Individual children counselling

Counselling and Therapeutic play delivered by a trained Level 3 Counsellor. Listening, questioning, reflecting and observing with a non-judgemental approach.

Developing children’s play

Relax Kids

Relax kids  contains three different types of classes (6 week Magical Adventure Classes for aged 5-9, 6-8 week Chill Skills Classes for aged 9-12 and SATS Preparation Classes and Stress Busting Techniques).  Relax Kids  allows children to practise and learn relaxation techniques with a unique combination of mindful games, storytelling with exercises, stretching, breathing, massage as well as positive affirmations, visualisations, mindfulness and relaxations.  The programme helps children manage stress and anxiety, whilst also improving their concentration, focus and listening skills. It can also improve creativity, imagination and build confidence and self-esteem.

Emotional First Aid *

The initial response to support children following distressing events such as bereavement, divorce, etc.   It is the first step towards preventing mental health issues later in a child’s life.  Initially dealing with “emotional stuckness (presenting as a Disorder), concentrating on emotions and enabling emotional expression, leading to helping children understand and express their emotions to move forward in a positive manner and avoid higher level intervention (CAMHS).

The Friendship Formula – Ages 8+

A Social Skills programme to assist in developing an awareness of self and others.  There are four units in the programme with 10 sessions dedicated to each unit.

Units covered within this programme are:

  • Self-awareness
  • Emotions
  • Conversations
  • Friendship

There may be some collaboration with home at times.

Understanding and Exploring Emotions – Ages 7 to 11

A programme where children explore emotions through a continuing story, enabling them to understand and tap in to emotions aiding their emotional wellbeing.  The aim is to help encourage an emotionally healthy child and build on the basis that an emotionally healthy child will be more able to learn, be more sociable, have more satisfying relationships with peers and do better in school. There are activities that tie in with the programme throughout.

The Giant’s Desk – Promoting Friendship, Emotional and Social Skills – Ages 5 to 11

The aim of this programme is to help children develop their friendship, social and emotional skills.  Recognised by the SEAL agenda, these skills include:-

  • Trust in each other
  • To work collaboratively
  • To manage own emotions and behaviour

There are many activities throughout this programme that promote the above.

KIMOCHIS – Years 3 & 4

The Kimochis is a Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) program designed to give children the knowledge, skills and attitudes they need to recognize and manage their emotions, demonstrate caring and concern for others, establish positive relationships, make responsible decisions, and handle challenging situations constructively. These skills have been identified by leading researchers in the field of social and emotional learning as necessary for school success, academic achievement, positive social relationships and the development of emotional competence. The Kimochis curriculum incorporates innovative and fun activities developed to teach children how to manage challenging social situations with skill, character and confidence.

Healthy Mindsets for Super Kids: A Resilience Programme for Children Aged 7-14

Self-esteem, communication skills, positive thinking, healthy friendships, and dealing with anger, stress, anxiety and grief are all crucial parts of being resilient and having strong life skills. A programme to boost resilience in children aged 7-14. Each session focuses on a key theme, and a superhero character helps to teach each skill, from overcoming anxiety to dealing with grief. A creative hands-on activity closes each session, and session summaries and tips for parents encourage children to continue learning and building their skills between sessions. An engaging comic strip story about the superheroes runs throughout the programme with worksheets and hands on activities to get the children involved.

Anger Management

Group or individual work that supports children in recognising their anger, identifying triggers, understanding its effects and finding strategies that work for them in order to manage it and find a different release.

Story Massage

Group work that develops peer massage and stories to build respect and thoughtfulness towards others.