Elizabeth Hinton-Bowen

Elizabeth Hinton-Bowen


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About me

Are you a parent struggling with the conflict of having a teenager at home?

It can be difficult as a parent, as sometimes despite your worry, teenagers simply do not want to discuss their personal lives. After all, they are trying to break free and grow up, while a part of you wants to hold on. Young people have every right to keep secrets but, as a parent, this can be distressing. If you want your child to receive support, yet believe that you are not the right person to give it to them, one solution can be to hire a youth coach.

Youth coaching can also have a great many benefits from the perspective of a parent. While you’ll always want to be there for your children, sometimes the best thing you can do is accept that in some situations, it simply can’t be done. The fact is that some teenagers believe certain parts of their lives need to be secret and cannot be shared with their parents. We know this can be difficult to accept. Time goes quickly and suddenly your small, innocent child is grown up and wants to discover the world. They want to explore their changing bodies, experimenting everything that life has to offer. You can’t control the things they may encounter and you may know that part of your role as a parent is to stand back and let them learn on their own. What you can do as a parent is to ensure there are enough measures put in place to give them the best chance possible.

Youth coaching with me can include areas such as:

Helping troubled teenagers get back on track
Encouraging a better work ethic
Helping young people deal with difficult or embarrassing issues
Supporting young people to handle and manage emotions
Discovering potential and setting goals to reach it
Helping improve family dynamic
Discussing difficult areas of young people's life such as bullying
Encouraging positive student/ teacher relationships
Managing stress and anxiety
Improving self esteem and build on confidence
Helping young people when reacting to authority
Supporting families with the teenage years
Giving young people the opportunity to talk about relationships
Building on social skills
Helping young people leave with a new sense of motivation and a boost of inspiration
Encouragement to see the world from a fresh perspective

Training, qualifications & experience

Why choose me?

A firm understanding of teenagers and how their minds work

Experience of working with young people with special education needs and looked after children, young people with poor behaviour and attachment disorder.

Trained in youth counselling

Trained in attachment and emotion coaching

Experience of supporting parents and teachers with this time of transition

I have 10 years experience of successful teaching at high schools and sixth forms and have Qualified Teacher Status along side a Bachelor of Arts Degree, University of Birmingham.

DBS checked

Registered member of Association for Coaching www.associationforcoaching.com

Profiled in the Life Coach Directory www.lifecoach-directory.org.uk

Member organisations



For parents: If your child has funding at school through Free School Meals or an EHCP then you could approach the school to fund the sessions or alternatively you can hire me privately.

Sessions can still take place at your child’s school during the school day if you wish.

Coaching can often be as valuable to a young person as private tutoring for Maths or English to prepare them for exams, this is preparing them on how to cope with the things life throws at them.

Kidderminster, DY14

Type of session

Online life coaching: Yes
Telephone life coaching: Yes
Face to face life coaching: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Yes