of a child with a physical disability. They can help that child to understand more about their brother or sister’s disability and how it impacts on family life. Our psychologists can provide parents and carers with advice and guidance around supporting the brothers and sisters of their child with a disability.


Therapy for adults with physical disabilities

Our psychology department is available for adults who already attend CRC services. Young adults sometimes require an assessment looking at their educational and social needs. This can help the transition to a new work placement, the training and development centres, transition programme or a local centre. Therapy might also be provided to help adults with disabilities to cope with a range of issues such as


  • Relationship issues and sexuality
  • Accessing community services
  • Job satisfaction
  • Feelings of depression, anxiety or social isolation
  • Personal development