The Child Psychology Service for Professionals

The Child Psychology Service offers a variety of services for professionals including specialist consultation clinics, clinical supervision and training to help parents, carers and professionals to think psychologically about the children and young people they work with.


Group and individual consultation sessions offer professionals, carers and parents the opportunity to discuss worries they have about a child’s emotional well-being and/or behavioural presentation.

It is an opportunity to consult with an expert about a particular issue. Such as;

  • Explosive anger
  • Challenging behaviour
  • Competitiveness between children
  • ADHD
  • “Targeting” of particular residential staff
  • Hallucinations
  • Dissociation

These can be delivered as a one-off but many of the agencies, local authorities etc. that we work with prefer to provide whole-day or half day consultation surgeries comprising several one hour consultation slots.

TCPS will deliver these clinics at the venue of your choice although it is important that we have somewhere private.

We provide consultations to Professionals such as Social Workers, Teachers and Health Visitors. We provide a written summary of what is discussed in the consultation session and the action plan agreed.

Clinical Supervision

Dr Amber Elliott is an experienced supervisor and is listed on the British Psychological Society’s Register of Applied Psychology Practice Supervisors (RAPPS).

We can provide supervision for Psychologists, general health and social care professionals, mental health workers and researchers who would like a psychological perspective on their work.

Psychological supervision brings a safe yet challenging relationship in which to stretch your theoretical and clinical thinking. Supervision can be orientated around any of a variety of theoretical models. The approach of the supervision will be established and agreed with you at the beginning of the supervisory period. This will depend upon your needs, preferences and personal style.

As with all of our services we carefully evaluate our supervision to ensure that we are meeting your needs and to adapt the process if necessary.

We routinely provide a written summary of what is discussed in supervision sessions.


TCPS’s training packages are available to any professional group. This has included; Teachers, Foster Carers, Residential Care Workers, Social Workers, Health Visitors, GPs etc. We can also provide training to parents.

We provide training on many topics relating to Child Psychology and Parenting. Do get in touch if you have something specific in mind. Some examples of our previous training sessions are:

  • Anxiety Management
  • Babies’ Brain Development
  • Mental Health Assessment
  • Attachment Theory and its Applications
  • Systemic Theory and Family Therapy
  • Empathic Behavioural Management for Looked After Children
  • Talking to Children about Difficult Things
  • Psychodynamic Theory
  • Understanding ADHD
  • Understanding Autism

We also have devised a specialist selection of training packages for Foster Carers, Adopters and Residential Care Home Workers to assist in meeting the National Minimum Standards (Department for Education 2011).

Take a look at our fees, discounts may be available for block bookings.

If you are based in Staffordshire, Birmingham and the Black Country, Derbyshire, Shropshire, Leicestershire, Warwickshire or Northamptonshire just give us a call or send us an email to find out more. We also offer many of our services nationally throughout the UK.

We’ll be happy to talk things through with you.


“The provider’s excellent assessment skills that mean she plans and delivers the sessions in a way that the clients can make the best use of.” (Ofsted)

“She is the soul of the intervention, she changed my thinking about how to work with families.”

“(Working with TCPS has been incredibly beneficial to my clinical practice. It has shown me new ways of thinking and made me much more aware of my own bias, feelings and emotions. It has enabled me to practice in a way that is of most benefit to my clients and myself as a practitioner”

“I have never felt criticised or undermined in consultation sessions. I have always felt valued as a professional and that my knowledge base is respected. Consultation always acknowledges the skills already present and builds on them.”

For more of what our clients say about us take a look at our testimonials page.

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The Child Psychology Service CIC. Company Registration: 8506066.

Registered Office: New Media House, Davidson Road, Lichfield, WS14 9DZ