Fit Minds

Fit Minds is a Mentoring and NLP4Kids service for children aged 7+ that covers the St Albans and Harpenden area.

We offer one to one sessions in locations and times that are mutually convenient to assist your child in overcoming any issues that they might have.

About Fit Minds

Fit Minds was set up by Mark Broom who has been working with children for over 20 years. With a successful children’s party and holiday camp business, he decided to get involved as a children’s mentor.

Mark has a natural ability to connect with young people and can quickly reassure them that he is there to listen and take their perspective into consideration. Even the most disengaged young people look forward to their sessions with Mark and are happy to open up which is a skill he’s very proud to have developed.

Mark mentors many primary and secondary school children who need support, guidance and advice on all manner of topics including confidence issues, anxiety, self-esteem, parents’ divorce/separation, anger and resilience.

In 2015 Mark became a qualified practitioner in NLP4Kids. NLP4Kids practitioners have specific techniques that they use for each challenge that children and teenagers may experience, These have been adapted from mainstream NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) methodologies.

NLP can be useful for helping to overcome emotional problems, behaviour disorders, phobias and anxious thinking. In order for any child, young person or adult to really benefit from NLP they must be 100% committed to achieving the results they desire.

Mark would give them advice, tools and strategies but he cannot make problems go away. As such he will need the full co-operation of the person who he is working with and ideally their support network too (e.g. family and teachers).

It is claimed in child psychology that between the ages of 3 years and 11 years is an imprint period. This means that childhood experiences between these ages are likely to have an impact on who that child becomes, how they feel, behave and represent the world to themselves in later life. This is why it is extremely important that a child is given the opportunity to understand their feelings and emotions. Failure to do so, could lead to that child growing up and feeling unable to ever achieve their full potential.

  • Common problems for children include:
  • Exam stress e.g. 11+ examinations, GCSEs or specialist subject exams.
  • Lack of confidence caused by natural shyness or life experiences.
  • Low self-esteem e.g. self-doubt, lack of assertiveness, negative beliefs, sensitivity.
  • Phobias from mild fears to sheer terror.
  • Bereavement– this can be a confusing time for children, they may react to the emotions of others who are close to them or may experience a deep loss for someone/something that may be regarded as minor by others around them.
  • Parents’ Divorce or any other kind of changes in home life can also cause disruption to an ordinarily balanced emotional state.

Mark can also work with children with these problems:

  • Anxiety in children
  • Anger management for children
  • Teenage depression
  • Children with ADHD
  • Children with ODD
  • Children with OCD

Children are much easier patients than adults as their minds are more open to the idea of improvement. They have not received the same conditioning from life that adults have. This means that results occur much more quickly when working with children. Parents are asked to support their child throughout their treatment in a variety of ways, and this may involve others within the family behaving or reacting in new ways. Since Mark will work alone with the child after the initial consultation involving the child and parent(s) he is able to build up good rapport with the child, and this way the child will usually express themselves a little better when their parents are not around. This is because when the parents are in the room, they would tend to let their parents do most of the talking and thinking!

  • DBS Check
  • First Aid Qualified
  • Up to date safeguard trained
  • Fully insured.

Sessions and prices:
You can choose which one to one session suits you best, the initial consultation is FREE with no obligation to sign up.

  • 1 hour one to one: £80
  • 90 minute one to one: £120
  • 6 week block booking @ 1 hour each session: £432
  • 6 week block booking @ 90minutes each session: £648

You can also choose how regularly you would like the sessions:

  • Weekly
  • Fortnightly
  • Monthly

Terms & Conditions:
To book in for your session, please choose what type of session you would like. If this is your first booking, you can choose initial one to one consultation with no obligation to continue if not required.
Once you have decided to go ahead with the sessions a confirmation email will be sent to you confirming the details.
To cancel or reschedule your booking please email: . Failure to give 24 hour’s notice will result in your session still being charged.

Data Protection and Confidentiality:
Personal Data of you and/or your child will likely include: Full name, date of birth, address, email address, phone numbers, gender, relationship status, interests and hobbies, educational details and employment details, the nature of the challenges you or your child wishes to seek help with (or any other information we deem to be relevant about their lives that they disclose during a session with a practitioner). Depending on your payment method, we may also at times securely store details of your payment information. We will only use the personal information about you and/or your child or children you provide to us (Personal Data) to provide the Services, or to inform you about additional services which we provide, unless you tell us that you do not want to receive this additional information. This Personal Data will be retained securely on computer database(s) within our company in accordance with the data protection law and we will only pass this Personal Data to our licensees for the purpose of permitting them to provide the Services to you. Otherwise, we will not pass your Personal Data to third parties unless required to do so by law. You and your child have a right to access your personal data and information about how this personal data is being processed. The Personal Data will be securely retained on our computer database(s) for 5 years after the date of our initial consultation session for those aged over 18 years and for a period of a 5 year limitation following a child’s 18th birthday. This means your child files need to be kept until the child is 23 years old or 24 years old if it was a child protection case. After this period has elapsed, such Personal Data will be securely deleted from our database(s) and any Personal Data submitted to us will be securely and confidentially destroyed. You and your child have the right to be forgotten. Requests can be made in writing or verbally and will be acted upon within one month. If the erasure process will be very complex, we will inform you that we require an extension of up to one month to complete the erasure. If there is a lawful reason to keep the data then the request for deletion can be denied.
The confidentiality of the Personal Data together with any other information about you or your child or children will be maintained unless we are required by law to divulge such confidential information to a third party You acknowledge and agree that we may pass your details to credit reference agencies.