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Types of Intervention

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

Overcoming Programme 

The Overcoming Programme is a guided self-help Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) programme for parents of anxious children. The aim of the programme is for parents to become anxiety management experts by providing strategies that parents can work though at home to support their child. Techniques are discussed with parents in a collaborative way, asking for their opinion as to how each strategy might work for their child given what they know about them. Time is spent on reflecting on what works best for the family and guiding the parents, as well as providing opportunity for practice.

Video Interaction Guidance (VIG) and VERP (Video Enhanced Reflective Practice)

This is an attachment based coaching approach which has been shown to be highly effective for parents, young people and professionals. It focuses on recognising and building upon strength to develop and strengthen key relationships. The approach supports children, young people and their parents, carers and teachers to understand positive aspects of behaviour and to improve communication skills through positive shared experiences.

Therapeutic Approaches

Members of the team have a wealth of training and specialisms in therapeutic approaches, some of which are listed below. Please contact us to discuss your needs and we can organise packages to provide appropriate support:

  • Mindfulness
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Human Givens Therapy (individual and group)
  • Video Interaction Guidance
  • Human Toolbox.

Narrative Therapy 

Narrative Therapy Videos

The below film titled 'Introducing Narrative Therapy', has some key ideas behind Narrative Therapy (NT) in child-friendly terms. It is designed to help children, young people and their families make an informed choice about whether NT is right for them. 

The following short video titled 'Narrative Therapy: An Introduction', is aimed at professionals working with children and young people, and explains about Narrative Therapy. 

Human Givens therapy (individual)

This short video gives a brief overview of the Human Givens therapeutic approach, which can be adapted for children, young people and adults alike.

Human Givens therapy (group) – known as Just What We Need

There are two videos about the Just What We Need group intervention, the first one, below, is shorter and gives a general overview of what the Just What We Need group might be like if you are thinking of attending.

This next, longer video is for those who would like to know a bit more detail.  You might be thinking of attending, or you might be thinking of commissioning the intervention for a group of people in your setting.

And in case you have any questions, here is an FAQ about Just What We Need:

View the 'Just what we need (JWWN) group therapy programme FAQs.

Please get in touch if you would like to know a little more.