Most children, even those with normally excellent behavior, will defy authority occasionally. As part of growing up, they may go through periods of arguing with parents, disobeying teachers, or talking back to adults in general. However, when this contrary behavior is extreme and goes beyond the bounds of what is typical for the child’s age, it may mean that the child has a type of behavior disorder called oppositional defiant disorder (ODD).
ODD is characterized by an ongoing (at least six months) pattern of temper tantrums, stubbornness, anger, disobedience, and hostility toward authority figures. If your child shows signs of ODD, it is important to get help from a mental health professional as soon as possible. A qualified therapist can help the child to develop ways to cope with their anger and improve their communication skills.
Therapists specialising in ODD
I am a qualified mental health clinician since 1995 and a cognitive analytic therapist and psychotherapist (since 2010) and work as a Psychotherapist in the NHS. I have a wide range of experience in NHS Mental Health Services and I am experienced with both adults and children, adolescents, couple...
NHS Mental Health Services for 25+ years in nursing or therapist roles. I have worked in children & adolescent mental health, eating disorders, severe and enduring mental health, HIV and primary care.
Therapy TypeCognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT)Emotionally FocusedHumanisticIntegrativeNarrative
I work with adults and children of all ages, helping them deal with almost all the issues that we humans face in our lifetimes. I value the power of a warm and accepting therapeutic relationship, sprinkled with a little humour. Although I use a variety of approaches, I am most interested in clearing...
I'm an Australian trained, British Registered Psychologist. I have been practicing psychology in a clinical setting for 35 years. in government organisations, including universities, colleges, the NHS, and private practices.
Therapy TypeAcceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)Behavioural TherapyEclecticEnergy PsychologyGestalt TherapyHolisticIntegrativeMindfulnessSolution Focused Brief TherapyTransactional Analysis (TA)
I am a qualified Integrative Psychotherapist and a Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I believe that childhood and adolescence should be characterised by carefreeness and happiness. High quality therapy and living a good life goes beyond overcoming challeng...
I am a psychology graduate and prior to training as a psychotherapist I worked as a Healthcare Assistant and Assistant Psychologist within the NHS in both Adult and Children and Adolescent Mental Health Services.
Therapy TypeBehavioural TherapyCognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT)Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)Cognitive Therapy (CT)IntegrativeMindfulnessMotivational Interviewing
I am a Person Centred Counsellor. This means that our therapy sessions aren't about me or my opinions. They are about you. I want to help you understand yourself more and help you recognise repetitive behaviour or cycles in your life that prevent you from moving forward. Working with me in counselli...
I am a full time professional counsellor in private practice. As well as my qualifications and training, I have personal experience of mental health and addiction issues. This helps me to genuinely understand the recovery process. My work has included training and working for Breakeven gambling ...