Children and Young People’s Services at The Retreat

What services do we for children and young people?

If you are a parent or a carer and think your child or your family needs some help or support, then please get in touch with us. 

The Retreat offers mental health assessment and therapy services for children and young people, their parents and carers. You can find out specific information for this service here.

All of our therapy services are available at our clinics in Manchester, York and online.


We’re proud to provide access to a broad range of therapies and assessments for children and young people, that are evidence-based, responsive, and effective.


Who is the service for?

We provide a bespoke therapeutic support for children and young people who may have experienced a range of difficulties:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression or low mood
  • Traumatic experiences
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Bereavement
  • Eating difficulties
  • Issues with confidence and self-esteem
  • Stress
  • Panic attacks
  • Sleeping difficulties
  • Other issues relating to the child/ young persons to wellbeing


Who will you see at your appointment?

Our diagnostic assessment and therapy services for children and young people are delivered by a highly skilled multidisciplinary team of clinicians including child psychotherapists, clinical and educational psychologists, speech and language therapists and paediatric occupational therapists. 


    Submit an enquiry for the Children and Young People Services

    To submit an enquiry, please download the Children and Young People referral form (Word document) by clicking the button below

    Parenting consultation sessions

    Parenting can be hard, and when you feel you don’t know how best to respond to your child it can be challenging to know where to go. We all need some support and guidance at times.

    At The Retreat Clinics it is possible to arrange appointments with one of our therapists online or face to face to talk about your child, without the child needing to attend themselves. We call these Parenting Consultation Sessions.

    What does a Parenting Consultation session include?

    Parenting Consultation Sessions provide short term, solution focused support for a specific difficulty relating to your child/children. Every family is unique, so a minimum of two sessions is required to ensure that there is enough time for the therapist to understand your specific situation and tailor any strategies to your home life.

    Parents are usually the experts on their own children, and sometimes just need a little help to work out the best way forwards. Our therapists have lots of experience and ways of thinking about situations where families are stuck or struggling and perhaps have many questions about their child. In this situation the therapist also has the perspective of being slightly outside of a situation which can help.

    These sessions aren’t about telling people how to be parents! They are an opportunity for parents and therapists to think together in a way which can help inform parents’ approaches to supporting their children. They may result in the child accessing mental health support themselves, or the extra thinking space for the parents may be enough to shift things to a place which seems much more manageable.

    Why do parents seek consultations?

    Typically, parents seek consultation on issues such as:

    • Worries about their child’s emotional wellbeing
    • Supporting a child through a significant transition
    • Sibling rivalry
    • Behavioural challenges
    • Family routines
    • Concerns about specific behaviours at school
    • Questions about discipline and boundaries

    What happens next?

    If you would like to access the Parenting Consultation Sessions, please complete the referral form below. A member of our team will be in touch with you to arrange an appointment which is available at our clinics in Manchester, York or online.

    We also offer; school consultations, report writing, multi-agency liaison work and parenting sessions. The therapist will discuss these services as part of the initial assessment. Please note there is an additional charge for these interventions.

    Submit an enquiry for Parent & Child therapy

    To submit an enquiry, please download our Parenting Consultation referral form (PDF document) by clicking the button below

    The Children’s Services are not a crisis service. If you are worried that a child may be at risk of harm you can contact the NSPCC Helpline. Telephone 0808 800 5000. Email They have professional counsellors for help, advice and support. If the risk is urgent you will need to call the emergency services.  If you have urgent concerns about your child’s mental health, please contact your GP.

    How To Access The Service

    All therapies are accessed via our Initial Therapies Assessment. 

    To discuss a referral or just to talk to us about whether we can help, please call us on 0161 445 2099.



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    If you need to speak to us, we are here to help. Our team of qualified therapists are at your service in person, or via a video call.

    Hampden House, 2 Palatine Road, Withington, Manchester M20 3JA

    Call Us: 0161 445 2099