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If your child is showing signs of psychological distress or has expressed concerns around their emotional and psychological wellbeing, then knowing where both you and they can get help is important. 

Almost 1 in 4 children and young people show some evidence of mental health conditions.  With these numbers on the increase and with a better understanding of the potential negative long-term impact, more and more young people and their families are now seeking psychological support.

We are trained to a doctoral level and have an integrative approach to our work meaning that we draw upon a number of evidence-based therapies to assess and help our clients explore what might be contributing to their problem and work on goals to enhance and promote psychological well being.  Some of the types of difficulties commonly worked with include:

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As a parent or carer, you may be in the early stages of being concerned about your child where you might have noticed some very minor changes in their mood or behaviour and you may wish to seek some advice.  Equally your child may have a more established mental health difficulty that you feel requires more specialist help.

We offer support for all stages of mental health and wellbeing from psycho-educational or coaching type approaches to more formal treatment and packages of care.  We draw upon many techniques including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) or Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), as well as Narrative, Systemic and Acceptance & Commitment approaches, all of which are evidence-based techniques. In addition to this we give thought to other areas of a young persons life that perhaps they can feel more in control of such as nutritional advice, exercise and other alternative ways of managing mental health difficulties providing a more holistic approach.

You may already have an idea about what approach you would like to use and this will be discussed with you during your first session where we will work closely with you and your child to create a tailored package of treatment with clear goals. It is important to us that everyone involved feels able to talk openly and freely, so we pride ourselves on being able to form excellent relationships in a comfortable and relaxed environment.  We also can call upon experts from within our network to provide an exemplary multidisciplinary approach to care where necessary such as Psychiatrists, Psychotherapists, Speech & Language Therapists.

Read what our clients are saying about our treatments...

The day was really well put together with a good balance of theory, practical exercises and videos to illustrate key points.

Social Worker, Bromsgrove

I really valued being able to give PACE a go with feedback from the trainer. I found the whole day very entertaining.

Parent, Kings School, Worcester

I came away feeling I had gained a good understanding of PACE and feel confident in beginning to utilise it in my work.

Social Worker, Bromsgrove

As a foster carer I found it so valuable to be in a room with other carers in the same situation as me, the trainer was excellent and explained everything clearly and made us all feel at ease.

Foster Carer, Lancashire

I particularly found the Shield of Shame insightful as it was totally relatable to the children I work with, and I loved the PACE way of parenting. 

Social Worker, Cumbria

Excellent course!  Content was completely relatable to children we foster and gives a deeper understanding of behaviour allowing for a more therapeutic way of parenting.

Adoptive Parent, Cumbria

Everyone working with developmentally traumatised children should absolutely do this training!

Foster Carer & Teacher, Worcestershire

Liked having an opportunity to try PACE out in small groups with real life examples. Amazing to compare the 'problem solving' and PACE approaches.

Social Worker, Bromsgrove

Having the opportunity to take a step back from a situation and think about it more from a young person's perspective given their experiences was insightful.

Parent, Kings School, Worcester

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Mental health support for children, young people and their families and carers

"There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give children. One of these is roots, the other wings".