Two group sessions per week, one for younger children, one for young people for 36 weeks.
One-to-one counselling sessions, approximately 22 per week, as needed, for up 40 weeks.
The activities in the younger group will be play-based, building trust, getting them talking, allowing the counsellor to assess issues. The group for young people will be topic-based, focusing on issues identified by them as things that are upsetting them. Individual counselling will enable deeper work with children with significantly complex needs or whose behaviour makes them too difficult to work with in a group setting. Children will be supported by a mix of group work and individual counselling according to what works best for them. Counsellors will contribute to multi-agency approaches where appropriate e,g, when child is under a child protection order.