Therapy and Wellbeing for Children, Young People and Families


The Apple Tree Centre provides Counselling, Play Therapy, Art Psychotherapy and Family Therapy to children and young people up to the age of 25 and their families. We also offer individual and group support for parents and carers, and training, supervision and consultation for professionals.

Latest news:

Professional Training:
We are delighted to offer a new in-depth training programme for 2017-18. Our two-day ‘Non-Directive Play Therapy: Principles and Practice’ will provide an overview of the theoretical basis for Play Therapy, as well as an opportunity to experience the skills involved. Our ‘Certificate in Creative Counselling for Young People‘ is a six-month course, designed to equip counsellors and therapists to work with young people aged 11-18+.

Referrals and Assessments:
Due to increased demand and to feedback from parents and therapists, we have updated our referral and consultation process. When parents contact us, we will now discuss their families’ needs by phone or email and then arrange a more in-depth assessment with the therapist who is most likely to work with them on an ongoing basis. More details of our referral process are here, and you can read about the reasons behind this decision and the benefits we hope to see on our blog.

Professional Referrals:
We are happy to accept professional referrals. We offer an integrated package of support, and are able to design tailored interventions to meet the needs of specific families, including therapy to address trauma, grief, behavioural and attachment difficulties. Please contact us to discuss your requirements, for more information, or to arrange a visit to the Centre.