The Practice | MK 

Private Multi-Disciplinary Psychological Practice

 
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The Practice MK is one of the only multi-disciplinary psychological practices in the region.  We aim to deliver our services using only qualified and experienced practitioners accredited by professional bodies.

 
 
 

Learn more about our key services

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Austim Services

Childrens Services

Children & Adolescent Services

Counselling & Therapy Team

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Coaching & Mentoring

Educational Psychology Service

Mediation Services

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Speech & Language Therapy

Theraputic Fostering & Adoption Service

 
Trauma Clinic

Trauma Clinic

 
 

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Autism Services from The Practice | MK

Assessment & Diagnosis

At The Practice | MK our Clinical Director and Principal Forensic Psychologist, Katherine Goodsell has gained years of experience of assessing and diagnosing autism and autism spectrum disorder for both adults and children in private and NHS settings.

Together with The Practice MK, Katherine has developed a leading multi-disciplinary assessment team that provides full diagnostic assessments and delivers comprehensive reports within 8 weeks of your assessment.  Our reports can be useful in a number of ways.

  • Fast Professional Diagnosis
  • Identify interventions and strategies to help you, your family, school or work place
  • Provide schools with recommendations on how a diagnosis of autism or ASD may effect a child's ability to access the curriculum
  • Identify local services that may help provide further support
 

Intervention

When someone is diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder the natural question to ask is "What happens next?"

Depending where you are on the spectrum and what challenges you face we can provide tailored interventions that may help you manage particular difficulties.    

Support

Our practice has qualified and experienced professionals that are able to deliver a range of support to help someone with ASD manage their condition more effectively or help them overcome difficulties. Support can come from:

Children's Services in Milton Keynes

A number of our associates have experience working with children and adolescents, usually gained from working within Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS).  

Children and young people may need help with a wide range of issues at different points in their lives. Parents and carers may also need help and advice to deal with behavioural or other problems their child is experiencing.

We provide consultations and assessments to develop specialised treatment formulations to inform parents and carers with available therapy options. 

Some of the services we provide include:

  • Psychological and Psychiatric assessments
  • Specialist counselling & therapy services
  • Education Psychology Services
  • Specialist Trauma Clinic

If you have concerns regarding your child's behaviour and or their mental health, we recommend speaking to your GP in the first instance and asking them for a referral to your local CAMHS.  Waiting times can vary but you may get an appointment sooner than you think.  Most CAHMS have their own website, which will have information about access, referrals and more.

If instead you would like to know more about the services we can provide, click the learn more button below.

Personal, Business and Career Coaching in Milton Keynes

We provide professionally tailored psychological coaching services to individuals and businesses to help develop potential and support your personal or business objectives.

Our coaches are able to draw from years of experience and identify specific psychological coaching models which will benefit you the most.

We are based at Warren Park in Wolverton Mill, Milton Keynes and can meet you at our practice or at your home or place of work.

Our Counselling and Therapy Team In Milton Keynes

For counselling and therapy in Milton Keynes our practice is accredited, private and client led meaning we put your interests first.  Our team includes Psychologists, Counsellors and Therapists who are able to draw upon their extensive experience and training using a range of different frameworks such as:

 CBT | EMDR | Humanistic | Integrative | Mindfulness | Person Centred | Psychodynamic | Solution Focused

 

What We can help with

For clients with severe or complex needs we often recommend a consultation with one of our psychologists before commencing any therapy.  This is to ensure we provide individuals with the most appropriate course of therapy, which can reduce your fees over time.

Click on the topics below to view information, support and further resources if you or someone you know may be experiencing difficulties in these areas.

Educational Testing and Assessment for Children and Adults

We work with nurseries, schools, colleges, universities and independent specialist schools providing comprehensive and cost effective Educational Psychology services. All of our Educational Psychologists are registered with their appropriate governing bodies including the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and offer a flexible service tailored to your needs.

Below are just some of the services we are able to offer

  • Educational Assessments & reports including specific learning difficulties
  • Assistance with the Education, Health & Care (EHC) plan process
  • Consultations and support with parents
  • Training and information for staff
  • Assessments of children and adolescents with developmental, behavioural and emotional difficulties
  • Assessments of children and adolescents with attachment difficulties
  • Behavioural intervention & training
  • Facilitation of difficult meetings between staff and parents
  • Staff development and training including managing difficult behaviour, raising attainment and individual education plans

Family Mediation Service in Milton Keynes

Family mediators are there to help you to reach decisions about things that are important for you and your family. They can help you to find a way to plan for the future and to agree what will work best for you without having to go to court. That can save you time, money and stress.

Regardless of whether you are a parent or not, mediation can help you deal with your money, the options you may have about where you will live, and planning your future finances.

Speech and language services at The Practice MK

Speech and language therapists (SLT) work with children and adults who experience a developmental or an acquired communication difficulty or eating and drinking difficulty.

Speech and Language Therapists have the skills to assess the levels of speech, language and communication difficulty and to work directly with specific therapy targets to help the client overcome such difficulties.

Regular and targeted therapy can help clients achieve increased access to education/the world of work, as well as increased functional access within their local community and day to day lives.

Some of the conditions our SLT's can help with include:

  • Language delay disorder
  • Speech sound delay
  • Dyspraxia
  • Phonological awareness
  • Attention and listening
  • Stammer
  • Specific language impairment
  • Down's syndrome
  • Voice disorders
  • Stroke
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Voice Disorders

Trauma Clinic

At The Practice MK we have a number of Associates, both Psychologists and Counsellors who have extensive knowledge in the field of trauma.  By combining their experience we are able to offer comprehensive trauma assessments, as well as short term and long term support for our clients.