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:

Referrals and Assessments:
We usually respond to enquiries from parents or carers within 48 hours, and aim to offer an initial consultation within a week of referral. We are currently experiencing a high level of demand for our therapies and most of our available appointments are within school time, so waiting times will depend on the family’s needs, preferences and availability. We apologise for any additional delays over the holiday period.

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.

Training and CPD:
We are offering two day-long training events in the first half of 2020: ‘Working with Gender Diversity with Young People’ and ‘Non-Violent Resistance: Principles and Practice’. We have also confirmed dates for our two-day introduction to Non-Directive Play Therapy and our post-qualifying Certificate in Creative Counselling for Young People,  For details of all our upcoming training, please click here or ask to be added to our mailing list.