“We have been using CATS in Breckon Hill Primary School, since 2015. The therapy in school has had a huge impact on children’s mental health and better mental health has a positive impact on children’s learning, as well as their social and communication skills. The CATS therapist has become an integral part of our team, her understanding of the school, its demographic and the relationship she has with the staff all contribute to positive outcomes for our children.”
Welcome to Child & Adult Therapy Solutions (CATS). At CATS we have a track record of providing highly professional therapy and counselling, assessments, clinical supervision and continued professional development. We offer a range of therapeutic solutions for children, adolescents, adults, families and offer sessions for individual clients to whole school and children’s service contracts across the North East of England.
Child & Adult Therapy Solutions was founded in 2013 by Liliana Ghilardi and David Stimson. Along with our team of therapists and associates we share a passion for helping our clients reach their potential and believe that everyone has the ability to do so, regardless of circumstance or experience.
With the correct professional support for the correct amount of time, we believe that ‘barriers’ to reaching this potential can be removed and opportunities can be greatly enhanced.
We offer a service different to most others. At CATS we offer a range of psychological therapies using only qualified and registered therapists and counsellors who are specifically trained to work with children, families and adults. We do not time-limit therapy and will only work with clients that we can fully commit to.
CATS. Therapy solutions for Children and Adults
Schools we partner with
Clinicians on the CATS team
Assistant Head Teacher, SENDCO and Inclusion
“I have worked with the CATs team for a number of years now and have consistently experienced an exemplary standard of care, professionalism and skill. David and Lilliana have created something special that keeps children at the centre of everything whilst also supporting and valuing staff. Our CATs therapist has become an essential member of the school team and works closely with the pastoral staff ensuring that a holistic approach to support is achieved. We have also benefited from excellent CPD which enabled us to move forward in our thinking and provision for children who have experienced trauma. There is lots of expertise and experience to tap into but most of all a kind and understanding ear to talk to that will then help to meet your needs!”
“Having CATS with us at school has been such a huge support to staff, parents and pupils. Our therapist works with us on a weekly basis- always finding the time to check in and respond to the current needs of the school. The level of commitment from CATS with regard to attending meetings with external agencies and spending time discussing individual circumstances is fantastic. Our play therapist is extremely reliable and communicates effectively with us. We have also benefited from whole school high quality CPD based on the theme of attachment and trauma. The children love their play therapy sessions which greatly impact on how they cope during their time in school. In our opinion, getting the support in place for our pupils to support mental health is critical and we are very proud to have CATS as part of our team.”
“Making the decision to come and work with David was probably one of the best and most important decisions I have made in my life”
Executive Head Teacher