We provide a specialist service for under 11’s who have witnessed or experienced abuse using Play Therapy, Art Therapy and Talking Therapies. These creative methods can help children express things that are hard to put into words.
We also provide Art Therapy and Talking Therapy for young people aged 11 – 18 years who have experienced or are at risk from sexual or domestic violence.
We provide sessions face to face in our safe and confidential central premises as well as at other venues if required. This may be remotely for example, using Microsoft Teams or by telephone.
For our Children and Young People’s leaflet, please click here.
Therapeutic Groups for children and young people
We provide Creative Arts groups for young people aged 11 to 18 years who have experienced sexual abuse with the aim of strengthening resilience, reducing isolation, sharing experiences in a safe and supportive space. This group uses art and creative activities as a therapeutic method and is led by our trained therapist
Bright Stars a therapeutic space for any young person who has witnessed or directly experienced domestic abuse, providing creative ways to explore the impact of domestic abuse and how to move forward.
Gender Identity Therapeutic Service
We provide a safe space for young people and families when young person is experiencing confusion or interpersonal difficulties related to gender.
For Southampton & Hampshire children aged 4-11
We offer up to 6 therapeutic sessions where those involved can come together to consider how best the child can be supported.
For Southampton & Hampshire children aged 12-18
We run a therapy group that meets on Thursdays. The aim is to engage young people in:
- Exploring gender identity / dysphoria
- Exchanging ideas, opinions & experiences
- Ways of understanding & managing their difficulties
- Identifying, celebrating and building on their individual strengths
We facilitate a group each term where parents/carers of the young people engaged with this service can share information and ideas about how they can support their child.
For more information please see our Resources and Policies page.