What is Children and Young People Support Services?

We have a wide ranging multi-disciplinary team of private mental health care professionals who work with children and young people who have difficulties with their mental health or wellbeing. The Old Rectory Clinic Team is committed to helping children and young people of all ages manage their challenges and to build their resilience. We offer a wide variety of evidence based therapeutic interventions to support young people and their families.


Dr Helen Fairchild

Dr Helen Fairchild is an experienced Clinical Psychologist who has worked in the NHS and charity sector for over 10 years. She specialises in working with children, adolescents and families, and is trained to help with problems such as depression, low self-esteem, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic, social anxiety, poor sleep, self-harm, anger and behavioural difficulties. Helen has a large amount of experience working with young people on the autism spectrum or with other neurodevelopmental disorders such as ADHD or learning difficulties.

01454 228925

Isabelle Corak

I am an experienced Counsellor and I offer a confidential and calm environment in which you can feel comfortable and safe to be yourself.  I use a person-centered approach, this approach is based on the belief that we are all individual experts on our true selves.

It follows that each of us has the ability to live our life to our full potential.  The beauty of this approach is that we can adjust the way it works to fit your needs.  I work with adults and young people from the age of 16 years upwards.

07791 304831

Dr Louise Tarrant

I am an experienced Clinical Psychologist who provides specialist psychological assessments and therapy for adolescents and adults who have distressing mental or physical health symptoms. I have additional specific expertise in working with adolescents and adults who are struggling with Chronic Pain.

07384 574886

Rue Smith

Rue is an experienced integrative counsellor working primarily with a person-centred approach to counselling whilst drawing from other theories and approaches to suit the clients needs, such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Transactional Analysis (TA).

07584 209211

Vicki Johnstone

I am Vicki (she/her) a senior practitioner with 20 years of clinical experience within private, charitable, voluntary, judicial, health and social care sectors. I'm skilled at working with people throughout their lives; children and young adults currently make up most of my caseload, but I'm more than happy to work with people through adulthood too.

07738 599 696

Mel Phillips

I have over 12 years' experience of working in NHS Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services as a Senior CAMHS Mental Health Specialist with Children and Young People aged between 5 - 18 years, presenting with wide-ranging emotional and behavioural difficulties, including anxiety, low mood, OCD, as well as within specialist eating disorders and family therapy clinics. I have also worked within specialist CAMHS services specialising in Looked After and Adopted Children and Young People mental health. I am also a qualified Child EMDR Therapist.

07766 318524

Dr Rachel Gillibrand

I am an experienced psychologist and hypnotherapist and I work with both children (6yrs - 18yrs) and adults. I am happy to work on a range of concerns such as anger management, anxiety (general anxiety or anxiety worsened by school or work), poor sleeping patterns, low mood and depression, and also to help resolve personal trauma.

01934 623062

The Autism Service

The Autism Service is a multi-disciplinary private team offering face-to-face appointments, with the outcome being a high-quality, reliable Autism, ADHD and Combined assessments for children, young people and adults that is recognised by organisations which are important to you.

0300 303 0667

Alexandra Ogando

My name is Alex and I am a Dramatherapist who works with young people aged 10-17, and adults over the age of 18. I have experience working with some of the South West’s most prominent support services, including: the NHS CAMHS Crisis Intervention Team, 1625 Independent People, Creative Youth Network, Next Link, The National Autistic Society, Mind, and Off The Record, where I continue to work part-time as a therapist.