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)

The Apple Tree Centre is currently closed for face to face appointments. We are continuing to offer therapeutic support online or via the telephone and are now able to take new referrals for remote therapy.  Several of our therapists are available for new referrals and are able to offer consultations to parents next week. 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:
In light of the disruption caused by COVID-19 to our service and to the families we support, we are postponing our planned price increase. Our standard cost to families will now rise to £55 per session from 4th May 2020.

Training and CPD:

We are still accepting applications for our Certificate in Creative Counselling for Young People, and fully intend that this training will go ahead as planned later this year. If necessary, some or all of the course will be delivered online to ensure that it can still be accessed if COVID-19 restrictions are still in place.

We are reviewing arrangements for our one-day CPD event: Non-Violent Resistance: Principles and Practice, and will update this page as soon as we have more details.

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

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.