Parenting Counselling in Baldock

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Rachel Shephard
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Baldock SG7
I have experience of working with both young people and adults with co-dependency, self-esteem, loss, anxiety, depression, relational issues and a variety of addictions. I understand the importance of working together to help you gain understanding of your patterns of behaviour and how these relate to the way you view yourself and the world around you. Having worked in health and social care for the last 16 years, I have an experiential understanding of the relationship between mental and physical health. This twinned with my qualification means I am able to build the most appropriate strategies to help you work towards your goal/
I have experience of working with both young people and adults with co-dependency, self-esteem, loss, anxiety, depression, relational issues and a variety of addictions. I understand the importance of working together to help you gain understanding of your patterns of behaviour and how these relate to the way you view yourself and the world around you. Having worked in health and social care for the last 16 years, I have an experiential understanding of the relationship between mental and physical health. This twinned with my qualification means I am able to build the most appropriate strategies to help you work towards your goal/
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Dawn Gregory
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Baldock SG7
I am a warm, friendly person and a good listener. I have a very empathic understanding and vast experiences from my own personal life. This has shaped me to be the person I am today. Things from our childhoods and certain traumas, can have us acting out behaviours that can be damaging to us. I have experience working with relationship breakdowns, alcohol addiction, depression, anxiety and self harm. I have worked with adolescents and adults of all disabilities. I've worked a great deal with confidence building and low self-esteem. I can help you recognise these behaviours and what triggers them.
I am a warm, friendly person and a good listener. I have a very empathic understanding and vast experiences from my own personal life. This has shaped me to be the person I am today. Things from our childhoods and certain traumas, can have us acting out behaviours that can be damaging to us. I have experience working with relationship breakdowns, alcohol addiction, depression, anxiety and self harm. I have worked with adolescents and adults of all disabilities. I've worked a great deal with confidence building and low self-esteem. I can help you recognise these behaviours and what triggers them.
01438 300453 View 01438 300453
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Guillemette Broadbent
Psychotherapist, MSc, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
Baldock SG7
Perhaps you are looking for help to find your bearings while going through a time of crisis and/or you who wish to examine your life more fully to address issues that have affected you over time. With the help of therapy, you can start understanding your inner world and thought patterns more clearly and remove the feelings of anxiety and worry from your mind. Psychoanalytic psychotherapy aims to go deep into your emotions, understanding how your early life has formed strategies that might contribute to unhelpful patterns in adulthood with the aim of gradually removing distress, helping you to live a fuller life.
Perhaps you are looking for help to find your bearings while going through a time of crisis and/or you who wish to examine your life more fully to address issues that have affected you over time. With the help of therapy, you can start understanding your inner world and thought patterns more clearly and remove the feelings of anxiety and worry from your mind. Psychoanalytic psychotherapy aims to go deep into your emotions, understanding how your early life has formed strategies that might contribute to unhelpful patterns in adulthood with the aim of gradually removing distress, helping you to live a fuller life.
01763 291250 View 01763 291250
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Maureen Park
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Baldock SG7
There are times in our lives when we all need a little help. When things just become to much for us to handle alone. I can help you cope with a wide range of anxiety, emotional problems and relationship issues. From Bereavement, Depression, Stress and Anxiety, Family Issues, Addiction, Eating Disorders, Marriage Counselling to mention only a few. I am a BACP registered Psychodynamic Counsellor also using CBT and Mindfulness. I offer a caring professional and confidential counselling service in Biggleswade and Royston and have worked for many years in commerce and industry so understand the pressures of work place stress.
There are times in our lives when we all need a little help. When things just become to much for us to handle alone. I can help you cope with a wide range of anxiety, emotional problems and relationship issues. From Bereavement, Depression, Stress and Anxiety, Family Issues, Addiction, Eating Disorders, Marriage Counselling to mention only a few. I am a BACP registered Psychodynamic Counsellor also using CBT and Mindfulness. I offer a caring professional and confidential counselling service in Biggleswade and Royston and have worked for many years in commerce and industry so understand the pressures of work place stress.
01767 668784 View 01767 668784
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Heather McKenna
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Baldock SG7
Do you feel overwhelmed by your feelings? Do they impact on your confidence and day-to-day life? Or perhaps you have experienced painful losses, abuse or traumatic events that are affecting you? Do you have patterns of behaviour that no longer feel beneficial to you? Sometimes we think and act in certain ways that function to protect and preserve us. These have felt necessary in the past, but are no longer useful and can instead impact negatively on our life.
Do you feel overwhelmed by your feelings? Do they impact on your confidence and day-to-day life? Or perhaps you have experienced painful losses, abuse or traumatic events that are affecting you? Do you have patterns of behaviour that no longer feel beneficial to you? Sometimes we think and act in certain ways that function to protect and preserve us. These have felt necessary in the past, but are no longer useful and can instead impact negatively on our life.
01462 413850 View 01462 413850
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Angela Lawn
Counsellor, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Baldock SG7
It's tough knowing how best to support your child. I'm an accredited counsellor and supervisor helping children and young adults (4-25), parents and families with issues such as anxiety, depression, school avoidance, and more complex challenges. I am also Barnardo's child-related adoption trained (Ofsted registered). I use a creative approach to help children and young adults tackle the challenges of education, friendships, and identity. We will work towards a greater understanding of the difficulties you are experiencing, exploring solutions and fostering wellbeing for the whole family.
It's tough knowing how best to support your child. I'm an accredited counsellor and supervisor helping children and young adults (4-25), parents and families with issues such as anxiety, depression, school avoidance, and more complex challenges. I am also Barnardo's child-related adoption trained (Ofsted registered). I use a creative approach to help children and young adults tackle the challenges of education, friendships, and identity. We will work towards a greater understanding of the difficulties you are experiencing, exploring solutions and fostering wellbeing for the whole family.
01767 668992 View 01767 668992
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Lorraine Diston
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Baldock SG7
Adult and Child centred interventions underpinned by trauma informed practice. Hello...My name is Lorraine Diston, I am a post graduate Person-Centred counsellor and Play therapist with a specialism of working with trauma, abuse and bereavement. I work with children and young people through the medium of play and creativity as well as adults and families experiencing difficult feelings and discord. I provide freelance counselling services to schools, colleges and charities.
Adult and Child centred interventions underpinned by trauma informed practice. Hello...My name is Lorraine Diston, I am a post graduate Person-Centred counsellor and Play therapist with a specialism of working with trauma, abuse and bereavement. I work with children and young people through the medium of play and creativity as well as adults and families experiencing difficult feelings and discord. I provide freelance counselling services to schools, colleges and charities.
01438 904190 View 01438 904190

