Emotional health & well being difficulties such as anxiety, low mood, worry and stress are on the increase and experienced by many of our children and young people. Painful life experiences such as bereavement, loss and trauma could impact on mental health, with research suggesting that around 1 in 4 young people will need help from a trained professional at some point in their childhood. The Covid-19 pandemic has undoubtedly impacted on everyone’s mental health and wellbeing, although what this means longer term for children and young people is not as yet fully understood.
We can help by delivering evidence based interventions, recommended by NICE and support to help improve the emotional health and wellbeing of children and families. These can be delivered in a number of ways in educational settings or the community and may include individual face to face sessions, telephone, and via on-line platforms such as Skype, Zoom or MS Teams.
We are are a team of qualified and experienced staff, all dedicated to improving children and families mental health and well being.
The range of skills and qualities we bring adds to the positive experience that children, families and professionals have with our Service. Our team hold core professions including Counselling, Psychotherapy, Teaching and Leadership and have gained additional postgraduate qualifications, recommended by NICE, to treat children and families mental health.
We support successful trainee counsellor placement scheme for students undergoing 2nd year foundation degree programmes with local colleges and universities.
Delivering Best Practice within Ethical & Professional Frameworks
All our team all hold memberships for and are working towards or have achieved accreditation with professional bodies such as BACP, BABCP, UKCP, AFT or other recognised professional bodies. We all maintain a managed portfolio of Continuous Professional Development.
If you are looking for self help on a range of therapies, Alliance Psychological Services have a fantastic range of resources available for you to access.
We have researched the most effective and helpful resources available to provide you with apps, links to website and useful downloads so you can access any of these when you require them.
Parent or Carer of Children Accessing Our Service
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