In reflective practice sessions, we offer a structured space in which staff can reflect on their relationships with a child or children they work with. Although the child is not actually present, we encourage teachers to explore and gain greater insight into the challenges that a particular child or group of children bring, and into their own reactions.
This work is based on the knowledge that those who work in emotionally demanding jobs need a safe, secure space in which to open up about the stresses and strains of their role. The work is high-support/high-challenge, and is based on a sound, trusting relationship between counsellor and teacher.
Each session lasts 50 minutes, and we recommend that they take place no less frequently than once monthly.
Illustrations of the kind of work that goes on in reflective practice can be found here.