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Private Child Psychiatry uses the same best practice protocols used in the NHS, delivered by an NHS trained and accredited Consultant Psychiatrist with links to an accredited and highly qualified Psychologist and CBT Psychotherapist.


Private Child Psychiatry is a private practice helping young people with emotional, behavioural and mental health issues.

Private Child Psychiatry helps young people with mental health difficulties and emotional or behavioural problems.  We will carry out a full initial assessment and a diagnosis will be given if appropriate and medication used if it is felt that this would be of benefit.  We provide high quality care, delivered by experts using evidence-based techniques. We do so with compassion, care and professionalism.

We see children and young people with a wide range of problems:

  • Emotional difficulties of childhood and adolescence
  • Behavioural problems
  • Questions concerning possible diagnoses of ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)
  • Questions concerning possible diagnoses of Autistic Spectrum Conditions including Asperger’s syndrome
  • Eating difficulties
  • Anxiety and phobias
  • Obsessive compulsive difficulties
  • Depression and self-harming behaviours
  • Anger difficulties
  • Educational attainment problems

The treatments used include:

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy
  • Systemic therapy
  • Solution focused therapy
  • Narrative therapy
  • Medication

Our Consultant Psychiatrist, Dr Becky Neale, meets with each new referral personally.  She undertakes a full assessment and after listening carefully develops the most appropriate care plan to help.  The following areas will be explored:

  • Concerns and details about the problems
  • A full history including screening for all mental illnesses; educational and social circumstances; details about early development; physical health problems and any current medication; family history of mental health difficulties
  • If  help from other professionals has been sought, what else has been tried, and what the family’s goals are

After gathering this information, Dr Neale will discuss the diagnosis or explain if there are other ways of understanding the problem, and will agree with the family a plan for treatment after discussing what choices there are and any family preferences.

Dr Neale will discuss with the family who is best placed within the Private Child Psychiatry team to offer the most appropriate expert therapeutic input.  She may undertake the therapeutic work personally, or refer to one of the other Private Child Psychiatry team members. If Dr Neale is not undertaking the therapeutic work personally, she will meet with the family to review progress periodically within an agreed timeframe and refine the management plan as necessary.


Dr Becky Neale has over 10 years’ experience in child and adolescent psychiatry and has worked as a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist for 6 years.  Dr Neale trained as a medical doctor at University College London, qualifying in 1999 with distinction.  She also obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Genetics during her medical training.  She is registered with the General Medical Council and is a member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

Dr Becky Neale

Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist

Dr Kim Freeman is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist registered with the British Psychological Society. Kim specialises in working with children, adolescents and families using a wide range of approaches.  Kim has over 7 years experience working with children and adolescents, who experience emotional and behavioural difficulties.  Kim works within the Code of Ethics and Conduct of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and the standards of the Health Professions Council (HPC).

Dr Kim Freeman

Clinical Psychologist

Dawn Nicol is an accredited child and adolescent cognitive behaviour therapist and has  a post graduate diploma in child and adolescent cognitive behavioural psychotherapy.
She has 12 years experience of child and adolescent mental heath.

Dawn adheres to the BABPC standards of conduct, performance and ethics in the practice of behavioural and cognitive psychotherapies.

Dawn Nicol

Cognitive Behavioural Therapist


We provide assessment and treatment for children and adolescents with a wide range of mental health problems and emotional or behavioural difficulties including ADHD, Autism and Asperger's, Mood disorders, Anxiety disorders, OCD and more.


We can see young people for a wide range of difficulties including the following- Anxiety; Obsessive compulsive difficulties; Low self-esteem; Behavioural problems; Sleep issues; School issues; Eating disorders; Mood disorders. We offer assessment, diagnosis, medication and psychological therapy.


Referrals can be self referrals or from other professionals, usually the GP.  Time will be given to seeing the young person and parent(s)/guardian(s) together and also separately if required.

Liaison with Other Agencies

It may be appropriate to contact the school or college or other professionals involved in the young person’s care for information but this would not be done without the family's consent.

After the Assessment

A full report will be written following the appointment which will be sent to the family and if appropriate to the GP.  If psychological work is required then you will be referred on for this.  If medication is required then this will be initiated and monitored. Phone calls and emails between appointments will be responded to as soon as possible.


Fees are as below for initial assessments and follow up sessions with Dr Becky Neale -

Dr Becky Neale will see all referrals for an initial assessment of current problems, family, social and educational circumstances, and mental health screening.

Initial Assessment (up to 90 minutes) –  £360
Follow Up Sessions (per hour)-  £240

Initial assessments cover all problems referred to our team, including mood disorders, anxiety disorders, obsessive compulsive disorders, psychotic illnesses, eating disorders.

Some young people will go on to have specific assessments for ADHD or ASC as follows –

ADHD Assessment – £795 (inclusive of initial assessment)
ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) assessments include full assessment, school liaison and questionnaire scoring.

ASC Assessment – £950 (inclusive of initial assessment)
ASC (Autism Spectrum Disorders, including Asperger’s Syndrome) assessments include full assessment using 3DI and structured observation, school liaison and questionnaire scoring.

Fees will need to be paid in advance or at the end of the appointment by cash, cheque or bank transfer. If you are using health insurance please bring the authorisation number and claim forms with you or send them to us beforehand.  Please check cover with your insurance company prior to booking your appointment. Cancellations must be made with at least 48 hours notice or the full fee will be charged.

Fees or appointments with our colleagues Dr Kim Freeman and Dawn Nicol can be discussed with them directly.


Suite 6a, Worting House, Church Lane, Basingstoke, Hampshire RG23 8PX

Basingstoke, Hampshire
+44 (0)7793 134900
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Compassionate. Confidential. Accessible.

Exclusively focused on emotional, behavioural and mental health issues in children and young people, Private Child Psychiatry is a highly accessible and responsive alternative to the NHS, offering assessment, diagnosis and treatment services.