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  1. a mythical bird said by ancient writers to breed in a nest floating at sea at the winter solstice, charming the wind and waves into calm.

  2. a tropical Asian and African kingfisher with brightly coloured plumage.


  1. denoting a period of time in the past that was idyllically happy and peaceful.

  2. synonyms:stormless, serene, calm, pleasant, balmy, tranquil

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Halcyon CIC is a small, local independent provider of clinical psychology, animal assisted therapy and counselling.  We provide services to children, young people and their families living in Worcestershire and the surrounding areas (including Warwickshire, Gloucestershire and The Cotswolds).  We aim to improve the well-being of young people and their families by providing high quality, friendly and professional psychological assessment and therapy.  

We have a strong belief that animals can offer therapeutic benefits and can enhance and complement the traditional therapy provided by a qualified and registered mental health practitioner.  Our animals can be seen as co-therapists and their involvement goes beyond simply stroking or holding the animals, although this is of course beneficial and enjoyable too!  Animal welfare is a core part of our philosophy.   

Appointments are available at our consulting rooms located in a rural setting, yet just 5-10 minutes from Junction 7 of the M5. 

We appreciate that every family is unique and work in a flexible, child/young person-centred and creative way to try to help young people and families overcome current behavioural or psychological difficulties.

Our collaborative working can involve meeting with families together or parents alone. Young people may also find it helpful to have some time without their parents, to think through difficulties and find ways forward.  

We are a Community Interest Company (CIC) meaning we are not run for profit and we reinvest any profits with the aim of supporting the local community.  


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We plant a tree for each new Halcyon. client to help offset CO2 emissions. We support a forest in India that helps support habituate for tigers, elephants and other wildlife and benefits the community an environment.  

Client feedback

Overall, our whole experience with Halcyon has been life changing for us as a family - I cannot recommend Halcyon enough. Parent 

Excellent service, I feel that my child is now reaching her potential academically and growing into a happy, confident young lady thanks to the help she has received. Parent

The strategies were so helpful, I am so happy, thank you! Child

You had the children captivated Independent Special School


Thank you for all your wonderful work today for our Health and Wellbeing Day. The children loved your workshop and learnt so much about caring for animals, and themselves. It truly was appreciated. Worcestershire First School

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