Bluebell Therapy Services

Individual therapy

At Bluebell Therapy & Consultation we work alongside young people experiencing anxiety, grief, depression, non-emergency self -harm presentations and behavioural difficulties. We also treat school-based issues such as bullying and school refusal.

Bluebell treats distress in young people with a relational-based neurobiological approach using evidence-based therapies. Well evidenced and utilised therapies for young people at Bluebell Therapy & Consultation include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Interpersonal Process Therapy (IPT), Dialectical and Radically Open Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Mentalization Based Therapy (MBT) and Narrative Therapy.
Psychological skills training such as problem solving, conflict resolution, self-esteem and relaxation techniques may also be incorporated into therapies to assist your child.

For younger children, developmentally tailored therapies we be use are Filial Therapy, Circle of Security and Trauma Focussed CBT. Often these are combined with parent support and positive behaviour strategies.

With Individual therapy we encourage young people to bring any supports that help them feel emotionally and psychologically safe. This can include sensory objects, toys or a therapy animal.

Creative Therapeutic Play

Therapeutic play can be used for anyone but for younger children it is a highly suitable, developmentally appropriate method of counselling.

Children experiencing speech and language difficulties, anxiety, depression, effects of domestic violence, PTSD as well as grief and loss have shown benefits from a Play Therapy treatment plan.
Psychological skills training such as problem solving, conflict resolution, self-esteem and relaxation techniques may also be incorporated into therapies to assist your child.

There is emerging neurobiological data that creative play therapies that produce non-talking enjoyment, combined with feelings of safety and attunement can offer traumatised or distressed children a more sensitive and appropriate therapy (Gaskill and Perry 2017). This method of therapy honours the culture of childhood, and with a skilled therapist, a child can work towards expressing, exploring and resolving big feelings, experiences and worries.

Family Systemic Therapy

The aim of Family Based Therapies is to foster stronger relationships and connection amongst the family. Working with families some of the primary goals of family- based therapies are to create a better home environment for all, address family problems, and understand the unique issues that a family might face.