Children & Adolescents

Finding the right support for your child

Every child is unique and the factors that may be contributing to their difficulties can be varied. That’s why we treat each child very much as an individual, tailoring our treatment around their unique needs. 


Our child psychologists and psychiatrists can provide a wide range of specialist services for children and young people including individual therapy, family therapy, psychiatry, educational psychology and specialist assessments, depending on your child’s needs and age.

Frequently asked questions

Over the years, we have created a robust clinical team who specialise in the treatment of children and young people – child psychiatrists, psychologists, paediatric nurses, as well as other professionals.


We are experts in this area and offer a wide range of specialist assessments and innovative interventions for children and young people.

This can be a complex clinical decision. The best thing to do is to give us a call so that we can get a better understanding of the severity and history of your child’s symptoms. This will help us understand whether we need to consider a specialist neurodevelopmental assessment or whether they would be better seeing one of our child psychiatrists or psychologists.
In some cases, there will be a two part assessment – one with the child and the other with the parent/s. Ultimately, it will come down to the age of your child. The younger they are, the more involvement you’re likely to have. At a certain age, it’s important that we respect their individuality and need to be separate.

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Dr Elena Touroni

Dr Elena Touroni is a skilled and experienced consultant psychologist with a track record of delivering high-quality services for individuals with all common emotional difficulties and those with a diagnosis of personality disorder. She is experienced in service design and delivery, the management of multi-disciplinary teams, organisational consultancy, and development and delivery of both national and bespoke training to providers in the statutory and non-statutory sector.

Having obtained a first degree in Psychology (BSc) at the American College of Greece, she completed her doctoral training at the University of Surrey. Dr Touroni is highly experienced in the assessment and treatment of depression, anxiety, substance misuse, personality disorder, eating disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder, adjustment disorder and relationship difficulties. She works with both individuals and couples and can offer therapy in English and Greek.

Dr Touroni has held a variety of clinical and managerial positions including as Head of Service in the NHS. Further she has held academic positions for the University of Surrey and the Institute of Mental Health lecturing on specialist postgraduate Masters and Doctorate programmes.

She is trained in several specialist therapeutic approaches such as schema therapy, dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT), cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), mindfulness-based approaches and Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT). As well as holding a variety of NHS positions, Dr. Touroni is the co-founder of a private practice in Central London that has been a provider of psychological therapy for all common emotional difficulties including personality disorder since 2002. She is the founder and one of two directors of The Chelsea Psychology Clinic.