Manage big emotions like anxiety and anger

Let's raise confident,
happy and resilient children!

Fun, self-paced, online therapeutic programme designed by a child psychologist and packed with proven and fun techniques and activities to prepare your child for the turbulent teens and beyond

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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.

Is your child struggling with panic,
meltdowns or rages?

Give your child the skills they need to get in control of these big feelings with our six week child psychology programme.

30-40 minute self-paced online sessions for children to complete alongside an adult.

Each session is designed and guided by experienced child psychologist, Dr Andrea Shortland, allowing adults to enjoy the journey.

Fun and engaging bitesized lessons to fit busy family/classroom life and short attention spans.

Adults and children learn new techniques; regain a sense of control; reconnect and enjoy quality time together; and grow in confidence.

Give your child the best foundation for possible for entering the turbulent teens and preteens when these things get so much more difficult!


"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

want to know more?

Check out this explainer video from Dr Andrea Shortland.

Less than the price of two therapy sessions! £99

We want to make psychological therapies easily accessible and affordable for all families

We know psychological therapy can be expensive, difficult and sometimes unnecessary for busy families to access.

Taming Your Lion gives you 6 online self-paced sessions, our manual and parent guides. You can add on a consultation with a psychologist.

That is less than the price of one therapy sessions with a psychologist! The cost of 6 therapy sessions with a clinical psychologist is normally somewhere between £500-£720.


"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)