Children

Dr Surridge received training on different therapeutic models and their application to work with children. Her work often involves direct as well as indirect work with children, parents and other family members.

 

She also works closely with Educational Psychologists and schools, as well as other healthcare professionals such as Speech and Language Therapists, Occupational Therapists and Paediatricians.

 

Prior to becoming a Clinical Psychologist, Dr Surridge trained as a Nursery Nurse. Her NNEB qualification in Childcare and Education was relevant to babies and children. There, she was taught skills which were not covered in subsequent psychology training such as various styles of detailed observation techniques (among others). These are transferable skills and are now invaluable in her current work with children.

 

Psychological issues she has worked with include:

  • Attachment and bonding or relationship difficulties

  • Issues with loss

  • Adjustment to life circumstances

  • School refusal

  • Behavioural problems

  • Anxiety (including panic, generalised anxiety, phobias, reactions to trauma, obsessions and compulsions (OCD)

  • Phobias

  • Sexual Abuse

  • Psychosomatic complaints

  • Depression

  • Issues with Loss

  • Suicidal thoughts

  • Eating Disorders

  • Bed-wetting and soiling issues

All enquiries will be sent to info@smg.gi