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The-Growing Room: Counselling and Psychotherapy

Breathe. See. Grow.

Our mission

To enable access to support for young people and adults alike.

An integrative approach in a calm and safe therapeutic space
that values and prizes each individual.

I am a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist with experience in a range of contexts from a cancer care facility to high schools. Having taught in secondary schools previously, for over a decade, I work with clients aged 12 and over.

As a mother to two beautiful girls, I understand the challenges parenting can bring and combined with my teaching background, have a wealth of experience working with parents, school staff and young people.

The Statistics

·90% of teachers have experienced more work related stress in the last 12 months.

·91% report that their job has adversely affected their mental health in the last 12 months.

·87% have experienced an increase in anxiousness.

·78% of teachers say that their school does not provide staff with workspaces that promote wellbeing.
(NASUWT Teacher well being survey 2022).

·The latest retention rates for teachers who have qualified since 2010 have decreased

·In the 2021/22 academic year, 67.5% of teachers took sickness absence, with an average of 9.3 days of sickness for each of those teachers

How can we help?

Here at The Growing Room we have over a decade of experience in schools across the North West and so have first hand experience of what it means, how it feels and what it takes to teach.

Using our experience and knowledge, we can support staff of all levels from TAs to SLT to find space to discuss issues such as: conflict resolution, recurring themes, anxiety, overwhelm, low mood, stress, depression, prioritising and much more.

With Master’s level understanding of Psychotherapy we go above and beyond a listening service and can also support staff to manage personal and professional issues that may be playing out at work to support maximising their working efficiency. We offer a flexible service that can fit into and around the demands of school by being able to work over the phone, online or face to face in our bespoke private practice in Cheadle Hulme, Cheshire.

Testimonials from Teachers

“I think [they] are very knowledgeable in the field and very relatable.”

“You have changed my life for the better.”

“As an ex-teacher, [they] understand school pressures.”

“It was helpful and reassuring.”

“It was lovely for [them] to provide relatable experiences.”

“[They] gave me a lot of coping strategies to fit at work.”

“I have taken the strategies into my day-to-day life which has really
helped to make me calmer and lessen anxiety.”

“A very kind and professional therapist who could understand.”

I would have liked more sessions.”

“I found myself more calm regarding work.”

“Warm and welcoming who made the whole situation enjoyable rather”

Inclusivity statement

Here at The growing room we value and prize all our clients.
We welcome everyone and will accommodate you as best we can.
Please ask if you would like to explore this in more depth.

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