The Therapy Team consists of

  • a well-established School Counselling Service
  • Delivered by fully accredited therapists

  • a Highly Specialist Service
  • With expertise in working with Children in Care and complex behaviours

  • a fully qualified health and well-being instructor
  • Delivering health and hygiene regimes, as well as promoting the importance of sensory work

    The team is involved in the referral process, and pays particular attention to transitions, as well as gaining an understanding of the young person through a multi-agency and multidisciplinary approach. The team, also, undertake initial assessments, in order, to establish the young person's level of need and therapeutic intervention.

    The therapeutic approach is based in Attachment Theory. The main ethos behind our approach is working in the 'present' moment and this transcends the whole service. Some of the interventions include: 'Mindfulness', Mentalisation', 'emotion regulation' and 'reflective practice'. These interventions are supported by the neurosciences and the NICE Guidelines.

    The Therapy Team is fully integrated at a whole service level; delivering training, supervision and promoting overall organisational health.

    “Before they came to Serendipity for some of the girls, the next step was adult prison”, Sue Tinson, Director.