Don't feel alone with your mental health
I'm here to offer one-to-one mental health and wellbeing services to children, young people and their families, helping them better manage the challenges faced in today's world including:
• Anxiety and panic
• Low mood
• Body image and eating problems
• Grief and loss
• Problems at school
• Sleep problems
• Suicidal feelings
• Selective Mutism
• Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA)
• Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
• Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD)
• Learning difficulties & disabilities
Hi, I'm Kirsty! I set-up Ume Wellbeing five years ago to provide one-to-one mental health support to children, young people and their families. I work privately and mainly within a home setting (and virtually!) to help families learn more about their child or young person's behaviour and provide strategies to help them navigate through the daily challenges of life.
Over the last fifteen years, I've been working with children and young people with various mental health and special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). I hold a degree in Creative Expressive Therapy, I'm a qualified Mental Health First Aider, and have a professional certificate in Sensory Integration.
I'm also a certified Thrive Practitioner, meaning I can provide families and professionals with a clear, systematic approach to identifying their child or young person's social and emotional needs and explain what their behaviours are communicating.
I then work with the family to establish strategies and activities to support their child or young person's wellbeing and track their progress over time.
Kirsty has allowed me to understand and learn more about why and how I feel a certain way which has helped me along my road of recovery.
Client, Age 17, 2020
Social and emotional support
I support mental health self-management through specialist training in neuroscience, child development and the Thrive approach.
I have used Kirsty’s service since Autumn 2018 for my son. Thoroughly professional at all times, Kirsty is also kind and gentle in her methods, and inspires confidence in the client as well as the parent. Don’t hesitate - if you have someone at home who is struggling, Kirsty is the professional you want.
Client, Age 24
Creative Expressive Therapy
I also use creative techniques to improve communication skills and confidence using art, music, dance and drama.
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Sessions: £40 - £55 per hour depending on location.
NUS discount available.
Sessions are a minimum of two hours each.
Virtual one-hour sessions are available upon request.