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Our provision

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 work to a robust ethical framework. 

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Our Services

Alternative Provision
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.

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:

  • Empower Course (DSV based alternative to the Freedom Programme)

  • Mental Health Awareness

  • Basic Counselling Skills

  • Grief and Loss

  • Understanding Trauma

  • Understanding Suicide and Self-Harm

  • Shame Awareness

  • Building Emotional Health and Resilience

  • Stress and Anxiety Management 

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 

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


“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”

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