What our customer’s say…
About our workshops
“The Powerful Parenting workshop is an excellent introduction into realising the power we have as parents and the responsibility that carries. The techniques used are invaluable and we look forward to implementing them at home with our children. Thank you!”
“A very informative workshop which opens up the various ways and types of parenting we practice and how slight changes can improve your child’s confidence. 5 stars!”
‘We found the workshop with Debbie extremely valuable. Our son was finding school life particularly difficult and after spending some time with Debbie we found out there were so many things we could do to support him at home. Debbie helped us work out what was needed and then helped us work out a family programme. This programme has turned our life around, we spend more quality time together (without needing to invest more time) and our son’s problems have completely disappeared, he is a much more confident young man. I’d recommend the family values workshop to anyone.’
‘Powerful Parenting workshop is brilliant for parents who need help and support raising a family and the everyday problems that occur. You will come away feeling empowered to make the changes you need to create a happy, healthy home.’
‘It’s easy to look at your child and think they are the cause of their behaviour. This workshop makes you look at yourself as a parent and what you do to perpetuate your child’s behaviour. It also gives tools to help you make changes for the better. Thank you.’
About our one to one coaching
“I took my 10 year old daughter to see Debbie when I realised she had lost a lot of confidence, especially in making and maintaining relationships with friends but also in her ability for school work. As a result, I felt she was not reaching her full potential, often too uncomfortable to participate in class and in the playground. As a family, there was a lot of change and on top of it all, my daughter was due to sit her SATs in the summer and start a new school in the Autumn where she would be the only child transferring from her primary school.
Debbie was able to provided simple tools and support immediately, which had a swift impact. My daughter trusted Debbie, right from the outset which meant she benefited from the very first session. My daughter’s confidence improved and although the coaching was for my daughter, Debbie did a fantastic job of coaching both myself and my husband to support her with maximum effect.
Debbie is very perceptive and was able to constructively help us implement action to address issues that we hadn’t realised were there. We learnt as a family how best to support each other and my daughter. This was achieved through a variety of techniques learnt through one to one sessions, family sessions and by attending a workshop. Debbie’s coaching style is very flexible and tailored to individual needs so that each interaction was positive and beneficial. I would highly recommended Debbie to any parent looking for support to ensure their child is happy and confident.”
We contacted Debbie to help our 15 year old son who was anxious at school about making friends and had suffered several panic/anxiety attacks, resulting in a number of days off school. He felt uneasy when meeting new people and avoided situations where he would be put in that position.
He has now seen Debbie 5 times over a period of 7 weeks and is a changed person. He feels much more self confident and is happy to go to school. He has made several new friends who he plays computer games with after school.
He is taking more responsibility for things at home and is generally in a much happier place.
The feedback that we received form Debbie was very helpful too as it enabled us to ensure that we were able to follow through at home and support the process that she had started.
We have no reservations in recommending Debbie. She was able to strike up a great relationship with our son from the first meeting and he really enjoyed going to see her.
“I started going to these sessions as I felt that I had a lack of confidence and wanted to improve my social skills, but now I feel confident about being myself and talking to other people who I wouldn’t normally speak to. I really appreciate the support that Debbie gave me and how she was able to help so successfully by being a great confidant and friend.”
“I’m so grateful to the help and support that Debbie has given both me and my daughter. As a mum, I wanted to help my daughter but didn’t know how. Debbie managed to really understand her by firstly identifying her challenges and then she used her expert knowledge and understanding to teach her strategies to deal with them and give her a positive mindset. This resulted in my daughter gaining confidence each week and now she has not only learned key skills to help her in her daily life but has found herself again; resulting in a much happier and confident teenage girl.”
“Before I saw Debbie, I was having problems with some of the other children at school and had experienced some bullying. Debbie has taught me some techniques to help me deal with the problems and how to be more confident in difficult situations. I really enjoyed going to see Debbie and thank her for all her help. I am looking forward to seeing her again at my top up session before returning to school after the holidays.”
“T was lacking in self-esteem, anxious and vulnerable for all of his successes he was never content and it was never good enough.
We went to Debbie with an open mind but not sure if she could help, we were desperate to show him who he was and our efforts were just not working.
The moment you meet Debbie you know your child will be in safe hands, she has a natural warmth and caring nature, T immediately opened himself up to her and in a short time we saw the changes.
In a few words Debbie has a fantastic ability to make your child feel at ease and has the skills to work with them in so many ways. Debbie has helped us all to understand and T knows how to cope when he has a bad day. As a family we are so grateful and know that if we ever need Debbie she will be there for us.”
“Her confidence has definitely improved and she is now dealing with the friend issue at school very well. She has a group of friends now and although she doesn’t socialise with them out of school yet, I am sure that this will develop.
She got a merit for her ballet and a distinction for her tap, she is over the moon!! The teacher has now put her in for another exam in July. Thanks for all your help.”
“Our child was starting to bully other children following a family bereavement. Debbie Kinghorn helped him manage his anger and build his self-esteem. We’ve got our lovely boy back again.”
“Thank you for all your help and support. Grace’s confidence has significantly increased since her first session with you. I can’t believe how quickly the changes have taken place. We know she has the tools she needs to continue to grow in confidence and become the person she wants to be. Thank you!”
‘I took my son to see Debbie because he had a very frequent habit of pulling on the back of his top, saying that it was annoying him and he hated wearing anything on top, such as a coat or jumper. This often caused big problems as he was not warm enough to go outside and it caused tears and arguments. Debbie just sat and talked with him, drawing pictures and building Lego and got him to take control of this habit and stop it. It has now completely gone.
She also delved into his frustrations and his complaining about hating school. It developed into him having to be dragged off me at drop off, crying and shouting that he hated school. A tearful experience for us both. Debbie worked with him and sorted it out. The crying stopped and he was once again happy to go into school.
I am so pleased that Debbie was recommended to us and now I would like to recommend her, as she has helped us so wonderfully.’
‘From our first meeting my daughter and I felt relaxed and comfortable talking to Debbie. My daughter always responded well to the sessions and came out happy and positive. She has given us techniques that we can use moving forward and we often read stories at bedtime that Debbie gave us that reinforce these techniques.’
‘We are very pleased with the consultation provided by Debbie. Her guidance to help our son in getting prepared to be a big brother and adjusting to our new arrival was extremely beneficial. He was very supportive and took the new arrival as a welcome change in the family which is a major concern when you have a new member joining the family. Highly recommend Debbie for her expertise in helping families with the appropriate guidance and support.’