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Dr Emma Sinclair
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Stevenage SG1  (Online Only)
I provide support (currently virtual only) for a range of difficulties affecting the wellbeing and mental health of children and families, including:dealing with life changes (e.g. parental separation), low mood, anxiety, behavioural difficulties, panic attacks, emotionally-based school avoidance. I also provide support for perinatal issues (pre/post-natal anxiety, low mood, birth trauma) in addition to early years challenges (tantrums, sleep and bonding difficulties). I specialise in providing parent and family support. I strongly believe in the importance of intervening early before challenges have chance to develop further.
I provide support (currently virtual only) for a range of difficulties affecting the wellbeing and mental health of children and families, including:dealing with life changes (e.g. parental separation), low mood, anxiety, behavioural difficulties, panic attacks, emotionally-based school avoidance. I also provide support for perinatal issues (pre/post-natal anxiety, low mood, birth trauma) in addition to early years challenges (tantrums, sleep and bonding difficulties). I specialise in providing parent and family support. I strongly believe in the importance of intervening early before challenges have chance to develop further.
01438 904094 View 01438 904094
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sallyann counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Stevenage SG2
I am a person centred counsellor who truly understands how difficult it is to seek out help as I have been there. I offer a warm and comfortable environment for us to work together about whatever life struggles you are experiencing. I work with anyone from aged 15 upwards and couples. I have many and varied experiences including working with trauma, family issues, parenting problems, relationship struggles. I have also worked with Deaf clients and have a basic knowledge of BSL. I offer day and evening sessions. Please contact me for details.
I am a person centred counsellor who truly understands how difficult it is to seek out help as I have been there. I offer a warm and comfortable environment for us to work together about whatever life struggles you are experiencing. I work with anyone from aged 15 upwards and couples. I have many and varied experiences including working with trauma, family issues, parenting problems, relationship struggles. I have also worked with Deaf clients and have a basic knowledge of BSL. I offer day and evening sessions. Please contact me for details.
01438 907281 View 01438 907281
Photo of Dr Hannah Levy, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych., Psychologist
Dr Hannah Levy
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Hitchin SG5
You thought that becoming a parent would be exciting, but you've also felt overwhelmed, anxious and like you’re struggling to cope. There's been an expectation that you'd be happy and even ‘glowing’ but the reality has often felt very different. It has left you wondering if you’re failing or 'not doing it right' which can make it hard to say you're not OK or ask for help. If this feels like you, please know that you are not alone and that these thoughts and feelings are very common, even if they’re not often talked about.
You thought that becoming a parent would be exciting, but you've also felt overwhelmed, anxious and like you’re struggling to cope. There's been an expectation that you'd be happy and even ‘glowing’ but the reality has often felt very different. It has left you wondering if you’re failing or 'not doing it right' which can make it hard to say you're not OK or ask for help. If this feels like you, please know that you are not alone and that these thoughts and feelings are very common, even if they’re not often talked about.
01727 260472 View 01727 260472
Photo of Clare Green, MBACP, Counsellor
Clare Green
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Stevenage SG1
Waitlist for new clients
I am able to help with a vast range of issues including complex trauma, anxiety and panic, depression, difficulties with relationships or with parenting, personality problems, narcissistic abuse recovery, substance abuse, eating disorders and addiction.
My name is Clare and I am a fully qualified psychotherapist. My prior interest with healing & alternative therapies led me to persue studies in counselling and psychotherapy. I am a naturally warm, compassionate, kind & relatable person believing everyone has the right to live a fulfilled life with meaningful relationships. I believe that no matter the difficulties we may have experienced in the past, we all have the capacity to heal. I hold a Post Graduate Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Psychotherapy. I have also completed training in DBT, Schema Therapy, Mindfulness & Meditation and adopt a holistic approach in my practice.
I am able to help with a vast range of issues including complex trauma, anxiety and panic, depression, difficulties with relationships or with parenting, personality problems, narcissistic abuse recovery, substance abuse, eating disorders and addiction.
My name is Clare and I am a fully qualified psychotherapist. My prior interest with healing & alternative therapies led me to persue studies in counselling and psychotherapy. I am a naturally warm, compassionate, kind & relatable person believing everyone has the right to live a fulfilled life with meaningful relationships. I believe that no matter the difficulties we may have experienced in the past, we all have the capacity to heal. I hold a Post Graduate Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Psychotherapy. I have also completed training in DBT, Schema Therapy, Mindfulness & Meditation and adopt a holistic approach in my practice.
