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Services

Inspiring Kids is a tutoring and wellbeing hub, currently working with families in the Bath and Bournemouth areas.

Our mission is to support “the whole child”, as we realise that success at school is dependent on much more than academic ability. For many children, there are other challenges in their lives which prevent them from reaching their full academic and personal potential, and we are here to help.

To that end, our service range is broad, and extends beyond academic tutoring, into more nurturing and therapeutic services.  

Educating, empowering, inspiring.

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Inspiring Kids Tutoring

Tutoring

For some children, the key is academic support, and we have an excellent selection of talented, caring and committed tutors, who are all fully qualified teachers and personally vetted by us. So if you are looking for an academic tutor for your child, then get in touch today.

We offer tutors in a range of subjects and can provide tutoring for a variety of educational needs, for primary and secondary age children.

Our tutors can help with SATs or exam preparation, including entrance exams, 11-plus, GCSE and A-level. We also have tutors who can support children with learning difficulties and SEN, or who can simply help to boost a child’s confidence in a given subject.

Many of our tutors have specific experience and/or qualifications in dyslexia, autism, anxiety and other special needs.

Our tutors cover all main academic subjects, as well the as less obvious subjects of Mandarin, Latin, Art and Music.

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Therapeutic Approaches

Some young people find school life and learning more challenging than others and may feel overwhelmed and anxious. They may need more than educational support, and that’s why Inspiring Kids has developed a network of therapists who are able to support them in the way that suits their own needs and personality.

We have specialists in many different disciplines and skill sets, including Creative therapies,(art, play, drama and movement),  Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), Hypnotherapy, Mindfulness, psychodynamic counselling, coaching, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), and therapists with new specialisms are continuing to join our team. We also have Solution Focused counsellors who can help your child or young person find confidence, motivation and their own solutions for the challenges they face.

Whether your child is in mainstream education, or if he or she is currently being home schooled, we would love to hear from you, and talk through your child’s needs. We fully understand the effect that an unhappy, frustrated child can have on the whole family, and we are confident we can help you find the support you need.

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Psycho-social Intervention that aims to improve mental health.  It focuses on challenging and changing unhelpful cognitive distortions & behaviours.  It helps to develop personal coping strategies, which target solving current problems.

sessions are for young people struggling personally or academically, offering strengths-based conversations to help them find confidence, motivation and their own unique solutions for challenges they face.

a system of psychological theory & therapy that works by investigating conscious & unconscious behaviours that can help combat repressed fears & conflicts.  These can be treated using free association (mental processes & or hypnotherapy techniques such as ego boosting techniques.)  These can be very simple & effective suggestions for children.

a combination of different treatment methods to treat the individual as a whole including for example:  Psychoanalysis, anxiety & stress reducing treatments such as relaxation and EFT.  These can be tailored to the individual’s specific needs.

to combat stress, anxiety, fears/phobias.  Use of suggestive techniques to help an individual feel more confident, help their concentration, improve their memory & cognitive processes and ultimately improve their well-being both mentally & physically.

an interactive psychotherapy technique used to relieve psychological stress. It is an effective treatment for trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

teaching children to become mindful helps them with focus, staying calm under stress, accessing learning better and feeling happier.

designed to help individuals with a wide range of problems, though is generally more effective in treating specific issues, such as anxietyaddiction and eating disorders. It focuses on unconscious processes as they are manifested in a person’s present behaviour and aims to make significant changes to how individuals make decisions and interact with others.

is a Creative Arts Therapy with roots in Psychotherapy. It uses the intentional use of theatre/creative methods to bring about healing.  It is not acting, or reading lines but working in a therapeutic way to give your child the tools to deal with feelings, cope with issues and work out problems. Some children find talking about their feelings directly really difficult – Dramatherapy can be useful for these children because it uses metaphor, storytelling and play to allow a safe distance from difficult feelings which can make them easier to manage. 

uses the response of an individual to music to facilitate positive changes in emotional wellbeing and communication, through engagement in live musical interaction between client and therapist. It can help develop and facilitate communication skills, improve self-confidence and independence, enhance self-awareness and awareness of others, improve concentration and attention skills.

a form of psychotherapy designed to help children integrate the mental, physical and emotional aspects of their lives through expressive movement. It enables exploration of feelings without necessarily having to talk or communicate in the traditional manner.

a form of psychotherapy that uses art media as its primary mode of expression and communication. The process of self expression and the resulting artwork helps develop understanding of emotional conflicts, social skills, improved self-esteem and reduced anxiety.

a form of psychotherapy that uses play to help children deal with emotional and mental health issues. Children can explore their feelings through play and work through difficult emotions. It can lead to a reduction of anxiety and improved behaviour.

is all about bringing about changes in perception, responsible communication and developing choices of responses or communication in a given situation. It is like learning the language of your own mind and choosing different ways to respond to situations.

NLP works on the principle that everyone has all the resources they need to make positive changes in their own life.

is a tapping psychotherapy technique used to relieve stress, anxiety, negative thought patterns/emotions and emotional distress. It can also relieve physical pain. It helps to restore balance in the body and mind, working  by directly sending calming signals to the stress centres of the mid-brain that controls stress.

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Inspiring Kids Mentors

Mentors

Does your child find friendships difficult and is spending an increasing amount of time alone? Perhaps they feel more comfortable talking to adults and would benefit from a young adult outside of the family spending quality time with them and offering support, encouragement and fun.

Our mentors have the relevant experience and skills to provide a listening ear, whilst guiding their mentees into engaging with the world in a more positive way.

A mentor can talk to your child about problems that crop up and help set future career goals. Or a mentor and your child might just spend time having fun together. Having a mentor can raise a child’s self-esteem and lead to better performance at school.

If you are an experienced mentor and would like to find out more about working with Inspiring Kids, or to find out more about how a mentor could help with your child, get in touch today.

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Join us - teachers and practitioners / therapists

We are a hub for educational and wellbeing services.
But we are more than that. We are also a community.
We’d love you to join us.

Visit our contact page to get in touch. Let us know which town you are in and whether you’re a teacher, therapist, other service provider or potential mentor. We look forward to talking to you about how we could work together.

You can contact us by any of the links on the website,
or by phone or email – visit our Contact page for details.

Lucy Billington - Inspiring Kids

About Lucy

Hi, I’m Lucy. I’m a qualified teacher, a tutor and a parent with two teenage children, based in Bath.

I am passionate about enabling all children to reach their potential and lead their fullest lives.

I set up Inspiring Kids to be a “hub” for parents and children to access education and wellbeing services to support their learning and enhance their lives.

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