Having been keen to work in this field for so long I am very happy to be studying for a PG Cert in Low-Intensity Psychological Interventions for Children and Young People on the Children's Wellbeing Practitioner Pathway at the University of Sussex. As an advanced trainee children’s wellbeing practitioner, I work on placement at St Lawrence’s C&E Primary School in West Sussex in person and online at the YMCA (Horsham). In these roles, I work with children from 7-18 years old, in a solution-based framework, using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) based interventions to help children and young people with low to moderate anxiety, low mood, worry, problem solving and phobias. I also run psycho education workshops in these areas, as well as in sleep hygiene and healthy eating. I deliver these CBT based educations in accordance with NICE guidelines and I have been trained to provide a high quality, low intensity psychological therapy to families and groups in line with best evidence-based practice, including parenting interventions when needed in consultation and collaboration with teachers and school leaders where appropriate.   

I am currently supervised by both Sussex University and Clinical Lead at the YMCA and am used to having supervision in my previous roles and training.

When I qualify, I hope to work full time in this field within the NHS, Local Authorities, Schools, Youth Services or privately.