Paradise has a newly established therapy support team based at Paradise.

Referrals for therapeutic input can be made by the residents themselves or from the staff team and these referrals are considered through our clinical therapy meeting.

These therapies include:-

  • Systemic Family Therapy aims to be inclusive and considerate of the needs of each member of the family and/or other key relationships (systems) in the young person life. It sets out to recognise and build on peoples’ strengths and relational resources, work in partnership with families and others as an interaction as opposed to an intervention. Meetings encourage and enable the family to talk, together or individually, often about difficult or distressing issues, in ways that respect their experiences, invite engagement and support recovery.
  • Psychotherapy helps people find new ways to think about their personal issues and difficulties by exploring how their feelings and thoughts are connected to their relationships and behaviour. Everyone has hidden thoughts and feelings as they get on with everyday life which affects them. Psychotherapists help people become more aware of these.
  • Speech and Language Therapy helps people with speech and/or language difficulties. The support may include one-to-one sessions, small group work or support within the classroom setting.
  • Occupational Therapy (OT) OT addresses behavioural, physical, sensory (sensory integration and emotional regulation) and cognitive abilities as well as psychological functioning. OTs work with people either individually or within a group.
  • Attachment Focused Psychotherapy is centred on facilitating an individual’s ability to establish a secure attachment with his/her carers. The theories and research of Attachment, Inter-subjectivity and Trauma are the primary models used for relationship development and trauma resolution. The work takes place with three people – the individual, a therapist and the carer or parent.

TANT Trauma Art and Narrative Therapy © Structured creative cognitive exposure technique for the purpose of narrating and resolving traumatic events. It uses non-interpretive drawing steps technique aim to reduce intrusive PTSD symptoms like nightmares, flashbacks, body memories, and PTSD related behaviours from both simple and complex traumas.

 Caroline Tebay – Head of Clinical Services