For Children, Adolescents, Young adults and Families

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Welcome to

The Anchor Practice

We are a team of highly trained mental health professionals, specialising in psychotherapy and clinical psychology for children, adolescents, young adults and families.

We provide a responsive, evidence-based service for those seeking support with their own mental health, or that of a family member. At The Anchor Practice, we aim to provide a thorough assessment of a child or adult’s difficulty, and strive to develop a deep understanding of every individual that we see. Psychotherapy is often a transformative process for children and adults alike, and we aim to help all our patients turn adversity into opportunity for growth and development.

For children

Concerned about your child’s mood or behaviour? See our range of services for young children and their families.

For adolescents

Psychotherapy and clinical psychology for adolescents and their families, informed by latest research on this crucial time of development.

For young adults

Thorough, in-depth psychotherapy for students and young adults facing a wide range of challenges.

For parents

Worried about your child’s mental health? Becoming a parent for the first time? See our range of clinical and consultative services to parents and parents-to-be.


Clinical supervision for a range of professionals working with children and adults.


The Anchor Practice can provide a variety of clinical and consultative services to schools and colleges.

“I can’t thank you enough for all the effort and time you’ve put in for me the past year. You have helped me so much and have put me in a much better place than I have ever felt before”

– 18 year old

Mr Paul Bell Highly Specialised Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist | Child Psychotherapist Edinburgh
Dr Jo Guiney Clinical Psychologist | Child Psychologist Edinburgh

About The Anchor Practice

We are a specialist clinic established to provide psychotherapy and clinical psychology for children, adolescents, young adults and families. Set up by highly experienced clinicians, it is based in Edinburgh, with clinical appointments offered in the city.

We provide specialist assessment and evidence-based interventions for a wide range of mental health difficulties across the age ranges.

Contact us

If you feel that assessment or therapeutic input would be helpful for you or your child, or you would like to talk things through with a clinician please contact us below.