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Coaching For Young People, Parents & Families

Current Challenges

There's no getting around it, growing up today is tough. Being a parent today is tough. Trying to get your child to talk to you about anything, let alone long enough for you find out what they are currently going through so you can give helpful advice, is...you've got it...tough! 

The one natural instinct that usually comes with being a parent (apart from to love) is to protect. You want your child(ren) to be safe; to be treated fairly; to be understood; to be liked, and loved; to be confident; to just be themselves; to feel good about themselves and their place in the world; to be happy.

So when they're going through a rough patch, having friendship or relationship issues, experiencing worries or anxiety, or a lack of self-esteem or confidence, or some personal difficulty that is affecting their wellbeing, it can be upsetting.

The thing is, if you're anything like my clients, I bet it sometimes seems like no matter how much love, attention and care you give them, no matter how much time you offer them, they just don't want to know. They don't want to listen, and often they just don't want to talk to you about their problems or how they're feeling. Frustrating, huh?!

How I Can Help

But don't worry, I can help. With over 15 years' experience teaching, leading and mentoring in an outstanding school/ teaching school, I have a natural ability to make positive connections with young people.

 

The young clients I've worked with see me as a safe, friendly, non-judgmental person that they can open up to about their problems, thoughts and feelings; like a trusted family friend. 

To support your child, I offer educational coaching sessions designed to improve the mental health and wellbeing of young people.

 

Based on positive psychology research into young people's wellbeing, my fun, engaging and practical sessions are tailored to the needs and age of your child and include, but are not limited to, the following areas:

  • mental health awareness.

  • the elements of child wellbeing.

  • challenging automatic negative self-talk.

  • managing worries and anxiety.

  • celebrating individuality & authenticity.

  • building a positive (growth) mindset .

  • knowing your strengths and values.

  • relationships and how to be a good friend.

I offer a range of packages focusing on specific areas, or you can book a block of open sessions that will be tailored to meet your child's particular situation. 

Coaching For Parents

To support the mental health, wellbeing and personal development of parents, I offer targeted coaching grounded in positive psychology and positive parenting research.

 

Sessions are tailored to your personal needs and include, but are not limited to, the following areas:

  • the link between positive relationships and wellbeing.

  • positive behaviour management strategies that actually work!

  • relationships and creating a psychologically safe home environment.

  • identifying positive resources that can build resilience and help parents cope with the demands of the parenting.

  • challenging automatic negative self-talk.

  • personal strengths and how to use them in new and creative ways.

  • supporting parents to reconnect and communicate effectively.

  • the benefits of proactively looking after your mental health and wellbeing.

  • exploring positive ways parents can manage their workload.

  • burnout, how to protect yourself and the 5 R's of recovery.

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Family Coaching

We also deliver family coaching sessions, for parents and children together, to embed skills learned in 1:1 coaching sessions, improve family psychological wellbeing, develop and celebrate individual strengths and skills, foster positive relationships and open communication and improve family engagement and happiness.  

These sessions are a great way of exploring and establishing family values, clear communication strategies and understanding from all family members.