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 have made the difficult but necessary decision to close the Apple Tree Centre for face to face appointments. Wherever possible we are continuing to offer therapeutic support online or via the telephone and will be taking new referrals for remote therapy after Easter. 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.

Price increase:
Due to the increasing cost of running the centre and providing our therapy services, our standard cost to families will rise to £55 per session from 7th April 2020.

Referrals and Assessments:
We are still accepting new referrals. However, in order to allow us time to adapt our working practices in light of the COVID-19 outbreak, it is unlikely that we will offer any new appointments before the Easter break. If you are approaching us for the first time, please be aware that it will take us significantly longer than usual to respond.

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.