Colette is mum to three energetic boys; one at primary school, one almost ready for Sixth Form and one on his way to university. Colette also owns two businesses and spends her free time running Park Runs and Half Marathons. Colette understands from personal experience how difficult it can be to find a manageable family and work life balance, realising the challenges of raising children, running a business and finding time for herself has at times been near impossible.
Colette has suffered with severe anxiety during her early twenties, inspiring her to help those suffering with similar issues to move forward. Now free from anxiety, Colette understands that finding and following the path to becoming worry-free is not a smooth or easy process, but it is attainable and possible, and hopes to be able to help you.
Colette’s extensive list of professional qualifications within the field of parenting and counselling ensures you feel free to share your feelings to a listening ear without judgment. Colette is a favourite of parents looking to talk with someone who can relate to their own experiences, who is also easy to talk to and understands the issues that families are facing.
“Nothing brings me more pleasure than when a parent, who has tried everything else and doesn’t know which way to turn, says ‘I can finally see how he sees the world’.
If I can help just one child, by helping their parent to identify and understand what they experience on a daily basis, and give them some useful techniques to put into practise in their own home – I’ve done more than just my job – I’ve helped a fellow parent.
I have been working with families and professionals for over ten years and have found that every parent wants to feel supported and to know that they are not alone. I know first-hand what it is like to feel different; to feel out of control and helpless. We do our utmost to ensure parents, carers and professionals won’t feel that way when they come to us.”
Colette is passionate about helping you through any confusion, anxiety or trauma you may be facing, your breakthrough is just as rewarding to her as it is to you. Throughout the counselling process, Colette hopes to show parents how to gain control of their lives, as well as confidence in their own ability to parent and understand their child.
Colette Etheridge possesses an Advanced DBS certificate and is an advanced practitioner in Safeguarding practice. Colette is also trained in Data Protection and adheres to the latest GDPR European Government Laws as of 2018.
Colette has been trained in the following programmes:
- Incredible Years Programmes: Basic, Advanced, School Age, and Baby & Toddler
- Accredited by the author of the programmes, Carolyn Webster-Stratton
- Accredited Triple P Teen Programme
- Parents Plus Children’s Programme
- Parents Plus Adolescent Programme
- Strengthening Families 10-14
- HENRY Programme (not accredited)
Our qualified and experienced Parenting Support Team specialise in working with families of children displaying behaviours that are difficult to understand, including anger management issues, anxiety or unsociable behaviour.
For a child, adjusting to life’s challenges such as family separation, relationships or schooling, while managing their own emotions can prove difficult. With help from Child Behaviour Solutions, understanding and handling their own emotions needn’t be so complex.
Rather than labeling a child, such as a ‘problem child’, ‘bully’, ‘difficult’ or ‘disruptive’, we prefer to start ‘listening’ to their behaviour with understanding and professional insight. It may not be a simple case of using commonplace strategies to solve the behaviour, a child’s actions and intentions can often be misconstrued and wrongly diagnosed, their needs go unnoticed and pleas for help misunderstood.
We understand your frustration as a parent and your desire for a solution to the behaviour, which is why our proactive approach to supporting families equips both you and your child with the ability to work together to find the answers, whilst guiding you with help in a safe and supportive space.
Some of the behaviours you might be seeing include tantrums, hitting, biting, fighting and outbursts of verbal aggression or physical aggression, lack of confidence and low self-esteem, self-harm, sleep disorders and lack of drive. We also work with children with low school attendance and those suffering exam pressure due to high levels of anxiety.
Why continue struggling in the dark, when we can help you live in the light? To find out more about our services and parenting consultants, please continue through our website. We look forward to meeting you.
Child Behaviour Solutions – providing a safe and supportive sanctuary for families to grow together through communication and understanding.
Colette Etheridge has over ten years’ experience as a parenting practitioner and a qualified counsellor in general practice, working with individual adults, children ages ten and over, and their families.
Colette is passionate about helping you through any confusion, anxiety or trauma you may be facing, your breakthrough is just as rewarding to her as it is to you.
Throughout your counselling process, Colette hopes to show you how to gain control of your life, as well as confidence in your own ability to parent and understand your child.
The Child Behaviour Services team offer a variety of bespoke services to suit your needs, whether you are a parent, carer or professional working with a child showing signs of autism, anxiety, issue yet to be diagnosed, or simply displaying challenging behaviour for unknown reasons.