Our services

All of our services have been designed with creative young people in mind, based on many years’ experience, expertise and academic research. We also constantly check back with the teenagers we work with, and review what we offer accordingly.

Inkpots is open to everyone – there are no barriers to creativity here and Gill has worked with young people with varying interests and abilities over the years. One of the most important things is the process, rather than the end result.

Inkpots’ roots are in writing, books and reading but we are able to offer support in wider projects too, calling upon our many contacts in the creative industries.

My daughter had a 1-1 session with Gill in preparation for secondary school. Gill has an incredible knack of unlocking children’s worries and thoughts allowing them to think things through and together come up with workable solutions. She models these incredibly important future life skills. My daughter now has a clear to do list for the next few weeks and already has a list of strategies for relaxing and exercising her creative brain after a day at school. It’s made me think of needing one for me after my working day!

My daughter said everything felt so tangled and jumbled up before her session and now it is clear, organised and she feels so much calmer and ready for the challenge. I would recommend it for all children before the jump to secondary school.

Mum of 11-year-old