Breathing Space Therapeutic Services CIC is a woodland-based therapeutic provision offering 1:1 therapeutic support and part time intervention to children and young people, identified as at risk of exclusion from education or society due to significant mental and emotional health needs. We also offer bespoke workshops and training packages on a variety of mental and emotional health related topics to individuals, organisations and professionals. Breathing Space Therapeutic Services CIC is based in a tranquil woodland environment, offering a safe secluded space, conducive to enhancing mental and emotional well-being. Our team of therapists are all BACP registered, working to a robust ethical framework.
Wendy developed a passion for working with children, young people and families whilst working as a Family Group Conference Co-ordinator and volunteering as Junior Church/Youth Group leader. Her passion for supporting children and families continued upon qualifying as a counsellor where she was keen to work holistically with children and families through providing 1:1 therapy in addition to therapeutic nurturing programmes for parents/carers, enabling them to identify and support the emotional health and wellbeing of their children and young people. Recent employment as Senior
Primary Mental Health Worker saw extensive interaction with multi-disciplinary teams in providing robust therapeutic interventions for children, young people, parents and foster carers within Sandwell Children’s Trust with particular focus in working with Children In Care. Wendy enjoys hiking and a recent achievement of climbing Ben Nevis and the Swiss Alps inspired her to seek to offer similar empowerment to others; believing outdoor challenging experience provide opportunities to develop self-esteem, confidence and motivation to effect change.
Rebecca (Bic) Mainstone
Bic has extensive experience working with young people of all ages and in a variety of capacities. Initially qualified in Information, Advice and Guidance Bic was a programme co-ordinator within a training organisation that supported young people who were not in education, employment or training and delivered recognised qualifications, whilst supporting the young people to develop their personal and social skills and secure positive transitions upon programme completion. Bic then went on to qualify as a therapist and worked for a number of years as an Addictions counsellor in a rehabilitation centre before moving into a career working therapeutically with children and young people within the borough
of Sandwell. More recent employment has included working with children in care and offering therapeutic interventions to young people residing in secure settings and young offender’s institutes, alongside those who were subject to serving court orders within their local community. Bic also has a keen interest in both the outdoors and creative therapy and believes children and young people thrive within environments that allow them the time, space and freedom to explore and address their own needs, whilst developing their personal interests.
Worzel is a registered PAT (Pets As Therapy) dog and has been working with children and young people in a therapeutic capacity for the last 3 years. He is a fully insured working dog and never fails to bring a smile to those he meets.
“Make kindness an everyday practice for children and see how humanity changes for the better”
“See the light in each other, be the light for each other”