Changing the landscape of mental health

COMING SOON! January 2020 our signature program “Helping you to harness the power of your pastoral team” for schools.

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Our mission

  • To provide life-changing training that equips & strengthens communities
  • To educate work places & create supportive work-forces
  • To upskill educational teams & schools so they can provide first-line child mental health interventions

Launching January 2020: Pastoral Development programme for schools

We’re so excited to be launching our Pastoral development programme- its online CPD aimed at upskilling pastoral teams in education, teaching them to offer meaningful, evidenced psychotherapeutic interventions to pupils experiencing emotional, developmental and psychological issues.

Meet Kirsten


Firstly, meet Kirsten. Kirsten is our founder and clinical director, she is an experienced Child and Adolescent psychotherapist having worked in CAMHs, run services for academies, worked with safeguarding boards and developed a thriving psychological therapies company in her native North Yorkshire. Kirsten is passionate about good child mental health and it was her experience running services for schools that gave birth to The Pastoral Development Programme. 

Meet Pete

Meet Pete, Pete is a specialist in SEN. Pete has worked with young people with ASC and challenging behaviour for 25 years (!). Always consistently rated as outstanding by OFSTED, Pete co founded the Pastoral Development Programme and shares his skills in supporting pupils with ASC, PDA and mental health issues.

Our qualifications

Kirsten qualified in psychology in 2001 and undertook a 7 year MSc at the Northern Guild specialising in Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy then later generalising into adult and family mental health. Trained in innovative neurological treatments including QEEG Kirsten’s research has included creativity in the therapy room, sub categories of self harm, encopresis psychological treatment models, and in suicide and its early intervention. 

  • BSc Psychology
  • Dip Integrative Psychotherapy
  • Dip Psychotherapapeutic counselling
  • MSc Integrative Psychotherapy
  • Dip QEEG Neurofeedback
  • PGCE Psychology
  • Dip Integrative Psychotherapy Child and Adolescent
  • Personality Disorders
  • OCD incl Harm OCD
  • Depression & Anxiety
  • Adoption & Trauma
  • Self harm & Suicide Ideation
  • Emotional Dysregulation & Relationship issues

Find out more about our Pastoral Development Program

Our online curriculum will offer quality, evidence based training that is personalised to pupil, staff and school needs. Up-skill your pastoral team and enable them to confidently offer mental health and well-being interventions.

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Win a weekend at a luxury holiday let in the Yorkshire Dales. Enter our draw by popping in and seeing us at the TES SEN Show in London from the 4th – 5th OCTOBER 2019 at THE BUSINESS DESIGN CENTRE, LONDON. Or leave us your email address and we’ll be in touch with more information on our Pastoral Development Program as soon as we can.