Here, at Croom Family Resource Centre, we are committed to providing a professional, ethical and client centered service which positively supports all members of our community. We offer therapeutic supports through a number of different mediums. Counsellors who work with Croom FRC are
- Qualified and accredited or working towards accreditation
- Work by the Code of Ethics of the Professional Counselling Associations
- Garda vetted and have had their reference verified
- Work in accordance to the policies and procedures of Croom Family Resource Centre
There are many times in our lives when counselling may be helpful, including times when we are coping with major changes, times when we are dealing with losses, or times when our self-esteem and confidence is low. Counselling is a way of exploring concerns and feelings in a safe and confidential space, and with the aid of someone who is trained to listen attentively in a non-judgemental way. We offer a subsidised service which is primarily funded by Tusla and through local fundraising initiatives. Clients can avail of 6 sessions which are an hour long. Clients are asked to make a donation if they can so afford. This can be determined depending on their income or if they are in receipt of social welfare/pension payments.
Play Therapy is the most natural way in which children explore and understand the world around them. Through Play Therapy children communicate by playing out their inner thoughts, feelings and problems in a safe environment.
Play therapy is an easier and more natural way to communicate than talk therapies as some children maybe unable to verbalise thoughts and feelings as play is the child’s language (Landreth, 2002).
Children can use art, music, puppetry, stories sand tray and other toys to communicate or play out how they feel with a trained therapist who understands.
Equine Assisted Therapy
Equine Assisted Therapy incorporates horses assisting people to explore their mental health and behavioural issues through self-discovery. It is a collaborative effort between a licenced therapist and horse professional working with the clients and horses to address treatment goals. Here at Croom FRC we have run many successful programmes working with Tory Hill EAL Centre.