Parenting Counselling in Cambridge

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Shira Barkan Tal
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Cambridge CB2
I work with infants, toddlers, children, adolescents, and their parents. My expertise lies in parent-child relationships, anxiety in early childhood and adolescence, ASD and trauma. I believe that both the parent and the child are integral to the therapeutic process. Sometimes the parent will be present in the therapy room, and at other times, the child and the parent will attend separately. The medium of therapy with the child depends on their age; for younger children, therapy involves play and play-based activities, gradually transitioning to a more conversational approach as they grow older.
I work with infants, toddlers, children, adolescents, and their parents. My expertise lies in parent-child relationships, anxiety in early childhood and adolescence, ASD and trauma. I believe that both the parent and the child are integral to the therapeutic process. Sometimes the parent will be present in the therapy room, and at other times, the child and the parent will attend separately. The medium of therapy with the child depends on their age; for younger children, therapy involves play and play-based activities, gradually transitioning to a more conversational approach as they grow older.
01223 981338 View 01223 981338
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Fanni Frances Korany
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Cambridge CB4
In another role, as a Specialist Clinician with the Fostering and Adoption wing of Cambridgeshire County Council, I offer trauma-sensitive therapeutic parenting support to foster carers and adoptive parents, as well as provide training and consultation to schools and social workers.
In order to fly, all one must do is simply miss the ground - writes Douglas Adams. You will find an attuned, compassionate, therapeutic environment, where there is warmth, empathy, an active interest in your needs and strengths, as well as acceptance of, all of your experiences. I seek to provide containment for pain and distress that you may be going through so that you feel safe to open up and explore options for your complex life challenges. I am an experienced, BACP-registered Relationship Counsellor, working for Relate Cambridge, as an Individual, Couple and Family Counsellor, as well as a Psychosexual Therapist.
In another role, as a Specialist Clinician with the Fostering and Adoption wing of Cambridgeshire County Council, I offer trauma-sensitive therapeutic parenting support to foster carers and adoptive parents, as well as provide training and consultation to schools and social workers.
In order to fly, all one must do is simply miss the ground - writes Douglas Adams. You will find an attuned, compassionate, therapeutic environment, where there is warmth, empathy, an active interest in your needs and strengths, as well as acceptance of, all of your experiences. I seek to provide containment for pain and distress that you may be going through so that you feel safe to open up and explore options for your complex life challenges. I am an experienced, BACP-registered Relationship Counsellor, working for Relate Cambridge, as an Individual, Couple and Family Counsellor, as well as a Psychosexual Therapist.
01223 658037 View 01223 658037
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Dr Tej .
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Cambridge CB2
Dr Tej is Consultant Clinical Psychologist with 25 years clinical experience across Infant, Child and Adult mental health services. In her clinical practice with adults, her expertise is in helping identify and work through intergenerational cycles of trauma – or trauma with a small ‘t’, such as complex developmental trauma/family trauma/narcissistic abuse, scapegoating, chronic shame, feeling stuck not knowing how to break relational patterns. Clients she has worked with report these difficulties in the context of bullying at work, couple /marital/relationship difficulties and attachment/parenting and birth trauma/difficulties.
Dr Tej is Consultant Clinical Psychologist with 25 years clinical experience across Infant, Child and Adult mental health services. In her clinical practice with adults, her expertise is in helping identify and work through intergenerational cycles of trauma – or trauma with a small ‘t’, such as complex developmental trauma/family trauma/narcissistic abuse, scapegoating, chronic shame, feeling stuck not knowing how to break relational patterns. Clients she has worked with report these difficulties in the context of bullying at work, couple /marital/relationship difficulties and attachment/parenting and birth trauma/difficulties.
07498 181925 View 07498 181925
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Erica Jackson
Verified Verified
Cambridge CB5
As a parent myself, I am very down to earth, empathic and patient, with lots of compassion and understanding for all the struggles that people go through.
