Psychology and Therapeutic Services

The Psychology and Therapeutic Services (PTS) work with children and young people from 0 – 25 years, as well as with the adults who care for and work with them.

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Find out more about the PTS Team

Our involvement supports emotional well-being, mental health, behaviour and learning on an individual, group and whole school or organisational basis. We work using trauma informed and person-centred approaches that draw on the strengths of each individual child or young person to find what works best for them. Our team are specialists working within the fields of trauma, attachment, adoption and sleep, where we develop and grow our evidence-based psychological approaches and therapeutic interventions.

Our team work with you in different ways, including face-to-face, over the phone and using video calls.

In recent years we have developed new ways of working, including greater use of digital tools such as virtual consultation, some assessment and online meetings.

When we work with children, young people, their families and settings we discuss how best to work with them, and make person-centred decisions based on what will provide the best outcomes.

We seek feedback and continually review how we work in order to further develop our service offer that includes face to face, digital and hybrid working (in other words a mixture of both).

Supporting children and young people with additional needs and Special Educational Needs and or Disability (SEND)SEND logo

Our offer via Suffolk CYP Inclusion Services includes:

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From September 2022 our work will largely be delivered via packages of support. This means that we can provide a bespoke offer from the range of professionals in our team in order to deliver a service that best meets your settings needs.

Our offer includes:

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Colleagues from across P&TS are working closely with NHS psychologists and staff across many services in order to provide a wide range of support and materials that support the mental health and wellbeing of families as well as staff. These resources can be found on the Wellbeing and Education website at: The website includes the below topics:


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Accessing the Psychology and Therapeutic Services

Information on how to submit a referral with the Psychology & Therapeutic Services.

About the Psychology and Therapeutic Services

The Psychology and Therapeutic Services consist of multiple roles working together to provide care.

Psychology and Therapeutic Services Keys to Inclusion

Person Centred Approach to supporting inclusive practice in your setting.

PATH (Planning Alternative Tomorrows with Hope) and MAP (Making Action Plans)

PATH and MAP are person centred planning processes used by the Psychology and Therapeutic services to work towards a brighter future for people.

Collaborative Problem Solving

The Psychology and Therapeutic Services utilise ‘Solution Circles’, ‘Insights Solution Circles’ and ‘Circle of Adults’ processes to help support colleagues.

Analysis of Additional Needs Tool

Everything you need to know about the Analysis of Additional Needs Tool (AANT).

Types of Intervention

We offer many different interventions and approaches to support children, young people, parents and families.

Emotional Literacy Support Assistant training (ELSA)

The ELSA programme builds the capacity of schools to support the emotional needs of their pupils.

Sleep resources

Psychology and Therapeutic Services provides lots of information and free resources about sleep for children, young people and families.

Inclusion Facilitators

Find out about our extensive therapeutic support for all children and young people, in all settings across Suffolk.

Meet the Psychology and Therapeutic Services Team

We use One Page Profiles to introduce ourselves and model this person-centred way of working.

Psychology and Therapeutic Services: Supervision Support

The support that we can provide for staff and supervision projects happening now.

Psychology and Therapeutic Services: Upcoming events

The Psychology and Therapeutic Services run events on a range of topics, including for those interested in training to become an Educational Psychologist.

Systemic Family Therapy and Non-Violent Resistance (NVR)

Family and systemic psychotherapy (also known as family therapy) can help those in close relationships to better understand and support each other.

Refugees, war and conflict

Resources to support staff with welcoming refugee children and families, and helping children to understand and process events of conflict.

Positive feedback and outcomes from our work

We work flexibly across a range of activity such as consultation, assessment, intervention, training, projects, research and supervision.