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Individual change work for children

What is Change Work?

I work with children to help them with learning, behavioural or emotional issues- including anger, lack of motivation, anxiety, self-harm, OCD, fears spelling/ learning strategies for dyslexia and other learning differences, exam stress etc.

I get to know the child and the unique way they experience the world, what THEY would like to have happen for THEM.

I work individually or in schools if contracted, and have seen children from 4 to 18 years old


How I work

Stressed child at home

I get to know each child in their own words, and quickly understand what makes them 'tick'. From this I work on what the young person perceives as the current situation, and help them to decide what they would like as their preferred situation.

I use cutting edge change work therapeutic techniques that have the client at the centre - Neurolinguisitcs, Integral Eye Movement Therapy, metaphor work and many other effective tools that work to empower the young person to have the resources they need.

I will see the child at your home or at school or another place where they feel safe and comfortable.


I charge £125 per session, and find 2-5 sessions is often enough for the person to have got enough to move towards the changes they want to make.

Daily discounted rates can be arranged for schools (link)

I also charge 45p per mile travel expenses over 10 miles from Northallerton, North Yorkshire

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About Jackie


I have worked with children, adults and families for over 20 years in differing capacities.

As a children's change worker I have helped children overcome fears and stresses, manage their disruptive and unhappy behaviour, stay in school and achieve beyond expectations.

Where I can, I work with the school and family too, to support the necessary changes.

I have also been commissioned in schools to work individually and in 'psycho-education groups. This group of 6 sessions demonstrated a 75% reduction in recorded behavioural issues within the school.

I work with children in their map of the world, and we have fun which helps change happen easily.

I can work with adults, too.

How to contact me

Please discuss the referral with me in the first instance, and it is best if the young person is willing to attend, fully participate and understands what may happen in a session.

If they need a little encouragement, I can speak with them directly.

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I have attended several of Alan's training courses and can highly recommend him to anyone. He is extremely knowledgeable and very professional. He is also a genuinely caring person too which I think is just as important as there are a lot of over inflated egos out there!

Lynn Marshall - Registered Nurse

Alan is the best trainer and facilitator I have ever had the pleasure of working with. I have completed four of the Change Working courses and each time I come away more inspired. The NLP has impacted directly in my work in education and classrooms whilst also shining the light on the personal journey which has been life changing. The IEMT has brought an additional layer to coaching my one-to-one clients and each one has reflected that they felt positive change after the process. I can wholeheartedly recommend Alan; his ability to safely challenge, guide for change and hold the group without judgement is a great talent. I am returning next year for more NLP as I can trust the process, the facilitator and maximise my learning.

Anna Robinson - Specialist teacher for SEMH

Loved today’s course. Alan gave a whole new perspective on an intriguing approach. Would
definitely recommend Change Working

Tracey Dunning

Just brilliant! Alan inspires confidence, he's 'a real human being' and doesn't set himself up as 'a guru'. He's passionate about what he does and he shares his knowledge in an open and honest way. He just wants his students to be successful at what they do - both on a personal and professional level.

Valerie Edwards

Would thoroughly recommend Change Working. I have recently attended Alan's Foundation NLP course and I've learned loads about myself and other people. For me, this course and the coaching session that I had have been life changing. Thanks Alan - I will be eternally grateful

Sharon Lewin

Amazing, found this course so interesting and helpful. Alan is a fantastic teacher who is easy
to follow and understand.

Maria Williamson

Alan is a very engaging trainer who uses humour to make the course very enjoyable. I've really enjoyed the course and feel confident to use it with others. Fantastic material, fantastic trainer...when is the advanced IEMT course

Andrea Hopwood

Alan is a very interesting guy and knows his subject well It enabled me to look at a couple of issues I thought I had already dealt with. I feel it helped me to see them in a different way

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