What we cover

In a series of short videos we guide you through:

  1. 1
    • Welcome!

    • What this course is all about and a little bit about us

    • Keep in touch

    • Overview and get your step-by-step workbook

  2. 2
    • Welcome to Step 1

    • A stitch in time saves nine

    • Can therapy be harmful?

    • When to seek therapy and when to hold back

  3. 3
    • Welcome to Step 2

    • Problem clarification: get really clear on the issue you most need help with

    • Types of therapeutic approaches

    • Learn about different therapies

    • More information on different types of therapies

    • Complete your research and workbook

    • We would love to know what you think of the course

  4. 4
    • Welcome to Step 3

    • Differences between mental health professionals

  5. 5
    • Welcome to Step 4

    • The different options

    • How to find a private/independent therapist

  6. 6
    • Welcome to Step 5

    • What to expect in my first session

    • How do I know if therapy is working?

    • Before you go....(just in case you didn't complete this earlier in the course)

    • Thank you!

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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.

  • Videos

    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.

Your 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.