General aims of the therapeutic work

For parents and children:

  • to develop/improve the attachment relationship within their family

For the children:

  • to experience and understand connections
  • to make feelings safer to feel, increase their emotional understanding
  • to increase insight/reflective function
  • to help them to integrate parts of their early life experience with current functioning as much as possible/appropriate                 

For the parents:

  • to increase their understanding of their child’s functioning
  • to model how to talk about difficult things
  • to equip them with the parenting tools and strategies they need to support their child/ren

For the school:

  • to increase their understanding of the child’s attachment needs
  • to give them some tools and strategies
  • to reinforce the importance of working in partnership with parents

We take referrals for any aspect of this work.