Sea Psychotherapy offers a service to children and young people aged between 5 - 25 years and their families. Treatment may be suggested by a parent/carer or friend or by a GP or someone at school or college who has noticed that a young person is struggling and would benefit from highly specialist professional treatment and support.

Referrals can be made for young people by the parent/carer with the young person's consent. Parents, carers and independent older young people may wish to self-refer.


To make a referral:


  • Please select Psychotherapy referral form from the menu on the left.
  • The referral will be sent electronically and securely and will be assessed in terms of suitability* for psychodynamic psychotherapy treatment. 
  • You will receive a response within 48 hours
  • If appropriate, an initial assessment appointment will be offered to the young person and their parent/carer to fully assess their personal development, family history and current needs.
  • Please read the Treatment model page of this website for more details about the model of treatment offered by Sea Psychotherapy.
* Sometimes, psychodynamic psychotherapy may not be the most suitable way to meet a person's therapeutic needs. If this is the case, other treatment recommendations will be suggested.

You can find more details about therapeutic treatment models and evidence based recommendations at 

www.bacp.co.uk and at www.nice.org.uk