Counselling, Behaviour & Family Support Services

Achieving the very best outcomes
for children and young people

Achieve 360 provides Counselling, Behaviour and Family Support Services across the NORTH WEST of England, working holistically and professionally with schools and the family.

Our work is primarily commissioned by schools and social care. Private referrals for individuals including adults and young people also form part of our services and are always welcome.

Achieve 360 was founded by Nicki Livesey in 2008. Nicki began her career working in a pupil referral unit in Preston. She went on to study for her National Learning Mentor certificate from Liverpool John Moore’s University. Nicki is also a qualified Hospital Play Specialist and became a qualified Person-Centred Counsellor in 2004.

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1 in 10 children are diagnosed with a mental disorder every year

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75% of mental illnesses are thought to start before the age of 25

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An estimated 20% will have had a depressive episode before age 18

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Only 1 in 4 young people with a mental disorder access specialist help


Source: Department for Education

Nicki has worked with children and parents at our school for over 3 years now. In that time they have supported parents with behaviour management, school attendance, financial and housing issues and general parenting advice as well as working with targeted children here.

Nicki has provided play therapy and one-to-one sessions with many children in their work here. Staff and parents notice an amazing difference as a result of Nicki’s work and the improvements in attendance, punctuality and behaviour are fantastic. We could not manage without Nicki now and cannot recommend them highly enough.
Lindsay Timms, Headteacher, Cottam Primary School

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