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Counselling and Creative Therapies for Children and Young People

Safeline provides face to face counselling and psychotherapy to children in Warwickshire and Coventry from the ages of 5 to 18.  Therapy provides a safe, private space for children to explore the issues that are troubling them alongside someone who will listen and help them work out ways to work through their feelings. 

Our therapists offer both talking therapies and the opportunity to work creatively with toys and art materials depending on whatever the child is most comfortable with.

We have cheerful childrens’ therapy rooms in Warwick and Stratford upon Avon which are full of interesting materials such as paints, playdough and therapeutic cards and toys. Alternatively, our therapists can see clients in venues all over Warwickshire and Coventry which may be closer to you.

We can also offer counselling for parents, siblings and other family members who have been affected by the abuse.  See our section on Counselling and Creative Therapies for Adults.

Our counsellors and psychotherapists have completed professional recognised training, undertaken additional accredited training in working with survivors of sexual abuse and are experienced in working with children.  They are registered members of The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) or equivalent governing body.

All our services are free of charge and we can offer long term counselling of up to 48 sessions. Clients can return for further support after a break following an assessment of their needs. 

Clients can also access other services within Safeline simultaneously such as our Helpline, ChISVA Services and Children and Young People’s Education and Prevention Services.

Art Therapy for Children and Young People

Art Therapy is another form of psychotherapy which uses a mixture of talking and art making to help people express their thoughts and feelings.

People don’t have to be good at art or even have a particular interest in art to benefit from Art Therapy.  A therapy session isn’t an art lesson either.  The aim is for the client and therapist to work together using the art materials to explore what is happening for the client.

It can be particularly useful for children and young people who may find talking about their experiences difficult or for those who struggle to find the words to express how they’re feeling.

Safeline’s Art Therapists/Psychotherapists have completed a recognised masters level training, have undertaken accredited training in working with survivors of sexual abuse and are experienced in working with children. They are registered with the British Association of Art Therapists (BAAT).  and are State registered with the Health Care Professions Council (HCPS).

If you think you might benefit from counselling or therapy, you can refer yourself to Safeline’s Counselling and Therapy Services or if you are the parent or carer of a child you can make a referral on their behalf, if they are happy for you to do so.  Either,

  • Telephone the office on 01926 402498
  • Email us at office@safeline.org.uk
  • Fill in a referral form here: self-referral form.
  • If you are a professional wishing to make a referral on behalf of a child or young person and you have obtained their permission to contact us, you can use this form

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