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:

Professional Training:
We are now accepting applications for the second cohort of our ‘Certificate in Creative Counselling for Young People‘, which will begin in October 2018. We are also taking bookings for our very popular two-day training, ‘Non-Directive Play Therapy: Principles and Practice‘.
Please contact us with a brief message if you would be like to be added to the mailing list for future training events.

Child-Parent Relationship Therapy:
Our next Filial Play Therapy group for parents will begin on 13th September, meeting on Thursday mornings between 9:45 and 11:45. The course lasts for ten weeks (with a break for half term) and trains parents to carry out therapeutic play sessions with their own children. More information can be found here.

Referrals and Assessments:
We are usually able to offer an initial consultation to parents or carers within a week of referral. When parents contact us, we will now discuss their families’ needs by phone or email and then arrange a more in-depth assessment with the therapist who is most likely to work with them on an ongoing basis. We are currently experiencing a high level of demand for our therapies and appointments will depend on the family’s needs, preferences and availability.

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. 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.