One of the biggest challenges facing schools at the moment is in enabling children to be emotional available and in a position to learn effectively. Personal circumstances, life events or emotional and behavioural difficulties can not only have a huge affect on the lives of individual children but can also impact the whole class or school. Getting the right support and approach for children, their families and school staff is critical to their emotional well-being as well as promoting a positive learning environment.
With experience and expertise in working with and alongside schools in achieving this, I offer the following services:
- Training for school staff to enhance the learning relationship and improve the emotional well-being of children.
- Counselling and Therapeutic Play for pupils identified as needing support, either within the school environment or in a dedicated therapy room away from school, for a number of budgeted sessions.
- Setting up and/ or running a service within the school to provide emotional support, counselling and therapeutic play. This can range from 1/2 day per week upwards.
Who Can Therapy Help
There are a great many issues affecting children and young people that can be helped through counselling and therapy. To give an idea, these are some of the reasons children are often referred or ask for help themselves:
- Friendship Issues
- Behavioural Issues
- Social Difficulties
- Family Issues
- Parental Separation
- Low Self-Esteem
- Illness or Injury
- School Exclusion (or at risk of)
- Autistic Spectrum
- Special Needs