Are you struggling with stress, feeling overwhelmed or unhappy? One of your loved ones finding life rather hard to cope with? Perhaps you are at the end of your tether with your partner and fearing the worst for the survival of your relationship. Or does it just needs a bit of TLC? If you are looking for some effective and compassionate help, for someone to listen and understand your difficulties, and help you find some relief and answers, then why not reach out and let's talk it through and see if I can help.
As a parent myself, I am very down to earth, empathic and patient, with lots of compassion and understanding for all the struggles that people go through.
Are you struggling with stress, feeling overwhelmed or unhappy? One of your loved ones finding life rather hard to cope with? Perhaps you are at the end of your tether with your partner and fearing the worst for the survival of your relationship. Or does it just needs a bit of TLC? If you are looking for some effective and compassionate help, for someone to listen and understand your difficulties, and help you find some relief and answers, then why not reach out and let's talk it through and see if I can help.
01353 883244 View 01353 883244
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Dr Emma Sinclair
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Cambridge CB1  (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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Dr Kirsty Langley
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cambridge CB1  (Online Only)
I offer specialist assessment and therapeutic support for the whole family. You may be here because you have experienced loss on your journey to parenthood, a traumatic birth, find parenthood overwhelming or perhaps having children has reignited painful memories from your own childhood. I can support you to understand and process such experiences, as well as what parenting triggers for you personally. Working together we can find strategies to thrive beyond what has brought you here.
I offer specialist assessment and therapeutic support for the whole family. You may be here because you have experienced loss on your journey to parenthood, a traumatic birth, find parenthood overwhelming or perhaps having children has reignited painful memories from your own childhood. I can support you to understand and process such experiences, as well as what parenting triggers for you personally. Working together we can find strategies to thrive beyond what has brought you here.
0116 497 6682 View 0116 497 6682
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Leigh Counselling Services
Counsellor, MA
Verified Verified
Cambridge CB5
Are you struggling with difficult, painful emotions? Do you ever feel you're drowning in the pressures and stresses of everyday life? It happens to all of us at some point. Talking about your personal concerns can help to put them into perspective and find a way forward. Perhaps you're dealing with a family bereavement or a personal crisis? Maybe you're a parent struggling with the challenges of living with a teenager? Sharing your feelings with someone who's understanding and empathic can be life-changing, Seeking out solutions to what is testing you will give you the focus to deal with those difficulties and motivate you forward.
Are you struggling with difficult, painful emotions? Do you ever feel you're drowning in the pressures and stresses of everyday life? It happens to all of us at some point. Talking about your personal concerns can help to put them into perspective and find a way forward. Perhaps you're dealing with a family bereavement or a personal crisis? Maybe you're a parent struggling with the challenges of living with a teenager? Sharing your feelings with someone who's understanding and empathic can be life-changing, Seeking out solutions to what is testing you will give you the focus to deal with those difficulties and motivate you forward.
01493 801393 View 01493 801393
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Maita Nichols
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Cambridge CB1  (Online Only)
I also have experience of teaching, parenting and step parenting which means I’m familiar with different family dynamics.
If things aren't going well at the moment and you feel alone then maybe I can help? I offer the opportunity to explore whatever may be causing you pain and anxiety in a safe and caring space. Some people come because they want short term help with a particular issue which may be causing them problems with getting on with the process of living. Other people come because they would like to work longer term with a complexity of issues sometimes originating from childhood. Whatever is worrying you book a free initial assessment and see if working with me helps make a difference. I offer discounts for refugees.
I also have experience of teaching, parenting and step parenting which means I’m familiar with different family dynamics.
If things aren't going well at the moment and you feel alone then maybe I can help? I offer the opportunity to explore whatever may be causing you pain and anxiety in a safe and caring space. Some people come because they want short term help with a particular issue which may be causing them problems with getting on with the process of living. Other people come because they would like to work longer term with a complexity of issues sometimes originating from childhood. Whatever is worrying you book a free initial assessment and see if working with me helps make a difference. I offer discounts for refugees.
