5 steps to finding the right therapy for your child

Feel overwhelmed and confused by
the world of child therapy?

Follow our 5 simple steps to work out which kind of
therapist and therapy and how to find it

what is included?

workbook and therapy guide

Download our workbook to complete as you follow each step. We have also included our guide to some of the psychological therapies on offer for children.


The course is made up of a collection of short videos and interactive clickables to complete at your own pace.

50 minutes

There is up to 50 minutes of content available, broken up into 3-10 minute clips.


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Get our workbook and information booklets to guide you in your decision-making process

WHAT we cover

In a series of short videos we guide you through:


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.

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"Dr Andrea Shortland’s session for MediaCom on a children’s mental health was incredibly informative"

“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)