About usIt all began back in 2010, when our Clinical Director Dr. Alastair Barnett, Consultant Clinical Psychologist for NHS CAMHS, decided he wanted to work with children, adolescents and their families - in a different way. He wanted to be able to present a more personalised service and offer more time. He took this idea forward in the independent sector, founding a psychology practice that could meet a broad range of needs, helping those who were struggling to get help by other means. It also meant Alastair would have more time doing what first took him into child psychology – direct work with children and young people.
Alastair setup a small clinic here in Kenilworth and Conatus Child Psychology was born. At the time, Conatus was the only child-focused psychology practice in the region offering a truly bespoke service. That service is still offered today, although the practice has grown both in size and reputation. Our clientele is hugely varied as we offer services to individual families, fostering services and adoption agencies, schools, NHS Trusts, local Government children’s services, and others. Alastair is still very much involved, both clinically and in leading the practice, but most importantly he is still doing what he loves - helping families, although he does have a bigger team around him these days.