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We build lasting partnerships with legal, charity and social service teams.

We use our expertise in trauma therapy and assessments to support you, and the children, adults or families you represent:


Shortland Psychology has worked extensively with a range of organisations, including legal and insurance brokers, the NHS, Social Services, the Priory, and charities such as Assist.

We have established a reputation for excellence in our delivery of complex medico-legal reports for Family and Criminal Courts across the South East, including London, and Northern Ireland.

Our team are proven quality and reliable expert witnesses, with the Bond Solon Witness Familiarisation course and the Royal Society of Medicine Expert Witness course for Child Mental Health Professionals forming part of our team’s credentials.


All our recommendations stem from our thorough, structured assessment of the person, and/or family living with the effects of trauma.

Our highly accomplished therapists embed Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Solution Focused Approaches within our therapeutic approach. We may also recommend Attachment Therapies (Theraplay or Dyadic Development Psychotherapy (DDP) informed treatment) or Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR).

The quality of our work is evident through the lasting partnerships we build with a range of professional teams.

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As a Guardian Ad Litem representing children, I have worked with Dr Shortland on a number of cases and would recommend her highly. She provides a very professional and fair assessment in respect of clients and remains child focused throughout. Her reports are always provided on time and she is balanced and thorough in her approach.

Guardian Ad Litem