Therapeutic Provision at Nugent House School

The specialist therapeutic resources at Nugent House School enable us to provide a holistic package of education, care and therapeutic intervention. We are able to facilitate a range of assessments for young people in order to identify and meet a wide range of therapeutic needs.

The therapy team at Nugent House School can offer:

  • Consultant Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Educational Psychology
  • Speech and Language Therapy
  • Horticultural Therapy
  • Play Therapy
  • Person Centred Counselling
  • Mental Health Practitioners
  • ASD Assessment And Intervention
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Loss & Bereavement Work
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Music/Drama/Art Therapy
  • Systemic Family Therapy
  • Attachment Work
Individual packages can be built around young people and additional professionals commissioned where the skills do not lie within the current team.
In addition we are working with 'A Quiet Place', an holistic learning programme, the main objective of which is the development of emotional intelligence.  This is facilitated on a number of levels.  A healing environment, a specially designed room providing a place of calm.   
An evidence based programme with targeted outcomes. Managing physiology through a variety of media including massage and relaxation.
This creates an environment that enables staff across the site including the residential team and the education department to work in a therapeutic way and to have easy access to mental health professionals, support and training in order to ensure the emotional and psychological well-being of all of our pupils.

Therapeutic care

Nugent House School seeks to provide a therapeutic environment in which young people can explore their difficulties safely and with appropriate support. The therapeutic needs of the boys are met in a variety of ways.

Model train

The current school therapy team, under the direction of a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist includes a play therapist and two counsellors, a full time horticultural therapist, a speech & language therapist, a clinical psychologist and mental health practitioners.

The school also has access to a wide range of therapists who are commissioned to work with individual pupils dependent on their needs.
As far as possible, close liaison is maintained with professionals already involved with the pupils in their referring authority in order to provide consistency and continuity of care.
The school grounds allow an opportunity for pupils and staff to experience both open space and where preferred, tranquil spaces.  The Horticultural Department provides a place to relax and reflect in addition to participating in the varied range of activities on offer.
This facility is located close to our primary resource.