CHILDREN & YOUNG PEOPLE
Are you a parent or carer of a child who is currently struggling, maybe you have noticed a significant change in them which is stopping them from enjoying life or maybe you have a teenager who is unsure of their place in the world?
It is normal to feel worried, stressed, sad or angry at times, however, struggling to cope or express these emotions can mean children or young people sometimes withdraw from engaging in activities they once enjoyed or become aggressive and find themselves lashing out at those around them.
It can be obvious at times to know what the cause for the distress has been, for example bullying, bereavement or divorce and there may be times when it is not. As a parent or carer, it can be difficult to see your child struggle with daily life, this often leaves parents and carers feeling disempowered to know what to do or how they can help.
I offer a confidential space, where children and young people can explore their difficulties safely without judgement. I believe helping them to find a way to communicate their inner experience at a time when they are finding life difficult can help to relieve the pressure and find a way to begin enjoying life once again.
Parents and carers may need to be involved initially as part of the assessment process to see if counselling is the right service for their child. It also provides an opportunity for parents and carers to meet with me and ask any questions that they might have about the counselling process and to see if they think I am the right person to work with their child.
Stepping Stones is based in Pool, West Cornwall and is in easy reach of its surrounding areas - Camborne, Redruth, Truro, Hayle, Helston and Penzance. Counselling is offered either by face to face in the Pool therapy room.
Relationships are made up of couples, family members, friends etc and are like the sea - sometimes they are calm and easy to navigate and at other times they can be stormy and rough, causing difficulties between those involved.
Relationship counselling can help to understand what is happening by exploring the difficulties and impact on the relationship within a safe and confidential space.
Relationship counselling requires those involved to be dedicated, engaged and committed to working towards the change that they want within the relationship, counselling itself does not provide the miracle that might be hoped for.
Stepping Stones is based in West Cornwall and offers relationship counselling either remotely using zoom or face to face in the therapy room.
THERAPEUTIC PARENT SUPPORT
Being a parent can be challenging, after all, children don’t arrive with a pre-written manual of how to parent them. Too often, parents are criticised for their child’s behaviour or are offered opinions of how best to control them. Parents are left feeing a failure, disempowered or confused in how they should raise their children which impacts on their ability to be the parent that they’d hope they would be.
Stepping Stones is based in Pool, near Camborne and Reduth in West Cornwall and can offer a safe, non-judgemental space to explore your experience of what it means to be a parent and help you to become confident and empowered in your parenting approach.
I also have experience of living and working with neurodiversity, Autism and ADHD, and can offer help and support around these conditions.
Therapeutic parent support is not counselling but to be heard, validated and listened to can be a therapeutic experience in itself, allowing the possibility of change to evolve.
“Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest step in your life. Tiptoe if you must but take a step”
I am an experienced, qualified counsellor specialising in working with Couples, Parents, Families, Children and Young People.
I have knowledge and understanding of many difficulties and also experience of working with neuro diversity.
I have worked within different settings including CAMHS (Neurodiversity Team), Education and Charities.
Stepping Stones is based in Pool, near Camborne in West Cornwall.
I am a registered member of the BACP.
Diploma in Counselling Children
Diploma in Relationship Counselling
All Things Autism
Mentalization Based Therapy for Parenting under Pressure
Working with Binge Eating
Child Sexual Abuse
Anxiety, Trauma & Self-harm in Children & Adolescents – Essential Regulation and Restorative Practices
Trauma Informed Practice
Non-Violent Communication 1
Creativity as a Healing Tool Connecting Mind, Body & Imagination
CBT Skills Training
Finding the Real Self
Adolescent on Parent Violence
DBT Skills Training
The Parent Puzzle
I just wanted to say thank you for all your support and help. You have made a massive difference to my child's mental state over recent weeks - there’s been a real change and it’s so lovely to see them happier.
Parent of Young Person
Thank you, you were very comfortable to be around and it was actually really easy for me to tell you about myself, my interests, relationships with my friends, family and OCD without being too shy about it, which I have been in the past.
I have now had Therapeutic Parent Support from Jane for a month or two and within that time it has helped a great deal. It has given me a greater understanding of how to help my son in certain situations and also restored my confidence. I would most certainly recommend Jane to anyone else and am grateful to her for all she has done.