1 in 10 children and young people are affected by mental health problems
No waiting lists. Just fast and easy access to essential diagnostic and treatment services
Access to an early, accurate diagnose and treatment plan is important for your child’s mental health. The earlier a condition is diagnosed and treated, the more effective ongoing management is. Waiting lists for NHS Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) can be in excess of 18 months. This means that many children are unable to access treatment. Re:Cognition Health’s private child mental health clinic provides fast access to essential diagnostic and treatment services. If your child is showing symptoms of a mental health condition, they may benefit from seeing a child and adolescent psychiatrist.
Our clinic is located in the Harley Street Medical Area, the world-renowned centre of medical excellence. There are no lengthy waiting lists at our clinic. In fact, we are proud to offer appointments within two weeks of an initial referral.
Help to unlock your child’s potential
Mental health conditions like ADHD are often seen as an impediment. However, our team of ADHD specialists recognise that people with ADHD have many positive characteristics. For example, they can succeed because of their charming attitude, endless energy and vitality, creativity, problem-solving skills and empathy. In addition, in a school environment a child might benefit from enhanced creativity, hyper-focus, vitality and spontaneity. With the right support, the opportunities are endless.
If you think your child may be showing symptoms of ADHD, simply click the button below.
Comprehensive child mental health services
Our Consultant Child & Adolescent Psychiatrists are highly experienced. They are part of a multi-disciplinary team of speech and language therapists, early intervention therapists and psychologists. With access to a specialist team you can be assured that your child will receive the most appropriate care and support.
Dr Maite Ferrin – Consultant Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist
In addition to her Re:Cognition Health clinic, Dr Ferrin works as a CAMHS Consultant Psychiatry. She specialises in the diagnosis and treatment of ADHD/ASD and co-morbid conditions throughout the lifespan. Dr Ferrin is Honorary Clinical Lecturer at the Brain and Behaviour Laboratory, at the University of Southampton. She has published more than 40 international peer-reviewed articles and book chapters in the field of child psychiatry. Dr Ferrin is part of the steering committee of the Continuum ADHD Project, an expert-led pan-European educational initiative in the ADHD field.
My daughter was feeling quite frustrated for a time and now even family relationships have improved. We really feel that Dr Ferrin understands Jade*, the way she is and she feelsParent of Re:Cognition Health Patient
Dr Dimitrios Paschos – Consultant Psychiatrist in Intellectual Disabilities
Dr Paschos specialises in the mental health of adults with learning and developmental disabilities. He has a special interest in ADHD and autism. Dr Paschos is a Honorary Research Fellow at King’s College London and since 2004 he has been lecturing regularly at the MSc in Mental Health Studies (Learning Disabilities module) at the Institute of Psychiatry and has published in peer-reviewed journals. Dr Paschos is the clinic lead for Re:Cognition Health’s Adult ADHD Clinic and Early Start Denver Model Program for young children with Autism.
We are one of the first clinics in the UK to provide early intervention services for Autism Spectrum Disorders
Like with all mental health conditions, it’s important to get a diagnosis as early as possible. The earlier the intervention, the more successful the outcome could be, having an important impact on the trajectory of a child’s future. Early intervention is important because younger children’s brains are still developing. This means that they are very malleable, enabling the quick acquisition of cognitive, motor and social skills.
Dr Paschos notes: “If you diagnose autism early, when the brain is still developing, when the child hasn’t learned things in the wrong way, the outcome is much better and that is a robust finding, no matter what the intervention: the earlier, the better,”
If you are concerned your child is showing signs of Autism, they could benefit from an Autism Assessment.
Our experts diagnose and treat a range of mental health conditions affecting children
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
- Developmental delay
- Exam stress
- Internet misuse and overuse
- Substance abuse
- Tic disorder
- Tourette’s syndrome