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Assessment & Therapy

Five Rivers’ Assessment & Therapy services have developed out of the need to ‘transform the lives of children and young people’, focusing on those who were accessing our specialist integrated education, residential and fostering services. Regionally based, we have developed a network of experienced, qualified professionals from psychology, psychotherapy, counselling and psychiatry backgrounds.

Within the Assessment and Therapy team we aim to:

  • Explore the child’s past and present, offering practical, applicable advice.
  • Understand the impact of previous experiences, such as placement breakdowns, changes and family dynamics. We seek to fully understand these experiences, and so be able to explore how this may be impacting on a child’s well-being.
  • Provide guidance, using psychological understanding to ensure the child and their carers are properly supported.
  • Encourage the team around the child to work together in a way that considers the child’s complete picture. By doing so, we can help teams, carers and the children to achieve the best possible outcomes.

Our offer

We seek to instil a sense of belonging and positivity across a spectrum of services: Assessment, Consultancy, Intervention, Training, Research and development. Read more


How we work

Our psychological and psychotherapeutic practitioners draw on a range of theoretical approaches and evidence-based practice. Read more


Make a referral

We are here for young people and their carers across the country. Find out more about our referral process or make a referral today.


The need for assessment and therapy

Our trauma-informed principles and model of care ensure we keep each child at the centre of our thinking. Find out more about the need for assessment and therapy.


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