There are many different treatments we can offer, including:
Theraplay, which is a special therapy designed to help build relationship and trust between children, young people and those who care for them (usually parents) and increase their own self esteem.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), which looks at how people think and feel about things. It helps by explaining how behaviour impacts on ourselves, other people and different aspects of life.
Dialetical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) that helps people accept that difficult thoughts or feelings cannot always be changed. It works by teaching coping mechanisms and enabling strategies to help manage them.
Group work (DBT & CBT) which is therapy undertaken in a group setting with other people. This is a proven therapy that works for people who may need to realise they are not alone in how they feel. People sharing the same experiences can be a brilliant support and recovery network for each other.
Medication, which can be used when other treatments don’t work. They can also be used in conjunction with therapies.
The Practitioner who completes the assessment will talk to the young person (and parents if appropriate) about their desired outcomes and goals and will work with them to determine the most effective way to achieve them.