How we can help you

We work with any child or young person, aged 5-18, struggling with an issue that is causing emotional distress and preventing them from being able to lead a normal, happy life (but who do not meet the criteria for help from a statutory service).

We see children and young people individually or in small groups, and we also offer support to parents/carers. Please see our Services page for more details of the types of therapies on offer.

Nature and Nurture can help children and young people cope with a wide range of difficulties arising from traumatic events as bereavement, family breakup, bullying, accidents, domestic violence, physical illness (of themselves or someone close to them), abuse (sexual, physical or emotional), disasters (natural or man-made), neglect and so on.

We also support children and young people with the following issues:

AnxietyLow self-confidence
Low self esteemSleep disturbance (e.g. nightmares)
Loss and sadnessSeparation anxiety
Aggressive/antisocial behaviourSchool refusal
Anger management issuesSocial skills
Problems with friendshipsManaging change

Latest news

  • New Therapy Group for 8-12 year olds14th July 2017 - 12:35 pm

    Its hard to believe a year has passed since we ran our first 2-day therapy group during the school holidays last year!  It was such a success that we are doing it again this year on Wednesday 9th and Thursday 10th August. This group is aimed at 8-12 year olds, and children must be able to […]

  • Local Couple hold Open Garden for Nature and Nurture11th July 2017 - 1:28 pm

    We are so grateful to local couple Juergen and Allie Klein, who very kindly opened their beautiful garden to visitors on Sunday 2nd July to generate funds for Nature and Nurture.  They raised a fabulous £659.47!  Here is a selection of pictures from the event.  We are delighted that Allie is now going to join […]

  • New Therapy Group for Teenagers Starts on June 8th22nd May 2017 - 5:18 pm

    Is your teenager, or a teenager you know, struggling with an emotional issue or mental health difficulty at the moment? Perhaps they have experienced a bereavement, family break up, bullying or other upsetting situation and are feeling very sad, or it has affected their confidence or self-esteem. Maybe they are feeling anxious, and this could […]

  • TV Auctioneer to Support our Fundraising Ball2nd May 2017 - 6:40 pm

    We are delighted to announce that Charles Hanson, star of tv’s Bargain Hunt, Flog It!, The Antiques Road Trip and Celebrity Antiques Road Trip, has very kindly agreed to be the Auctioneer for our auction at our fundraising ball to be held on 22 September 2017 at Osmaston Park! Now all we need are a […]

  • Bertha Passes KC Bronze Test11th April 2017 - 12:53 pm

    We’re so proud of little Bertha who passed her Kennel Club Bronze obedience exam this evening (despite having a broken tail!) successfully completing another step on her journey to becoming a therapy dog.