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ADO C.I.C - ADO Therapy

ADO Therapy offers a variety of therapeutic services to suit individual needs. We offer Animal Assisted Activities (AAA), Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT), Equine Assisted Activities (EAA), Equine Assisted Therapy (EAT) and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT).

ADO has a beautiful 6.5 acre outdoor site which has a lovely woodland area. Clients can benefit from this site for spotting wildlife, walking and exploring, listening to nature, participating in bushcraft activities and assisting with the care of a large variation of animals on the site. We have sheltered, heated areas so can carry out the sessions in all weather.

ADO have a large range of invertebrates, reptiles and mammals which can be viewed, cared for and handled during certain sessions.

Therapy sessions run after school from 3pm Mondays-Fridays. For under 16 year olds, we have limited availability for therapy sessions during the core hours (9am-3pm). We have external services accessing therapeutic services as well as an Alternative Provision during the core hours. All sessions depend on availability.

Clients must complete a phone and practical assessment prior to booking in for regular sessions. The phone and practical assessments last for 30 minutes each. For under 18s, the parent-carer will run the phone assessment with a member of the therapy team, then bring the child-young person on site for the practical assessment. Adults may undertake the phone and practical assessments themselves, or with assistance/support where necessary.

The assessments help us to gain a better understanding of the individual and how best we can support them whilst they are on site with us. If our site is suitable for the individual, we will either offer weekly/fortnightly sessions (depending on availability) or add the individual to our waiting list for when a suitable space becomes available.

Sessions are typically one hour in duration and are on a 1:1 basis with the same therapist each week to ensure continuity. 


Who to contact

Contact Name
Katie O’Brien and Eloise Greenwood
Contact Position
Katie - Senior Manager and Therapist, Eloise - Business and Exams Officer
ADO service website

Where to go

Poets Corner
Keats Road
DA16 3NB

Other Details


Initial assessment = £40. Session fees vary depending on therapeutic service.


Referral required
Referral Details

If a client is under 18, they must attend with a parent/guardian for the initial assessment.

After the initial assessment, sessions are 1:1 with the client and therapist unless otherwise arranged.


Other notes

Any complaints should be made directly to the office by either calling 020 8850 6778 or emailing

Once a complaint has been made, the management will be informed and they will decide the next steps to take.

After a complaint has been resolved, the manager will provide a follow up call to ensure the customer/client is satisfied