Conatus provides clinical and educational psychology
services to children, adolescents and families.
"Conatus is a term used in early philosophies of psychology and metaphysics to refer to an innate inclination of a thing to continue to enhance itself. This "thing" may be mind, matter or a combination of both." Collins 2013
"Three children in every classroom has a diagnosable mental health disorder." Young Minds 2012
"60% of young people who are looked-after have emotional and mental health problems."
To conscientiously undertake activity intended to accomplish something with a positive outcome.
The ability to choose the right pathway in order to achieve outcome.

Break Time Guides - for Teachers

We have put together five quick guides especially for teachers, designed to be easy to digest in break-time and covering important aspects of child health and mental well-being that all teachers should know.

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ChildREN, Adolescents and Families

Our clinical psychologists specialise in the assessment and treatment of the broad range of mental health, emotional and behavioural concerns presented by young people including:
  • Anxiety; including school phobia
  • Anger and low mood
  • Relationship and family conflict
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder(ASD)
  • Parenting concerns and worries
  • Assessment of learning difficulties
  • Post traumatic stress reaction
  • Soiling and wetting problems
  • Disruptive behaviour
  • Transitions; bereavement, divorce, new school
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We specialise in offering dedicated consultancy and direct clinical services to corporate clients including specialist residential care providers, foster care agencies, NHS trusts and commissioners.

We work with a number of healthcare and social care providers in the statutory and independent sectors and Conatus is currently commissioned to provide NHS CAMHS services.

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ScHOOLS AND Education

Expert Psychological help and support to Schools and Academies

We provide services to improve the mental health, behaviour and educational attainment of all pupils, while enhancing staff skills and knowledge and ultimately improving the wellbeing of the school as a whole.

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Medico - legaL Services

Conatus psychologists have a broad experience of undertaking expert assessments for the family and criminal courts, educational tribunals and to assist placement planning.

We offer:
  • Assessments
  • Advice and recommendations
  • Specialist Interventions
we assess and intervene in difficulties, following:
  • Road traffic accidents
  • Abuse and neglect
  • Fostering and Adoption
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