What We Offer
52 week Residential Care for children aged 8-17 with Emotional behavioural difficulties.
Specialist therapeutic services
One to one and group therapy, including Therapeutic Parenting, PACE, Mindfulness, CBT, DBT, EMDR,
Trauma Focused Therapy, Theraplay, DDP, Art Therapy, Play Therapy, Music Therapy
Model of Care
All carers have training in using Cognitive Behavioural Approaches which are designed to assist young people in accepting rather than avoiding responsibility for their own behaviour.
Cognitive Therapy is a scientifically proven method of treatment that works for children as effectively as it does for adults in the treatment of the anxiety disorders as well as such disorders as conduct disorder, depression, and physical complaints that are not caused by an actual physical condition. Cognitive Therapy is actually most often used in conjunction with behavioural therapy when used with children and most often is aimed at trying to break the circle of emotion – thought – behaviour that is thought to cause most of the symptomology that the therapy is intended to improve.
The Sanctuary Model, Dyadic developmental psychotherapy (DDP), PACE and Theraplay informed practice also play a role.
Dyadic Developmental Practice has been developed by Dan Hughes over the past twenty years. It is based on a theoretical understanding of attachment and intersubjective relationships; and the impact of developmental trauma.
For successful intervention, the model suggests a strong focus on parenting principles, that facilitate security of attachments and which incorporate an attitude based on: (PACE) playfulness, acceptance, curiosity, and empathy.
Statement of Purpose
Please contact William Cunningham
07739 048758, email William@abbeygreentcs.com, for a copy of the Statement of Purpose for Holly Tree House, 4 bedroomed home, dual registered, age 8-17 with Emotional Behaviour Difficulties, based in Nottinghamshire, 14 miles from the city centre.
Our Nottingham Home
Abbey Green Therapeutic Children’s Services was developed by experienced practitioners in residential, educational and therapeutic services, for looked after children with Emotional, Behavioural Difficulties. As a company we have over 50 years collaborative experience in this field and we have successful records of operating, managing and delivering outstanding services to young people in our care.
Karoline Stanway, the managing director is a Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist who has worked and practised in, health, education and residential care for young people for 28 years. Karoline has developed the model of care for the organisation and will be instrumental in its delivery.
We seek to work closely with the entire network of external adults who play significant roles in the lives of children with whom we work, because such work is an important factor in each child’s emotional growth and well-being.
Most of the children and young people who come to us have experienced severe disruption in their educational progress. Our therapeutic approach enables the child to achieve and experience success, often for the first time, so building confidence and self-esteem;
Where appropriate we provide expert help in the transition from special school to mainstream school or college, and provide the necessary continuing support working closely with the school or college which they are attending.
A place that feels like home;
We offer one-to-one care and continuous support in the development of every child and young person in our care, we do this by: