About Us

Who are we?

We are linked but independent  clinicians working closely to improve the mental health of children and young people. We have been brought together by our commitment to offer a comprehensive and high standard of clinical assessment and intervention. We have shared core principles within our practice.


We have all worked for many years within the public sector and are from a range of professional backgrounds including psychiatry, educational psychology, speech and language therapy and psychotherapy. 


We work primarily in Norfolk and Suffolk but will consider referrals from further afield. We assess patients at various locations, reflecting the rurality of the two counties and aim to meet with families as close as possible to where they live. Some travel may be necessary for families to access specific types of assessment or therapy. 

Who do we work with?

We work with :

  • Children/young people from birth to 18 years of age and their families/carers.
  • Professionals who work with or support children and young people with emotional difficulties.

Children and young people referred experience a wide range of problems and conditions. They may be finding it difficult to cope with different aspects of their life. Some have experienced adverse life events such as loss or illness within their families, parental separation, or abuse. There can be underlying concerns about early attachment relationships. Some children have attention/ concentration or socio-communication difficulties indicative of possible developmental disorder.


Many professionals have a role in assessing, supporting, educating and protecting children and young people. Among others, these include; teachers, social workers, residential care workers, support workers, health visitors and nursery nurses. We work with these professionals through teaching, training and consultation, to increase understanding and awareness of the impact of mental health and developmental difficulties on young people and their behaviour with a view to supporting them more effectively.

What do we offer?

We work with children, young people, families and professionals, offering prompt and accessible assessment, intervention and training.

Our practice covers five areas:

  • Assessment and treatment of mental health difficulties
  • Assessment of young people for potential developmental disorders (Autistic Spectrum Disorder/ADHD)
  • Teaching, training and consultation for professionals who work with children with emotional difficulties
  • Specialist mental health intervention for adopted children, those in the care of the Local Authority and on the edge of care
  • Expert Witness advice to the courts


We provide a range of therapeutic approaches:

Contact Us

By Telephone

01473 529010
or
08444 874146


The switchboard for these numbers is open:

Monday to Friday     9am to 5 pm
Saturday                   10am to 12 noon

By Post

Dr. Sillifant and Associates Ltd., Low Farm, New Road, Fritton, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk NR31 9HT

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