Our Therapeutic Approach - Part 1


At Holibrook House we provide a therapeutic, nurturing and supportive environment in which our children and young people can thrive and grow.

The holistic approach to their care is focused around STREAM (Strong Therapeutic Restoring Environment & Assessment Model), which we have developed.

STREAM encapsulates two main themes, which we aim to achieve:

- The creation of an environment and culture in our homes and school that will aid the healing and restorative process.

- To carry out comprehensive needs assessment to identify the level of functioning in the young person and from this to develop an effective, individualised treatment plan.

Overview of our therapeutic theoretical approach


STREAM is underpinned by the various theoretical perspectives which focus on working with children and young people.

Our work, is in part, guided by the Emotional Needs Assessment Programme, which has been developed by Christine Bradley, a psychotherapist with extensive experience of working with children as a practitioner, trainer, childcare consultant and fellow of the Centre for Social Policy at Dartington.

The Emotional Needs Assessment Programme is underpinned by a therapeutic framework, arising from the psychoanalytic tradition based on the work of D.W. Winnicott and developed by Barbara Docker-Drysdale. It is also informed by the work of Wilfred Bion and Melanie Klein, amongst many others.

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