Bill is a Paediatrician and Consultant Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist with over 30 years’ clinical, managerial and research experience working across NHS, independent, academic and voluntary sectors. His previous work has spanned community-based Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) across the UK, including national centres of excellence such as Great Ormond Street Hospital, the Institute of Psychiatry, and the Tavistock Clinic in London. He also has been instrumental in establishing several hospital-based CAMHS including Rhodes Farm Unit for Eating Disorders, Oakview Adolescent Secure Unit and the Alpha Hospital adolescent unit. He regularly acts as a child mental health advisor for a variety of national and international organizations including Young Minds (Policy Advisor), British Board of Film Classification (Children’s Viewing Panel), Save the Children Fund and Cruse-Bereavement Care (Research Advisor) and UNICEF (Children of War projects in Former Yugoslavia, Mozambique and Nepal).



  • 1983 MB, ChB: Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, with distinction in Paediatrics (Manchester University)
  • 1985 DCH: Diploma in Child Health (London University)
  • 1987 MRCP: Member of the Royal College of Physicians
  • 1990 RCPsych: Member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists
  • 1995 FRCPCH: Fellow of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health
  • 2014 FRCPsych: Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists


  • 1988 Cert. Ed: Certificate of Education
  • 2004 MSc: Masters in International Health Management (Imperial College)
  • 2009 MA: Masters in Psychoanalytic Studies (Birkbeck College, London)
  • 2015 MSc: Masters in Mindfulness-Based Approaches (Bangor University)


Bill’s areas of special interest include bereavement, psychological trauma, substance misuse, eating and mood disorders, and he is a nationally recognized expert for mindfulness-based psychological treatments. As well as clinical work, he is actively involved in developing the field of child and adolescent mental health as an expert trainer and supervisor, published academic articles and an international textbook, clinical research, public education, and collaborations with national media.

He currently divides his time between working as an NHS Consultant Child & Adolescent in Sussex CAMHS, providing mindfulness-based therapies in schools, clinics and hospitals, and training and supervising professionals in mental health and neuroscience at several Universities across the UK.

General areas of work

I can offer assessment and treatment of the entire range of developmental, behavioural and mental health difficulties and conditions that affect infants, children, adolescents and their families.

Specific treatment specialties

  • Medication and dietary interventions
  • Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
  • Systemic Family Therapy
  • Group-Based Therapies
  • Executive Coaching
  • Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy
  • Cognitive and Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Biofeedback and neurofeedback
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
  • Self-Compassion Therapy (MSC)
  • Yoga and yoga therapy

Professional Accreditation and Affiliation

  • Association of Child and Adolescent Mental Health (ACAMH)
  • Association of Contextual and Behavioural Science (ACBS)
  • British Association of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (BABCP)
  • British Association of Psychopharmacology (BAP)
  • British Wheel of Yoga (accredited teacher)
  • International Association of Positive Psychology
  • Mindfulness Network of Teachers (accredited supervisor and trainer)
  • Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health
  • Royal College of Psychiatrists
  • Society of Authors
  • Tavistock Association of Psychotherapists and Allied Professionals
  • Young Minds

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Appointments & Fees

Initial psychiatric assessments – £300/hour.

Ongoing consultation and treatment sessions £180 per one hour session.

On requesting an appointment via our online booking system, the practitioner may well call you to confirm details before you  meet. This initial telephone discussion of up to 10 minutes is free of charge, and is designed to  confirm that it is indeed appropriate to proceed to a full consultation and is not designed to replace a consultation.

Dr Young’s recommendation for complex child and adolescent psychiatry is for two assessment sessions of up to 90 minutes each, administration and scoring of any tests or questionnaires, liaison with school and other professionals involved, written summary report, and a feedback session. Also, a forward planning session based on the findings from the assessment process to encompass the implications for future management and treatment.

This thorough process can normally can be covered in a total of 2.5 hours of consultation time.



Telephone: 01483 33 88 50