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Access to multiple courses, including ‘Taming Your Lion’ (6 week programme for children struggling with big emotions – worth £199), ‘Crack The Code’ (a self-paced masterclass for parents, carers and teachers – £39) and an upcoming teenage programme with resources for both teenagers and their parents.

20% off our online consultations if you would like to meet with one of our psychologists (worth up to £36).

Send in your questions and we will put them to the most appropriate psychologist and answer anonymously in a monthly live session (available to watch on replay). 

Exclusive workshops to be included in the coming months. Planned topics include: managing conflict, supporting children through parental separation, skills to help teens regulate their emotions rather than resorting to harmful strategies.

COURSES included

Mental Health and Sh*t
Supporting teenagers, parents and teachers navigate the teenage years.

Taming Your Lion
Manage big emotions and prepare your child for the turbulent teens and beyond.

Crack the Code
Managing difficult child behaviour – for parents, carers and teachers.

20% off consultations
20% off our online consultations if you would like to meet with one of our psychologists (worth up to £36).

Coming soon!
Top 10 tips for parenting and teaching teenagers. Benefit from the guidance of a clinical psychologist.


Clinical psychologist

Andrea Shortland

Dr Andrea Shortland is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist chartered with the British Psychological Society and registered with the Health & Care Professions Council. Andrea has worked with children and families for over 20 years and also supervises and trains other psychologists and therapists. She has worked with the media and was an onscreen psychologist for ‘WifeSwap the Aftermath’.

Andrea is known for her innovative thinking and compassionate, friendly and fun approach to therapy.

Andrea specialises in the assessment and treatment of trauma, anxiety and attachment difficulties in children, adults and families. She combines latest approaches such as ACT and Compassion Focused Therapy with EMDR, CBT, attachment therapies and systemic approaches.

access to a team of psychologists


"My child and I feel like a team"

“My child and I feel like a team, and we have been able to shift into a place of understanding my child’s lion – I feel that there is more space, curiosity and understanding. It’s not like the big feelings have suddenly stopped, but we are able to deal with the tough moments together, they are coming with less frequency and are less intense.”

Mum and 8-year-old son


"Helps a child understand their emotions"

“We loved the interactive nature of the programme. The child really benefited from understanding her emotions better. She learnt how to talk about her feelings. Staff were able to help her apply the techniques to tame these feelings that previously felt too scary to even think about.”

Jade Johns


"Engaging. Valuable. Fun."

“Love the practical tools which are both easy for kids and parents to do and even better they are effective!”

Rebecca Cockerton


"we felt we had some tools to help us move forward"

“We only had one hour but we achieved a lot. Ananda led the discussion well, giving us both equal time to express ourselves and focusing us when needed. By the end of the session, we felt we had some tools to help us move forward. Ananda was very insightful and seemed to quickly understand some of the dynamics of our relationship. She gave us lots of encouragement and made some very positive comments which we both appreciated.”

patient, Online consultation


"we felt we had some tools to help us move forward"

“Dr Andrea Shortland’s session for MediaCom on a children’s mental health was incredibly informative. During the second period of lockdown and home-schooling; parents and children found themselves again in a period of upheaval and transition. Many parents and carers were extremely worried about their children’s mental health and their own ability to be present and engaged whilst also playing the role of teacher and care giver. Dr Shortland gave attendees an insight into how many parents were feeling; tips on supporting children and helping them cope whilst studying from home and also managing their mental health. She also helped us realise the importance of taking care of ourselves in order to effectively support our children. It was such a useful session that we realise it was also pertinent for not only children’s mental health but also adults! We will be holding another session with Dr Andrea and MediaCom soon.”

Avelon Thompson - MediaCom, following a parenting workshop


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London Borough of Hackney  |  Kent County Council  |  Windows for Children  |  MediaCom  |  Apsen Insurance  |  FAR Skate Foundation  |  Achieving for Children


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