Therapy and Wellbeing for Children, Young People and Families


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


We are continuing to offer therapeutic support online or via the telephone. 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 until we are able to open our physical doors again – please click here for the latest news and updates.

Autism course for parents and carers:

Our eight-week online course, ‘Understanding, Supporting and Accepting your Autistic Child’, will begin at 8pm on Thursday 11th March.

Places on this course are limited to ensure that the group can be interactive and mutually supportive. Please click the link for more information, or contact us if you are interested in booking a place.

Training and CPD:

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

We have now confirmed dates for our next Certificate in Creative Counselling for Young People. This training will be fully online, running from October 2021 to April 2022.

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 short waiting list for the majority of 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 as coronavirus restrictions are lifted.

At the moment we are particularly seeking a Systemic Family Therapist, but 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.