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Sexual abuse can impact people in lots of different ways. Our Children and Young People’s Service offers free, specialist therapy for children and young people who have experienced sexual abuse. Our therapists use creative therapies, such as art and drama therapy, to help children and young people explore their feelings and experiences in a way that feels right for them.

Children and young people choose how they would like to use their therapy sessions. Often this can involve activities such as drawing, painting, story-telling and play to better understand their emotions and the trauma they have experienced. Having a safe space to ask questions and express difficult feelings can be really helpful for managing the challenges they face and how to think about the future.

Our Family Support Practitioner liaises with families and professionals when a child or young person is referred to the service. They offer advice and emotional support to help parents and carers support their child during what can be a very difficult time.

The team are mainly based at our centre in St Paul’s, Bristol, and we also offer sessions at Knowle West Healthy Living Centre.

Covid-19 update

As government restrictions are lifted The Green House is working hard to adapt and re-open our therapy centre. From Monday 29th June our Children and Young People’s Service is beginning a gradual return to face-to-face therapy. However, the precautions needed to adhere to government guidelines means the number of sessions we can offer in our building are limited.

Please note our waiting list for therapy remains closed for the time being. We will update this page when we are in a position to re-open to new referrals.

My daughter is more relaxed and happy now. She understands that the things that happened to her were wrong.

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