Family Focussed Systemic Therapy & Holistic Intervention
Who are we?
Jess Lovibond Therapeutic Services (JLTS) is a not-for-profit Community Interest Company based in the Swale and Medway areas of Kent. JLTS was established in 2021 by its Founding Director, Jess Lovibond.
JLTS provides inexpensive, high-quality training and direct therapeutic services for families, schools and organisations who work with vulnerable children and their families.
By using our pioneering therapeuitc system - The JLTS Model - we focus on the strengths and needs of individuals; creating mindful practice cultures, bespoke support plans and intervention strategies that build resilience and promote emotional wellness, providing families and organisations with robust person-centred, solution-focussed strategies for continued development and improvement.
WHAT WE DO
We help and advise families in many ways, here are some of the therapeutic family services we can offer:
1:1 therapy / online counselling sessions for individuals, couples or whole families
Domestic Abuse Support, advice, and recovery (including children’s therapeutic services)
Peer 2 Peer support services for DA survivors
Parenting services and advice
Parent advocacy - for parents dealing with The System
Help for understanding behaviour
Loss / Trauma / Attachment advice
JLTS has developed a series of therapeutic training courses that are available for everyone - whether you are a Professional working with vulnerable children and families or an individual parent / guardian of a child and wish to further your knowledge.
Our courses comprise of:
Holistic Assessment for Contextual Safeguarding
Understanding ACEs and the Importance of Trauma-Aware Practice
Behaviour as Communication
You will find our training courses especially helpful if you are experiencing children/young people that are struggling to regulate their behaviour and emotions at home or in the classroom, who may also have experienced some statutory interventions which have not been successful.
As a Professional you will be able to use your learning as a basis for future practice in the workplace to improve positive outcomes.
We provide Professionals with support, advice and training in a range of areas including:
Therapeutic Holistic Assessments for individuals and families using The JLTS Model
Bespoke Behaviour Management / Modification Plans
Information sharing for staff teams
Group and Individual Supervision / Practice Guidance
Therapeutic Resources: Story Sacks
Safeguarding children / Child Protection consultations
Advice on supporting Looked After & Post Adoptive children
JLTS is currently developing a range of therapeutic stories that can be used in schools, groups or at home with your own young people.
To date we have 4 titles available, including:
The World's Hairiest Fairy
It's OK Little Fishy
Sometimes I Feel...
Our therapeutic stories are designed to allow you to safely introduce the concept of difficult emotions or experiences to your young people. With the help of our stories you can help young people to make sense of their emotions/experiences, to help them build the skills they need to cope now or in the future. To date we have received some fantastic feedback from our readers!
We also offer a Bespoke Thereapeutic Story writing service to tailor a special story for your young person!
JLTS has created a series of Workshops for schools and other organisations to enable them to better understand and support those students / children who struggle with school, or for whom the usual interventions haven’t been successful.
As part of our workshop package, we provide access to a practice model and resources that you can continue to use to better assess and understand the needs of your students; plus a term’s worth of unlimited support and in-house practice guidance.
We also offer an Understanding Domestic Abuse workshop, designed for schools, however is suitable for other organisations who feel they would benefit from some training in this area.
To compliment our series of Therapeutic Stories we have created a one-stop resource designed to support your students’ emotional intelligence and build their wellbeing and resilience.
Our Story Sacks for Infant and Junior Schools are a fantastic way to make story time immersive. We have combined our Therapeutic Stories with a bespoke set of therapeutic resources and a lesson plan for the adults, providings complete resource package for PHSE lessons around emotional intelligence / wellbeing.
FREE Initial Consultation service by phone / email
For schools and voluntary organisations to consult on appropriate support and services for families, children and adolescents who have suffered trauma, ACEs and Domestic Abuse. Ideal for gaining practice inspiration for those families whose circumstances don’t meet criteria for a statutory service (such as families affected by DA) or those whose circumstances are considered complex. Our initial consulation is offered for free to see if we can help you.
At JLTS we specialise in Contextual Safeguarding and have been promoting it through Holistic Assessment for more than a decade.
Contextual Safeguarding is a way of assessing potential risk to an individual by investigating the individual’s own CONTEXT – their wider environment and all the things in that environment which could impact their development or put their safety at risk.
We use a Holistic Assessment Framework, that was born from curiosity about context.
We find out everything about a child that could have an adverse impact on them in order to progress with our Holistic Therapy methods to work to resolve the issue once and properly.
Systemic Therapy for children & families
JLTS navigates a range of complex relationships with vulnerable clients, families, and professionals.
Our values are:
Commitment to making a difference
Delivering high- quality provision
Remaining child- centred, and victim/ survivor- centred
JLTS practitioners use a systemic approach (systemic therapy) when working with children/ young people, their families, and connected organisations/ schools.
We believe the sum of the parts is greater than the whole. In other words, we operate from an understanding that whatever behaviour or action the children/ young people presents is a communication. While that behaviour or action may be seen as the “problem” by families or schools, we understand that the behaviour or actions is likely to be reaction to something affecting the children/ young people and cannot be dealt with in isolation.
Pioneering holistic child-centred systemic therapy and intervention
JLTS would like to thank the following for their fantastic contributions and continuous support to help make Our Vision a reality:
Suzanne Lestrade (BA, MCIOF. Freelance Fundraiser)
Donna Atkinson (Headteacher & Safeguarding Lead)
Gary Nightingale Creative for our superb logo, amazing videos and wonderful illustrations
We are pleased to be working with The Survivor Lighthouse CIC who offer a 'survivor one-stop shop' for anyone who has experienced Domestic Abuse.