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Photo of Rima Lamba - Blue River Psychology, PsychD, HCPC - Couns. Psych., Psychologist
Blue River Psychology
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Hitchin SG5
Hello, I am Dr Rima Lamba. I'm a feminist counselling psychologist with an interest in the unique experiences of women from a variety of ethnic and cultural backgrounds. I work closely with women who have struggled with self esteem & identity, relationship issues, difficulties in motherhood, life transitions, attachment and early trauma, and transgenerational trauma. I am particularly interested in the structural power differences that impact people, so I work closely on issues to do with patriarchy, race, culture and more. I also work with a team of therapists who can support clients, including adult families.
Hello, I am Dr Rima Lamba. I'm a feminist counselling psychologist with an interest in the unique experiences of women from a variety of ethnic and cultural backgrounds. I work closely with women who have struggled with self esteem & identity, relationship issues, difficulties in motherhood, life transitions, attachment and early trauma, and transgenerational trauma. I am particularly interested in the structural power differences that impact people, so I work closely on issues to do with patriarchy, race, culture and more. I also work with a team of therapists who can support clients, including adult families.
020 8129 6050 View 020 8129 6050
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Dr Kate Brierton
Psychologist, CPsychol
Verified Verified
Hitchin SG4
Not accepting new clients
I am a Clinical Psychologist with a passion for compassion! I see clients both face to face and online. I read my first degree at Cambridge University, followed by a doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the Institute of Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuropsychology in London. Initially trained in CBT, I have since moved over to compassion focused therapy developed by Professor Paul Gilbert. I find it is useful for most clients, with a 90% success rate. With CFT, I can teach you how to balance your mind for the rest of your life.
I am a Clinical Psychologist with a passion for compassion! I see clients both face to face and online. I read my first degree at Cambridge University, followed by a doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the Institute of Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuropsychology in London. Initially trained in CBT, I have since moved over to compassion focused therapy developed by Professor Paul Gilbert. I find it is useful for most clients, with a 90% success rate. With CFT, I can teach you how to balance your mind for the rest of your life.
01223 653976 View 01223 653976
Photo of Samantha Jayne Byron, BACP, Psychotherapist
Samantha Jayne Byron
Psychotherapist, BACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hitchin SG5
As a clinical psychotherapist,​ I have over 10 year’s experience of working with patients and clients with many different struggles and difficulties. Trained as an integrative therapist, I work in a unique way that is based on your own individual needs. I believe that everyone is different and not every modality suits everyone. I know only too well how difficult life can be, yet uniquely different, we all suffer pain and loss in many similar ways. I feel truly humbled to work in this field and would be honoured to support you. You are not alone.
As a clinical psychotherapist,​ I have over 10 year’s experience of working with patients and clients with many different struggles and difficulties. Trained as an integrative therapist, I work in a unique way that is based on your own individual needs. I believe that everyone is different and not every modality suits everyone. I know only too well how difficult life can be, yet uniquely different, we all suffer pain and loss in many similar ways. I feel truly humbled to work in this field and would be honoured to support you. You are not alone.
020 3984 8715 View 020 3984 8715
Photo of Jamie Fairbank, MBACP, Counsellor
Jamie Fairbank
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Stevenage SG1
I specialise in working with domestic abuse and sexual trauma, both recent and historic, including childhood sexual abuse. I also have experience in a range of other areas including depression and anxiety, self-harm, relationship difficulties and emotional regulation. Therapy can also support less specific concerns such as general low mood or lack of motivation, and be used to compliment a pro-active attitude towards greater wellbeing and self-care.
I specialise in working with domestic abuse and sexual trauma, both recent and historic, including childhood sexual abuse. I also have experience in a range of other areas including depression and anxiety, self-harm, relationship difficulties and emotional regulation. Therapy can also support less specific concerns such as general low mood or lack of motivation, and be used to compliment a pro-active attitude towards greater wellbeing and self-care.
01438 584577 View 01438 584577
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Jacqui Carol
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Stevenage SG1  (Online Only)
I am a Person-Centred Counsellor who provides a warm and welcoming space to nurture and develop my client’s own inner self and power. I believe throughout life we all face moments of great difficulties; however, we have hidden depths of strength that can be discovered and utilised when given a safe place to explore. Making the decision to seek support from a counsellor can feel daunting. I will work with you to meet your needs supporting you to feel safe in your personal journey. What can initially be perceived as difficult or frightening can actually inspire insight giving the opportunity to thrive, change and move forward.
