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"I just want to be understood and to be seen."

At Eleos, we believe that having a diagnosis is a tool rather than just a label. We believe that children and families should feel seen, understood and supported.

At Eleos Clinic, we see children, young people and families from a range of backgrounds who are often feeling a combination of emotions and thoughts.

They often arrive feeling unsure or uncertain of what or why they are presenting with difficulties. This can include feelings of loss, confusion, and shame, and we meet many people experiencing feelings of inadequacy and despair.

There is a current shift in how we talk about neurodiverse conditions. We believe that this is an important opportunity to help increase understanding of what it means to be genuinely human and inclusive and value the wide range of neurodiversity within communities. This is one of the reasons why the clinic was developed, to establish a more holistic model of neurodevelopmental care and support.

Neurodivergent conditions such as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Tic Disorders can look like other conditions or mental health diagnoses. Therefore, all our clinicians are experienced in understanding the complexity involved in assessing and supporting families with neurodevelopmental conditions. We understand the interplay between neural differences and emotional difficulties, and the impact on not just the child but the whole system.

Therefore our clinicians involved in assessments use compassionate and formulation-based approaches to understand the needs and profile and what will help the child understand themselves and be understood.

We work as a team, with different clinicians involved in assessments and treatment thinking together to ensure that children and families are receiving the best care possible.


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