I offer INSET for teaching professionals
I am a qualified teacher as well as a counsellor and enjoy running training and workshops for teachers, which can form a valuable part of a school's INSET programme. If you would like further details on any of the training/workshops listed below, please contact me.
My specialisms are:
Self Care for Teachers
Teachers do amazingly skilled and highly valuable work with children and young people. This can take its toll on their mental and physical health, and we all know teachers who have needed time off or have even left the profession due to stress. I can help teachers to see the benefits of prioritising their self care in order to work more effectively, rest more fully and cultivate better relationships with students.
I can do this as an INSET day or half day, or even give a flavour of the topic through a one-hour talk which can be fitted in after school. I can also tailor the training to the specific needs of your staff.
Attachment in the Classroom
Attachment is a concept that counsellors work with all the time, but a basic understanding can be incredibly enlightening and beneficial for all school staff. This workshop looks at how a child’s attachment style affects their learning and what staff can do to encourage positive outcomes.
This can be an INSET day or half day, or I can even give a flavour of the topic through a one-hour talk which can be fitted in after school. I can tailor the training to the primary or secondary sector.
Supporting Bereaved Children in School
Teachers frequently find themselves part of a child or young person’s support system when they are bereaved. Many children or young people might be meeting concepts of death and grief for the first time, and our response to them can make a great deal of difference to how they cope. This is a workshop to empower all staff to support children who have been bereaved.
This can be an INSET day or half day and I can tailor it to the primary or secondary sector. I can also make it specific to your school, if for example the whole school is dealing with the death of a pupil or teacher.
Examples of training/workshops I have offered recently are:
Self Care for Teaching Professionals - Arbury Primary School, Cambridge
- St Laurence Primary School, Cambridge
How can we best support teenage girls? - Bedford Counsellors’ Network
Challenging Gender Stereotyping – Amnesty International
Self Esteem workshop – Rainbows (part of Girl Guiding)
Me and my Emotions - Rainbows (part of Girl Guiding)
Managing Anxiety – The Ferry Project
Managing Depression – The Ferry Project
Managing Anger – The Ferry Project
I have also been working with groups of young people in a primary school for over a year to develop friendship skills and self esteem.