Child in Mind exists to promote and facilitate the social, emotional, and mental health of children and families 

throughout the North West of England

Our services provide a wrap around approach that will reach not only children and families 

but also the professionals who work with them

Our Philosophy

At Child in Mind our ethos is informed by Humanistic philosophy. We believe that, given the right conditions, all human beings have an innate tendency to develop towards their highest potential. The relationship that develops between individuals is key to therapeutic movement towards this potential. We adopt a Person-Centred approach to all our work and strive to understand each individual's experience of the world from their frame of reference. We believe and assert that all human beings are unique and different, and we value those differences equally, with warmth and acceptance.

Our Vision

Child in Mind was founded in 2010 in response to the lack of therapeutic services that existed for children at that time. 

Our vision was to make play therapy more accessible and available for children in the heart of their communities, and where possible within their own schools. Our aim was also to raise awareness amongst professionals, and provide training, in order for therapeutic working to be at the core of organisations working with children. 

Where we are now

We are now very proud to be providing a school-based therapy service across four counties in the North West of England, working in partnership with schools to make play therapy free at the point of access for children. We also work in partnership with Local Authorities to provide therapy services to children and families in need of support. We deliver training across the UK and Ireland for schools, foster and adoption agencies, children's centres, charities, and residential care homes. We also deliver professional post qualification training, to BACP standards, for Counsellors and Psychotherapists wanting the additional skills to work therapeutically with children and young people.

Moving forward

Our work continues to grow and to change and we continue to adapt to the changing nature of funding. We remain amazed and humbled by the work that children are able to undertake in therapy. They remain our inspiration and we hope to always keep every child in mind.


Our Team

Our team of dedicated therapists work hard to provide therapeutic services to children and families across the North West. They are carefully chosen for their skills and experience. All our therapists work from the heart to build positive therapeutic relationships with the children and families they encounter. They work in a systemic way, engaging parents and professionals as partners in the therapeutic journey of the child, whilst holding the best interests of the child as paramount at all times.



If you would like to join our team of therapists please email your CV to Katy. We would love to hear from you.

The Directors

Jayne and Katy are the directors of Child in Mind and work together to promote Child in Mind in our local communities and beyond. Jayne takes the lead on training, and Katy takes the lead on therapeutic service provision. If you have any questions or queries about Child in Mind and the services we provide we are always happy to have a chat...the kettle is usually on, so feel free to call in!

Jayne Beetham-Hatto - Director

Jayne is a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP). She is a qualified Counsellor, Play Therapist, Filial Therapist, and Clinical Supervisor. Specialising in trauma intervention Jayne has undertaken further advanced training in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, and Complex Trauma and Dissociation. Jayne works predominantly with children and adults who are impacted by their early life trauma.


Jayne is an experienced trainer and has worked across the UK and internationally, developing and delivering play therapy training. More recently Jayne has developed various post qualification courses aimed at professional Counsellors and Psychotherapists.

Katy Beetham - Director

Katy is a registered member of the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP). She is a qualified Play Therapist, Filial Therapist, and Clinical Supervisor. Katy has a wealth of experience in working therapeutically with vulnerable children who have been impacted by developmental trauma. She has undertaken further training in Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy, and Theraplay. She is passionate about working with parents and has undertaken training with Kim Golding to deliver the 'Foundations for Attachment' and 'Nurturing Attachments' parenting programmes. 


Katy manages the therapeutic service provision for Child in Mind. She regularly consults with schools regarding attachment and developmental trauma, often delivers inset days for schools, and has presented at several Head Teachers conferences.