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Wholestep CIC

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Whole Step CIC is a Music Therapy and Community Music service for people of all ages and abilities. Music Therapy can support those with a range of mental health and special needs. Our unique therapy offer, Mindful Music, is targeted at young adults and adults with increased stress, anxiety, depression, and social isolation. This therapy can be easily done online, for individuals or in small groups. Our Community Music groups bring people together, using music to teach, share, and enrich lives. We can also provide training for professionals on Music Therapy and attachment. All of our services can be offered in-person or online.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Rima Jakubauskas
Contact Position
Chief Executive and Lead Therapist
Telephone
07769697401
E-mail
info@wholestep.org.uk
Website
www.wholestep.org.uk
Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/wholestepCICmusictherapy
Twitter
https://twitter.com/WholeStepMusic
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Where to go

Name
Wholestep CIC
Address
40, Caversham Road
Reading
Berkshire
Postcode
RG1 7BT
Notes

Our therapy service is offered in local schools and children's centres. We also work in partnership with Berkshire Maestros and have therapy space available at their headquarters. Please contact us for more details.

Time / Date Details

When is it on
You can contact us Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.
Session Information
Sessions are between 40 minutes to 1 hour. Sessions include feedback professional meetings and professional reports.

Other Details

Costs

Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£15-£60 Mindful Music per session
Details
£60.00 for individuals and families Per Session £5.00 - 15.00 for group attendance Per Session

Availability

Referral required
Yes
Referral Details

We accept referrals from:

  • Parents and carers
  • Schools and children's centres
  • GPs
  • Social Workers
  • Health visitors
  • Other health professionals
  • Other organisations 

Local Offer

Local Offer
Description

Wholestep CIC is a children's Music and Creative Therapy service that specialises in social, emotional, and behavioural difficulties, attachment and special needs. We also run community music groups for children and adults. Community Music brings people together, using music to teach, share, and enrich lives. We can also provide training for professionals on Music Therapy and attachment.

Contact Name
Rima Jakubauskas
Contact Telephone
07769697401
Contact Email
info@wholestep.org.uk
What does your service do?

We are a children and family creative therapy service. Our creative therapies service engages children through music and play. Our therapeutic approach is also based on attachment theory, meaning we are interested in how children have learned to form relationships and how they make sense of the world.

Who does your service provide for?

We work with children with social and emotional difficulties, communication issues (such as select mutism) and those with special needs (such as ASD, learning difficulties).

How can I start using the service?

OurYou can visit [http://www.wholestep.org.uk our website] for more information. Our webpage contains contact details. We are available Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm.

Where is it located and what areas does it cover?

Our work mainly covers Berkshire, West Berkshire and parts of Hampshire. Our online services are available for clients in the UK.

How are decisions made about who can use your service?

We accept therapy referrals from parents/carers, GPs, social workers, health visitors, and other health professionals. We also work in local schools.

How do you communicate with service users and how are they involved in decision making?

After a referral is made, the therapist will meet with the parent/carer prior to the start of therapy. Parent/carer consent is required in all aspects of therapy.

Is your service fully accessible?

Therapy sessions often take place in the child's school or local children's centre in order to provide a familiar and fully accessible service. Our services are also available online.

What training are the staff supporting children and young people with SEN and Disabilities had or are having?

Our staff are trained to work therapeutically with children and young people with SEN. Some staff are also trained in Makaton.

How will I know my child is safe?

All of our therapists are registered with the Health and Care Professions Council, are members of their professional bodies, have up-to-date enhanced DBS checks and professional indemnity insurance. The parent/carer will help decide the best place for therapy sessions to take place - such as in familiar and safe locations such as the child's school or local children's centre.

Who can I contact for further information?

You can email us for more information: [mailto:info@wholestep.org.uk info@wholestep.org.uk] or call 07769 697401.

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