Little Tree Practice is a Child and Adolescent Psychiatry practice that provides assessment and ongoing outpatient care. Your initial individual and family assessment takes place during appointment of between 1-2 hours. Your child or teenager attends with parents or carers (two adults who live with the young person, if possible, to allow supervision of children when parents need to be interviewed separately).
Children are seen initially with their parents in the room, and then separately if they feel comfortable. Parents are also given time separately to allow for all relevant perspectives to be given as part of the assessment.
Please bring along to your appointment any recent school reports, or reports from occupational therapists, speech therapists, psychologists or other specialists. Your referral from your general practitioner (GP) is essential for the assessment and we are able to receive these by email at firstname.lastname@example.org prior to your arrival.
When your assessment is completed (this may require another shorter appointment at a later date), you will be able to discuss options for followup with your doctor. These may include ongoing therapy at Little Tree, or a plan for the involvement of other clinicians and allied health practitioners such as psychologists, or both.