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Tackling individual difficulties to strengthen the family picture

Our staff and the specialists in our partner organisations are highly trained in delivering a variety of therapeutic services to parents, children and families.

We understand that every child and each family is different and that their needs are individual to them. Because of this, we offer a wide range of therapies, matching them to patients according to their needs.

In the event that we do not have a specialist in a particular type of therapy that a resident requires, we will arrange for external therapists to visit Crosspoint so that the appropriate therapy is available.

The therapies we offer include:

Play Therapy

If children are struggling to communicate or experiencing psychological or psychosocial distress, play therapy can be used to improve the situation.

A specialist play therapist uses play to encourage children to communicate more clearly, observing and engaging with them as they play to understand what they are trying to express.


This type of therapy is based on the natural patterns of playful and healthy interaction between parents and their children. It focuses on four key parent-child relationship qualities: structure, engagement, nurture, and challenge.

Sessions of Theraplay are active and can be very fun and rewarding. Through play, families can improve bonding, trust, respect and emotional connections on an individual and family level.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (known as CBT) is a popular talking therapy that uses the connections between thoughts and behaviour to help resolve problems.

It can be used to address negative thinking patterns, to break big issues into smaller manageable parts and help people gain control over their thoughts instead of letting their thoughts control their actions.

Video Interactive Guidance (VIG)

This relatively modern therapy is a powerful tool that can help parents to become more aware of their child's emotional needs and improve everyday communication between them.

The residing parent and child watch videos of a parent interacting with a child in everyday situations. After, the residing parent is asked to reflect on what they thought about when they were watching the video, and how they thought their child was thinking too.

This process is not about judging the parent; instead, it is about empowering them to understand their child's thinking patterns and emotional needs better.


This verbal therapy gives parents a chance to talk freely about any problems or unwanted feelings they are having.

The sessions are non-judgemental and highly confidential, allowing parents to explore how they feel, gain insights into what is happening and help them to understand their situation better.


This practice is about focusing on the present moment, rather than being heavily burdened by the past or overly concerned about the future. It is proven to help people who suffer repeated bouts of depression, chronic unhappiness, stress and anxiety.

Motivational Interviewing

This approach is often used to help motivate people with addiction problems or mental health issues, as they are frequently troubled with indecision and uncertainty. It gently pushes individuals to make positive decisions and progress with established goals, with a view of this leading them to make better, healthier life decisions overall.