For those looking for care beyond the NHS, we’ve listed Essex-based baby and child therapy services. These include emotional and behavioural therapy, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, osteopathy, chiropractics, art therapy, and speech and language therapy.

Baby and Child Therapy Services in Essex

Essex Child Therapy Services
Using creative approaches, including play and art, we offer children a safe space where they can explore and understand their own feelings and thoughts. After therapy, the outcome for children may be general, e.g. a reduction in anxiety and raised self-esteem,or more specific such as a change in behaviour and improved relationships with family and friends. Our qualified therapist specialise in children age 3 – 13.
01279 871 114

Kids Physio Works
Barn 2, Green Farm Barns, School Road, Copford, Colchester, Essex CO6 1BZ
The Barn, Units 15 & 19Witham Road, Little Braxted, Witham, Essex CM8 3EU
We are a team of fun and dedicated physiotherapists who specialise in improving movement and function in Children and Young People. We can help with a huge variety of paediatric conditions which includes problems with the brain, muscles, growth or an injury. You can see us at our clinic but we can also see you at your home, school, gym or wherever you like. Feel free to contact us to discuss your needs and see if we can help.
Colchester – 01206 212849
Witham – 01376 386201

Little Tots Therapy
Little Tots Therapy offer highly specialist children’s Occupational Therapy and Children’s Physiotherapy for babies and young children living in Essex. We see babies and children when parents have concerns that they are developing differently to friends or family’s little ones. We also see babies and children with a known condition such as prematurity, cerebral palsy, visual impairment or downs syndrome.

Lorraine Cookson Integral Therapist
Layer de la Haye, Colchester, Essex
Lorraine is a qualified Adult and Child Counsellor for children aged 4+, and a registered member of the BACP offering individual and couple counselling sessions in Colchester. Individual sessions are offered to children, adolescents and adults. Couple sessions are offered to any two people who both want to work on their relationship; this could be partners, parent and child, or siblings.
07809 385 374 / 01206 738 639

Osteopathy at The Mersea Road Clinic
312 & 314 Mersea RoadColchesterEssexCO2 8QY
Osteopaths at The Mersea Road Clinic in Colchester look for tension and restriction in your child using the same principles and similar techniques as they would in an adult. We treat babies and children of all ages and our Osteopaths will devise a treatment plan for each individual.
01206 548899
01206 510198

Rainbow OT Therapy 4 Children
Based in North Essex and covers Essex, Suffolk, Cambridge, Hertfordshire and North/East London.
We offer Independent Paediatric Occupational Therapy and/or Physiotherapy from highly experienced practitioners to your child aged from 0 to 19 years, within their own home, school or nursery environment.We provide an assessment and treatment service based around your child’s needs from an initial consultation through to managed care plans and specific treatment programmes. We do this by using a child centred, play based approach in order to help your child to reach their full potential in all areas of life.
Karen Bowden [for OT] 07743 033793 or Cathryn McMaster [for Physio] 07748 503293

Romford and Ilford Family Chiropractic
313 High Road, Chadwell Heath, Romford, Essex, RM6 6AX
Chiropractic care for pregnancy and babies. Chiropractic care can support mother’s during pregnancy, and we can adjust expecting mothers up to week a before their baby is born. Receiving chiropractic care may help your baby to maintain a healthy, functioning nervous system as they grow up.
General Enquiries: 0208 252 1010
Emergency: (out of hours) 0791 632 3751

SLT Consultancy
Brentwood – Leigh – Southend – Upminster – and home visits in Essex
Laura Dawson and colleagues offer private Speech and Language Therapy services in Essex. We have clinics in Brentwood, Upminster, Leigh-on-Sea and Southend-on-Sea, and also offer a home visit service in Essex (including services to schools and private hospitals). We see children with speech sound disorders and language difficulties.
07871 985354

Therapy Life Centre
11 Prittlewell Chase, Southend-on-Sea, Essex SS0 0RX
At the Therapy Life Centre we are all parents ourselves and know how difficult and challenging this can be. We feel passionately that both the parents and the children themselves should get support physically, emotionally and mentally on their journey to adulthood. We have a large, varied group of committed professionals of the highest standard here to help you, offering a range of therapies including: CranioSacral Therapy, Sensory Integration Therapy, Art Therapy, TFT and NLP.
01702 433959