I am a Person-Centred Counsellor who provides a warm and welcoming space to nurture and develop my client’s own inner self and power. I believe throughout life we all face moments of great difficulties; however, we have hidden depths of strength that can be discovered and utilised when given a safe place to explore. Making the decision to seek support from a counsellor can feel daunting. I will work with you to meet your needs supporting you to feel safe in your personal journey. What can initially be perceived as difficult or frightening can actually inspire insight giving the opportunity to thrive, change and move forward.
01438 907148 View 01438 907148
Photo of Jonny Say, MBACP Accred, Counsellor
Jonny Say
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Royston SG8  (Online Only)
I am an integrative therapist specialising in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) Therapy and Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) for a broad range of psychological difficulties. I am co-director for the Integrative Centre for OCD Therapy www.integrativecentreforocd.co.uk. My approach to therapy is integrative, drawing primarily on ACT and CFT along with therapies that focus on relationships and social connection (FAP). I have NHS experience. I have worked with a range of clients from charities to Leaders in Business, Tech & Sports.
I am an integrative therapist specialising in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) Therapy and Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) for a broad range of psychological difficulties. I am co-director for the Integrative Centre for OCD Therapy www.integrativecentreforocd.co.uk. My approach to therapy is integrative, drawing primarily on ACT and CFT along with therapies that focus on relationships and social connection (FAP). I have NHS experience. I have worked with a range of clients from charities to Leaders in Business, Tech & Sports.
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Susan Vieira
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Sandy SG19
If you are experiencing anxiety, depression, low mood, relationship issues, anger, grief or want to process unresolved trauma from your childhood I have experience of working with all of these and together we can explore in a safe, accepting and non-judgemental space. I will seek to create a strong therapeutic relationship which will allow you the safety and trust you need to unpick and understand your current situation, patterns and relationships and work towards building stronger foundations.
If you are experiencing anxiety, depression, low mood, relationship issues, anger, grief or want to process unresolved trauma from your childhood I have experience of working with all of these and together we can explore in a safe, accepting and non-judgemental space. I will seek to create a strong therapeutic relationship which will allow you the safety and trust you need to unpick and understand your current situation, patterns and relationships and work towards building stronger foundations.
01480 585501 View 01480 585501
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Kamila Melia
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Royston SG8
When life gets difficult, the most courageous thing we can do for ourselves, is to reach out for help. Counselling is for anybody making their journey through the challenges of life. You might feel overwhelmed or just a little bit ‘stuck.’ Day-to-day tasks might be a struggle. You might have lost someone – recently or in the past. There might be changes in your life or difficult decisions to be made. Perhaps a past event keeps popping up, influencing the present more than you would like? Counselling can help.
When life gets difficult, the most courageous thing we can do for ourselves, is to reach out for help. Counselling is for anybody making their journey through the challenges of life. You might feel overwhelmed or just a little bit ‘stuck.’ Day-to-day tasks might be a struggle. You might have lost someone – recently or in the past. There might be changes in your life or difficult decisions to be made. Perhaps a past event keeps popping up, influencing the present more than you would like? Counselling can help.
01223 650654 View 01223 650654
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Accredited Therapist & Clinical Supervisor
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Stevenage SG2
HI My Name is Kellie and I am an Accredited therapist and Clinical Supervisor. I have been a therapist for 10 years. Are you feeling anxious, stressed, depressed or just unhappy? sometimes theses feelings are triggered by obvious causes like job stresses, relationship problems or bereavement, while other times the underlying causes seem opaque. I can provide for you a safe and supportive non-judgemental space to look into possible sources of feelings, behavioural pattens and core beliefs that might be underlying causes of destress. my aim is to create an environment where you feel comfortable and safe.
HI My Name is Kellie and I am an Accredited therapist and Clinical Supervisor. I have been a therapist for 10 years. Are you feeling anxious, stressed, depressed or just unhappy? sometimes theses feelings are triggered by obvious causes like job stresses, relationship problems or bereavement, while other times the underlying causes seem opaque. I can provide for you a safe and supportive non-judgemental space to look into possible sources of feelings, behavioural pattens and core beliefs that might be underlying causes of destress. my aim is to create an environment where you feel comfortable and safe.
01438 904028 View 01438 904028

