Calendar of Events

21 June 2021

Sensory Integration Workshop 2:Regulation in the home environment

Who should attend: Parents and Social Workers – free to families who are currently working with Cherrycroft or whose referrals have been accepted
Please note – attendance at Workshop 1 is a pre-requisite to attending this workshop
Some children can find the transition from school to home and then the transition to bedtime difficult. In this workshop Catherine will look at fun, practical strategies to support children remaining regulated in the home environment.
Start: 21 June 2021 10:00am
End: 21 June 2021 12:00pm
Venue: Online

Sensory Integration Workshop 3: Regulation in the school environment

Who should attend: School staff and parents -free to families who are currently working with Cherrycroft or whose referrals have been accepted

Please note – attendance at Workshop 1 is a pre-requisite to attending this workshop

Many adopted and looked after children find the stimulation of the classroom setting overwhelming – it can feel too big, too noisy and they can struggle to sit still. This can lead to children becoming disruptive in the classroom. These strategies can be used for the whole class to help children and young people calm and engaged in the classroom. During this workshop Catherine will take us through various ways in which school staff can help children and young people to be calmer and be regulating in a school environment.



Start: 21 June 2021 10:00am
End: 21 June 2021 12:00pm
Venue: Online

9 June 2021

Wellness series: Pilates

At Cherrycroft we believe that it is very important to look after the therapists who work with us and so we hold various events, we are pleased to say that we will be running a monthly Pilates group

Start: 9 June 2021 11:30am
End: 9 June 2021 12:30pm

7 June 2021

Introduction to Sensory Integration Interventions

We will be running a workshop series on the introduction to the Sensory Integration therapy and Sensory Attachment Integration Therapy. There has been quite a demand for a greater understanding of sensory integration and how this can affect children and young people’s daily functioning and so we have decided to run this workshop series.
Sensory Integration is about how our brains receives and processes information that it gets from different parts of our bodies so that we can function in our daily lives. If the brain is not able to integrate and process sensory information in an optimal way this can get in the way of living daily lives. There are a variety of reasons why children may struggle with sensory integration, for example, some young people may have ASD or ADHD. Children and young people who have experienced attachment disruptions and early trauma often struggle with sensory integration. For example they may be hypervigilant or hyper or they may struggle to get going.
Occupational Therapists complete additional qualifications in Sensory Integration/ Sensory Attachment Integration Therapy. We are fortunate to have a highly experienced Paediatric OT, Catherine Elsey, working with us and she will be facilitating these workshops . Catherine has worked in the NHS, in a specialist educational provision and in private practice. She is highly regarded in this area of work.
Workshop 1Introduction to the theory behind sensory integration therapy and sensory attachment interventions
Who should attend: Parents, Teaching staff, Social Workers – free to families who are accessing Cherrycroft service or whose referrals have been accepted
In this workshop Catherine will  provide participants with the underlying theory. These ‘thinking tools’ are very useful when trying to understand why a child is dysregulating and how you might be able to help them. This workshop must be attended before participating in the either or both of the following two workshops as Workshop 1 provides an brief overview of the underpinning theory.
Start: 7 June 2021 10:00am
End: 7 June 2021 12:00pm
Venue: Online

24 May 2021

Introduction to attachment and Trauma difficulties in children

During this workshop we will be exploring the attachment-based model for understanding complex trauma in children who have previously experienced abuse or neglect. We will briefly looking at parenting strategies that may be useful in helping children to heal.

Workshop Facilitator: Dr Claudia Wilson (Clinical Psychologist)

Free to Cherrycroft families and referrers

Start: 24 May 2021 10:00am
End: 24 May 2021 12:00pm
Venue: Online

29 April 2020

Parents-only group – coping with home-schooling during Covid-19

Many parents are struggling with homeschooling during this unprecedented time of social distancing and Covid-19. It can be a lonely and isolated time and so it will be good to share ideas and experiences. This particular group is for families who attend Cherrycroft.

