"Endeavouring to promote Emotional Wellbeing for Children and Families"
Welcome to our Lotus Room
The Lotus Room is a place where your child can spend time with a Play Therapist or Therapeutic Support Worker. Children come for many different reasons. They might be feeling worried, or sad, maybe scared or angry. At times children struggle to cope with changes in their life, for example, moving house, new school, family separation etc. If you feel you would like your child to access some support from the Lotus room staff you can pop in to see us and we will arrange a time for you to discuss any concerns you have. We can also offer advice and support such as parenting advice on things like bedtime routines, setting boundaries, children's stages of development.
The Lotus Room Team
The Lotus Room team comprises of a BAPT Registered Play Therapist nd a Therapeutic and Family worker. We have worked together as a team for over five years and collectively have worked in Local Education for over forty years. We take a holistic approach when working with children and their families, and think very carefully about the best way we can offer support and guidance.
Services provided for children and parents;
Louise is a qualified child centered Play Therapist. She has worked as a play therapist for 6 years and has experience in the following areas: serious illness, foster care, adoption, attachment difficulties, divorce and separation, loss, domestic violonce, confidence and self esteem issues. The majority of her work is working individually with the child whilst working alongside the parent or carers to provide the best support for the whole family.
Therapeutic and Family Support Worker
Jo has worked in education for 25 years. Her experience includes working with children and adults with mental health difficulties. She has worked in a special school supporting children with both physical and learning disabilities. Jo came to Bowker Vale 20 years ago to support the integration of children with disabilities into mainstream education. She has also worked as a learning mentor before retraining as a Therapeutic and Family Support Worker.
There is an opportunity for children to access either individual or group work with all our therapists. We can also work individually with parents offering a wide range of support.
www.relaxkids.com Leading experts in childrens relaxation offering lots of useful ideas on how to teach children to relax
http://bapt.info Bristish Association of Play therapists
www.winstonswish.org.uk A leading childrens bereavement charity
www.endthefear.co.uk Greater Manchester against domestic abuse
www.nspcc.org.uk/kidszone The UK’s leading charity specialising in child protection and the prevention of cruelty to children.
www.antibullying.net National antibullying website for children and parents
www.42ndstreet.org.uk supporting young people under stress
http://www.mumsnet.com/ support for parents by parents
www.cafcass.gov.uk Information for families around divorce and separation, and care proceedings