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Child in Mind exists to promote and facilitate the social, emotional and mental health of children and families throughout the North West. Our services provide a wrap around approach that helps us to reach not only children and families but also the professionals who work with them.

Our Story

Child in Mind was founded by Jayne in 2009 in response to the lack of therapeutic services that existed for children in the North West at that time. Her vision was to make play therapy more accessible and available for children in the heart of their communities, and where possible within their own schools. With the aim being to raise awareness amongst professionals, and provide training, in order for therapeutic working to be at the core of organisations working with children. 

Our Philosophy:

At Child in Mind our ethos is informed by Humanistic philosophy. We believe that, given the right conditions, all human beings have an innate tendency to develop towards their highest potential. The relationship that develops between individuals is key to therapeutic movement towards this potential. We adopt a Person-Centred approach to all our work and strive to understand each individual's experience of the world from their frame of reference. We believe and assert that all human beings are unique and different, and we value those differences equally, with warmth and acceptance.

Where we are now:

We are now very proud to be providing a school-based therapy service across four counties in the North West of England, working in partnership with schools to make play therapy free at the point of access for children. We also work in partnership with Local Authorities and Regional Adoption Agencies to provide therapy services to children and families in need of support. We deliver training across the UK and Ireland for schools, foster and adoption agencies, children's centres, charities, and residential care homes. We also deliver a range of CPD and professional post qualification training, for Counsellors and Psychotherapists wanting the additional skills to work therapeutically with children and young people, utilising a play therapy approach.

Moving forward:

Our work continues to grow and to change and as we move forward, gently meeting new challenges, we remain amazed and humbled by the work that children are able to undertake in therapy. They remain our inspiration and we hope to always keep every child in mind.

Our Team:

Our team of dedicated therapists work hard to provide therapeutic services to children and families across the North West. They are carefully chosen for their skills and experience. All our therapists work from the heart to build positive therapeutic relationships with the children and families they encounter. They work in a systemic way, engaging parents and professionals as partners in the therapeutic journey of the child, whilst holding the best interests of the child as paramount at all times.

If you would like to join our team of therapists please email your CV to Jayne. We would love to hear from you.

Leading the Team:

Jayne has been guiding Child in Mind on its journey since its first beginnings in 2009. She is still committed to her original goal of providing therapeutic services for children and families at the heart of their communities, and is passionate about supporting all the systems around the child to enable positive outcomes for the children we support. 

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