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1:1 support for the young person

I offer 1:1 in-person mentoring sessions for young people (13 - 25 years), however, this can be online if the mentee prefers. I am very much mentee lead and offer understanding support to each individual depending on their needs and wishes going forward. I have extensive experience of supporting young people with lots of different questions including, guidance for perspective taking, support with social thinking and social skills, support for managing anxiety, guidance for exploring individual identity, acceptance and understanding, to name just a few things, I have encountered over the years. I use a range of strategies to support my practice including, use of comic-strip conversations to support conversation in sessions, mindful colouring-in to promote conversation and help calm anxiety, mindfulness and relaxation techniques and I am always adding to my 'toolkit', keeping up-to-date with new strategies and techniques to support young people.

Transitions can be tricky for anyone but can prove particularly challenging for the neurodiverse; I can support mentees through transitions in education through to university and into the workplace, offering practical guidance and advice on what to expect. I can also assist with applications to university (UCAS), personal statements and DSA applications.

I also offer post-diagnostic support, particularly for those with a later diagnosis, which can raise many questions for a young person, which I am able to work through with them in a supportive, positive environment. This can particularly apply to girls who are very good at 'masking' their difficulties for long periods of time and quite often 'slip through the net' and receive their diagnosis in their teens.

Having a long career in education, I am also able to offer support with study and revision skills, organisation, exam anxiety support and guidance for Access Arrangements in exams, in conjunction with the mentoring support.


I can offer support to parents/carers and I am happy to work with them instead of the young person, if appropriate, to help guide them through the diagnostic process and to help with strategies to support the young person at home and/or in school. 

I can offer guidance with regard to the Education Healthcare Plan process, including writing reports and can attend Annual Review Meetings, where required; I have many years experience of attending Annual Review meetings, both professionally and personally.

I can also offer guidance with regard to PIP, Direct Payments, DSA etc 

Useful Information
  • Jane, trading as Jane Stewart Mentoring, has insurance with limits of £2,000,000 professional indemnity and public liability

  • Jane Stewart Mentoring is registered with the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) as a Data Controller

  • Jane has up-to-date safeguarding training including completion of the Me Learning (Bromley Workforce Development) course

  • Jane holds an Enhanced Certificate with the Disclosure & Barring Service

  • Jane regularly attends supervision sessions with an experienced therapeutic supervisor to ensure safe and ethical practice

  • Jane regularly participates in Continued Professional Development (CPD) to keep up-to-date with research, continue learning and developing her practice

  • Jane Stewart Mentoring policies are available upon request and when mentoring services are agreed.                                              Privacy and Data Protection Policy                                                                                                                                                           Safeguarding Policy                                                                                                                                                                                   Engagement Policy

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