Ebor Psychology Service is led by Dr Fiona Lattimer and Dr Robert Caswell. We specialise in delivering assessments and therapeutic work with children, young people and their families. The service also specialises in working with professionals to enable them to support the emotional and psychological needs of children in their care.
Ebor Psychology has experience of working with children with a range of psychological difficulties including:
The service has particular expertise in working with independent and state schools to help them understand and manage the mental health needs of their pupils. We provide an approachable and friendly service built around the individual needs of clients. For more information regarding the services available please see the relevant section of the website.
Dr Fiona Lattimer and Dr Robert Caswell started Ebor Psychology Service in response to requests from families and schools for timely, child-centred and responsive support for children who have emotional and psychological needs. They have extensive experience of working with children, young people and their families with a range of emotional and behavioural difficulties. They have both worked in the NHS, voluntary and private sector for over 15 years in a variety of settings including schools, Child and Adolescent Mental Health services (CAMHS), children's hospitals and specialist assessment units.
As a Clinical Psychologists, Dr Lattimer and Dr Caswell are trained in a variety of psychological approaches including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), solution focused approaches, interpersonal therapy (IPT), behaviour therapy and systemic approaches. They adopt an integrative, collaborative approach which means they draw on elements from more than one therapeutic model chosen to suit the individual needs of the client. They recognise the importance of developing positive therapeutic relationships with children, their families and professionals, working closely with them to achieve the client's goals for change.
Dr Lattimer and Dr Caswell are registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) which is requirement for all Practitioner Psychologists in the UK. In addition, Dr Lattimer is also a Chartered Clinical Psychologist with The British Psychological Society.
They are Approved Providers with several health insurance companies so assessments and therapeutic work may be covered by clients' insurance policies.
As required, the service draws upon the skills other health professionals to assist in delivering joint assessments, interventions and training. They have close links with a local Consultant Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist and allied health professionals (including Speech and Language Therapists and Mental Health Nurses) should a multi-disciplinary approach be needed.
The service offers comprehensive assessment of a range of emotional, behavioural and mental health difficulties including anxiety, eating difficulties, low mood, obsessive compulsive difficulties, attachment issues, adjustment to physical health problems and loss/bereavement. Also we can screen and assess for Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Attention and Hyperactivity problems.
Following assessment, the clinician and client develop a shared understanding of the difficulties and devise an individual intervention plan to help the client work towards their goals. Therapeutic work that is undertaken is continually monitored to ensure that the client is gaining their desired benefits from sessions. The number of session with clients is flexible depending on the their needs and the type of issues being addressed. However, typically following one or two assessment sessions, therapy will last for four to ten sessions. Each session lasts approximately 50 minutes.
The service has extensive experience of offering consultation to individuals and teams from Education, Social Care, Youth Justice and Medical services. Consultation focuses on helping professionals consider how they can best meet the emotional and psychological needs of the children and young people they work with.
We can provide teaching and training on a wide range of mental health problems and therapeutic techniques. Training can be tailored to suit your requirements with regards to style, content, level of participant experience and length.
Dr Lattimer and Dr Caswell have undertaken further training in supervision skills and have experience of offering clinical supervision to Clinical Psychologists and other mental health professionals.
Initial parental appointment covering developmental history and current presentation
If a paediatric developmental assessment has not been undertaken and is required, this would be requested via the young person’s GP. A cognitive assessment can be undertaken (at additional cost) if required.
ASD appointments take place at York Natural Health (York) or in school depending on the client’s location and clinician availability. The initial parental session lasts approximately 1.5 hours and the ADOS-2 assessment is typically one hour.
We are also able to provide a range of Autism-specific interventions such as advice about managing transition, behaviour management advice, social skills work and psychological therapy for low mood, anxiety or anger.
These assessments are multi-disciplinary and informed by current NICE guidance. It would typically involve:
Appointments take place at York Natural Health (York) or in school depending on the nature of the session. We are also able to provide individual and parental follow up work and/or consultation to schools.
Please contact us to discuss the specific nature of the assessment that is required and so we can provide an accurate cost.
If you would like more information about how Ebor Psychology Service can help you, please email Dr Fiona Lattimer for an informal discussion at firstname.lastname@example.org
Alternatively please call and leave a message. We aim to respond to messages within one working day.
Tel: 07849 853855
Ebor Psychology Service
York Natural Health
36 York Road