Terapia is a leading training centre in child psychotherapy and counselling, set up in 2003 in response to the growing demand for mental health professionals specifically trained to work sensitively and creatively with children and young people.
We believe that a child’s emotional development is dependent on the presence of a loving, supportive and safe environment. This will facilitate a child’s journey into adulthood as a healthy, confident and happy individual.
In some circumstances, however, a child may need therapeutic intervention to heal painful experiences or compensate for the surrounding world, which does not meet his/her emotional needs.
At Terapia we are committed to the belief that as child psychotherapists, we are in a unique position of responsibility. We recognise that children are amongst the most vulnerable in our society; and are the least powerful of humankind. Their emotional, spiritual, cognitive and physical wellbeing will depend on the adults around them. The inequality of power and lesser transparency of the work require that a child psychotherapist possesses the utmost professional and personal integrity.
Terapia Psychotherapeutic Services for Children, Adolescents and Families
In September 2017, Terapia moved into a brand new purpose-built centre with a range of training suites equipped with state of the art technology, in addition to play-therapy rooms, counselling rooms, and sensory facilities.
Our new premises enable us to provide high quality mental health, counselling and psychotherapy services and an holistic approach to support troubled young people and children and their families.
We use a wide range or psychotherapeutic techniques such as music, drama and movement, sand tray, art therapy, and play therapy related to psychotherapeutic work with children.
We are also developing provision of highly specialised multi-agency, multi-disciplinary services to provide complex care for children presenting high levels of psychological need.
Terapia is a Registered Charity. Charity no:1144041
Terapia Training Courses:
UKCP Registration and BACP Individual Accreditation
5 years part-time
UKCP registration and Middlesex University MA in Child and Adolescent Counselling and Psychotherapy
2 years part-time
1 year part-time (weekends only)
2 years part-time