GEMMA SPENCE

BA Honours in Arts (English), MA Teaching and Learning (Education), Qualified Teacher Status
Relax Kids Coach

Hi I’m Gemma. I have been a teacher since 2007 and also a personal tutor for children from age 5 to 18 since the birth of my son in 2013.

I have taught and tutored on a part-time basis since then and had my daughter in 2015. As my children have passed the baby stage, my view of education has changed. Private tutoring combined with my school experience led me to see that for some young people their confidence and self-esteem was being affected by the education system and also (for some) the modern pressures of social media and associated issues with smart phones. I felt that schools just didn’t have the tools, time or budgets at their disposal to cater for these issues.

This led me to develop an interest in Mental Health and I undertook a Basic Mental Health Awareness Course, Introduction to Mindfulness and Counselling at Level 2 in 2017.

I further developed this interest in July 2018 when I completed the Mental Health First Aid Certificate and my Relax Kids Coach course. This means that I can deliver sessions in educational settings and in the community.

Relax Kids is a 7 step programme that can be used for children and adults of all ages. It promotes emotional well-being by showing the children how to move from a state of high energy to low energy utilizing relaxation techniques including mindfulness and focusing heavily on positive language, positive affirmations and naming and managing emotions.

I am currently running Just Relax Adults classes at the studio. These are perfect for some time out and also for learning the techniques we use with the children. I will also be running children’s classes and workshops and family workshops, so something for everyone!

I look forward to meeting you and your family.

GENERAL OPENING HOURS

MON

9am - 8.30pm

TUE

9am - 8.30pm

WED

9am - 8.30pm

THU

9am - 8.30pm

FRI

9am - 4pm

SAT

9am - 4pm