Supporting emotional health in children, adults, families and organisations

The Centre for Emotional Development was founded by Leslie Ironside (D.Psych; Psych MACP) to develop a focus of expertise and to promote emotional health and wellbeing in children, adolescents, families and organisations. 

Up-coming Events

A Workshop with Ariel Nathanson: Clinical Work with Children and Young People who are Violent and Self Harm
04/05/2019 10:00
Jurys Inn Brighton
A workshop with Dr Peter Jakob: Introduction to NVR (Non Violent Resistance) - a new innovative approach for dealing with aggressive, harmful, and self-destructive behaviour in children and young people.
15/06/2019 10:00
Jurys Inn Brighton
DDP Level 2 Sept 2019 by Susan Drake
23/09/2019 09:30
Brighthelm Centre
A Workshop with Professor Mick Cooper: Working with Goals in Psychotherapy and Counselling
19/10/2019 10:00
Jurys Inn Brighton

About Centre for Emotional Development

Dr Ironside is a Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist with over 25 years experience working with children and families in both the NHS and private practice. He has formed a network of highly qualified and experienced Associates to expand the Centre’s professional range and effectiveness.

 The aims and objectives of the Centre are twofold:

  • Educational: To provide resources for Continuing Professional Development through training, lectures, short courses and conferences.  The Centre aims to attract participants from a range of disciplines including education, health and social services and independent practitioners.
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  • Clinical: To provide a network of clinical and consultation services for adults, children and adolescents, couples, families and organisations.
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CfED’s headline conferences and training events aim to attract a national and international audience. 

Other lectures, courses are, in the main locally based in East and West Sussex.

Clinical services are based in both London and Brighton.