Barnardo's Mandala Therapy

About Mandala Therapy


We believe in the power of play. The creative imagination is a resource that can improve children’s lives and increase their potential for a healthier and happier future.

We are a team of qualified and experienced creative arts and play therapists dedicated to providing meaningful support for children who have experienced trauma in early life.

We work closely with parents, carers and key professionals to provide gentle, nurturing therapeutic support to help them recover from trauma they have experienced and promote a better understanding of their needs.

The more healthy relationships a child has, the more likely he will be to recover from trauma and thrive. Relationships are the agents of change and the most powerful therapy is human love. - Bruce Perry

We are currently delivering in Somerset, Cornwall, Devon, Wiltshire, Dorset, North Somerset, Bath, and Gloucestershire.

View some our videos to see some of our work

Affected by Suicide Video  Affected by Bereavement Video

About our Therapy Work

Our therapeutic approach is nurturing, playful and gentle.

Our therapeutic model is systemic, humanistic, child-led, creative-arts based and supported by current research and evidence.

We specialise in:

  • Domestic abuse
  • Sexual abuse
  • Supporting adoption placements
  • Bereavement
  • Children in care – facing placement breakdown
  • Insecure attachment

Led by a child psychotherapist, our team of therapists can provode:

  • 1 to 1 Psychotherapy and Play Therapy sessions
  • Therapeutic group work for children with a shared issue
  • Specialist training to staff groups, supervision & advice

Find out more information about the therapy we offer.