What We Do

What we do at Headspace

Growing up can be a tricky time for some children and young people: parents also often struggle to know how best to help their child. Becoming a parent for the first time or coping with a new stage or set of challenges can also be difficult. I offer support to parents and children of any age (birth to 18) and to families, step-families, re-constituted families and anything else! I offer:

  • Sessions for one or both parents
  • Sessions for parents and children
  • Family sessions
  • Individual sessions for children and young people
  • Sessions for children and young people with parents either sitting in for moral support or coming at the end for feedback on our work.
  • Trauma therapy for parents (EMDR, Trauma focused CBT or Narrative Exposure Therapy)

How the sessions are organised will depend on the difficulties you are having, what works for your family and the age of the children/young people.

What people think about the support they get:

We collect feedback from every child and parent who comes to see us in clinics. Here are some of the results:

All of the clients sending back questionnaires felt the overall quality was excellent (100% satisfaction).

92% of respondents would recommend Headspace Guildford to a friend. 85% said the clinics were held at convenient times and easy to get to and 92% of people felt they were given all the information they needed. We’re working on 100% satisfaction across the board, which is why this feedback is so important to us, and we can find ways to improve the support and care people get from Headspace Guildford.

These are some of the areas where I can help.

  • Challenging behaviour, tantrums and strategies for managing them
  • Anger difficulties
  • Family relationships – difficulties getting on with parents, siblings, friends
  • Difficulties coping, or
  • Helping children or young people who have difficulties managing changes
  • Fears and anxieties (nightmares/sleeping difficulties, fears, school phobia, school refusal, social anxiety and any other fears, phobias or anxieties)
  • Chronic fatigue and chronic pain
  • Trauma and coping with really distressing events, recovery after a traumatic experience or PTSD (Adults or children)
  • Coping with illness, a paediatric condition or recovering after hospitalisation
  • Low mood and depression
  • Difficulties with attachment or separation
  • Difficulties managing feelings or regulating emotion
  • Sleeping difficulties (including going to bed, routines, night waking, nightmares, sleep hygiene)
  • Feeding difficulties (including food refusal, eating difficulties, over-eating, obesity, mealtime conflict)
  • Self harm and feeling life is not worth living
  • Low Self Confidence
  • Low Self Esteem
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Tics and tourettes
  • Panic Attacks
  • Stress
  • Bereavement, coping with the death of someone close
  • Coping with changes in the family such as illness
  • Supporting children during or after parental separation
  • Coping with exam stress
  • Parenting strategies and behaviour management
  • Social communication difficulties
  • Managing after an ASD or ADHD diagnosis
  • Social skills training
  • Learning disabilities
  • Mindfulness and relaxation

If the challenge you are facing is not on this list then please do contact me and we can talk about whether I might be able to help.