Our expert Child & Adolescent Psychiatrists help with emotional and behavioural difficulties. 

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Updated Feb 9, 2022 by Dr. Sheri Jacobson Dr Sheri Jacobson

Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist in London

Please note we can not currently accept any new child psychiatry referrals. 

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 treatment 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 specialist 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 adolescents, 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) as part of an integrative system of care.



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.  


Help your child feel better today 

To ask about an assessment for your child, call us confidentially today, or fill out our online request form.  We look forward to hearing from you. 

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10-12 Harley Street
London, W1G 9PG


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Child Psychiatry in London

Dr Meenal Sohani

Consultant Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist

M.B.B.S, D.P.M, D.N.B, M.D, MRCPsych, C.C.T 


  • £1245: Initial assessment (50 minutes - Dr Sohani).
  • £300: Follow-up appointments (non-ADHD, 30 minutes).
  • £2240 ADHD assessment (50 minute initial assessment £1245 PLUS 30 minute second assessment £995. 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

  • Aggression
  • Negative habits
  • Challenging behaviour
  • Low mood
  • Withdrawal
  • ADHD
  • Effects of divorce
  • Family break-down
  • Sleeping trouble
  • Eating issues
  • Low confidence

Full list of expertise

  • ADHD
  • Agoraphobia
  • Adjustment problems
  • Alcohol/Substance misuse
  • Anger 
  • Anorexia Nervosa
  • Anxiety / Stress
  • Avoidant Personality Disorder
  • Binge Eating Disorder
  • Bipoloar Disorder
  • Body Dysmorphic Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Brief Psychotic Disorder
  • Bulimia Nervosa
  • Bullying
  • Depression
  • Dissociative Disorder
  • Dysthymic Disorder
  • Eating Disorders
  • Generalised Anxiety Disorder
  • Insomnia
  • Life problems
  • Medically Unexplained Symptoms
  • OCD (obsessive compulsive disoder)
  • Panic Attacks / Panic Disorder
  • Parenting related issues
  • Personality Disorders
  • Psychosis 
  • Schizophrenia
  • PTSD
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizoid Personality Disorder
  • Schizophreniform Disorder
  • Schizotypal Personality Disorder
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder
  • Self-harm
  • Self-esteem
  • Social anxiety Disorder
  • Somatization Disorder
  • Stress Management
  • Suicidal Thoughts

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