Counselling and play therapy

We offer one-to-one person-centred therapy in specially equipped rooms within the Acorns building


Children and young people are free to express themselves through words and/or through the medium of play using the toys, sand, art, clay and music available. Within the safety of a trusting relationship, non-directive techniques are used to support and empower children and young people to process their stories of domestic abuse and facilitate their own healing.

We offer a minimum of 8 to 10 counselling/play therapy sessions, each of which is 50 minutes long.

While the support of the child or young person’s main carer is highly valued and regular reviews with them take place, therapy sessions are kept private and confidential unless harm to the child or someone else is disclosed.

All of our counsellors and play therapists are qualified and DBS-checked and adhere to professional standards for ethics, clinical supervision and ongoing training.