Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist in London
Is your child or teenager struggling to cope?
Does your child struggle with behavioural problems and troubled emotions? Do they find it hard to communicate? Are you worried they have ADHD, depression, or autism?
Such issues can leave your child or teen feeling frustrated, ashamed, and alienated from their peers and siblings. As adults we know how to seek support if we feel overwhelmed, but children can withdraw or lash out.
A child and adolescent psychiatrist can provide comprehensive assessment and care for your son or daughter. With knowledge of both the psychological, biological, and environmental factors that affect children and adolescents, we can offer you clarity on what your child is struggling with, and help your child manage the challenges they are experiencing.
Child and adolescent psychiatry - The Harley Therapy™ approach
Seeking psychiatric help for your child can be a daunting experience. You might have seen other doctors already, but been left even more confused.
The child psychiatrists at Harley Therapy are committed to creating a supportive environment for you and your child. They see your child or adolescent as the important and unique individual he or she is and provide expert, experienced help in a warm and caring manner.
A comprehensive assessment will include talking to you and your child and learning about his or her physical health, emotional states, learning and developmental patterns, family life, and social habits. Your child psychiatrist will then share a treatment plan, taking all these factors into account and answering any questions you might have. This treament plan might include medication and psychological therapy, but will be tailored to your child's particular needs.
Psychiatric treatment for children and adolescents. What is it?
A child and adolescent psychiatrist is a speicalist in the diagnosis and treatment of behavioural disorders, thinking disorders, and emotional disorders in those aged eighteen and under. As a registered medical doctor who has gone on to specialise in general psychiatry, he or she has then taken further training in working psychiatrically with children.
Child psychiatrists are experts in child development, psychology, and family dynamics. A child psychiatrist is knowledgeable on all disorders that affect children and adolscents, including but not limited to learning difficulties, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism spectrum disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), dyspraxia, conduct disorder, depression and anxiety, and mood disorders.
A child psychiatrist differs from a child psychologist in that they are trained in general medicine as well as psychology. As medical doctors they are also able to prescribe medicines for your child if this is considered a necessary part of a treatment plan.
Most child psychiatrists in the UK complete their training in up to 11 years. Here at Harley Therapy™ all our psychiatrists are highly experienced, registered and insured to practice. They also can refer to in-house child therapists (who will have a minimum of five years postgraduate clinical experience as standard) ias part of an integrative system of care.
Dr Kristy Fenton
Dr Fenton is a Consultant Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist, with over 10 years' experience and who is a popular choice for young people and their families. She has a friendly, compassionate nature, coupled with extensive experience of working with young people and their families in the NHS and independent sector. Dr Fenton is very patient focused, and understands the need for an individualised approach, while ensuring that evidence based practise is followed. Dr Fenton has worked at senior level in both the NHS and independent sector, and was previously elected as the Faculty Chair for the Child and Adolescent Faculty, Royal College of Psychiatrists, Wales Division. In her most recent position she was Medical Director for an independent hospital, and engaged in multiple service improvement strategies. One of special interests is ADHD. In addition to her higher training in child and adolescent psychiatry, Dr Fenton incorporates her knowledge and experience in therapeutic interventions into her clinical assessments and management plan. She firmly believes that recovery begins from the first meeting.
Dr Meenal Sohani
Dr Sohani trained in General Psychiatry and worked as a Lecturer at a teaching hospital in Mumbai before moving to London in 1998. After core psychiatry training, she specialised in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in the U.K. She has over 25 years’ experience in Psychiatry. She has been a Consultant since 2003 with West London NHS Trust. Dr Sohani has extensive experience in the assessment and management of child and adolescent emotional, behavioural and mental health disorders across the age range and level of complexity. She is the clinical lead for the Neurodevelopmental and Learning Disabilities Team at Hammersmith and Fulham CAMHS. Her areas of special interest and expertise include assessment and management of neurodevelopmental disorders like ADHD and High functioning Autism and mental health difficulties which commonly co-exist with these conditions. Mental health difficulties in primary school-aged children and medical interventions for behaviours that challenge in children and young people with intellectual disability are other areas of expertise.
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Dr Kristy Fenton
Consultant Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist
M.B.B.S, D.P.M, D.N.B, M.D, MRCPsych, C.C.T in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Dr Meenal Sohani
Consultant Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist
M.B.B.S, D.P.M, D.N.B, M.D, MRCPsych, C.C.T
- £650: Initial assessment (50 minutes - Dr Sohani).
- £900: Initial assessment (90 minutes - Dr Fenton).
£300: Follow-up appointments (non-ADHD, 30 minutes).
- £1200 ADHD assessment (90 minute assessment - Dr Fenton)
- £1200 ADHD assessment (50 minute initial assessment £705 PLUS 30 minute second assessment £495. Between the two appointments specialist questionnaires are used to collate extra information. - Dr Sohani)
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Typical issues seen by our Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist
- Negative habits
- Challenging behaviour
- Low mood
- Effects of divorce
- Family break-down
- Sleeping trouble
- Eating issues
- Low confidence
Full list of expertise
- Adjustment problems
- Alcohol/Substance misuse
- Anorexia Nervosa
- Anxiety / Stress
- Avoidant Personality Disorder
- Binge Eating Disorder
- Bipoloar Disorder
- Body Dysmorphic Disorder
- Borderline Personality Disorder
- Brief Psychotic Disorder
- Bulimia Nervosa
- Dissociative Disorder
- Dysthymic Disorder
- Eating Disorders
- Generalised Anxiety Disorder
- Life problems
- Medically Unexplained Symptoms
- OCD (obsessive compulsive disoder)
- Panic Attacks / Panic Disorder
- Parenting related issues
- Personality Disorders
- Schizoaffective Disorder
- Schizoid Personality Disorder
- Schizophreniform Disorder
- Schizotypal Personality Disorder
- Seasonal Affective Disorder
- Social anxiety Disorder
- Somatization Disorder
- Stress Management
- Suicidal Thoughts