Our psychologists work closely with the Head of Care Practice, Area Managers, Registered Managers, and Education Team to ensure that children receive therapeutic assistance that is underpinned by psychological and systemic principles that aid trauma recovery.
Our core support is offered to all the young people welcomed at Pebbles and includes:
When we understand that young people might benefit from additional support, we can offer:
Depending on the level of needs of each young person, we are also able to offer:
Our Head of Psychology and one of our trainee forensic psychologists are qualified Child & Adolescent Psychotherapists. All other assistant psychologists and trainee psychologists have completed Level 2 courses approved by the Association for Psychological Therapies, therefore they can provide:
R. joined Pebbles in 2020 and requested psychological therapy to manage her anger, harm towards others, and running away from home. Initially, we undertook psychoeducation on fight or flight responses and why these can occur. This included an understanding of physiological feelings as ‘messages’ of perceived threats.
We then undertook 18 sessions of ‘Zones of Regulation’, which helped R. identify emotions that contributed to her fight or flight reactions. We also worked on emotional regulation and distress tolerance strategies to manage these physiological and emotional responses.
Through this therapeutic journey, there has been a reduction in fight or flight responses, substantially reducing harm to others and running away from home.