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From Us

Here at North East Adoption Therapy Services (NEATS), our main focus is to provide specialised therapy and counselling, including therapeutic life story work, to children, young adults, adults and families.
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For You

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For Children

For the child who never had the opportunity to be raised by their birth family, our primary objective is to facilitate their growth in safe and nurturing adoptive households, where they are able to discover their right path and reach their full potential. We help children gain positive self-esteem, forge new, healthy relationships and grow up in a unified family where fun and laughter are a part of everyday life.

Additional Services

NEATS is also pleased to offer a wide range of non-adoption related therapy and counselling support services for adults and young people individually.  We also offer dyadic services (with parents in the room) to families, and support parent/carer(s) along side. 

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Therapy Services

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Child Therapy

Adverse childhood experiences, including trauma, can impact on a child's ability to communicate their thoughts and feelings. We use creative and artistic methods of therapy to provide the child with a way to engage, express and explore their emotions, including relational games, toys and drawing, to name a few. We combine play with integrative therapeutic approaches to offer a holistic approach for children, so the focus can be on healing.

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A Bit About Us

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A hub providing support to those affected by FASD has opened its doors
A hub providing support to those affected by FASD has opened its doors

A hub providing support to those affected by FASD has opened its doors

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An Introduction From Our Managing Director

An Introduction From Our Managing Director

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Our Professional Bodies

Therapy requests and referrals are welcome from individuals, local authorities, doctors, dentists, schools, agencies, insurance companies, solicitors and courts.


At NEATS, we aim to become the leading therapy service provider in the North East. We will achieve this by delivering an exemplary and successful therapeutic experience for all of our clients whilst working with relevant professional bodies and meeting the needs of the referring agencies, families while working to a high standard

Fran Kerr   |   Managing Director