As in nothing happens differently when you work with us.
We don’t care about labels.
Especially as many of the labels we come across are not quite accurate.
Even when the diagnosis is right it doesn’t mean any two children with the same diagnosis are anywhere near the same.
Just like two children without a diagnosis are different.
Just think about your own children – are they the same?
Are you the same as your siblings?
I’m going to go with no.
This is why it really doesn’t matter.
If you’re living a parenting nightmare because of what’s going on with your child’s behaviour – that’s enough for us to help.
It’s the same support, and often the same techniques used whether a child has a diagnosed difficulty or not.
Whether there are children in the same family with a diagnosis and also children without.
It really doesn’t matter to us.
They’re just children.
You’re just parents.
As long as you’re willing to get your hands dirty (sometimes quite literally with what we bring to the table) and you’re rared up to take back control then that’s the only thing that matters.
Now, if you’re child does have a diagnosis then you can always pay for us using the money you receive to support your child*.
I do have to warn you about something though…
After working with us some of our families have challenged and overturned their child’s diagnosis.
Not because we’ve ‘cured’ anything.
But, because in all honesty they shouldn’t have been diagnosed with that difficulty in the first place.
It’s no one’s fault – diagnosing social, emotional, behavioural and mental health difficulties is really difficult.
It’s all subjective.
We don’t get to use fMRI machines, or other scanners which show up changes in the brain.
Sometimes, (if you’re lucky) then your child will have had a psychometric assessment.
Usually, though it’s a conversation and a quick screening.
Also, because we’re all human mistakes happen.
What’s important is that any misdiagnosis is rectified and we can always help with that once you’ve come through the other end.
But that’s for another day - we haven’t even started working together yet!
So, there you have it.
The answer – nothing.
Or rather everything.
The diagnosis is irrelevant.
We work with you, and your child to overcome lifes little (or gigantic), blips.
If you’re ready and willing to take back control with a little help from a temporary fairy god mother then get in touch & we’ll be happy to sprinkle some fairy dust on your family.
Have a an awesome time parenting – catch up soon, Katie.
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*this depends on your budget, and the agreement of your local council services. We have been commissioned on more than one occasion but that is not a guarantee. If you require more information or support to access finances then let us know & we can help talk to your local service providers.
Katie Woodland - A developmental, and holistic psychologist who specialises in educating and empowering individuals, business leaders & school teachers to remove mental health as a barrier to success.
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