Start: 29 April 2020 7:30pm
End: 29 April 2020 9:30pm
Venue: Virtual meeting

14 January 2020

Introductory Workshops – Sensory Integration/Sensory Attachment Integration Model

Many of the adopted and looked after children and young people who come to Cherrycroft struggle with sensory integration and attachment issues. Our highly experienced Paediatric Occupational Therapist, Catherine Elsey will be providing this series of workshops for a second time. During the first workshop Catherine introduces us to the underlying model in a highly accessible way. We welcome parents/carers, Post Adoption Social Workers and Teachers to this workshop. For the second workshop Catherine focuses on regulation strategies in the home and we ask parents/carers and post adoption Social Workers to attend. During the final workshop Catherine will focus on regulation strategies in the school setting and we ask that parents/carers and teachers attend this workshop. We ask that participants commit to at least two of the workshops and attendance at the first workshop is requisite.

14 January 2020 5pm to 6.45pm Introduction to Sensory integration theory

28 January 2020; 5pm to 6.45pm Keeping children and young people regulated at home

11 February 2020 5pm to 6.45pm Keeping children and young people regulated at school

For further details and to book please contact



Start: 14 January 2020 5:00pm
End: 14 January 2020 7:00pm
Venue: Cherrycroft Practice

3 July 2019

An Introduction to Mindfulness

Life can be stressful where we find ourselves being pulled in many different directions by the different roles we play as parent, partner, worker, family member and so on. This can leave us feeling stressed out and burnt out.

Mindfulness has gained a good evidence-base as a way of alleviating some of that stress by learning to ‘be’ in the moment by training our minds to be aware of our bodies, thoughts and emotions.

We’ve invited an accredited mindfulness teacher to provide us with this introductory session.

This is a closed session for parents who are already part of Cherrycroft. If you’d like to come along for a taster session please get in touch as spaces are limited. Please contact or

Start: 3 July 2019 10:00am
End: 3 July 2019 11:00am

13 June 2019 – 11 July 2019


We are very pleased and fortunate to have a clinician of the calibre of  Dr Fiona Knott to present this series of workshops. Dr Knott is a Clinical Psychologist who worked for Berkshire CAMHS with children with ASD until 2014 as a senior Clinician. Currently she is a lecturer at the University of Reading where she works clinically in the Centre for Autism, and teaches undergraduate and post graduate students.

What are the workshops about?

Four linked workshops to help you understand more about your child’s anxiety and develop a tool box of strategies for them to use at home and school.  Each workshop will consist of a mix of presentations from Fiona Knott, activities, and plenty of time for discussion.

Who can attend?

This series is open to parents and carers of children and teenagers who have a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder and who experience anxiety.

Format: Each workshop series consists of 4 x 2 hour workshops. Each workshop covers a different aspect so you will find it most helpful to attend all four.

Cost: £200 per participant and this cost is for all 4 workshops. Signing up to the workshops means signing up to all 4 and unfortunately, we are unable to offer a refund/reduced price for missed workshops

Dates: Thursday evenings: 13th and 20th of June and the 4th and 11th of July from 7pm to 9pm

Start: 13 June 2019 7:00pm
End: 11 July 2019 7:00pm

11 October 2014

Managing Your Angry Child


Many parents say that they struggle to cope with their child’s anger and angry behavior. Some say that their child has “meltdowns” over small things when they are stressed, and these children may slam doors, trash their rooms or hit out at others. Some children struggle when their parents try to put in limits and boundaries, telling the child “no” is often a trigger point for temper outbursts.


This 3-hour workshop will focus on:

  • a better understanding of the dynamics of anger
  • Strategies for keeping yourself calm
  • How to help your child regulate their feelings in a more constructive manner


  • Maximum participants: 12
  • Minimum participants: 6 (we reserve the right to cancel the group should minimum numbers not be met)
  • Cost: £50 per participant, payment required to secure booking (Visa and Mastercard can be taken over the phone, or post a cheque after requesting a place over the phone)


Start: 11 October 2014 10:00am
End: 11 October 2014 1:00pm
Venue: The Cherrycroft Practice
Phone: 01276 301010
44 High Street, Bagshot, Surrey, GU19 5AZ, United Kingdom
Cost: £50 per person