GroOops
London

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DYSLEXIA AWARE - COUNSELLING, COACHING, GROUP WORK, SUPERVISION and TRAINING

The key to addressing the emotional repercussions of

D Y S L E X I A


ABOUT OUR NAME
Grrrrr = Frustration
Oops = Getting something wrong
oOo because to us it just looks 'right'
..........and that's OK



NEURODIVERSE

GroOops AIMS and PRINCIPLES

At GroOops, we offer an empathetic and niche counselling and coaching service, based in Finchley, North London, specialising in addressing the EMOTIONAL REPERCUSSIONS OF DYSLEXIA. Our approach has also been found to help with other Neuro-Diverse conditions.

  • At GroOops we understand the persistent feelings of anxiety, frustration, anger and depression that can sometimes impact on a dyslexic person.

  • We appreciate the difficulties of remembering instructions, contributing to discussions and following procedures - all linked with low working memory.

  • We understand the frustrations and the enormous amounts of energy it takes to just keep going day to day.

  • We are all about bringing like-minded people together to build a community and having the opportunity to share life experiences through groupwork (hence our name).

  • We also provide 1:1 counselling and coaching support at our North London base or by Skype by arrangement.

  • Our aim it to help to boost self-esteem and self-confidence, individually, as well as in social situations, through our counselling, coaching and group work services.

  • As we do this we will provide consistent, positive reinforcement and focus on individual and social qualities.

  • We aim to increase resilience, self-control, self-understanding and self discipline which in turn helps to make the world an easier place to be in.

  • We aim to encourage being in touch with the present.

  • We help to reflect and reframe on feelings, beliefs and behaviours and encourage active choices.

  • Our aim is to develop a sense of purpose and direction, a positive sense of control and an integrated sense of dyslexic identity.

    From 2007 to 2015 we have worked with over 1000 clients :
    95% say they felt listened to.
    94% would recommend our service to a friend.
    89% considered GroOops easier to work with than other forms of support.
    87% reported increased resilience.
    85% felt their confidence had improved.



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    HOW WE DO IT at GroOops



    Established in 2007, GroOops now specifically focuses on addressing the emotional repercussions of dyslexia through an approach that appeals to and celebrates the unique visual thinking and creative gifts often evident in people with neuro diverse processing differences .

  • All our work is linked to therapeutically working through and understanding the emotional impact involved when experiencing life transitions (changes) and focusing on developing healthy coping mechanisms and strategies in order to reach our full potential.

  • Our multi-disciplinary practitioners provide a unique individual and group support programme by providing a safe, confidential space in counselling, coaching and group work in order to work through feelings and allow creative expression.

  • We have a thorough understanding of how dyslexia can impact on emotions and behaviour.

  • All our counsellors, coaches, volunteers and staff identify as being neuro-diverse or having experience of living with the condition.

  • We focus on the tools needed to understand strengths and weaknesses and learn how to manage them.

  • Engaging the unique visual thinking often associated with many dyslexic (ND) people, we incorporate the expressive arts so our counselling and coaching approach includes integrative elements of art, drama, role play, games, visualisation, relaxation techniques, music, and stories.

  • This allows our clients to share experiences in a safe and respectful space, grow in confidence, and develop resilience and emotional and social skills.

  • Our base is in North London (Finchley, Barnet, North London) and we work peripatetically in a variety of venues throughout the UK when delivering larger group work, supervision and training programmes. We also offer Skype sessions.

    Although we do not provide screening, assessments or tutoring, we are able to assist in referrals to other professionals who do provide these services not only in Finchley, Barnet, North London but throughout the UK.



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    REFERRALS

    We receive referrals directly from individuals, professionals, voluntary and statutory agencies. If you have any queries or questions please do call our office to talk things through.

    For a self-referral form for counselling and other services please email us via the link at the top of the page and we will send one to you. Alternatively, leave a message on our 24-hour answer phone 020-8346-0941 and we will return your call as soon as we can.



    FUNDING

    Please help our work by making a donation - Go to My Donate

    Thank you to our funders and supporters who include:

  • Youth Opportunity Fund
  • Exchange Grant
  • Extended Services
  • Milly Apthorp
  • Teenage Pregnancy Strategy
  • Milly Apthorp Continuation Fund
  • Positive Activities
  • NHS Barnet
  • London Borough of Barnet
  • Business in the Community
  • Awards for All


    Registered Charity No: 1124036

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  • GroOops is a member of:
    YOUTH ACCESS CLICK HERE
    COUNSELLING DIRECTORY CLICK HERE
    THE WOMEN'S RESOURCE CENTRE CLICK HERE
    CommUNITY Barnet CLICK HERE
    YOUNG MINDS CLICK HERE
    NCVO CLICK HERE
    ASSOCIATION FOR YOUNG PEOPLE'S HEALTH CLICK HERE
    BRITISH DYSLEXIA ASSOCIATION CLICK HERE
    and is a registered ASDAN Education Centre CLICK HERE

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    For more information contact: PENNIE ASTON on

    020-8346-0941


    If you are a qualified counsellor or psychotherapist interested in becoming one of our DYSLEXIA AWARENESS COUNSELLORS or one of our DYSLEXIA AWARE GROUPWORK PRACTITIONERS, please see our VACANCIES page CLICK HERE


    Our GroOops bases for dyslexia aware counselling, groups, supervision and training (Groupwork, North London, Supervision, North London, Dyslexia Counselling, North London) are in close proximity but not exclusive to the following areas: Arnos Grove, Barnet, High Barnet, Finchley, North Finchley, Finchley Central, East Finchley, Southgate, Muswell Hill, Mill Hill, Totteridge, Friern Barnet, Golders Green, Temple Fortune, Edgware, Whetstone, Hendon, Bounds Green, Wood Green, Hampstead, Highgate, Hampstead Garden Suburb, Camden, Cockfosters, Stanmore, Burnt Oak, Cricklewood, Winchmore Hill, Palmers Green and across Greater London by arrangement. (Groupwork, Barnet, North London, Supervision, Barnet, North London, Dyslexia Counselling, Barnet, North London, Groupwork, Barnet, North London, Supervision, Barnet, North London, Dyslexia Counselling, Barnet, North London, Groupwork, Barnet, North London, Supervision, Barnet, North London, Dyslexia Counselling, Barnet, North London). Our work incorporates aspects of Goal setting, therapeutic story making, mindfulness, new paradigms, reframing, fast track learning, perception shifting, self actualisation, positive psychology, metaphor, personal empowerment, psycho education, affirmations, motivational thinking, lifting depression, the happiness principle, resilience and resourcefulness, human flourishing, anchoring, rewiring your brain, the STOP System, the SAFE SPACE happiness recipe, holistic coaching and working on the continuum of wellbeing

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