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Coaching/Brief Solution Focused Therapy and training for parents, professionals and young people

We deliver one to one coaching for at risk 11-25 year olds and brief solution solution-focused therapy to parents.  We also deliver trainings to parents and professionals.  By at-risk we mean any young person who is at-risk of not being in education, employment or training (NEETs). We also mean at-risk due to familial problems such as stress at home, bereavement, parental separation or poverty.  

We work within the South East of England, primarily focused on the areas of Colchester and Tendring however are prepared to travel across Essex and Suffolk.

Outcomes of coaching include:
  • less behavioural disturbances

  • improvements in their emotional reactions

  • improved relationships with others.

  • identification of strengths and goals

  • increased positive emotion

  • finding purpose and meaning to their lives

  • improved engagement

(These outcomes have been found through qualitative Masters research therefore the programme is evidence based. For a copy of this research please contact us here). 

Outcomes of Brief Solution Focused Therapy for parents include:
  • Improved interpersonal relationships

  • Improved parenting Capacity and family functioning

  • Reduction in Parent Child Conflicts

  • Improved psychosocial functioning and quality of life

  • Significant effect on health, conduct reduces intensity of negative feelings, improves mental health and externalising behavioural problems.

Background

Find Your Spark (Social Enterprise) was founded in 2012 by Michelle, who had five years experience working with young people within schools by this point.  Find Your Spark means finding your passion, what ignites you to get up every morning excited about the day ahead.  Michelle went on to study Coaching Psychology and Career Coaching at Masters level so that Find Your Spark could deliver positive coaching psychology programmes and career coaching.  It was then set up as a Social Enterprise in December 2014 following funding from Investec/Beyond Business.  As a Social Enterprise, the majority of the profits made are reinvested into the company.  

Previous Experience

Our positive coaching psychology delivery experience is primarily to schools, colleges, Universities and charity and corporate organisations. We deliver across North Essex predominantly including Colchester and the Tendring boroughs but are open to traveling across Essex so get in touch. 

Organisations worked with over past three years include:

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  • Think Forward (Highbury & Bridge Academy School in Hackney & Mulberry School, Tower Hamlets)
  • Stoke Newington School, Hackney   
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