The Child and Family Practice

An integrated service for children, their families and adults.

The Child and Family Practice hosts a unique range of services under one roof. Members of the Practice are internationally recognised for their expertise in the psychological well-being and mental health of children, young people and adults. Our team includes leaders in the fields of psychiatry, psychology, psychotherapy and mediation for children, adolescents, adults, couples and families.

Covid-19 Announcement

The Child and Family Practice continues to operate for those clinicians who are able to book face to face appointments. We have put strict protocols in place to ensure that our facilities are protected. Please see our risk assessment below.

(Please note that not all of our clinicians are back at the practice, but may be able to offer online therapy/ consultations, please also see below.)

The Child and Family Practice would like to reassure patients, clients, GPs and clinicians that we intend to continue to provide services to individual adults and children, couples and families for as long as the current situation regarding the Coronavirus continues.

Virtual working and online services for adults, children and young people.

We are now operating as a virtual clinic and offering video (Skype, Zoom, FaceTime and other platforms) and telephone consultations, assessments and therapy throughout this difficult time. We are particularly available at this time to help people with any anxieties arising from or related to the COVID-19 pandemic as well as all other psychological difficulties and psychiatric disorders.


We offer a triage service and shall, as much as we can, advise on and direct any enquiries to be dealt with efficiently.

Couples and Families

Family and couple relationships are under a huge amount of stress during this time. With schools being closed and families having to stay together for extended periods of time, family and couple relationships could become strained. The Child and Family Practice can offer remote couples and family therapy during this time.

Mediation and Dispute Resolution

The Child and Family Practice is fully equipped to offer family mediation and other forms of dispute resolution remotely. We usually use Zoom, but other forms of remote working are also available. MIAMs, which are necessary for issuing family court proceedings, are also available remotely.

Which consultant?

If you know which consultant or therapist you might like to contact then we suggest that you contact them directly using the email address given on the Consultants page.

The Covid Family Support Service

The Child and Family Practice Charitable Foundation has agreed to set aside some funds to support a new service the Family Covid Support Service. Find out more here.

Covid Risk Assessment

We are strictly following Public Health England guidelines to ensure the safety of all our clinicians and patients. We are taking the necessary precautions to reduce the risk of spread of Covid-19 whilst meeting our duty of care towards our patients and are implementing safer guidelines for all patients who wish to attend the clinic to keep everyone safe.
Please see our risk assessment here.

The Child and Family Practice is looking for clinicians in all areas of mental health who have a private practice to join us.

Please see details on below on how to join:

  • London Intercultural Couple Centre

    London’s Intercultural Couples Centre provides a range of research-led, specialised therapeutic services for couples who hail from different cultural backgrounds. Find out more here.

    At the LICC launch an international panel of distinguished speakers discuss why London needs an Intercultural Couples Centre. Find out more here.

  • Charitable Foundation

    The Child and Family Practice Charitable Foundation was set up to help children and families with complex mental health needs who cannot access help in other ways. See how you can help here.

  • Multi-Disciplinary Assessments

    The Multi-Disciplinary Assessment has been devised and refined, both at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children and at The Child and Family Practice, with the aim of providing a detailed multi-disciplined profile of children whose parents are concerned about neurodevelopment, behaviour or academic progress. Find out what we do here.

  • Eating Disorders

    London Eating Disorders Service (LEDS) is a specialist service within the Child & Family Practice for children, adolescents and young adults with eating disorders and related difficulties. Our comprehensive and individualised assessment and treatment package include medical management, individual and family support, advice and treatment. Find out what we do here.

  • Medico-legal and expert evidence

    Several of our consultants appear as expert witnesses and provide medico-legal opinions in the Family Court and other jurisdictions. Please call Sweta on +44 (0)20 7034 2690 if you would like to be put in touch with an appropriate consultant.

  • Joining Us

    If you are a suitably qualified child and adolescent or adult Psychiatrist, Psychologist or Psychotherapist and are looking for a new home to open up your private practice please get in touch.

  • Make a Referral

    We have a triage service for all new enquiries. If you are a GP or other health professional and wish to discuss a patient then please call the Practice and we will arrange for you to speak to our triage consultant. Otherwise, please use the enquiry form available via the contact us link and we will call you back or call Sweta on +44 (0)20 7034 2690

Contact Us

The Child & Family Practice

+44 020 7034 2690

60 Bloomsbury Street, London, WC1B 3QU

Temporary opening hours: 
Mon-Fri – 9.30am – 5.30pm 
Sat-Sun – Closed 

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