Who Are We

Who Are We

CEST (Children's Emotional Support Team) is a new company specialising in providing therapeutic and emotional support to children, young people and their families within primary and secondary schools.

The company was created by Jenny Kavanagh, a masters' level qualified, HCPC registered, Art Psychotherapist and Clinical supervisor, specialising in work with young people, families and the team around the children. Jenny has been practicing since 2013 within a number of different environments but primarily working throughout schools in the West Midlands.
What we offer

What we offer

CEST will focus on providing support to children to explore their thoughts and feelings that may lie behind their difficulties and emotional distress. We offer both initial early intervention and more long-term intensive support where it is needed.

We can also provide a Family and School consultant, this service offers parents and teachers who have concerns about their child's emotional well-being or who are subject to a child in need or Child Protection plan. We aim to build the relationship between both home and school, using solution focused therapy.

How we help

CEST services can help with:

  • Family difficulties      
  • Depression
  • Bereavement            
  • Worries
  • Anxieties                    
  • Trauma
  • School difficulties      
  • Emotional Difficulties 
  • ADHD                        
  • ASD
  • Attachment issues    
  • Domestic Violence 
  • Parental separation  
  • Low self esteem
Art psychotherapy is a state registered profession. in order to practice anywhere in the UK as an art psychotherapist. It is a legal requirement to be registered to HCPC, Health Care Professions Council and also have membership to the British Association of Art Therapists.