Waverley Rd - St Albans
The clinic at Waverley Rd is one of our community CAMHS specialist clinics.
West Hertfordshire CAMHS (St Albans clinic)
99 Waverley Road
Hertfordshire, AL3 5TL
Tel: 01727 804214 / 804806
To see our clinic on a map and get directions click here.
To view the online access guide for this building via AccessAble click here.
Parking is available on site. There are some spaces at the front of our building. Additionally there are more spaces and two disabled blue badge holder spaces to the side of our building. To access these, drive up to the barrier and ring reception, let them know who you are here to see and they will let you through.
We are a multi-disciplinary team, which means we have professionals working here from a range of professional backgrounds. These can include; psychiatry, social work, specialist nursing, psychology, child and adolescent psychotherapy and systemic family psychotherapy. For more information please see our Who's Who page.
Young people, between the ages of 0-18 years old, sometimes with their families or carers. Referrals are accepted when help from home, school or other community services has been tried, but things have not got better.
The first appointment you will have is a one off appointment and this is called a 'choice' appointment. You will meet with a professional and discuss how things have been in the past, what hopes you have for the future and some of the areas that may be troubling you such as home, school and social life. There will be the option to talk with the professional alone for part of this meeting and then the professional will talk with your family or carers to make sure they understand things as well as possible. You will then decide together what would be most helpful going forward.
It may be that the one session is enough, however if further sessions are needed then 'partnership' will be offered. This is when you will be partnered to one of our specialist professionals (who may be different to the professional at your choice meeting) and work will begin. The type of therapy offered will be based on your individual needs and we work with you as an individual, and sometimes with your family or carers, to achieve your goals. Sometimes we may prescribe medicines or work with other agencies to make sure all services work together.
They offer specialist help for children, young people and their families who are seeking to deal with feelings, thoughts or behaviour problems that are complex or long term.