Many young people in school will be dealing with, on a daily basis, feelings of unworthiness and a lack of personal value. This factor could be influenced by external issues such as early year’s experiences, the quality of relationships in the young person’s life or...

Many young people’s thoughts are dominated with a high level of negative mental chatter which research suggests can be as much as 12,0000 words a minute at times of severe distress. This cognitive thought process can also be driven with overtly high expectations of what...

Many of the young people who are referred to me have delayed emotional development and usually low self-esteem. These two factors interfere hugely with how a child or young person views mistakes. As many of you will be aware, acknowledging and recognising mistakes can be difficult....

I am going to share regular behavioural psychology approaches with you, in the hope that it will not only inform but more so, to make you think. This cognitive reflective practice is at the heart of all the work I am doing in school and...

  What is anxiety? Anxiety is a completely normal emotion that everybody experiences. It is the body’s way of responding to and preparing for a dangerous or stressful situation. Despite it being perfectly normal to feel anxious, the feeling of panic caused by anxiety can be very...

  I know, I know, we all know bullying is wrong and we do all we can to prevent it but have you ever stopped to consider what effects it can have on a young person and how much their education can suffer as a result? Did...