Young Persons mentoring
Are you struggling with:
- A child socially isolated?
- A child who is becoming a stranger?
- Constant battles with your child?
- Feeling powerless about the choices your child is making?
Mentoring support can help.
As both a parent and a practitioner, I understand that parenting is no easy job.
Sometimes a child may be stuck, they may have stopped listening to a parent/guardian or significant adult and this can lead to the child dismissing help and support. When this happens, a mentoring intervention from someone else can be the best way to communicate the child. Often a child is more likely to take advice from someone who is not directly linked to the family.
“I offer 121 mentoring support and this can be purchased by parents guardians or any organisation that works with young people”
I offer one-to-one mentoring support in order to engage and support youngsters. I do not judge, lecture or patronise. I provide advice and offer choices that can support positive outcomes in their lives at home, in their education and in their wider community. My extensive experience of youth work enables me to break down barriers to achieve this.
Alongside the mentoring there will be regular reviews that will include sessions with a parent/guardian. These will offer practical parenting advice that will complement the mentoring sessions be delivered to the child.
I have the skills to break down barriers and I can achieve this by joining my extensive youth work and therapeutic understanding.
Alongside these sessions there will be regular reviews that will include sessions with Parent/guardian and these will offer practical parenting advice that will complement the mentoring sessions be delivered to the child.
I have the necessary DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) checks and significant experience working with vulnerable adults and children between the ages of 8 and 21years. These young people have often been experiencing the following issues, which we have addressed in mentoring:
- Family break down
- Social Isolation
- Substance misuse
- Risk taking behaviour
- NEET (No education Employment Training)
These areas of need can affect any young person, regardless of their socioeconomic background, religion and culture, ethnicity or life experience. I have experience of working with a wide range of young people from a diverse array of backgrounds and these issues can affect any family, at any time.
The following intervention skills may be used during mentoring:
- CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Techniques)
- ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) Matrix
- Motivational Interviewing
- Solution focus
- SMART goals
Its now time to take the next step
I will offer you a free one hour face to face session in Portsmouth or alternatively a video call in order to find out more about you and the young person. During this process I will be assessing what level of coaching support you may need. I will record this and create a proposal which will include a programme of sessions designed to meet your needs.