Mentoring to guide, support and cheer on young people to strengthen their self esteem, self worth and overall confidence while helping them to work through any difficulties they may be facing. Learning to embrace their uniqueness exactly as they are!
All our services are inclusive to everyone.
Think of Ali as their big sister!
They might be experiencing low self esteem, body image concerns, having difficulty with friendships, struggling with the comparisons and pressures of social media or feeling stressed, uncomfortable or anxious about simply being them.
Our 1:1 mentoring sessions will provide your young person strategies and tips to navigate their feelings and struggles specifically, on a deeper level than in a group workshop. A gentle, relatable and comfortable approach... no pressure, no right or wrong, no scary therapy vibes...
Think of Ali as their BFF cheering them on or their big sister helping them embrace their amazing self!
What does the mentoring involve?
This is a quick online meet up session with the parent/guardian and Mentor (Ali) to chat about the specific concerns of what you and your young person want to be guided and supported with during the 4 mentoring sessions to follow. After this initial meeting Ali will write up a lesson plan for the 4 weeks to follow and email it through for the 'ok' or any edits before the mentoring sessions commence.
This meeting also allows us to connect and determine if Ali's mentoring is the perfect match for your young person.
Your young person is welcome to attend if desired, but I encourage this time to be for us adults only, to talk in detail without any extra pressure being put onto the young person.
After the meet up we decide if this is a mentoring match. If so we book in a day and time that suits both parties for the 4 x mentoring sessions.
These 4 sessions are held via Zoom or at a local park out in nature, in-person (my favourite) with the young person and Mentor (Ali) only.
It’s important to invest time so that trust can be developed, skills can be learnt, and therefore positive change can be made, which is why we have 4 mentoring sessions. 1 x 45 minute session each week over a month.
Session 1 - Welcome and introduction of each other. We gently share things about ourselves and form some trust to open up about how they might be feeling through the use of question cards and prompts.
Session 2-4 - These are tailored to the young persons specific needs and works alongside the outline of each session provided to the parents prior to commencing the mentoring. These can be tweaked during the week after each session from what may have been brought up or shown as important to the young person. The use of complimenting worksheets for engagement will be created to work on together in the session or at a time that suits the young person. All focusing on growth in the area of concern and developing a helpful positive mindset.
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