What We Do
Our team of highly qualified and experienced Play Therapists, Psychotherapists, Counsellors and Family Mentors provides a wide range of therapeutic support for those who have issues with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, relationship difficulties, stress, bereavement and those presenting with self-harming or disruptive behaviours.
We provide confidential therapeutic sessions in safe and private environments such as schools and our own playroom and therapy room here at The Bungalow Partnership. We also provide support to parents at a range of venues, which can include the family home.
We support the emotional wellbeing of children, young people and families by providing a range of support aimed at improving mental health, emotional regulation and resilience. The Children’s Society (2008) reported that 10% of children and young people (aged 5-16yrs) have a clinically diagnosable mental health problem, yet 70% of children and adolescents who experience mental health problems have not had appropriate interventions at a sufficiently early age. Here at The Bungalow Partnership we hope to reach children at an early age and provide interventions that can be both preventative and healing in nature.
How we do this
Our therapeutic work with children takes into account their individual and dynamic needs and interests. We use creative ways to engage with young people, allowing them to express themselves non-verbally and in a range of ways that meet their developmental needs.
Using play materials we provide children and young people with the opportunity to develop their resilience and confidence and to master their worries and confusions.
We also provide older young people with the opportunity to express themselves through solution focussed approaches and talking therapies. We do however believe that there is no age limit on addressing emotional needs in creative ways and ensure therefore that all our young people also experience the permission to be playful in exploring difficult emotions and life experiences.
What we hope to achieve
The Bungalow Partnership believes that each individual has the power to know what they need and the inner resources to overcome their challenges. We offer children, young people and families the support they need to safely explore their needs and to develop their resilience and life skills. In doing so, we hope that each young person and their family can benefit from a more positive life experience.
Who we can help
Children often face many challenges which can leave them feeling frightened, confused, angry, aggressive and unable to cope. We can support children from 3 years to 18 years within the Tees Valley area. Counsellors and therapists can also help teenagers cope with the many life changes that they experience including peer pressure and relationships difficulties. Our therapeutic services are also available to school staff, parents and private self-funded referrals.
Care to Share
For Pastoral Staff, SENCOs, Safeguarding/Child Protection officers / Family Liaison and Pupil Welfare Staff.
All therapists know the importance and value of their regular supervision time. A space where they can share how thet feel, how their clients fell and gain support in exploring ways forward for their clients. At The Bungalow Partnership we know just how much Pastoral Staff, SENCOs and those with LAC responsibilities take on, each and every day. The impact of this can be emotionally draining for the staff involved and can even impact staff sickness levels. We are therefore developing our Care to Share service, where schools can commission emotional wellbeing supervision support for their staff. This can be infor form of a weekly/fortnightly drop-in session or alternatively individual support for targeted members of staff. If you are interested please contact The Bungalow Partnership. Our Care to Share leaflet is available to download below.