01223 658364 View 01223 658364
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Dr Liana Amunts
Psychotherapist, PhD, BPC
Verified Verified
Cambridge CB5
Usually, people seek therapy following some sort of an emotional crisis, a breakdown or a break-up in relationship, loss and bereavement, even following positive experiences like becoming a parent.
We all might experience difficult times in life; feeling complicated feelings and struggling to understand what is going on for you and why is a normal occurrence. Using my knowledge and extensive experience as a psychotherapist I provide a safe, confidential and non-judgmental space to explore your issues and reflect on your situation. A greater understanding of your internal world will enable you to gain insight into how you operate and understand yourself better. The therapeutic process will enable you to change your life and your relationships. I offer a safe space to faciliate the delicate journey of exploring.
Usually, people seek therapy following some sort of an emotional crisis, a breakdown or a break-up in relationship, loss and bereavement, even following positive experiences like becoming a parent.
We all might experience difficult times in life; feeling complicated feelings and struggling to understand what is going on for you and why is a normal occurrence. Using my knowledge and extensive experience as a psychotherapist I provide a safe, confidential and non-judgmental space to explore your issues and reflect on your situation. A greater understanding of your internal world will enable you to gain insight into how you operate and understand yourself better. The therapeutic process will enable you to change your life and your relationships. I offer a safe space to faciliate the delicate journey of exploring.
01223 628063 View 01223 628063
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Neuro Coral Psychology; Autism & ADHD specialists
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Cambridge CB1
Our support sessions can be used to learn more about neurodivergence, to support adjustment to diagnosis, to explore tricky parenting dilemmas, or to think about what might help at school or work.
Hello! I'm Dr Lisa Weston, a Chartered Clinical Psychologist leading a small team of experienced clinicians. We offer Autism, ADHD, and Learning Disability diagnostic assessments and support sessions for children, young people and adults, in Cambridgeshire and beyond. We are skilled in assessing features of neurodivergence which are often missed, including in girls and women or those who may mask their differences. Having previously worked in an NHS diagnostic assessment service, I recognise how important it is for people to have a positive experience of their assessment and post diagnostic support.
Our support sessions can be used to learn more about neurodivergence, to support adjustment to diagnosis, to explore tricky parenting dilemmas, or to think about what might help at school or work.
Hello! I'm Dr Lisa Weston, a Chartered Clinical Psychologist leading a small team of experienced clinicians. We offer Autism, ADHD, and Learning Disability diagnostic assessments and support sessions for children, young people and adults, in Cambridgeshire and beyond. We are skilled in assessing features of neurodivergence which are often missed, including in girls and women or those who may mask their differences. Having previously worked in an NHS diagnostic assessment service, I recognise how important it is for people to have a positive experience of their assessment and post diagnostic support.
01480 772097 View 01480 772097
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Emma Dunsford
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cambridge CB10
Hi, I’m Emma. I’m an Integrative Relational Therapist, but most importantly I’m a human, who understands that being human can be hard sometimes. As an Integrative Therapist, I am trained in a variety of approaches, grounded in empathy, kindness and a genuine belief in the strength and potential of every client I meet. Whether you are struggling with low self-esteem, relationship troubles, parenting issues, or just want someone to talk to, I can offer a compassionate and understanding space, where your feelings are validated and heard.
Hi, I’m Emma. I’m an Integrative Relational Therapist, but most importantly I’m a human, who understands that being human can be hard sometimes. As an Integrative Therapist, I am trained in a variety of approaches, grounded in empathy, kindness and a genuine belief in the strength and potential of every client I meet. Whether you are struggling with low self-esteem, relationship troubles, parenting issues, or just want someone to talk to, I can offer a compassionate and understanding space, where your feelings are validated and heard.
