We provide a therapeutic space and a child led, creative, non-verbal medium through which children feel able to safely express, explore and share their experiences, thoughts and feelings within a safe, predictable therapeutic relationship.
Rather than having to find words to explain what is troubling them or what has happened to them, younger children use creative methods such as play, art, drama or music to communicate at their own pace and at their level without feeling threatened or scrutinised.
We provide a client centred, creative, therapeutic space for older children to feel able to safely express, explore and share their life experiences, thoughts and feelings within a safe, predictable therapeutic relationship. They can choose to talk or play or draw too.
Therapy addresses any issues of change and loss, trauma, abuse and attachment, and their effect on adopted children and young people’s emotional functioning.
Therapy works to enhance adopted children and young people’s self esteem and support them to develop a coherent sense of their own identity.
Therapy supports adopted children and young people to understand and regulate their emotions, including managing and reducing anger, aggression, depression and anxiety. Helping to develop adaptive coping strategies and to enhance resilience and self esteem.
Therapy can support adopted children and young people to explore social and family relationships, including managing peer-to-peer conflicts, understanding and reducing risk, and developing age-appropriate, mutually supportive relationships.
Therapy helps adopted children and young people to find ways to express their needs appropriately and effectively.
Therapeutic Parenting Support
Helps equip adoptive parents with skills and techniques to parent therapeutically whilst remaining emotionally available to their child.
Enables adoptive parents to provide a safe, empathic and caring environment in which their child feels able to safely express, explore and share their experiences, thoughts and feelings.
Promotes adoptive parents’ understanding of attachment and trauma and their significance in relation to their child. This in turn helps them understand and manage their child’s behaviour more effectively as well as having a positive effect on attachment relationships, improving communication and reducing conflict within the home.
Assists adoptive parents in communicating effectively and appropriately with their child, including providing age-appropriate information about their history.