Child First Trust

Find Your Spark: Counselling for Parents

find.pngChild First Trust is delighted to be working in partnership with Find Your Spark to offer, brief Solution Focused Counselling to parents from Child First Trust schools.

Up to four sessions of counselling are available with the aim being that this opportunity for supported self-reflection will help parents to make the change they desire.

FYSpark June leafletOur Psychologist Michelle Shavdia – from Find Your Spark, provides Parents of children attending Child First schools with Brief Solution Focused Therapy. Solution-Focused brief therapy – is an approach to psychotherapy based on solution-building rather than problem-solving. Although it acknowledges present problems and past causes, it predominantly explores an individual’s current resources and future hopes – helping them to look forward and use their own strengths to achieve their goals.

Who can benefit? Solution-focused therapy has been found successful in helping a vast array of people, including parents with communication difficulties, stress and anxiety, drug and alcohol abuse, behavioural problems, eating disorders and relationship difficulties to name a few.

Parents will be provided with four confidential 1:1 therapy sessions to begin to build on strengths and help parents to become unstuck. A small change is all that is needed to make a big difference.


Those wishing to refer to this programme should complete to Referral Form found here: Colchester BSFT Referral form (1)

Applications must come via  one of our two Child First Family Support Workers, Jacky or Amanda, with the full consent of the referring school.

Please email referrals to or

For further information, please contact





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