Colette Etheridge

Child Behaviour Specialist

Blending two different roles, Colette uses her knowledge and experience as a Parenting Consultant and a Counsellor to work with and become an advocate for families.

About Me

As mum to three boys, I understand, from personal experience, the challenges of raising children, running a business and finding time for yourself for that all important self-care.

“Nothing brings me more pleasure than when a parent, who has tried everything else and doesn’t know which way to turn, says ‘I can finally see how he sees the world’.

I have been working with families and professionals for over ten years and have found that every parent wants to feel supported and to know that they are not alone. I know first-hand what it is like to feel different; to feel out of control and helpless.  I do my utmost to ensure parents, carers and professionals won’t feel that way when they work with me.

Approach

All children at some point can present with behaviours that feel difficult to manage.   

 

As parents, it is our job to look at the behaviour and interpret what may be causing it.  It could be due to anxiety, bereavement, confusion or behaviour relating from a diagnosis. 

 

Working in a collaborative manner to help you understand where the behaviour comes from, I will work with you, to help you understand your child’s world and implement strategies suited to your family.

Expertise

I am a qualified Counsellor and an accredited member of the National Counselling Society.

 

I am an accredited Incredible Years and Triple P Teen facilitator, whilst also being trained in a variety of other parenting programmes.  

 

I have also completed a variety of professional development trainings on Autism, ADHD and Sensory Processing.