About us

If your child starts experiencing behavioural issues or emotional difficulties, knowing how to deal with them can be a worrying and isolating time for any parent or carer.

At The Orchard, we understand that every child is unique, and any problems they are experiencing need to be dealt with in their own personal way.

We don’t work with a ‘one model’ fits all approach, we work closely with children and their families to define a care pathway which is tailored to each child’s individual needs and requirements.

We are a small and personable practice offering psychological assessment, counselling and treatment to children, young people and their families in Hampshire. We are focused on providing helpful resolutions to help children understand and overcome difficulties they may be experiencing and to help improve their overall well-being.

We are able to offer child counselling using therapeutic arts to help children cope with emotional and behavioural challenges. This technique has become increasingly popular as it combines traditional talking therapy, with the therapeutic qualities of making art.

Our team

Clinical Directors Alex Robinson and Abi Parnell, along with Phil Martin are all chartered Clinical Psychologists who specialise in young people’s emotional well-being. We are registered with the British Psychological Society and Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

Together we have a combined experience of over 30 years working as Specialist Child Clinical Psychologists. We have a wealth of experience to draw upon, and good professional links with local schools and colleges, and other local health services.

Samanta Echo has an Advanced Diploma in Therapeutic Arts and a Diploma in Child Counselling. She is registered with the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapy.

We are trained in a number of different therapeutic models, and will always tailor our approach to each individual family/young person. Our clinical practice is informed by the National Institute of Clinical Excellence but also by our own extensive clinical experience.

We are all registered with the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) under the Data Protection Act (1998).

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