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Child in Time recommends…


Books and Resources for Primary age children:

  • The Huge Bag of Worries by Virginia Ironside
  • Ruby the Rubbish Bin/ The Frog who longed for the Moon to Smile/A Nifflenoo called Nevermind by Margot Sunderland and other books by MS – they can also be bought with therapy workbooks
  • Mog’s bad thing/Mog moving house by Judith Kerr
  • The Selfish Crocodile by Faustian Charles and Michael Terry
  • Where on Earth is the Moon? By Ruth Martin and Olivier Latyk
  • Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
  • The Sad Book by Michael Rosen
  • The world belongs to you by Ricardo Bozzi and Olympia Zxagnolli
  • Leo the Late Bloomer by Robert Kraus and Jose Ergo
  • Cuthbert’s Babies by Pamela Allen
  • I miss you by Pat Thomas
  • Can’t you sleep little Bear?  by Martin Waddel
  • Just you and Me by Sam Mc Bratney
  • Angry Arthur by Hiwyn Oram
  • I don’t want to go by Tony Ross
  • Molly and the Night Monster by Christopher Wormell
  • Papa please get the moon for me by Eric Carle
  • Mummy never told me by Babette Cole
  • The Invisible String by Patrice Karst

Recommended Publishers:

Reading/Reference for adults working therapeutically with children:

  • Helping teenagers with Anger and Low Self-esteem by Margot Sunderland
  • Healing the Hurt Within by Jan Sutton
  • Starving the Anxiety Gremlin by Kate Collins-Donnelly
  • Counselling Children by Geldard & Geldard
  • Attachment in the Classroom by Heather Geddes
  • Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma by Peter A. Levine
  • Books to help children cope with Loss


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