The Glebe House Therapeutic Treatment Programme integrates Psychoanalytic, Person-centred and Cognitive Behavioural approaches, embedded in a Therapeutic Community model based on Rapoport's Four Cornerstones of: Democracy, Communalism, Reality Confrontation and Permissiveness.

The experience of developmental deficits and relational trauma caused by neglect, lack of care, physical, emotional or sexual abuse, violence and significant loss, can cause severe problems, which affect regulation, creating a child who is insecurely attached, unable to trust adults and can display a range of destructive behaviours.

We understand, and believe, that a supportive environment, combined with specific interventions, which address the most destructive behaviours and the most distorted beliefs, can repair some of the worst effects of early adverse experience.

There is a natural drive towards growing up healthily, which includes the potential for resilience and recovery from traumatic and harmful experiences. Research indicates that resilience seems to be the developmental result of sufficient access to support and protection; including the development of positive, self-shaping experiences within the context of consistent and healthily pro-social relationships.

At Glebe House, we provide an integrative Therapeutic Programme designed to provide these experiences, with the philosophy that, over time, they can allow the young person to unlock their natural drive towards development and recovery that has been severely derailed. We are optimistic and practical in the delivery of our service. We believe that change is possible.

As a young person moves through their placement, the emphasis on developing future relapse prevention plans increases. This process is actualised through the completion of a relapse prevention folder, known as a 'Toolkit', that will summarise the abuse-specific work, making links to early years experiences and outline strategies to manage risk in the future. The young person will take the folder that they have created with them to support their transition to a new environment and be part of their relapse prevention plan.

Treatment Milestones

Developmental Factors

Emotional/Behavioural Factors

Identity Factors

Sexually Harmful Factors