Peter Toolan
B.A. (Hons.) M.Psych.Psych. Dip. Mus. Th. MACP

Telephone: 07818 559048

Peter Toolan is a Consultant Child & Adolescent Psychotherapist. He trained at the Scottish Institute of Human Relations, Edinburgh and the Tavistock & Portman Clinic, London. He has 30 years experience of working with children, adolescents and parents, in NHS Child & Family Services, in the voluntary sector and in independent practice.

He is a well known teacher and clinical supervisor for CAMHS and Children's Services professionals. His published writing and research, on learning disabilities; looked after children, and on infants' and children's emotional development has been well received. He is an 'Expert Contributor' for Community Care Inform.

The Parent and Child Support Service is an independent consultation and therapy service for parents and carers in Northumberland Newcastle & Gateshead, who are concerned about their child's emotional behavioural or relationship difficulties.

The service specialises in helping parents, children and young people to better understand complicated feelings and to improve difficult relationships and emotional wellbeing. It provides advice and support for parents and offers short and longer-term psychotherapy for children and young people.

Common difficulties for which parents, carers, children and young people have received help include:
Children and Adolescents
  • Emotional problems in children & adolescents
  • Behavioural problems in children & adolescents
  • Signs of depression or anxiety
  • ADHD & ASD· Eating disorders· Conduct disorders
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Drugs and alcohol problems
  • School-based difficulties
  • · ·
Adoption and Fostering
  • Support after Adoption for Parents and Children
  • Support for Foster Carers and Looked After Children
Infants and Young Children
  • Parent-infant bonding difficulties
  • Infants' feeding, sleeping & related difficulties

An initial telephone consultation for parents is free. Tel 07818 559048