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Counselling & Therapy Service for Children and Young People aged 3-19

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​​Cocoon Kids provides a personalised service suited to your needs.

Get in touch with us to discuss your specific service needs, or if you have any questions, queries or feedback.


What is different about Cocoon Kids counselling and therapy? ​

Our 1:1 Creative Counselling and Play Therapy sessions are effective, personalised, and developmentally appropiate for children and young people aged 3-19 years.

We also offer sessions at a range of flexible times that meet the needs of individual families.

Our therapeutic sessions for children and young people are 1:1 and available:

face to face



daytime, evening and weekends

term-time and out of term-time, during school holidays and breaks

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Ready to use our service now?

Contact us to discuss how we can support you today.

Developmentally appropriate​ therapy

We know that children and young people are unique and have diverse experiences.

This is why we tailor our therapeutic service to the needs of the individual:


  • Person-centred - Attachment Theory, Relational and Trauma Informed

  • Play, creative and talk-based counselling and therapy

  • Effective holistic therapeutic approach, backed and evidenced by neuroscience and research

  • Developmentally responsive and integrative therapeutic service

  • Progresses at child or young person's pace

  • Gentle and sensitive challenging where appropriate for therapeutic growth

  • Child-led opportunities for therapeutic sensory and regressive play and creativity

  • Length of session is generally shorter for young children 

Personalised ​therapeutic goals


Cocoon Kids supports children and young people and their families with a wide range of emotional, wellbeing and mental health therapeutic goals and needs.


  • Child and young person-led therapeutic goal setting

  • Child and young person-friendly assessments and outcome measures used, as well as of formal standardised measures

  • Regular reviews to support child or young person's movement towards personal mastery

  • Child or young person's voice essential in their therapy, and they are involved in their reviews

Welcoming difference and diversity


Families are unique - we are all different from each other. Our Child-led, Person-centred approach fully supports children, young people and their families from a wide range of backgrounds and ethnicities. We are experienced in working with:



  • Looked-after children and young people

  • Child in need

  • English as an additional language (EAL)

  • Traveller families


  • Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

  • Autism

  • ADHD and ADD

  • Working Therapeutically with Adolescents (specialism)

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Effective Counselling and Therapy


At Cocoon Kids, we receive in-depth training in infant, child and adolescent development and mental health as well as the theories and skills needed to be an effective child--centred therapist.


As BAPT and MBACP members, we regularly update our skill-base and knowledge through high quality Continued Professional Development (CPD) and clinical supervision, to ensure that we continue to provide a high quality therapeutic service for the children and young people, and their families.


Areas that we are experienced in working therapeutically include:

  • Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and traumatic experiences

  • Trauma

  • Neglect and abuse

  • Attachment difficulties

  • Self-harm and suicide ideation

  • Bereavement including suicide

  • Separation and loss

  • Domestic violence

  • Relationship and sexual health


  • Alcohol and substance misuse

  • Eating disorders

  • Homelessness

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Selective mutism

  • Anger and behavioural difficulties

  • Bullying

  • Family and friendship relational difficulties

  • Low self-esteem

  • Attendance

  • Belonging and Identity

  • E-safety

  • Exam stress

Follow the link to find out more about us.


Further links are at the bottom of this page to find out more about our skills and training.

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Full details for our services and products including 1:1 Creative Counselling and Play Therapy sessions, Play Packs, Training Packages, Family Support and Shop Commission Sales are available on the tabs above.


You can also follow the link below.

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As with all counselling and therapy, it is important that you ensure that the service that you choose is appropriate for the child or young person.


Contact us directly to discuss this further and explore your options. 

Please note: These services are not CRISIS services.

Call 999 in an emergency.

Information about the training, qualifications and experience of BAPT therapists can be found by following the link below.

Information about the training and experience of counsellors who have worked with Place2Be can be found by following the link below.

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