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Therapy, Training & Consultancy

Specialists in Paediatric Occupational Therapy

About Juniper Tree Therapy

Juniper Tree Therapy is a small team of Occupational Therapists based in Yorkshire, England. We have extensive experience working with children, young people, and their families or carers.

You might seek help from an Occupational Therapist for a child for lots of reasons, which could include;

  • Functional Difficulties (handwriting, fine motor skills, eating, tooth brushing, sleeping)
  • Emotional Difficulties (anger, irritability, withdrawn, frequently upset)
  • Social Difficulties (aggression, poor friendships, poor play skills)
  • Academic Difficulties (struggling to manage in the classroom, struggling to learn)
  • Sensory and Physical Difficulties (clumsiness, lack of physical skill development, sensitivity to certain sensory experiences such as sound or touch)

We consider each client we work with as an individual; some may have a diagnosis of a particular condition, others may not. We are experienced working with clients with diagnoses including;

  • Sensory Processing Disorder or Difficulties
  • Emotional Regulation Difficulties
  • Attachment Difficulties
  • Developmental Trauma, including medical and relational
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Developmental Delay
  • Chromosomal or Genetic Conditions
  • Learning Difficulties

We have a range of approaches which may meet the needs of your child, and we work alongside other Professionals in a holistic way. Approaches that we use may include Sensory Integration, Sensory Attachment Intervention, or other approaches. This will be discussed between yourself and the Occupational Therapist. You can read more about these on our website.

Our Approach

Occupational Therapy

We help to enable children and families to meaningfully engage in their everyday lives – “helping people to live not exist” (RCOT)

Sensory Integration Therapy

We consider how each person’s individual sensory processing impacts upon their daily occupations, and how we can help to support this.

Sensory Attachment Intervention

Sensory Attachment Intervention (SAI) is an integrative and holistic approach to the treatment of relational, medical or social trauma.

Therapeutic Services

Assessment

Assessment may include direct or indirect methods, and may be completed holistically, or to inform existing assessment or therapeutic work.

Consultation & Supervision

We provide in-reach consultation and supervision services to teams, or additionally can work on an individual basis.

Treatment & Intervention

Treatment and intervention may be delivered within the home, school, or other setting as appropriate.

Juniper and Juniper Trees are really important in our Yorkshire Dales! They grow in different shapes & sizes, and are vital for holding together the ecological community. Juniper has a complex history of being misunderstood, having been used in different ways from medicine to massage. This represents the journey of learning and development. Juniper seeds are fragile and need nurturing to flourish. We see this as part of our service,

"The Juniper is fabled symbol of a great journey, having taken many twists and turns, and being capable of staying true to yourself, never compromising your integrity. It is also a symbol of protection and love." (Universe of Symbolism)

“Juniper: Protection... Love… Health. This is an excellent tree for healing and cleansing especially in curbing the spread of poisons or disease” (Plant Symbolism)