Creating Courageous Children
Creating Courageous Children has been in the making for the last few years, Julianne has worked throughout her career within the field of children, young people and families. She has been a qualified mental health nurse for 20 years working in a variety of roles as a CAMHS practitioner in both inpatient and community settings.
Julianne has the experience of working with young people when they are at their most distressed. As well as CAMHS she has worked in the fields of drug and alcohol, criminal justice and eating disorders. Her approach is caring and creative, she works with the individual from where they are currently and together move forward into better health and wellbeing.
Julianne has found that in order to make real changes it helps to work at some level with the family as a whole. Working in isolation from key members of the young person’s life won’t necessarily get the desired effect or make sustained change. Children are influenced by their environment and the people within it, so for change to happen all 3 aspects need to be acknowledged, understood and supported.
Julianne began to introduce Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) to the children and families she works with, and is amazed to see results so quickly. EFT works well alongside the other therapeutic techniques she uses and compliments her skill set.
Her own healing and training has shown her how effective EFT is in changing not only her emotional health but her confidence and self- esteem.
With her wealth of experience as a mental health nurse and her skills of using EFT she is quickly able to support people in finding their core issues, and support them to be happier, healthier and more courageous in being themselves. Her experience has given her the knowledge and insight to understand the complexities and challenges of family life and with that she is able to offer support in a manner that is non-judgmental and inclusive to all backgrounds.
Through Creating Courageous Children Julianne would like to offer you the opportunity to begin your own discovery of what can be created with some courage and change.
What we are told and what we experience creates the foundation of how we grow and adapt to our world.
The first step to changing your mental programming is to become aware of your individual programs.
Understanding your own programming can support your child in developing their own unique program.
Due to current restrictions the way Julianne can offer support is online and over the phone, until she can return to face to face appointments. There are great benefits of receiving therapy this way, as you reduce the time it takes for an appointment drastically when you cut out the driving and parking of traditional therapy appointments.
In these days of technology we are all use to using platforms such as Zoom and Skype for connecting with people, children and young people can often find this a preferred choice.
When working online is it important to have a place that feels safe and quiet and has no possibility of people hearing or intruding in on your appointment. The platforms used are all secure and meet GDPR regulations so you would be safe to speak. Julianne adheres to the utmost standards of confidentiality and meets all legal obligations.
Initial appointments would involve meeting with yourself and your child /young person or you alone to discuss what the difficulties are and how we can begin to address them then Julianne will begin introducing the process of EFT. Due to her extensive skills and experience she may introduce some other therapeutic techniques initially if it's felt appropriate to the process of engagement.
It’s difficult for young people usually to engage with strangers, for any of us we can find it intimidating to open up to someone we don’t know. Due to Julianne's experience of working in the field she has good engagement skills that make the experience easier and more enjoyable.
Appointments will last up to an hour and are charged at that rate. Initial appointments can be a bit longer and that’s expected when we are building up a picture and gaining rapport.
20 minute free consultation offered.
60 minutes appointment = £50
3 prepaid appointments for £135
Payment to be made 24hr before appointment. Cancellations made within 24hrs of appointment will be charged.
Julianne is trained in safeguarding and is DBS checked.
Emotional Freedom Techniques are not intended to diagnose, prescribe or treat any physical or mental illness. EFT is a Complementary Therapy and although it often gets powerful results, it is still regarded as new and experimental by the mainstream. These techniques are not intended as a substitute for traditional medical, psychological or psychiatric care. Julianne Downham is not medically trained and does not advocate discontinuing prescribed medication or medical, psychological or psychiatric care without consulting your Doctor.