Children and Young People

Janus - Therapy For Change & Educational Psychotherapy Services provides help and support for children and vulnerable young people who have challenges such as:

  • Emotional Problems
  • Bullying
  • Separation Anxiety
  • Self-Confidence
  • Impact of Divorce
  • Impact of Loss
  • General Behaviour Problems
  • Moving On From Serious Life Events

At any particular time, many children and young people may need emotional support in addition to the normal pastoral care offered by their teachers. Many schools do provide excellent facilities with, Learning Mentors, Specialist Teaching Assistants, Inclusion & Behaviour Managers as well as the traditional external services such as Educational Psychologists, Behaviour Modification Support & Social Health Services.

Despite all of this additional support - more and more young people find it difficult to cope and are being excluded from main stream schools, losing the means to progress academically and gain the life skills and confidence needed to enter the very competitive environment of the workplace.

Children often suffer from stress and react to environmental pressure. If these difficulties are left unchecked and unsupported they may develop into emotional and behavioural issues.

Addressing problems with children and young people is imperative in helping and encouraging healthy social and emotional development.

Young children's challenging behaviour can lead to stress for both the child and the adults around them. Therefore the approach used by Janus is to work with the child and parents/carers where possible.

“...his intervention work proved to be invaluable in addressing social, behavioural and emotional challenges that so many of our community members encounter”
A. Mason
ALT . Education Action Zone

“...John has facilitated group work with pupils on anger management strategies, greater self confidence and motivational techniques.

His contribution to the development of a child focussed ethos has been outstanding. Our school earned a reputation for exemplary practice in inclusion and holistic development of young people as a result of support and intervention initiatives such as the commissioning of John's services as an ‘in house’ Therapeutic Counsellor

Ofsted and HMI monitoring reports cite his contribution to childrens’ well being as outstanding.”
Mr. R.T.R Baker

“...his sessions with pupils on the Autistic Spectrum, ADHD,ADD and Anger Management are particularly successful.
His ability to be innovative with a child centred focus is outstanding.
John regularly works with individual parents to support successful outcomes for their children in maintaining school placements, and has led parent support groups

John has also led Staff Training on Behavioural Management, NLP and Circle Time. He also works with staff individually or offers small group sessions.

I would not hesitate to recommend John’s expertise for any school; he is a truly great asset”
C. A. Walsh
Social Inclusion Officer Liverpool Authority (2004-2009)

As well as engaging in one to one therapy sessions with pupils, staff and parents, John facilitates training for learning mentors, and teaching assistants, runs Inset Day training sessions, weekend courses for staff, and delivers “Peace of Mind” courses for parents (validated by John Moores University) with a six to ten week duration.


  Help Your Child Overcome School Refusal
Stop morning meltdowns and get your kid happily back in the classroom

Does your child dislike school so much that they regularly refuse to go? Are you tired of constantly fighting the same battle, day after day?
Most children, at some point, will express the desire to stay home instead of going to school. But if your child carries an intense dislike of school or the problem continues for an extended period of time, it can be a sign of more troubling things happening beneath the surface.
If nothing you've tried has worked, it's time for a new approach. For many children, the only way to change their behavior is to change how they feel about school deep down.

  What Causes School Refusal?
There are many individual reasons why your child may be reluctant to go to school. But almost all of them stem from some form of anxiety.

Your children may have developed a fear of school because something embarrassing happened there. Or maybe they got in trouble and didn't understand why, and now they're worried they'll be scolded again.

Your child might have become anxious about attending school after having been sick or on holiday because the transition back to school feels overwhelming.

Or maybe there's something else about the school, the teacher, or their classmates that is troubling your child and they don't quite know how to express that fear.

If your child's school refusal has been going for weeks, is especially severe, or includes other avoidance strategies like trying to come home early or going to the nurse's office often, it's time for extra help.

  How a Hypnotic Story Can Help
School Refusal is a gentle, story-based audio session (that doesn't mention hypnosis) that can help change the way your child thinks and feels about school. The hypnotic story, featuring a young girl who lives on an island, allows your child to enter a state of deep relaxation, which can help them to think about school more without anxiety and move past their troubles.

As you relax and listen repeatedly to your session, you'll notice that your child:

Becomes less emotional about going to school
Talks more about school
Has fewer outbursts about going to school
Is calmer on the way to school.

Download School Refusal now and help your child succeed!
You can listen on your computer or device or via our free app, which you can access when you have completed your purchase.
School Refusal

* Please note that all downloads for children must be purchased by someone over 18.
The content must be assessed by the child's parent or guardian as suitable before it is
listened to by the child.


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