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.
1:1 & Group Therapy
Packages for Children and Young People in Education Accessing education may be challenging for children and young people who have experienced adverse childhood experiences, these experiences often impact upon their own education and that of other young people within the school environment. Breathing Space offers these young people a safe environment in which to explore the obstacles that are preventing them from fully engaging in education.
We do this by offering a holistic approach incorporating group and 1:1 therapy sessions, creative therapy, outdoor activities, residentials and the opportunity to gain a recognised qualification. Breathing Space offers:
Formal educational activities delivered within a peaceful woodland environment
The addressing of emotional well-being and mental health needs that are preventing engagement in mainstream environment
Group therapy and 1:1 counselling sessions
Team and motivation building activities
Increased emotional resilience, confidence and self-esteem
A robust outreach support system to assist engagement within mainstream education Consultation with education professionals to ensure holistic support for students can be maintained within the school environment
It can be difficult for children and young people to talk with parents or family members about what they are thinking and feeling. Breathing Space offers children and young people a space to talk about their thoughts and feelings in a safe environment; enabling them to share any worries or concerns they may have whilst building their confidence and self-esteem. We aim to build trust, offer a
space in which the young person feels heard, safe and understood whilst learning how to utilise coping strategies and make sense of the world around them. Sessions can be based within our woodland lodge or their educational environment and incorporates talking, play and creative therapies.
As part of our provision, various training courses are available to professionals, parents and carers. These include, yet are not limited to:
The Nurturing Programme: a structured 10 week course exploring effective parenting skills and techniques
Mental Health Awareness
Basic Counselling Skills
Grief and Loss
Understanding Suicide and Self-Harm
Building Emotional Health and Resilience
Stress and Anxiety Management
Nurture through Nature
It is widely recognised that children benefit from time in nature and that often children and young people who find it difficult to interact with their peers or significant adults in the constraints of a classroom can communicate very effectively when in the outdoors or whilst interacting with animals. Therefore, NTN is a provision accessible by any child or young person who is finding it difficult to engage in a full mainstream timetable, experiences the conventional therapy setting as intimidating and who learns best in a kinaesthetic way.
Policies and Procedures
We have various policies and procedures in place ensuring that our service offers quality provisions and interventions.
All policies can be reviewed on request
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