, LP – Child Psychology – Bicester

Helping your child- Bicester Clinic

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (known as CBT) is a talking therapy designed to help patients manage their problems by changing the way they think and behave.

Children can experience difficulties in much the same way as adults, dealing with the pressures of school, exams, sexuality, developing relationships and family life.

Delivering therapy for children of all ages, we can help them move forward with their lives and feel happier, more confident and more comfortable when communicating with their peers.

We can help your child with


Anger management Children , LP – Child Psychology – Bicester
Most children have behavioural problems from time to time and anger is a normal and useful emotion. It can tell children that a situation feels is unfair or is not right. However, being a powerful emotion and it can be quite alarming to see a child react to anger with aggressive outbursts. During a given situation they may feel criticised, misunderstood or falsely accused which leads to a sense of injustice. The cumulative effect of a number of these situations can lead the child to believe they are not good enough, wrong or a bad person. For more information and details of how we can help please get in touch >
Attention Deficit Hyper Activity (ADHD) Children , LP – Child Psychology – Bicester
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) can present with symptoms that include impulsiveness, difficulties concentrating on one task and hyperactivity. People suffering from ADHD can be diagnosed at an early age, however symptoms may only become apparent when their circumstances change, for instance when they start school.  Symptoms usually improve with age, but many adults with the condition may have additional problems, such as sleep difficulties , anxiety and feel low in mood. For more information and details of how we can help visit this page
Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) / Autism assessment (ADOS) / Aspergers Children , LP – Child Psychology – Bicester

Oxford Autism Assessment

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is the term used to describe a number of conditions, including Asperger Syndrome. These conditions typically affect a person's ability to interact with society, as well their general interests, behaviour and ability to learn. They will often see, hear and feel the world differently to other people and although many autistic people share certain difficulties, it will most likely affect them in different ways. People with Asperger Syndrome in particular don’t usually experience the same learning difficulties that those with Autism do but might still have difficulties with understanding and processing language. For more information and details of how we can help please or to book an Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS) assessment visit this page

Clinicians Qualified in Autistic Spectrum Disorders

Eating disorders Children , LP – Child Psychology – Bicester

Bulimia Binge Eating

Eating disorders can take a number of forms, but typically refer to an individual with an unhelpful attitude to food which is leading to anxiety and distress. This may result in them eating too much or too little, or becoming obsessed with weight or diet. Eating disorders may include anorexia nervosa, bulimia or binge eating and can affect both males and females of any age.  For more information and details of how we can  offer help and support

What Is Bulimia

Bulimia is an eating disorder. It is characterized by uncontrolled episodes of overeating, called bingeing. This is followed by purging with methods such as vomiting or misuse of laxatives. Bingeing is eating much larger amounts of food than you would normally eat in a short period of time, usually less than 2 hours.   please get in touch >
Insomnia / Sleep difficulties Children , LP – Child Psychology – Bicester
The time we spend sleeping is vital in terms of our mental and physical health. The stresses and pressures of daily life can often have adverse effects on our sleep and whether or not we feel rested when we wake up. Although it varies for everyone, the average adult requires approximately 7-8 hours per night, and children can require up to 14 hours or more. If you or someone you know are suffering from persistent poor sleep or insomnia, we can help. For more information and details of how we can help please get in touch >
Low mood and depression Children , LP – Child Psychology – Bicester
Children and teenagers often suffer from low moods and depression, feelings that can be long-lasting and wide range of effects on their wider life. Identifying these difficulties early is key in terms of instigating change. We recognise the pressures faced by young people and can help make both the individual and their parents and teachers aware of key signs and symptoms they should look out for. For more information and details of how we can help please get in touch >
Low self-esteem Children , LP – Child Psychology – Bicester
Having low self-esteem can have a real impact on a child's life, affecting their ability to develop relationships, pursue a interest and hobby and achieve a sense of wellbeing. It can result in feeling of guilt and blame, as well as anxiety and low mood. There are many ways that these feelings can be overcome, tailoring support to the child and their personal interests and goals. For more information and details of how we can help please get in touch >
Managing exam stress Children , LP – Child Psychology – Bicester
When young people experience stress linked to school work they may disengage from the subject and fall behind with their studies. It may present as difficulties with concentration and attention, trouble sleeping, mood swings, changes in appetite, social problems such as relationship difficulties. For more information and details of how we can help please get in touch >
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Children , LP – Child Psychology – Bicester

CBT for OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder)

OCD is an anxiety disorder linked to unwanted thoughts (obsessions), these thoughts lead to anxiety and behaviours or other ways of neutralising unwanted thoughts (compulsions).  The behaviours reduce anxiety in the short term but not in the long term. While many of us have quirks and behaviours  which we may label OCD in a mild and often light-hearted way, OCD is a real problem for many people and impacts on an individuals’ quality of life and health. The way in which OCD can manifests itself in people can vary widely, but we can help. For more information and details of how we can help please get in touch >.

 Qualified clinicians in this area of treatment.

Perfectionism Children , LP – Child Psychology – Bicester
Perfectionism is a tendency to set high standards that can either not be met, or can only be met with great difficulty. Perfectionists tend to believe that achieving anything short of perfection is a failure, and that even minor imperfections will lead to catastrophe – a stressful and unpleasant experience for children in particular. For more information and details of how we can help please get in touch >
Panic attacks Children , LP – Child Psychology – Bicester
Panic attacks occur when your body experiences a rush of intense psychological and physical symptoms. The individual may feel an overwhelming sense of fear, apprehension and anxiety as well physical symptoms such as nausea, sweating and breathing difficulties. Living with the threat of panic attacks can be extremely debilitating, but is certainly treatable. For more information and details of how we can help CBT for panic attacks. please get in touch >
Relationship difficulties Children , LP – Child Psychology – Bicester
The relationships with have with each other; our families, friends, partners, colleagues are vital to our wellbeing and sense of self.  The intricacies of these relationships are specific to each individual but can often be frustrating, stressful or scary.  It is important to remember that these difficulties are common and that you are not alone.  In addition, we can help - for more information and details of how we can help please get in touch >
Separation anxiety Children , LP – Child Psychology – Bicester
Separation anxiety can be a serious emotional problem characterised by extreme distress when a child is away from their parent family member or guardian. With anxiety is difficult to establish whether or not a child simply needs time and patience to overcome their fears, or whether they would benefit from professional support to learn techniques and strategies to overcome their distress. We can work with the child and their parents to determine the issues and take steps to help – for more information please get in touch >
Social anxiety Children , LP – Child Psychology – Bicester
Social anxiety disorder is a persistent and often overwhelming fear of social situations and is one of the most common anxiety disorders in children. It can manifest itself as an extreme form of shyness where the sufferer can experience fear and anxiety when undertaking everyday activities such as going out in public and speaking on the phone. People with social anxiety will worry about social activities before, during and after they take place which can become very distressing. They often fear they will do or say something wrong that will draw negative attention to themselves and this often has a serious effect on self-esteem and confidence. For more information and details of how we can help please get in touch >

“Oxford CBT has helped me deal with negative thoughts better. I also learned how to question thoughts that are not helpful.”

“My life absolutely changed”

Our Real Clients

Take the first step

Here at Oxford CBT we see hundreds of children every month for support, we understand their needs and your concerns. By working together we can help your child be a child again and lead a happier, carefree life.

We are here to help, talk to us