For Families

Are you worried about your child?

Is your child struggling with:

  • Anxiety
  • Low mood
  • Low self esteem
  • Anger
  • Behavioural problems

Growing up can be hard for some young people and their families. Some young people struggle with emotional problems and behavioural problems. Parenting isn’t always easy and sometimes parents need some advice and support in dealing with their children’s difficulties.

At the Cherrycroft Practice we specialise in working with young people and their networks experiencing emotional and behavioural problems.

Services for Families


The first step when families come to see us is to assess the difficulties so that we can understand what is going on. Once we have a better understanding of the problems we can then decide on a plan for therapeutic support. Mostly the initial assessment will take place in the first session.

More complex problems might need a more comprehensive and specialist assessment. For example, children and young people who may be suffering with complex developmental trauma because of experiences of abuse and neglect. Such children and young people have often been removed from their birth parents and may be living in foster care or with kinship carers.

Types of Assessment:

We offer a variety of different assessments depending on what’s needed. Including:

  • Psychology assessment
  • Occupational Therapy assessment
  • Speech and Language Therapy

Types of therapists and therapies:

  • Psychology
  • Art Therapy
  • Play Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Speech and Language Therapy

Therapeutic packages

There are a number of different ways in which children/young people and their families can be supported therapeutically, including:

  • Parent support sessions: where parents can seek advice and management strategies for difficulties
  • Parent-child sessions – sometimes parents and their children need some support in communicating with each other
  • Attachment-based parent-child sessions which are more specialist sessions for parents and children who are having problems with bonding and attachment
  • Therapy for the child or young person – the length and frequency of these depends on the difficulties. Sometimes families may  require a few sessions while, some children and young people may need weekly therapy until the problem is resolved

Therapeutic packages may consist of one or more the types of therapeutic support listed above, depending on the needs of the child or young person and their family.

Parenting Workshops

We run a number of workshops for parents. Besides the content of the course it can be very useful to meet up with other parents who are struggling with the same difficulties. The topics for the workshops include:

  • Coping with  you child’s anxiety with specialist workshops for parents whose children are on the autistic spectrum
  • Coping with your child’s low mood
  • Building self-esteem and resilience
  • Introduction to complex trauma/attachment difficulties (for professionals and carers/parents)
  • 12 week attachment-based parenting course for kinship carers and foster carers
  • Dealing with anger and aggressive behaviour
  • Anxiety and attachment difficulties
  • Communicating with your teenager
  • Bonding with your child
  • introduction to mindfulness