Devon Family Resource

At Devon Family Resource we deliver a range of bespoke therapeutic services to families across Devon, excluding Plymouth. Our support reaches out to families across all age ranges and we work with many LGBTQI+ families and families with neurodivergent family members. All staff and therapists within Devon Family Resources are subject to an enhanced DBS and appropriate Safeguarding training.

We can offer the following services:

Play therapists – our play therapist work’s with children aged 4 – 11 years old providing child led therapy, a safe space to explore emotions and deal with unresolved trauma. This is face to face only.
Our play practitioner hold’s degree level qualifications in play therapy.

Non-talk approaches to trauma – this is specialist work with our trauma therapists, highly skilled practitioners of non-talk led one-to-one approaches to working with trauma; including NLP, Spectrum, Eye Movement Therapy and EFT; cognitive and solution focused approaches. They work with adults and young people aged 11 and up. This can be face to face OR over Zoom which allows us to reach out to a wider demographic.
The trauma specialist therapists are qualified psychotherapists who hold BACP membership and registration and have regular professional supervision and undertake regular CPD training. They hold professional certification in all of the modalities they use and have received appropriate safeguarding training. Both have also worked in relevant backgrounds, prior to working as a therapist – one as a children and families social worker and the other as a nurse and a teacher.

Family Support Work – bespoke, strength based, solution focused work on agreed outcomes across a range of areas such as parenting, challenging / violent behaviours, mental health, financial hardship, isolation and education. This is mostly face to face but has been adapted over the past 2 years due to the impact of Covid.
On occasions the support workers may work in a connecting role rather than face to face. This will occur when a family live outside an area we can cover directly. In these cases we will ensure support is linked in the family’s local community. Family Support workers can work with families who have children of all ages.
Our team of family support workers come from diverse backgrounds – such as, education, social care, health care, and bring a range of specialist knowledge and skills. We currently employ a trained SENDCO, and a trained counsellor alongside 2 staff who have come from a background of working with children who have SEN need and challenging behaviours. We also employ two ex- teachers. Staff are generally educated to degree level in a relevant field and undertake CPD training on a monthly basis in a range of relevant areas.

Depending on your family support needs you may be able to access some of our other projects that are currently running such as:
True North mentoring project aimed at 10-14 year old young men who have experienced adverse childhoods.
Wellbeing Community Connectors take a social prescribing approach to support. They work with adults to empower them to build a holistic picture of what constitutes a good life, then supporting them to reach their own goals.


Find out more about the services we offer by clicking the headings below

  1. If your child or teenager's behaviour has reached the point of aggression and violence, we can help. Friendly, confidential support will help when parenting is a particular challenge. We offer practical advice as well as emotional support and are experienced at working with children with special needs and/or behavioural problems.

  2. When somebody's actions are affecting the wellbeing of your family, we are there to help. Aggression of any kind can damage family dynamics and our team is there to help you and your family recover and support you through the consequences of the crime. We are expert at dealing with challenging parenting situations and with identifying the needs of children and young people.

  3. We can help with the impact of CSE on the young person and their family. We are experts at supporting families to mend their relationships and helping to navigate through the recovery process. 1:1 work can help raise self-esteem as well as offering practical support and advice.

  4. We can help survivors of domestic abuse whether you have experienced it as an adult or a child. We know that such experiences have an impact on your ability and confidence to parent effectively. We give practical advice as well as emotional support. We are experts at dealing with challenging parenting situations.

  5. We work with anybody who needs support in an inclusive and non-judgemental way. We can support children, young people and whole families with the effects of prejudice. Our support addresses practical issues as well as helping with self-esteem and identity issues

  6. When a family has undergone a traumatic event, each individual as well as the family group needs support to recover. We offer personalised support with practical and emotional issues as well as with parenting problems.

  7. We will support you to recover from the impact of harassment/stalking where it is affecting your family life. We are expert at supporting you to cope with parenting challenges and are experienced at working 1:1 with children and young people.