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Well-being Workshops

Group Workshops in School helping children in primary and secondary education

Child in Time workshops offer a holistic approach to well-being for children, parents, and members of staff. Ranging from understanding the fundamentals of emotional regulation, to the importance of self-care, our goal is to educate and inspire through creativity and open discussion. The aim of the workshops are to foster healthy relationships, resilience, and emotional intelligence in a supportive and nurturing environment.

What our schools are saying:
‘Exactly what we were after and very positive feedback from staff’ (December 2023)
‘Alexandra was a great facilitator. She was extremely knowledgeable and kept us engaged throughout the session. I learnt a lot of useful information and I am looking forward to Alexandra working with our schools in the future.’ (February 2024)

Empathic Parenting (for parents): A one hour workshop exploring the neuroscience behind emotional communication and the power of reflection and self-care. Can be delivered in person or online.
Co-regulation in school (for staff): This one hour workshop trains staff to use an attachment approach  with children, modelling empathy and self-care as well as demonstrating ways to work with the arts to help express feelings in the classroom.
Beat the stress (for primary school children):  Children explore what stress and anxiety feels to them using the arts before learning about the neuroscience behind these feelings and regulating strategies. They create a ‘catastrophe castle’ together (worst case scenario) and then put the ‘knights’ in place to defend themselves. 
Creative Expression and self-regulation (for secondary school students):  Young people use the arts to express their feelings before learning about the nervous system, the mind & body connection, regulating strategies and well-being approaches.

Alexandra Demetri

Integrative Counsellor

Alexandra runs our workshops, helping adults, teenagers, and children to make significant improvements in their emotional well-being.

As an experienced, fully qualified BACP registered Integrative Psychotherapeutic Counsellor, Alexandra has extensive experience of working in both primary and secondary schools.

Book Your Well-being Workshop

We offer a number of workshops and INSET training days across the year. These are run by mental health professionals for teachers, support staff, children and parents. See above for a selection of available workshops this year.

If there is a particular workshop you feel could be beneficial for your school which isn’t already available, we’re always happy to look at tailoring a workshop in line with your specific needs. Standard visiting workshops cost £200 per hour. Reductions are available for existing clients.


The Counselling provision at our school is now excellent. This is due to Chloe’s understanding of the needs of pupils, parents and the school as an organization. I would whole-heartedly recommend ‘Child in Time’ to head-teachers considering their own counselling provision.

Head-teacher of Woolmore School, Tower Hamlets

Parent Consultation: They have become much better at expressing their feelings and opening up to me and their siblings.

Parent, 2023

School Counselling: My son has completely turned around and is simply wonderful at the moment. He is back to his normal self at home, being very happy, caring and kind. He is especial kind and caring with his sister and just the best brother ever now. As a family, we are happy and content.

Parent, 2023

It is quality time well spent not letting pupils leave with negative patterns that make them vulnerable beyond school. One of the best decisions I have made.

Head-teacher of St Saviour’s School, Tower Hamlets

You have helped me build a barrier of protection against pain and I can’t thank you enough for that…I have never felt so emotionally strong.

Student, aged 15

Child in Time is a tremendous resource for head-teachers. It’s a consultancy that offers a short-cut to setting up a counselling service in your school with highly trained, qualified practitioners. Child in Time brings peace of mind to staff, knowing that the most vulnerable students are in safe hands.

Tereza Nogueira, Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist and Senior supervisor UKCP

This intervention has had an enormous, positive impact for us all and we sincerely hope that other families benefit from the same programme…his positive behaviour is having a really good impact on all elements of his school life.

Parent of child, age 8

I am glad I am coming to see you every Thursday because I used to hold all these things in my head and that was hard.

Girl, age 10

We are very happy with the counselling service we are receiving and in particular ‘our therapist’s’ flexible and accommodating nature. Parents are very pleased, both the target children’s parents and the consultation one’s too.

SENCO, Rhodes Avenue School, Haringey

She is an outstanding therapist who has made a real difference to the lives of pupils in our school. ‘Our therapist’ possesses excellent skills in connecting with others, creating a safe space for staff, parents and pupils to discuss a range of issues. Her expertise, compassion, and dedication are truly commendable and we have really benefited from her thorough understanding of child development and psychology.

Deputy Head, Highgate Pre-Prep

I want to say thank you. I found these sessions very very helpful. I could talk about anything with you. I remember our first one, when I was so worried that everything was my fault. I can now see things more clearly.

student, age 11