Tatton Psychology provides expertise in Clinical Psychology services for children and young people in the fostering context.

Assessment and Therapy

We provide highly specialist psychological assessments for looked after children in foster care.  By tailoring assessment and intervention packages Tatton Psychology responds to the unique needs of the child or young person, whilst working alongside and supporting professional teams and caregivers.

Our therapeutic interventions include:care-icons

  • Theraplay® principles
  • Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Therapeutic Parenting
  • Systemic Family Therapy
  • Behavioural therapy based on the Multi-Dimensional Treatment Foster Care (MTFC) model

For more information about our therapeutic interventions  click here.

We are also experienced in providing psychological assessments and professional opinions of foster carers during approval, matching or review processes.

Specialist Training

Our approach to training with foster carers and professionals is collaborative and we help facilitate the use of existing skills alongside learning new ones.  By working together we enhance the overall care provision for looked after children.

Frequent requests for training include:

  • Nurturing attachments training modules
  • Trauma and shame
  • Child sexual exploitation – a psychologically informed approach for foster carers
  • Tracking progress and outcomes in fostering
  • Working with birth parents
  • Behavioural programs in foster care


Our Clinical Psychology consultations provide insight into children’s behaviour, emotional difficulties and foster family relationships.  Within this we can consider issues such as matching decisions, care planning and provision.

Service/Agency Development

Tatton Psychology offer a service development package that provides independent specialist opinion on developing therapeutic fostering services. As part of this we can assess and analyse outcomes in your foster placements.

Free Consultation

Contact us to arrange a free 20 minute confidential telephone consultation to discuss your needs and how you can benefit from our support services for children, professionals and foster carers.