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Parenting Counsellors

What does therapy for parenting look like?

Therapists may work with parents individually, together, or include the whole family to find solutions for the problems a parent faces. Many parent-based therapies work on a parent’s relationship with their children, problem-solving within the family, and analysis of family dynamics. Therapy conducted remotely by video may be helpful in allowing a therapist to observe how families interact in their own homes.

When should a parent seek therapy?

When behavioral problems begin to disrupt the healthy functioning of a family, it may be a good time to look into therapy. If parents find that children are acting out in school, have started using drugs or alcohol, have developed eating disorders, or other similar red flags, a therapist may be able to help.

How long does therapy take for parenting problems?

Depending on the severity of a family’s challenges and the type of treatment utilized, therapy for parenting can last from weeks to months. Cognitive behavioral therapy is a pragmatic therapy type that can be brief, most often ranging from between 5 and 20 sessions. Structural family therapy, which inspects family dynamics, often takes several months. Parent-child interaction therapy is typically shorter-term, lasting between 10 and 20 sessions. For any therapy, the duration will depend on the progress made and results realized.

Can therapy help parents dealing with burnout or stress?

Parenting is difficult. Parents may dismiss or conceal feelings of exhaustion, overwhelm, or escape ideation—imagining withdrawing from their parental obligations altogether. but left unattended, these feelings can have negative effects on the whole family. A therapist can help parents work on the skills they might need to better cope with the burdens of parenting and help them be the best parents they can be.