Julia Alfano Educational, Child and Adolescent Psychology in Guildford, Surrey and Berkshire

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Chartered Educational, Child and Adolescent Psychology in Surrey and Berkshire

Do you have a child or teen who is struggling emotionally? Are they having difficulties with their self-esteem, friendships and relationships? Have they experienced bullying or significant life events like loss, bereavement, divorce? Has your child or teen experienced a sexual assault or are they experiencing trauma in some way? Is your child or teen highly anxious or has she or he become very low in mood? Do they have behavioural difficulties ? Do they have learning or language difficulties affecting their self esteem and ability to form relationships?
Are you worried about SLD/Dyslexia and exam concessions ? Do you need evidence for an EHCP application ?

My name is Julia Alfano and I have been a practising educational, child and adolescent psychologist for 18 years. I deliver educational, child and adolescent psychology in Guildford, Surrey and Berkshire. I am committed to providing psychological assessment and psychological intervention in the safety of your own home or in the school or college environment.

As a child and adolescent psychologist I work with both individuals and families on an open-ended basis or for an agreed time period,
I am experienced in helping children and teens who have experienced difficulties with:

  • Stress
  • Adult and peer relationships including ASD
  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement
  • Depression and low mood
  • Bullying
  • Sexual assault and exploitation
  • Attachment and trauma
  • Low self-esteem
  • Self-harm
  • Eating difficulties
  • Behavioural difficulties including antisocial behaviour often related to learning and language difficulties and ADHD. I also can identify specific learning difficulties/Dyslexia
  • Family difficulties

    I practise as an educational child and adolescent psychologist in Guildford, Surrey and Berkshire. I am happy to travel to your home as I find this is less threatening for children and teens. Alternatively I can also provide sessions in school or college. I can provide some sessions individually or some sessions with parents depending on what is agreed. I will also work with parents/carers individually if required/requested.


    "Working with Julia has been an absolute pleasure because she is passionate about the child who is at the heart of what she does"

    "She has a tremendous understanding and acceptance of children and their issues and can voice their needs articulately and succinctly'

    "All the children she has worked with have adored her and she gets the best out of them because she focuses on them 100%"

    "The insights that Julia provides are informed and illuminating in helping others to see how to move things forward in a meaningful manner"

    "Julia has a high level of interpersonal skill, she possesses a warm professional style in her interactions with children and adolescents"

    "Parents are always happy with the outcomes even those parents who struggle to accept their children have difficulties. Julia has a calm and reassuring manner"

    "Julia is such a pleasure to work with . She has energy and commitment to working with young people who have highly complex needs. We are very impressed with her"

    "Julia is very intuitive and her expertise in linking theory to behaviour and helping to develop strategies to support young people in troubling times is truly inspiring"

    "I have worked with Julia for over a year using therapeutic play based approaches. She is reliable and approachable with a wealth of knowledge. She has given me support and strategies to take forward in the care of my little one. Julia is very professional but also very warm and supportive. She is always giving me new ideas and ways of working through difficulties that my little one has needed support with. Julia has a very child friendly approach when working, allowing my little one to build up trust and engage very successfully with her. Julia's approach to therapy is instinctive and attuned. It has been a pleasure to work with her"

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