Difficulties we work with

At The Orchard we work with children and young people, aged up to 18 years old, who are experiencing a wide range of behavioural issues and emotional difficulties.

Problems of the early years:

  • Toileting
  • Sleeping
  • Eating
  • Challenging behaviour
  • Separation anxiety

General childhood difficulties:

  • Anxiety including generalised anxiety, social anxiety, separation anxiety, phobias, school refusal, panic attacks and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Depression and low mood
  • Trauma
  • Self harm
  • Emotional regulation difficulties
  • Difficulties relating to chronic health conditions
  • Anger and aggression
  • Attachment problems
  • Self esteem
  • Problem eating (including faddy/fussy eating)
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Difficulties associated with Autism Spectrum Disorders (including managing emotions, anxiety, social skills, managing challenging behaviour, sleep etc.)
  • Problems with enuresis and encopresis (wetting and faecal incontinence)
  • Adjustment to life events (divorce, changing schools, bereavement or illness in the family)
  • Developmental delay/globalised or specific learning difficulties
  • Issues related to gifted children

If the difficulty your child or family is experiencing is not included on this list, please feel free to contact us and we can discuss whether we are able to help.

If we do not feel we are the best service to help, we will try to direct and recommend you to the most relevant service.

Some of the difficulties we are unable to help with include:

  • Medico-legal work /reports for court
  • Issues relating to child contact disputes
  • Diagnosing dyslexia
  • Diagnosing ADHD
  • Parent alienation
  • Individuals over the age of 18 with emotional difficulties