About Growing Positive Futures
Dr Rebecca Mount
Clinical Psychologist, UK registered
2002 - 2005, Clinical Psychologist in Training
2005, Qualified as a Clinical Psychologist
2005 - 2019, Worked in NHS and for Local Government Services in UK for children and families
2011- current, Independent Practice Clinical Psychologist
2020- current, Associate Lecturer in Psychology, University of Worcester, UK
- BSc (Hons) in Psychology (University of Reading)
- PhD in Psychology (University College London)
- Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (University of Birmingham)
- Mum (10 years)
- Wife (12 years)
The British Psychological Society has awarded me Chartered Psychologist status and I am a Registered Practitioner Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council (registration number PYL18943).
I hold an Associate Lecturer position at The University of Worcester, contributing to teaching on their undergraduate Psychology degree course.
I am registered with the Disclosure and Barring update Service for the enhanced check for children and adults and I have professional indemnity insurance.
All children can experience times of confusion, fear, despair, be troubled or show troubling behavior. The starting point to helping is gaining a good understanding of what is going on - to answer the question "is there anything to be concerned about here, and if so what can be do to help?".
I focus on helping children aged between 5 and 12 years. You may ask, why this are range? This age span contains many important life stages including:
learning how to make and keep friends
developing a range of academic skills
developing own interests and hobbies
transitioning to high school
moving into the pre-teen years
During this time children actively consider and start to form opinions about themselves, other people and the world at large. Experiences contribute to the self-esteem, confidence and resilience they will take forward into adolescence and the rest of their lives.
For all children we would wish this to be a time of joy and exploration. Of course there will be times when things are challenging or upsetting, for example:
when they first fail at something
when they fall out with a friend
when someone is unkind
when something traumatic happens.
At this age, children experience challenges like these within their family and school settings. You as the child's parents, alongside others like staff at school are the key helpers. Often the support and love provided this is going to be enough, sufficient to help your children understand, face and positively overcome any challenges.
However, where challenges do persist and you as a parent are left confused as to what to do, that is where I can help. To provide sound psychologically informed advice and support to enable you and your child to overcome challenge, to grow their self-esteem, confidence and resilience for a positive future.