Counselling & Therapeutic Play for Children & young people aged 3-21 years.
ESCAYP is available for children and young people offering a supportive empathic environment in which they feel secure and safe, therefore enabling them to explore their issues. We work alongside existing agencies where appropriate and with consent.
- through personal contact (click box below)
- by referrals (you, parent, friend, carer)
- involvement with schools and colleges
- by visiting your organisation
We are funded by the Lottery and Children in Need.
It is our intention to enable children and young people to explore their issues ‘off the record’ (with the exception of Safeguarding issues) We are completely independent and work closely with Children’s Centres, schools and other accessible venues to enable the best possible access to our service.
We provide services to individuals, schools, colleges and independent organisations.
“The counsellors of ESCAYP will refer children and young people to other appropriate agencies if it is felt that this will better meet their needs.
ESCAYP will accept all children and young people living in West Yorkshire aged between three and twenty one years of age and not currently undergoing any other form of psychological therapy.
ESCAYP will be available for children and young people offering a supportive empathic environment in which they feel secure and safe, therefore enabling them to explore their issues.”
“An Ice breaker visit in the form of a first visit will give the child or young person a chance to meet us and look around the premises. There will also be the opportunity to answer any questions and give the relevant information.
Our counsellors will work with all issues including: sexual/physical abuse, bereavement, bullying, disruptive/difficult behaviours, low self esteem and confidence, cyber bullying and self harm etc.”
“We will offer a Counselling and Therapeutic Play service free to the children and young people in West Yorkshire between the ages of three and twenty one. Organisations will be charged a nominal fee as negotiated so that this voluntary service can continue to offer support.
We will contact you as soon as we can to place you with a suitable counsellor and in an area that is accessible to you.