The Philosophy of the Approach

Recent research has shown that mental health problems affect around one in ten children and young people.


The emotional well-being of children should be viewed as important as their physical
health. Good mental health allows children and young people to develop the
resilience to cope with life’s challenges and grow into emotionally healthy adults.


Throughout their lives, most children go through difficult times and some children need more help than others to get through the challenges they face. If you or other
adults in your child's life are concerned about your child or their behaviour, there
are services that are available to help.


The child's confidentiality within the therapy hour is respected but the service adheres to The Department for children, schools and families (DCSF) Working Together Every Child Matters principles and aims to develop close working relationships with key adults within a child's network.


The service is primarily orientated towards providing individual play therapy sessions to children although sessions on therapeutic parenting can be offered to children's carers, as can parent and child play sessions.