01284 333383 View 01284 333383
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Mina Minozzi
Psychologist, MSc, GMBPsS
Verified Verified
Cambridge CB1  (Online Only)
Parent sessions consist of a non-judgmental space where parents' concerns are heard, specific guidance is given, and worries are reassured, resulting in a better understanding of their child and feeling more confident in their parenting.
Understanding your child's feelings and how to respond can be challenging, especially if you were not parented that way. Your child might be experiencing bullying, a lack of confidence, exam stress, social or school anxiety. As an empathetic, experienced child emotion specialist and author, I provide online emotion coaching and teach effective coping strategies. I help build your child's resilience, learn important social skills, and boost their self-esteem. Through my sessions, your child will gain valuable emotional intelligence knowledge and emotion management techniques that have a positive, lasting impact on their future.
Parent sessions consist of a non-judgmental space where parents' concerns are heard, specific guidance is given, and worries are reassured, resulting in a better understanding of their child and feeling more confident in their parenting.
Understanding your child's feelings and how to respond can be challenging, especially if you were not parented that way. Your child might be experiencing bullying, a lack of confidence, exam stress, social or school anxiety. As an empathetic, experienced child emotion specialist and author, I provide online emotion coaching and teach effective coping strategies. I help build your child's resilience, learn important social skills, and boost their self-esteem. Through my sessions, your child will gain valuable emotional intelligence knowledge and emotion management techniques that have a positive, lasting impact on their future.
020 3675 0456 View 020 3675 0456
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Anita Sommers
Counsellor, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Cambridge CB1  (Online Only)
I am a Systemic Psychotherapist with extensive experience working with individuals, couples and families in a variety of settings. I hold a Masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Edgewood College (Madison, Wisconsin, U.S.A) and am currently UKCP Registered. Before starting my private practice, I was employed for six years as a Specialist Clinician for Children’s Social Care by the Cambridgeshire County Council. Prior to this, I ran an outpatient program for individuals struggling with an eating disorder and their families. I work with individuals, couples and families,
I am a Systemic Psychotherapist with extensive experience working with individuals, couples and families in a variety of settings. I hold a Masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Edgewood College (Madison, Wisconsin, U.S.A) and am currently UKCP Registered. Before starting my private practice, I was employed for six years as a Specialist Clinician for Children’s Social Care by the Cambridgeshire County Council. Prior to this, I ran an outpatient program for individuals struggling with an eating disorder and their families. I work with individuals, couples and families,
01223 869504 View 01223 869504
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Bryony Vickers
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Cambridge CB1
I provide a supportive and non judgemental space to explore any issues that are troubling you. ​Having space to to talk things through with an experienced and compassionate professional can be an important part of working though life issues that feel stuck, confusing or painful. ​
I provide a supportive and non judgemental space to explore any issues that are troubling you. ​Having space to to talk things through with an experienced and compassionate professional can be an important part of working though life issues that feel stuck, confusing or painful. ​
01223 658657 View 01223 658657
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Succour Empowering Equality Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Cambridge CB10
Are you noticing and experiencing feelings of worry, and unable to shake it off? Are you increasingly tearful, sad, with low mood, low appetite, experiencing disturbed sleep/lack of a good quality sleep, nightmares, and tiredness? Feeling like something bad is going to happen? If so, do not be alone in your feelings, let's talk about it.
Are you noticing and experiencing feelings of worry, and unable to shake it off? Are you increasingly tearful, sad, with low mood, low appetite, experiencing disturbed sleep/lack of a good quality sleep, nightmares, and tiredness? Feeling like something bad is going to happen? If so, do not be alone in your feelings, let's talk about it.
01482 251689 View 01482 251689
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Jane Jones
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cambridge CB1
Hi, I’m Jane, a qualified integrative counsellor. I work with a wide range of issues including general mental health concerns, anxiety, depression, trauma, women's health, bereavement, self-harm, gender identification, ADHD and more. I work with both adults and young people (age 15 & above) in person at my studio in Cambridge and online via zoom. I believe everyone has the right to be heard and supported. At times life can be very difficult leaving you feeling confused, unhappy, unheard, and restricting you from leading the life you want. I approach each client with empathy and a willingness to listen.
