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Therapy, Training & Consultancy

Specialists in Paediatric Occupational Therapy

A very warm welcome to Juniper Tree Therapy, from Emma, Joy and Nick!

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.

We can help with:

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Functional Difficulties

handwriting, fine motor skills, eating, tooth brushing, sleeping

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Emotional Difficulties

anger, irritability, withdrawn, frequently upset

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Social Difficulties

aggression, poor friendships, poor play skills

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Academic Difficulties

struggling to manage in the classroom, struggling to learn

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Sensory & 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.

Treatment & Intervention

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

Consultation & Supervision

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

What people have to say about us

Sensory Patterns and Stress Regulation Workshop Day

“This was one of the most informative and applicable workshops that I have EVER attended. I left at the end of the day with a range of strategies, underpinned by a dose of neuroscience, that I could immediately introduce into my family environment. I also felt it incredibly beneficial to be amongst fellow adopters as it felt safe to explore some personal challenges, without fear of judgement”

Adoptive Parent And Foster Carer, attended workshop in Edinburgh

Sensory Attachment Intervention

“I work as a Guardian ad Litem and have recently had Juniper Tree Therapy Ltd complete the Sensory Attachment Intervention with a number of children I work with. The children were referred to Juniper Tree Therapy Ltd due to traumatic histories and the complex emotional and relational difficulties with which they were presenting with. This service has provided a highly efficient, professional and child centred service. The initial assessment is comprehensive, informative and while the information is complex it is delivered in a very easy to understand and user friendly manner. From this a clear intervention plan tailored to the child and family/residential unit was developed. The intervention block is provided seamlessly engaging with all important environments for the child and doing so sensitively. Most importantly the children have all had positive experiences of working with Nick and Emma and have been open to the intervention despite generally carrying huge mistrust of adults. Foster carers and residential staff have all spoken positively of their engagement with the service and found the intervention of immense benefit to both the adults and children. I would highly recommend Juniper Tree Therapy for its comprehensive understanding of trauma, attachment and occupational therapy needs of children in care.”

Guardian ad Litem, working with Juniper Tree Therapy in Ireland

Autism, Food & Regulation (One Day Bespoke Course)

“The training was really informative and presented in away which was highly engaging. It was information packed with lots of practical examples. I feel I have a better understanding of how sensory processing difficulties can impact on mealtimes and the types of strategies/ approaches that might be considered.”

Professional, attended course in Wales