Expert clinical psychology services for children, teenagers, and young adults

New website coming soon

Welcome to the temporary site for Devon Child Psychology, an independent psychology practice run by Dr Nicola Hirsch and Dr Alex Boyd.

Please bear with us while we update our website – behind the scenes we continue to offer comprehensive support to children, parents, adolescents, and young adults.

While the new website is being finalised, please see below for a summary of our services.

Our Services

We are experienced Clinical Psychologists offering online and face to face support in the Exeter/Devon area, specialising in both day-to-day and more complex concerns experienced by children, young people and parents.

We have comprehensive NHS experience and are actively involved in the training and supervision of other professionals. We are accredited and registered with a number of key professional bodies, including the BPS, HCPC and BABCP.

How can we help?

We have the skills, knowledge and expertise to work with children and young people of all ages, as well as parents and young adults.

We offer consultation, assessment and therapeutic support with a wide range of emotional, behavioural and developmental concerns. We are able to help with the challenges that come with particular stages of development, such as the early years, transition to school, adolescence and transition to adulthood.

We can also provide parenting support and carry out specialist assessments for more complex issues such as Autism and other neurodevelopmental conditions.

We are experienced in assessing and supporting a range of mental health concerns, including anxiety, depression, low mood and phobias, and can provide support with behaviour, peer relationships issues and school-based difficulties.

How to get in touch

If you are looking for help with your child, or young person, or would like support with your parenting, please contact us via or email at

If you are a professional, looking for supervision, training or consultation, we also offer these services, so please get in touch via email at

Please be aware that we are currently very busy and receiving a high volume of referrals. There may be a delay in responding to enquiries for our services, while we launch our new website.

Staying Safe

Please be aware that we do not operate an emergency or out of hours service, and as a result, cannot accept referrals where there is significant risk of harm.

If your child or young person (under 18) is experiencing a mental health crisis, you can now access CAMHS (Child and Adolescent mental Health Service) 24/7. Please contact 03300 245 321 during normal hours (8am-5pm, Mon to Fri) or 0300 555 5000 outside these hours.