Therapy and Wellbeing for Children, Young People and Families


The Apple Tree Centre provides Counselling, Play Therapy, Art Psychotherapy, Dramatherapy, Family Therapy, Speech Language and Communication Therapy and Autism Support 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:

COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

We are continuing to offer therapeutic support online or via the telephone and are now able to take new referrals for counselling and therapy.  Several of our therapists are available for new referrals and are able to offer consultations to parents within a week. We want to make sure all the children, young people and families we work with are safe and supported at this challenging and rapidly changing time. Our website will be kept updated and we will continue to be responsive via email and telephone until we are able to open our physical doors again – please click here for the latest news and updates.

Training and CPD:

We are still accepting applications for our Certificate in Creative Counselling for Young People, and fully intend that this training will go ahead as planned later this year. If necessary, some or all of the course will be delivered online to ensure that it can still be accessed if COVID-19 restrictions are still in place.

Our one-day CPD event: Non-Violent Resistance: Principles and Practice has been postponed until further notice. Details will be posted her and sent to our mailing list as soon as we are able to arrange a new date.

For details of all our upcoming training, please click here or ask to be added to our mailing list.

Referrals and Assessments:
We are still accepting new referrals. Several of our therapists have spaces for online appointments and able to offer appointments for an initial consultation within a week or two.

We welcome self-referrals by phone or email, and more details of our referral process are here.

Professional Referrals:
We are happy to accept professional referrals, including referrals to our Ofsted registered Adoption Support Service. 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.