Play therapy sessions:
We work with children one-to-one or in small groups offering Play Therapy to help them explore and express their emotions. Our principal and founder is an accredited play therapist, trained with PLAY THERAPY UK, and registered with BACP. She has been working with children for a number of years using non-directive play therapy approaches.
Play Therapy is based on Virginia Axline’s (1969) eight key principles, where we adopt a non-judgmental approach, allowing the child to lead the session at their pace, set clear boundaries appropriate to the needs of the individual and enable them to explore and express their emotions and have these validated. In turn this helps children express themselves and find ways of coping with their difficulties.
Children are referred for different reasons, which may include: Witnessing domestic abuse, dealing with family separation, drug and alcohol addictions, bereavement, and diagnosis of physical and mental disabilities, bullying, low self-esteem, anger issues and/or family breakdowns.
We take referrals from parents/carers, schools, voluntary and statutory organisations. If you would like to make a referral please click here.
Individual sessions are charged at £40-£50 per session. This also includes parent/professional meetings and reports where appropriate throughout the therapeutic work.
All referrals are for a minimum of 12 sessions.
Family systemic therapy sessions
These sessions are for the whole family, or groups within the family targeting specific issues. The aim of these is to help you find restoration and deeper understanding of each other’s needs. Whether you are struggling with communication, been through a traumatic event which is impacting you as a family, or just need a space to come to talk and explore feelings and emotional responses within your family, systemic family sessions can help.
Our systemic practitioner will carry out these sessions. Initial assessment sessions will take place to see what your needs are as a family and how we can best support you and work together. This work is based on a collaborative approach, exploring making meaning and resolving issues together as a family,
The cost for this service is between £45 - £60 per session. Subsidised sessions are available through our hope fund. Contact us for more information.
These can take place in schools, family home or neutral location as agreed with therapist and family.
Family work sessions
If you are need of someone to talk to, want some extra support for yourself alongside the therapeutic support your child is receiving Sarah our lovely family worker can help. She is there for you to listen, give emotional support and practical support to explore issues affecting you as an individual and a family.
If you are interested please contact us direct and our family worker Sarah Hardy will be in touch.
This service relies on donations and grant funding.
Please see download our leaflet for ‘time4me’ our self-esteem course for parents. The next course will be running in the autumn term 2017. Please contact us for more information
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