Core Work

House Drawing Using a range of evidence based therapeutic approaches we provide a service to vulnerable children and families. We liaise and meet as appropriate with all relevant agencies and provide written reports and regular updates. Our co-working model also provides separate space for the child and parent/carer to reflect on the issues which are impacting on the child’s life and to facilitate change.

After an initial 4-6 week assessment period involving child and parent/carer, the following therapeutic interventions, where appropriate, may be recommended:

  • Play Therapy
  • Group Play Therapy
  • Relationship Based Parent/Child Work
  • Person Centred Adolescent Therapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Family Work

Appropriate Referrals

  • Children who have experienced trauma through abuse, neglect, loss, domestic violence, poor attachment, drug and alcohol misuse, parental mental ill health;
  • Children experiencing single event trauma;
  • Children in kinship care or adoptive placements;
  • Looked After children in foster placement or residential care.

Seasons for Growth

Notre Dame Centre is the national license holder for Scotland and hosts the National Co-ordinator. Seasons for Growth is a loss and grief education programme provided to children and young people between the ages of 6-18. The core element of the programme is the social and emotional wellbeing of young people who have experienced significant loss due to death or family breakdown. The Centre provides training both in-house and on an outreach basis. See Seasons for Growth website for more information.