Services for Children
As a parent myself, I understand how hard it can be to support your child sometimes. There may be times in their own lives that they can really find an impartial ear very useful. The benefit for them of talking to someone like me is that I am not their 'parent', not their 'friend', not their 'family' member, not their 'educator'. This gives them some real space to explore their own thinking and work through their problems and find solutions. I use the time with them to teach them some techniques that they may find useful, that they can use independently in their own time of need. This enables them to feel resourceful. Please refer to Areas of Treatment page.
What is the
The 'Provide' Bundle is for all under 18s and consists of 4 sessions:
Session 1 (60 minutes): One or both parents to consult with me over, presenting the issue/problem as they see and find. It enables me to discuss potential ways forward and elaborate on how I might work with your child holistically.
Session 2: (40 minutes): This is a break the ice session, working with your child independently. Getting to know and understand your child, building rapport and trust.
Session 3: (40 minutes) I work with your child independently, working with them to identify the problem from their own perspective, and really get that 'mapped out'. This in itself is a useful exercise, as they begin to notice patterns and 'see things' differently with some understanding and a different line of questioning, more akin to coaching.
Session 4 (40 minutes): Building on from the previous sessions, harnessing the tools and and techniques that may have been introduced in session 3 and 4.
Some children benefit from continued support after . This 'Nurture' Package consists of ongoing coaching sessions, for 8-18 year olds which entitles your child to a 35 minute sessions with me each week.
What will I/my child experience?
Initially sessions will be talk based, so that I gain a real understanding of the issue at hand and implications on how it currently affecting your child now. I use my expertise as an NLP Practitioner to gain this understanding. (Learn more about NLP here >>)
I may introduce techniques from EFT and Mindfulness depending on what feels appropriate.
'Homework' may be set as part of plan.
What is the
She drastically helped me change my life and my outlook on it. Since the first session, I knew that she would be the one to help me progress, just from how well she listened to what I had to say and how she helped me understand that how I was feeling was ok and that I have it within me to change.
Remembering the day that we first came to see Vidya and knowing instantly how much I warmed to her, I wanted my son to feel the same - listened to - properly listened and heard. And most of all understood and helped.
As a mother you expect that you will be the person that your child confides in and comes to when they have a problem and want to talk. But from my own experience as much as you can love your parents, sometimes they are not the ones you need.
He was lost, confused, full of self doubt and anxiety. After sessions with Vidya, he is more confident in his ability to articulate his feelings and importantly talks through his emotions.