Children and Young People


With over 30 years experience working with children, young people and their parents/carers I recognise the importance of supporting children to be the best that they can be, to find their own solutions, reach their potential and have happy, fulfilling lives.  

According to the NSPCC, the number of children seeking mental health treatment has increased by a third in the last 3 years. These challenges can be present right through to university where there is evidence that in the first year, students experience the highest levels of stress, depression and lowest self-esteem.  


Coaching can help build resilience in children and young people, providing them with the tools to cope with and manage the challenges they encounter, enabling them to engage with learning.  Coaching can provide early intervention, addressing some of these issues, helping children and young people to identify and achieve goals, develop relationships with others, manage anxiety, stress and transitions, reduce exclusions and detentions, improve attendance levels etc.,  leaving schools free to do what they do best!

Coaching is not a substitute for the therapeutic input  that some children may require from CAMHS or a similar service, although it can work alongside.  It is not counselling.

Coaching can be provided at home, schools, colleges, at my office or other suitable settings.

Sessions are a confidential space, however, children and young people will be asked if information can be shared with their parents/carer/teacher.  Where there are any concerns about risk to children/young person, information will be shared with the appropriate person or service.

EVERY CHILD IS GIFTED.  They just unwrap their packages at different times!