Consultations or Longer Term Support

Personalised support to develop and implement a clear plan

Consultations and I Matter Coaching

with Dr Cathy Betoin


I work with families where children have a wide range of struggles or challenges including with Looked After and Adopted Children.  My focus is first on how we help restore well-being and confidence to the adult-child relationship and then on building strong social emotional foundations through a systematic approach. 

Consultations can currently be offered to parents and carers linked to member schools and services in the Kendal area where there is an approved Link or Lead Professionals    Consultations can be privately funded or via other means when other entitlements apply.   You can speak to an approved Link or Lead Professional or you can speak to your GP and request a referral via Dr Amy Lee of the Kendal Integrated Care Community at Captain French Lane Surgery.

1. SPOTLIGHT - a 90 minute 1:1  I Matter Q parent-carer consultation     

When there are more complex issues, there is usually a need take some time to think about what is happening and why.  The purpose of a 1:1 spotlight consultation or I Matter coaching session is to help you think about your concerns and about the next possible steps.  Depending on your situation and circumstances we will review some assessment information an make some recommendations.    The cost of a spotlight session is £120

2. FINDING THE WAY FORWARD - an Extended initial child-family assessment period

If difficulties have been apparent for some time then a more in depth process is likely to be important  The FINDING THE WAY FORWARD Package builds on the initial consultation and includes the First Steps I MATTER NUGGETS AND GEMS course.  The assessment period can be complemented by reading of other reports, an observation visit, discussion with school staff or other professionals, and a meeting with your child and a further follow-up   The intention is to help you gain a clear plan for the next steps needed to help progress towards greater confidence.  The cost of upgrading to a Finding the Way Forward package is £480  or Total £600 including the spotliight and the First steps course.


3. STEADY AWAY - Parent-Carer or Family Consultation Package

Once you have a basic plan then you may benefit from support to implement that plan.  Some of that support can be gained through small group learning opportunities as part of the I Matter Training Journey.   Some people like to book in for a series of short or longer support sessions with face to face or phone based support to complement their progress through the Foundation Course.    A steady away package is £500  for 6 x 50 min face to face sessions or 10x25 min calls


Where there are additional special circumstances, other packages may apply.   If you would like to book an initial consultation and are linked to a member school or service then please speak to your Link or Lead professional and then contact us.