Schools & Young People

Children

Telford Psychology offers schools, colleges, universities, youth groups, theatre companies and sports clubs, the opportunity to gain onsite support and training from a Chartered Psychologist. My aim is to support young people to manage their emotional wellbeing in a relatable and understandable way.

As a Counselling psychologist, my experience includes; completing a period of training in a Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service, working for a Local Education Authority and working in schools and pupil referral units. I now work with groups of children, individual ‘pupils’, families and members of staff to provide assessment, formulation and therapeutic intervention and to support the wellbeing of the setting as a whole.

In educational settings, this often includes providing a holistic psychological assessment of a child, detailing considerations such as; 

  • An understanding of the child in the context of their family circumstances and the impact of significant life events
  • the child’s behaviours as a form of communication of emotional need
  • the child’s ability to regulate emotion
  • the child’s ability to establish and maintain relationships
  • the child’s learning and communication styles
  • a consideration of barriers to the child’s learning
  • recommendations for therapeutic support and/or additional educational support.

Following the assessment, I may then be commissioned to aid the implementation of recommendations to meet the child’s needs.  This may include; liason with external provision, facilitating discussion groups for staff and direct therapeutic work with the child.

I tailor the service to your setting and work with you to ensure that my input is bespoke to your needs.

Please contact telfordpsychology@gmail.com to explore how we may be of help.

You may also be interested in viewing the ‘Webinar and Workshops’ tab that features content for educational settings.

Young People

Often, young people talk to me about their feelings of anxiety and confusion regarding the decisions that they feel they have to make. This can relate to having to transition from school to college, the workplace or university, or their journey as a young gymnast or footballer for example. Significant changes, such as life after school or the ending of a place in a sporting academy, can be difficult and anxiety provoking for a young person.

I work with young people to make mental health support understandable and meaningful to their experiences. For example, we may think about how anxiety works in terms of our thoughts, feelings, behaviours and physical sensations and explore how this relates to them.

Therapy provides time and space for young people to understand themselves and their experiences better and to explore the possibility of new beginnings and how they might like to move forward.

Therapy for teachers

Are you…

Worn out by uncertainty?

Exhausted from maintaining a happy classroom, whilst battling with your own feelings of anxiety?

Overwhelmed by frustration or despair?

Struggling with physical symptoms of anxiety?

Wanting to understand more about why we experience symptoms of anxiety?

Struggling to focus on what you can control?

I offer teachers the time and space to explore, reflect upon and understand their thoughts and feelings. Please contact telfordpsychology@gmail.com if this is of interest to you.


“Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all”. 

Aristotle