Services for Schools

Simon’s training and experience as a Teacher, Educational Psychologist and CBT Therapist puts him in a unique position when providing psychological services to schools. He offers a range of service level agreements incorporating educational consultancy alongside evidence-based therapeutic intervention.

Range of Services:

Consultations
Practical, solution-oriented consultations with the adults most concerned with the young person lie at the heart of Simon’s approach when working with schools. These regular, joint problem-solving conversations, focused on the day-to-day issues being faced by staff, ensure that effective support is delivered where it is most needed.

Consultations can take different forms but will involve combinations of the following activities:

  • Observation of young person in school or home
  • Consultation meeting with the adult most concerned (usually a teacher)
  • Meeting with parents or carers
  • Individual assessment with young person
  • Analysing assessments completed by other professionals
  • Liaison with the Local Authority and other external agencies

Therapeutic Work
1 in 10 children and young people aged 5 – 16 suffer from a diagnosable mental health disorder – that’s around three children in every class. However, many children and young people don’t access or seek support from CAMHS or other health practitioners. If untreated, many continue to have mental health problems into adulthood. These difficulties have a dramatic impact on children’s development and may limit their life-chances.

Simon is a Specialist Educational Psychologist who is able to work with a wide variety of mental health problems experienced by young people including: Anxiety, Low Mood, Self-harm, Anger, Obsessional Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). He is experienced in working therapeutically in schools and is able to liaise effectively with relevant staff to provide information on progress.

Simon is experienced in delivering group-based therapeutic activities. These are effective with children and young people and can be tailored to meet the mental wellbeing needs of the school population.

Supervision

Anyone in contact with a child has an impact on that child’s mental health and psychological well-being. The challenge for us all is to remember that and to be able to respond if things start to go wrong

Jo Davidson, Chair of National CAMHS Review 2008

Children and young people form close bonds with the staff they come into daily contact with at school and frequently choose them when they need to confide in someone. A confident and appropriate response from staff at such times ensures that problems are dealt with effectively early on without the need to involve external professionals. However, even experienced members of staff can feel overwhelmed when a young person’s mental health is affected, causing a loss in confidence in their own ability to provide support.

In the form of a monthly meeting, supervision provides additional support to adults working with young people experiencing difficulties, ensuring they have the necessary skills and knowledge to respond or the ability to recognise when referral to a specialist agency is necessary.

Simon is currently providing monthly one-hour supervision sessions to a range of professionals across the West Midlands including psychologists, counsellors, tenancy support officers and homelessness officers.

Service Level Agreements

Simon can be booked for 1 or 2 sessions per day for a minimum of one term, negotiated in advance of the term start date and paid for in advance per term. (Please note, prices stated below are for the academic year up to the end of the Summer term 2016; prices for the Autumn term 2016 and beyond are subject to change.)

1 session (3 1/2 hours from 08:30 – 12:00 or 13:00 – 16:30) – £250

Simon can be booked per term at the following rates:

One term, 12 sessions (*) – £3,000
One visit per week (or spaced throughout the term on shorter terms)
Dates booked in at the start of term
Payable in advance in full

One term, 12 double sessions (*) – £6,000
One visit per week (or spaced throughout the term on shorter terms)
Dates booked at the start of term
Payable in advance in full

Three Terms, 12 sessions (*) – £8,550 (5% discount)
12 sessions per term, one visit per week (or spaced throughout the term on shorter terms)
Dates booked at the start of term
Payable in advance of the term at £2,850 per term

Three Terms, 12 double sessions (*) – £17,100 (5% discount)
12 double sessions per term, one visit per week (or spaced throughout the term on shorter terms)
Dates booked at the start of term
Payable in advance of the term at £5,700 per term

* Any additional direct or non-direct work taking place outside of a session (ie, assessment interpretation, report writing etc.) will be charged at an hourly rate of £75 and invoiced for separately.
Prices are for the academic year up to the end of the Summer term 2017.

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