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Mental Health Services

The burden basket is a mental health service provider for children & young people.  It specialises in support for staff helping vulnerable, troubled children and young people in school settings.  We also offer therapy for adults or professional supervision/de-briefing.

We use qualified, trained staff to work with children and young people offering face to face therapy, web-based or telephone supervision sessions.  We can offer groups in schools on topics such as emotions, anxiety, confidence.

Schools can request training or buy-in a range of services. 

Parent/Carers can also request a range of services for their child or young person and family which are delivered within the child's school. 

As a business with a social aim the burden basket is founded on the principle that everyone's mental health and overall emotional wellbeing is extremely important.  As the business has developed many children and young people have benefited through re-investment into local school communities. Sessions have been offered in schools on range of topics.

We pride ourselves on offering a quality service based on extensive knowledge and experience.  This enables us to be responsive in a crisis,  flexible in meeting needs and ensure satisfaction with our support.  Through all this, we can help others' mental health.  We aim to offer quality at a reasonable price and we have done well so far!  Read more "About Us". 

If you like what you have read please contact us to see what we can offer to you.  Burden Basket is based in South Derbyshire.

The burden basket can help your mental health

Many people put off asking for counselling/therapy because they are not sure how it can make a difference.  Consider some of these questions that may help your decision...

  • When you feel therapy would be beneficial, where do you go?  
  • What would it be like if your problem never got better?
  • If you were to be worried about your child, do you think you would act on it?                                                                                                                
  • As you feel concerned about your child can you feel your own well-being being affected?
  • How could outcome measures and setting goals help you get back on track quicker?                                                                                              
  • Would it be easier to use self help, computerised therapy or online individual therapy?

It is surprising how helpful talking things over can be. Do not give up because you and your child/family ARE worth it.  There is ALWAYS hope.



The burden basket provides therapeutic support for a range of issues such loss, divorce, trauma, parenting, relationships, social difficulties, stress and more. 

Rachel has specialist knowledge and experience in working with children, young people and helping families. 

A range of strategies are on offer including solution focused, counselling, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, mentoring.  If you cannot attend in person tele-sessions are available.  This is where the therapy offered is via audio-visual technology such as telephone, Facetime or Skype. 

Holistic assessments, behaviour plans and therapeutic interventions are a range of the services that may be helpful.  Please contact us to discuss your specific needs.


Support can be offered for reflective practice groups, group supervision, parenting, community groups in residential homes for topics such as self-esteem or anxiety/depression.  Group work could be commissioned by one person or paid for from pooled budgets.


Clinical supervision is available for students, independent practitioners working within mental health or educational pastoral staff. 



"Rachel has been on every occasion that I have been privileged to benefit from her Professional skills a great source of positive encouragement. Her keen listening ear has enabled me work out and take away with me a clear vision of the strategies I need to actively put into place, enabling me to move forward with a greater focus"

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