Relationship Health Consultations and Coaching
SUPPORTING YOU IN FINDING THE WAY FORWARD
Relationship Health - Consultations, assessment, training and coaching
Adult-Child, Adult-Adult, Additional Needs
What do you do if you have a concern about a child or adults wellbeing or development, and can't find the help you need for them?
Or if you have found some help but are still feeling like a spare part!
Or if you are concerned but your partner is not interested.
We encourage you to invest in your own skills.
As a parent-carer or a partner in a couple under strain, or a carer of a child with additional needs, you have a key role to play
In order to help your child most effectively, or in order to help your couple life improve, the key is to work on ensuring that your relationship with them and others are as healthy as possible.
+ Sometimes this is about making just a few tweaks
+ Sometimes some longer term learning is needed
The important message is that Relationship Health can improve when you learn more about what is needed and why.
Anyone interested in relationship health consultations and coaching starts with an initial consultation, then an initial assessment step. In I Matter consultations, training and coaching an I Matter relationship health informed practitioner will work with you and your child or other over time to help you develop a psychological formulation based on more in-depth understanding. This means we aim to help you make sense of:
- What is happening right now
- When the difficulties started
- What factors may have contributed to the difficulties
- What is keeping the difficulties going
- What strengths and resources are present
- What skills need practising in order to see progress
We then encourage you to continue to commit to learning the steps needed to bring about healthier happier relationships and confidence. Professionals, Parents and young people tell us that this way of seeing things feels supportive, empowering, refreshing and hopeful.
Our initial consultation process aims to start you on this process of thinking about what is happening right now as well as about what has contributed to the current picture of challenges. Our core focus on is helping adults and young people develop new insights and skills.
We strongly recommend early intervention - it is better not to wait until difficulties are really escalated - but we know that when adults and young people have readiness to learn new skills then positive change can happen - if there is willingness to stick with the process
Professionals and Parents-Carers come to us with desire to help themselves, young people and other adults with a range of common difficulties:
- Anxiety difficulties,
- Challenging behaviour
- Separation anxiety
- School avoidance
- Low mood
- Reactions to Loss and bereavement
- Reactions to trauma
- Panic and phobias
- Couple conflicts
- Conflicts with parents
- Sibling conflicts
- Communication challenges
- Managing Physical health challenges
- Social emotional learning difficulties
- Behavioural challenges and impulsivity
- Adult-Adult Relationship challenges
- Team Relationship Challenges
The good news is that it is never too late for positive changes!
How do I enquire about consultations?
If you are a professional or a parent-carer linked to a member organisation – you are welcome to get in touch with us to make a general enquiry
We only offer consultations to parents-carers who are registered for or planning to join the Level 1 online programme via linked to member organisations because a key part of our approach involves building a network of informed adults. For more information click here
There is a huge demand for our services, so during particularly busy times there may be a wait for a suitable appointment time to become available for you. At present we are only able to work with families with a link professional in a school or service that is working with our network. The initial focus of our work is with parents and carers.
What happens following an enquiry?
If we progress past an initial enquiry you will be invited to complete a an initial expression of interest. This will help us understand a bit more about your current concerns and interests
Once we have reviewed the first information, if we think we may be able to offer a service, we will contact you to review your current consultation needs. This will include completing a more in-depth questionnaire and a consultation with you. This initial step only involves the adults.
After an appointment with adults to review the initial information a second appointment can be offered (if applicable) to which the child or young person can be invited. You will be asked to pay for the consultation steps before the appointments.
We think through your registration information to help you think about
the way forward with key relationships
We work with you to gain a better
understanding of the nature of the current challenges to develop a clear plan
SERIES OF CONSULATIONS
Consultations are intended to deepen
your understanding of theory to practice in relation to your specific child's needs