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Dr Jo Elliott: Lancashire Clinical Child Psychologist

I am Jo Elliott, a private Lancashire-based clinical child psychologist. I have extensive experience working to improve the quality of lives of children, young people and their families. I may be able to travel to meet you, and am available to work evenings if this is more suitable. I work mainly in the areas of Preston, Chorley, Lancaster, Blackpool and Blackburn, but may be able to travel further.

Whilst being a parent can be a very rewarding experience, it also has its challenges. These challenges can become more difficult to manage if a child has emotional, behavioural or sleep difficulties, and more complex if a child has a developmental or learning disability. I help parents and their children to manage these challenges so that they are more able to enjoy family life. I aim to improve the well-being of children and families, and to help them achieve their potential.


Some of the main areas in which parents request help from a clinical child psychologist are in managing behavioural, emotional or sleep difficulties, and understanding their childís specific needs relating to intellectual ability, memory, and autism. My approaches draw from evidence-based behavioural, cognitive behavioural, solution-focused and systemic theories. I work closely with parents and, where appropriate, develop strong links with other professionals in the childís life. This ensures that I meet the individual needs of the child and their family, and that my approach fits with their culture, beliefs and values.

Possibly you are finding that looking after your child is more tiring or stressful than you had hoped, or maybe you just want to know more about their specific strengths and difficulties and how to help them. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you would like to know anything more about my services, or if you are wondering whether Iím able to help and would like an informal chat. If I feel that another psychologist or therapist would be more able to meet your individual needs I will be able to advise you on a suitable alternative within Lancashire.