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Anna Freud Centre- Schools' Outreach Therapy Service

The Outreach Therapy Service is comprised of a team of qualified psychotherapists who deliver child and family focused therapeutic interventions and programmes in schools. The aim is to help children who are presenting with emotional, behavioural and relationship difficulties at school and who are not able to successfully access learning because of their personal problems. The interventions are specifically designed in collaboration with key school staff and can be with an individual child, family or multi family groups.

The service provides highly accessible, evidence-based therapeutic help for children and families, tailored to suit individual circumstances and needs. All practice is designed to support children in building on their strengths to develop their resilience so that they can achieve their own academic and personal goals in life. The therapists are also able to deliver bespoke training sessions for school staff groups in many areas of emotional and psychological well-being relevant to children’s difficulties with functioning at school.

The psychotherapists are able to provide consultation and resilience-building programmes for individual staff members or staff groups in situations where the challenges provided by children presenting with complex difficulties are resulting

Who to contact

Contact Name
Iris Corrales Head of Helping Families
 020 7794 2313

Where to go

Anna Freud Centre
Schools Outreach Therapy Service
12 Maresfield Gardens

Other Details


Age Ranges
0-25 years

Local Offer

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Who is this service available to?

The service is available for all school-age children in schools that have commissioned our services. Children can be suffering from a wide range of psychological difficulties including: • Poor attention and focus • Peer relationship problems • Oppositional difficulties • High anxiety • High stress • Self-harm • Challenging behaviours • Unsettled mood problems How do you access this

How do you access this service?

Individual schools can buy into the service so that their children and families can benefit from the therapeutic programmes available as needed.

How do we ensure the quality of this service?

All the psychotherapists are highly trained, appropriately qualified and fully supervised. The interventions used are all evidence-based. Core outcomes in relation to behavioural and academic progress are routinely collated and evaluated. Feedback from children, parents and teachers are integral to the model of delivery. In addition the Anna Freud Centre has its own Evidence-based Practice Unit which is conducting a detailed research initiative to assess the effectiveness and impact of all

Last Updated 16/07/2019

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