Children aged Under 5


Range of Difficulties Treated


Children under 5 may present with difficulties including:

  • Relational dificulties with siblings, parents and peers

  • Temper tantrums/aggression

  • Hyperactivity

  • Anxiety including separation anxiety, phobias and obsessive compulsive behaviours

  • Problems with eating

  • Problems with sleeping

  • Toilet training

  • Language or developmental delay

  • Developmental disorders such as Autism, learning difficulties and ADHD.

  • Emotional distress resulting from trauma or abuse.


Family Work with Under 5's


Children aged under 5 often have difficulties that can be resolved within the context of the family and are seen together with their parents and siblings for short term work. Parents may also find it helpful to have alternate family and parent only sessions.


Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy for Under 5's


When difficulties are more pronounced children under 5 may benefit from individual psychoanalytic psychotherapy. 


Children aged 5-13


Range of Difficulties Treated 


Children aged 5-13 may have difficulties in the following areas:


  • Family relationships e.g. challenging behaviour, sibling rivalry.

  • Difficult life experiences e.g. bereavement, parental separation/divorce, adjusting to life abroad

  • Peer relationships e.g. making friends and bullying

  • Difficulties at school e.g. concentration, learning difficulties, school refusal, challenging behaviour

  • Emotional distress as a result of trauma or abuse

  • Anxiety including separation anxiety, phobias, obsessive compulsive behaviours

  • Developmental disorders e.g. Autism, ADHD

  • Low mood/childhood depression

  • Eating disorders


Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy for Children


Following an initial consultation, short term family work or longer term individual psychotherapy will be recommended as the appropriate treatment. If individual psychotherapy is recommended parents will be offered termly parent review meetings with the option of additional parent support work alongside their child's psychotherapy. 

Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy for Children

Child Psychotherapy
child psychoanalytic psychotherapy

Mind Garden Therapy
56 London Street, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 4SQ


07397 143879