Adoption Psychologist - Joanna North Associates

Ofsted Registered Adoption Support Agency


In 2016 we were again rated as Outstanding for the third inspection running!

Download our most recent Ofsted Report.

In 2016 we were again rated as Outstanding as an Adoption Support Agency for the third inspection running by Ofsted.

Our aim is to provide professional, confidential and effective support in matters relating to adoption (both children and adults), including:

  • Counselling and psychotherapy in relation to adoption for both parents and children and families
  • Advice in relation to adoption
  • Services in relation to the therapeutic needs of an adoptive child
  • Assistance for the purpose of ensuring the relationship between an adoptive child and adopting parent continues, including training for adoptive parents for the purpose of meeting the special needs of the child
  • Assistance where an adoption disruption has occurred or is in danger of occurring, including mediation services
  • Assistance to adoption agencies in preparing and training adoptive parents
  • Intermediary services to adults wishing to contact birth relatives
  • Assessment using psychometric measures including Connors, Ados, Beck, Child Trauma, Child Attachment Interview and IAPT measures. 
  • Play therapy and child counselling
  • Court reports relating to Adoption

Please download our Statement of Purpose to learn more.


“Our Adoption would have failed if we had not had the ongoing support of Joanna North.”

Comment from an Adoptive Parent

Download our 2013 Ofsted Report.