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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:

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 and telephone until we are able to open our physical doors again – please click here for the latest news and updates.

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.

Recruitment:

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 and a Young People’s Counsellor, 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.

Training and CPD:

We are accepting bookings for our two-day training, ‘Non-Directive Play Therapy: Principles and Practice‘, which will take place in January 2021. It is currently unclear whether this training will be delivered online or in person, but participants will be kept up to date as government guidelines change and will be given the opportunity to request a full refund if changes to arrangements prevent them from attending.

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

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.