Therapy and Wellbeing for Children, Young People and Families


The Apple Tree Centre provides Counselling, Play Therapy, Art Psychotherapy, Dramatherapy, Music Therapy, Family 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:

Support for children and young people affected by sexual abuse

We are offering a small pilot service to support children and young people in Sheffield who have been affected by sexual abuse. This work is funded by Sheffield City Council and will take place between November 2021 and April 2022. Click here for more details, including how to refer to this service.


We are continuing to offer therapeutic support online or via the telephone, as well as beginning to offer face-to-face appointments at The Apple Tree Centre. Our website will be kept updated and we will continue to be responsive via email – please click here for the latest news and updates.

Training and CPD:

We are accepting bookings for our two-day training, ‘Non-Directive Play Therapy: Principles and Practice‘, which will take place in Sheffield in November 2021.

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

Self referrals:

We welcome referrals and enquiries from parents, carers and young people. We are happy to discuss your needs and help to identify the most appropriate therapist to work with your family before we arrange an initial consultation. We are receiving a high volume of referrals and now have a waiting list for all therapies.


We are looking for qualified, experienced counsellors and therapists to join our team. Applicants must be able to provide online therapy during the current period, with the potential to move to face-to-face work at our centre in Sheffield in line with our Covid risk reduction procedures.

At the moment we are particularly seeking a Systemic Family Therapist, but experienced therapists from other disciplines are also welcome to apply. For further information, please see our recruitment page which includes a link to an application form.

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.