Zensational Kids

Helping Children and Young People Love Who They Are and Live Positively


Anxiety is a common struggle many children face in's fast-paced and world. The pressures school, social situations, the constant bombardment technology can leave them feeling and anxious. As and caregivers, it be heartbreaking to see our ones struggle with these. However, there hope. At Zensational Minds our child and young persons anxiety and confidence coaching has emerged a powerful tool for children overcome anxiety and unlock their true potential. Our sessions provide a tailored approach to supporting children who may feel that anxiety is having a detrimental effect  on their life. Unlike counselling, which often focuses the past, coaching emphasizes the present and future, helping children develop the skills and mindset needed to navigate life's challenges and feel confident and motivated that their life is something worth feeling excited about. By working with a skilled and compassionate coach, children can learn to understand and manage their anxiety in a positive and empowering way.One of the greatest benefits of coaching for anxious children is the development of self-awareness. Through guided conversations and activities, I can help children identify their triggers, thoughts, and emotions associated with anxiety. By gaining a deeper understanding of themselves, children can begin to recognize patterns and make conscious choices to reduce anxiety-inducing situations. This heightened self-awareness also fosters a sense of control and empowerment, allowing children to reclaim their lives from the grip of anxiety.Another key benefit of our child and young person sessions is the cultivation of resilience. Anxiety often leads to avoidance behaviors, as children seek to escape or avoid situations that trigger their anxious thoughts and feelings. This can limit their growth and potential. Through coaching, children are encouraged to face their fears and step out of their comfort zones in a safe and supportive environment. At Zensational Minds I provide guidance and tools to help children build resilience, teaching them how to bounce back from setbacks and stay strong in the face of adversity.Our Sessions also help children develop effective coping strategies. Rather than relying on unhealthy or maladaptive behaviors to cope with anxiety, coaching equips children with a toolbox of techniques to manage their emotions. Whether it's deep breathing exercises, positive affirmations, or visualization techniques, coaches provide children with practical tools they can use in real-life situations. These coping strategies not only alleviate anxiety in the moment but also empower children to take control of their mental and emotional well-being.Furthermore, coaching fosters a growth mindset in children. Anxiety often leads to a fixed mindset, where children believe their abilities and talents are limited. Through our anxiety and confidence coaching sessions, children learn to challenge their negative self-talk and limiting beliefs, replacing them with positive and empowering thoughts. I aim to help children set realistic goals and celebrate their progress, fostering a sense of achievement and self-confidence. This growth mindset not only helps children overcome anxiety but also paves the way for a lifetime of growth and success.At Zensational Minds I like to use our child and young person coaching sessions as a powerful tool for children who suffer from anxiety. Through self-awareness, resilience, effective coping strategies, and a growth mindset, coaching empowers children to face their fears, manage their anxiety, and unlock their true potential. As parents and caregivers, let us embrace the power of coaching and give our children the gift of a bright and anxiety-free future. Together, we can help them thrive in a world that sometimes feels overwhelming


 Simple Mindfulness for Children and Young People

Research has shown that children who were given access to a course of mindfulness showed improvements in attention, calmness, social compliance and even caring towards each other.  Research also shows an increase in attention and social-emotional awareness.

Children can suffer lots of stress in their lives sometimes un-noticed by parents or carers.  Stress can come from

A disruptive home situation eg a blended family, parents working long hours from home.

Excessive exposure to technology.

Problems with their friends.

Thinking about their future.

Unrealistic demands in the classroom.

Any situation that threatens their self esteem.


As adults, it is imperative for us to understand the damaging effect of stress on children's lives, this can show its self as;

Bed wetting


Skin Allergies


By using mindfulness, we can teach our children how to value a calm and relaxed state of mind.  Research has shown that the benefits of mindfulness with children are;

Children stay more focused

Able to pay better attention (also in school)

Children have more awareness of their body, thoughts, mind and emotions

Experience less test anxiety

Executive function increases (a key predictor academic success)

Effective in treating stress, anxiety, depression and some illnesses.

If you are concerned about your child and would like to discuss any of these points and/or arrange an appointment please contact me.

More Wonderful Reviews

''I called Zensational Minds to help my son who's 10.  He was really anxious and crying at school I was worried about him going up into secondary school.  Leigh came to our home which was amazing, and helped him to recognise his feelings and learn techniques to help alleviate horrible symptoms.  They have developed a great friendship its been wonderful to see him grow and come out of his shell!  Hes now doing amazing at BIG school and its all thanks to Zensational Minds"   Mrs Cottons Essex

''She's great, I love her!' - a very happy kids returning customer, South Essex

''I've seen such a difference in my daughter in just a few weeks, I'm definitely going to be booking more'' - Happy Parent North Essex

"My daughter has really connected with Leigh, who has a fantastic way of explaining things, is very down to earth and very easy to talk to - N Lips Essex

"My Daughter has been suffering emotionally with anxiety especially at night.  I was desperate when I found Leigh, but now after only her 5th session, I can hand on heart say that Leigh is having an amazing impact on things!! Thank you!" - I, Scombe London

Further Child Based Accreditations

 Dip Chid Psychology

 Young Carers in Schools

Anxiety Support       

Mindfulness in Children Dip 

Anxiety Based School Avoidance

Pain Management Dip 

Neuroscience of Trauma and Recovery

Accredited Self Harm Diploma

Self Harm Advanced Diploma

Domestic Violence Diploma