Mental Health & Emotional Wellbeing

At FootSteps we understand that adolescence can be a stressful time and that lots of young people can feel low or anxious at times. We have a range of services to suit your needs and can book you into these when you are seen in clinic.

All our team work from Footsteps, so are easily accessible and available during clinic opening times.

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What is LICBT

Personal Wellbeing Practitioner (PWP)

Our Emotional Wellbeing Practitioners work with the following common mental health problems:

  • Mild/Moderate low mood
  • Mild/ Moderate anxiety
  • Anger
  • Panic
  • Worry management
  • Stress management
  • Self Esteem
  • Social phobia
  • Specific phobia
  • Self harm

They offer Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) based low intensity interventions delivered in the following ways:

  • Self help
  • Guided self help
  • One to one sessions
  • Groups

Claire Simpson

I work for Alliance Psychological Services on behalf of Footsteps. I work with children and young people, providing them with a safe space to talk openly about their thoughts and feelings.

I am a Qualified Counsellor and member of the BACP. I am also a Qualified Psychological Well-being Practitioner (PWP) and offer both pathways of support to the Footsteps service.

Upon referral to the service you will be provided with a thorough assessment to assess your current needs and offered the most suitable pathway from there.

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Nicola Parker

Hello, my name is Nicola and I’m a Children’s Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner at FootSteps. I work with children and young people who are feeling worried, anxious or low in mood for up to 8 sessions to help them start feeling better and develop more helpful coping strategies. I offer a therapy called low-intensity cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT); this is where we look at the links between what you think and how that makes you feel and behave and how we can work together to change this.

CBT is ‘present focused’ which means it works with thoughts and feelings in the here-and-now. A cognitive behavioural therapist will try to understand a situation by looking at separate parts: what we think, how we feel and what we do. CBT is about making changes to the way we think in certain situations in order to improve the way that we feel. There is a lot of evidence to show it is an effective treatment for anxiety, OCD and low mood. CBT is a collaborative therapy and needs your active participation in order to be helpful.


For more information Click on the options below to find out more about who is available to help


Emotional Wellbeing Practitioner

CAMHS Worker

Consultant Clinical Psychologist

You can make an appointment online

A youth worker will always be available for a chat, and if there are no appointments available with a member of the team, they will be able to book that for you whilst you are in the building