Welcome to Thriving Young Minds! This started out as a hope, 21 years ago when I began my training, to provide a high quality counselling service. Following voluntary work with Childline and subsequently working in education, I decided to focus on working with children and young people to help address the roots of issues at a early stage and to develop their best possible future. Following a career full of working with inspirational people, continually developing my knowledge and skills, it has become a passion.
We know the value for young people of processing past experiences, having secure attachments, enhancing their resilience, improving their confidence and establishing productive coping strategies to help them to thrive rather than just survive.
We provide counselling and play therapy for children and young people aged 4-25, using a wealth of experience from different settings. We work from our base in Ramsbottom or can provide our service in schools or colleges. Areas of expertise include anxiety, depression, stress, self-esteem, bereavement, loss, identity, intrusive thoughts, dealing with abuse, trauma, confidence, self-harm and family or relationship difficulties. By providing young people with the understanding and acceptance needed, they can strengthen their roots and flourish in their unique way.
Every client has their own story, whether they have had difficult experiences or find certain aspects of life hard to manage, they are all on a journey of wanting to be the best they can be. Enabling young people to address difficulties before they magnify or perpetuate is so important. The support they access should be of the highest quality to reinforce their self-belief and confidence.
Thriving Young Minds has a simple mission – to provide a high quality, ethical therapeutic service to children, young people and families, one that I would be confident for my own children to access. Rather than a ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach, each client is heard, valued and treated as an individual.
Please have a look around the website and feel free to contact me to discuss anything further.
Adele Clayton – Founder of Thriving Young Minds