Testimonials

“I have enjoyed my counselling sessions with TCS. They have made me feel a lot more stable, and like I have a way of expressing myself and things that have happened confidentially.

These sessions have really helped me figure things out about myself. And I would really like to have more time with my counsellor :)”

Teenager- One to One Counselling in Nottingham

“I’ve always had a blurred view that counselling was for people who have suffered severe tragedies or who have been through countless negative experiences. After my own personal decision to reach out for self-help, I realised how wrong I was. Counselling has really helped me to identify triggers and begin to understand my own behaviour when faced with certain situations, which I honestly would not have been able to identify. I strongly recommend Transform Counselling Services, I booked a five-session block which I took weekly, this enabled me to break down my week and discuss incidents & issues that had a profound effect on me but that without the counselling service I would fail to recognise & usually brush to one side. Counselling has helped me to develop an insight into who I am really am & how every experience has shaped me in some way. Specifically in relation to my Christian faith, it helped me to understand my expectations of others & myself & to understand my own personal limitations. It has enabled me to identify when to challenge something, when to stand through something or simply when to let go. ”

Age 22, One to One Counselling

Blossom Workshops

How did you find the Blossom Workshop Programme?

Please circle your answer to rate the workshops overall 1 (lowest) – 5 (highest)

5

How would you comment on the delivery of the workshop?

The pupils expressed that they found the workshops great as they were interactive and they were able to actively take part in the sessions.

How do you think that the workshops could have been improved?

The pupils felt as though they would have benefited from being able to have 1-1 sessions between the group sessions, to share their thoughts and feelings that they felt they were unable to share in the group sessions.

Can you comment on the impact of the workshops, if any, on any of the students that have taken part?

We have seen a significant reduction in truancy since the workshops began.  One particular pupil made several attempts to go home or leave the school premises on a daily basis, prior to the workshops taking place.  However this has not taken place since the workshops began.

Would you recommend Blossom Workshops to another school/academy? Why?

I would definitely recommend the Blossom Workshops to other schools, as I have been able to see a significant difference in behaviour and attitude towards peers and staff by the pupils that have attended the workshops.

Head of year 11- Secondary Academy in Nottingham

How did you find the Blossom Workshop Programme?

Please circle your answer to rate the workshops overall 1 (lowest) – 5 (highest)

5

How would you comment on the delivery of the workshop?

The delivery was flexible in its approach and worked around the needs of those students involved

How do you think that the workshops could have been improved?

We will look at being able to provide a microwave for future sessions for use by the group leader for reward activity meal.

Can you comment on the impact of the workshops, if any, on any of the students that have taken part?

All students remarked on the positive experience and we will await feedback from the schools and family’s later in the year

Would you recommend Blossom Workshops to another school/academy? Why?

I would recommend the Blossom program to other organisations as a way of introducing young people to the positive experience of counselling generally and as a toll to empower and build confidence

Head of Student Development- Alternative Provision

How would you comment on the delivery of the Workshop? “Engaging, fun and informative- thank you!”

Can you comment on the impact of the workshops, if any, on any students that have taken part? “Students gradually felt comfortable to participate in something that they probably  wouldn’t have participated in had it not been so engaging”

Would you recommend Blossom Workshops to another school/academy? Why? “Yes, definitely- I think it’s a great way to EBD students open up and consider discussing sensitive issues. Students really had fun!”

Learning Support Assistant- Secondary Academy in Nottingham

How would you comment on the delivery of the Workshop? “Delivered well, age appropriate, well organised. Students have the opportunity to talk openly and ask questions in a safe environment promoting self confidence”

Can you comment on the impact of the workshops, if any, on any students that have taken part? “Several students have engaged in sessions, where they have difficulty engaging in classes, one in particular has increased engagement and achievement over recent weeks across the curriculum”

Would you recommend Blossom Workshops to another school/academy? Why? “Yes, to work with vulnerable and/or challenging students to help boost self-esteem and engagement at school”

Teaching Assistant- Secondary Academy in Nottingham

BRAVE Workshops

How did you find the BRAVE Workshop Programme?

Please circle your answer to rate the workshops overall 1 (lowest) – 5 (highest)

5

How would you comment on the delivery of the workshop?

The programme was delivered in a fun and engaging way with a group of mixed ability and at times challenging participants. The flexible approach of the trainer and the subjects covered allowed for a very positive experience for those involved.

How do you think that the workshops could have been improved?

We have been discussing with the trainer possibilities to deliver a reward session at the end of future courses to consolidate experiences

Can you comment on the impact of the workshops, if any, on any of the students that have taken part?

While we will look for feedback from the schools and parents in the long term, its was clear from the responses of the boys involved at the end of the program that they really valued their experience and connected with the trainer.

Would you recommend BRAVE Workshops to another school/academy? Why?

I would recommend the BRAVE program to other organisation as an excellent opportunity to introduce boys to self reflection and talking about feelings and emotions in a safe environment.

Head of Student Development- Alternative Provision