Emotional, behavioural and counselling support
for children, young people and their families.

Teacher and Student

The Ladder Group provides high quality person-centred support for children, young people and their families that need a little extra help to be their best.

Working in partnership with schools, community organisations, charities and health professionals our emotional, behavioural and counselling services can be delivered at the point of need for:

  • children and young people throughout their educational life

  • parents and family members

  • schools, public and private sector organisations and their employees

The Ladder Group team consists of professionally qualified and experienced practitioners including educationalists, psychotherapists, counsellors, social workers and other therapeutic specialists with expertise in a full range of settings.


Our team are experienced in supporting children, young people, families and colleagues through a wide range of challenges including:​

Anxiety   OCD   Low self-esteem    Depression

Phobias and potential eating disorders    Body issues, gender & sexuality

Social anxiety   interpersonal / relationship issues

Trauma    Loss and bereavement

Emotional regulation and behaviour management

Special Educational Needs

Leadership and HR issues


Our talking therapies are confidential, person-centred and bound by the same professional standards as education and health practitioners. Our support involves an integrated and holistic therapeutic approach that is needs led and can include:

  • Well-being and psychological training and education

  • Mindfulness and positive psychology strategies.

  • Parental coaching and advocacy to develop self-management and coping strategies.

  • Solution and behaviour-focused therapies e.g CBT

  • Transactional analysis, psychodynamic and humanistic psychotherapies

  • Creative, play and art psychotherapy strategies

  • Functional behavioural assessments and interventions in support of engagement, socialization and learning.


If you would like to make use of our support and services please:

  1. Make an initial contact via phone or email below to register your interest and check eligibility for our support.

  2. If your referral qualifies for our LA funded support we provide upto 10 sessions for children and upto 5 sessions for parents where appropriate. We accept also private referrals or can extend our support if independently funded.

  3. To start the process we need a completed referral form from an appropriate organisation or qualified person e.g. school, GP, social prescriber etc. See below for the referral form.

  4. We always aim to contact the referring organisation within 3 working days to arrange a face-face meeting to review the referral, begin a needs assessment and the development of a support plan. Please download and read 'The Ladder Group Process - how we work with schools' below.

  5. For safeguarding reasons our support to children and young people takes place within school. To this effect we only provide support during staffed school hours, and NOT during holiday periods.

  6. Parents are supported in one of our offices in the Colne Valley.

Please note:

  • our support is dependant on the successful completion of our assessment and triage process and the level of demand on our services.

  • as a Person-Centred service we prioritise working face to face with our clients.


Contact us at:

Email: lee@theladdergroup.net

Mobile: 07946478721

Referral form for schools and colleges

Children or young persons contract

The Ladder Group process - how we work with schools.

A letter for parents about the support we provide 

Information for young people about our support