Schools & Organisations

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Short on time? Ready to use our service?

Contact us to discuss how we can support you today.

Do you want pocket sized sensory regulatory resources at great prices?

Do you want quality sensory resources for use with children, young people and adults?

Contact us to find out more about our Play Packs.

We know that your time is and peace of mind is precious:

  • we organise and run all aspects of the work and can customise our service to best meet your needs

  • we organise the: referral; standardised and child-friendly assessments; sessions; resources; Play Pack for home, or school use; regular reviews; reports and end of work support resources

 

  • we have NSPCC Advanced Level 4 Safeguarding Training for Named Health Professionals (Designated Safeguarding Lead)

  • Full Enhanced Update DBS
  • we update our Safeguarding and DBS yearly

  • we follow the strict strict ethical professional standards of The British Association of Play Therapists (BAPT) and The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)

 

 

We know how important flexibility is both to you and your families:

  • we are a one-stop service for children and young people aged 4-16 years

  • we offer face to face sessions

  • we offer telehealth sessions (phone or online)

  • we offer daytime, term-time work, as well as work at non-standard times, e.g. evening, weekend or school holidays

 

 

We know how important offering a personalised service is:

  • we use neuroscience evidenced-based play, sensory and creative therapy skills as well as talk-based approaches

 

We know how vital a developmentally appropriate approach is: 

  • our practice is Trauma informed

  • we are trained and knowledgeable in Mental Health, Attachment Theory and Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), as well as infant, child and adolescent development

  • we are person and child-centred - the therapeutic relationship is key

 

 

We know how important helping children and young people to self-regulate is:

  • we use sensory and regulatory resources and rooms to help children and young people better self-regulate and develop healthier behaviours through neuroplasticity

  • we sell Play Packs to support the work beyond the sessions

 

 

We know how important it is to work collaboratively:

  • children and young people's 'voice' is a crucial part of their counselling and therapy - where appropriate, they attend their meetings and reviews and set their own therapeutic goals

  • we work with families and carers and can provide Family Support Packages

  • we work with you and other professionals and provide Support and Training Packages

 

 

We know how costly sessions can be:

  • we seek funding to reduce costs

  • we offer low cost or free sessions to families on benefits, on low incomes, or who live in social housing

 

We know how important consistency is:

  • we meet weekly with the child or young person on the same day each week

  • sessions are typically for 12 weeks initially - they can be extended, as is appropriate for the child or young person

We know that providing good outcomes is essential:

  • children and young people are integral and active participants in their therapeutic goal setting

  • we use a range of standardised outcome measure to inform and assess change and progress

  • we use a range of child and young person-led assessments

  • we use the child and young person's 'voice' to assess our effectiveness

 

Intervention Packages

Generally, the intervention package follows the procedure outlined below. Personalisation to suit your needs is possible. Please contact us for more details.

Due to Covid-19, meetings, assessments, reviews and sessions may be in-person, online or by phone

  • Referral (form is available on request)

  • Meeting with referee

  • Meeting with parent or carer and their child, for initial assessment and discussion of therapeutic intervention plan

  • Assessment meeting with child or young person and their parent or carer

  • Therapy sessions with child or young person

  • Review meetings with school, organisation, parent or carer and their child, every 6-8 weeks

  • Planned ending

  • Final meetings with school or organisation, and with parent or carer and their child, and written report

  • Play Pack support resources for home or school use

Want to know more about our Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing Training, or Self-care and Wellbeing Packages?

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We belong to British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and British Association of Play Therapists (BAPT). As BAPT trained Creative Counsellors and Play Therapists, our approach is person and child-centred.

 

Follow the links to find out more.

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As BAPT and BACP therapists and counsellors, we update our CPD regularly.

 

At Cocoon Kids CIC we know that this is key. We receive extensive training - beyond the minimum required to practice.

 

Want to know more about our training and qualifications?

Follow the links on the 'About Us' page.

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