Hi, I’m Jane, a qualified integrative counsellor. I work with a wide range of issues including general mental health concerns, anxiety, depression, trauma, women's health, bereavement, self-harm, gender identification, ADHD and more. I work with both adults and young people (age 15 & above) in person at my studio in Cambridge and online via zoom. I believe everyone has the right to be heard and supported. At times life can be very difficult leaving you feeling confused, unhappy, unheard, and restricting you from leading the life you want. I approach each client with empathy and a willingness to listen.
01223 734552 View 01223 734552
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Sarah Cave
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Cambridge CB2
I work with individuals and couples, working face to face or online. Some of the range of issues I offer support with are relationships, sexual abuse, anxiety & depression. Challenges can arise at any point in our lives affecting us mentally, emotionally and physically. Working through these difficult times I can help facilitate the process, enabling you to reach your own solutions and becoming the best version of yourself. A confidential and safe space in which to feel heard helps build trust providing the opportunity for deeper exploration. I offer short term or long term counselling depending on the clients needs or preferences.
I work with individuals and couples, working face to face or online. Some of the range of issues I offer support with are relationships, sexual abuse, anxiety & depression. Challenges can arise at any point in our lives affecting us mentally, emotionally and physically. Working through these difficult times I can help facilitate the process, enabling you to reach your own solutions and becoming the best version of yourself. A confidential and safe space in which to feel heard helps build trust providing the opportunity for deeper exploration. I offer short term or long term counselling depending on the clients needs or preferences.
01223 658780 View 01223 658780
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Susan Wilson
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Cambridge CB23
As a Psychotherapist with over 15 years of clinical experience I draw primarily on Humanistic and Psychoanalytical theories. My experience working with a diverse client group, has provided me with a vast experience of different presenting issues. For the past 8 years I have been a staff counsellor for Cambridge University seeing clients including academics and researchers.
As a Psychotherapist with over 15 years of clinical experience I draw primarily on Humanistic and Psychoanalytical theories. My experience working with a diverse client group, has provided me with a vast experience of different presenting issues. For the past 8 years I have been a staff counsellor for Cambridge University seeing clients including academics and researchers.
01223 679852 View 01223 679852
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Kate Ahl
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Cambridge CB1  (Online Only)
Therapy is an opportunity to get 'unstuck', to reflect on our relationship to ourselves, to the world, and to others, in an atmosphere that is safe, warm and encouraging. Often my clients are high functioning, intelligent and articulate, but at a crossroads in their personal lives - they may struggle to change relational patterns, make important decisions, or even know what they want in life. Together we explore what is going on at a cognitive, physical, emotional and relational level, identify sources of strength and creativity, and allow space for different aspects of the self to be known.
Therapy is an opportunity to get 'unstuck', to reflect on our relationship to ourselves, to the world, and to others, in an atmosphere that is safe, warm and encouraging. Often my clients are high functioning, intelligent and articulate, but at a crossroads in their personal lives - they may struggle to change relational patterns, make important decisions, or even know what they want in life. Together we explore what is going on at a cognitive, physical, emotional and relational level, identify sources of strength and creativity, and allow space for different aspects of the self to be known.
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Joe Winter
Psychotherapist, PhD, MUKCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cambridge CB4
I am a Cambridge-based experienced Family and Systemic Psychotherapist, working with individuals, couples, families, and chosen families across the lifespan. My work is trauma-informed and explores possibilities and change in relationships. I aim to meet you wherever you are in your lives in a way that connects for you, working with you to foster hope and negotiate obstacles to connection, whatever you may be facing. From a starting point of shared humanity, I commit to showing up to build a safe and trusting therapeutic relationship as a foundation from which to explore your experiences in your important relationships.
I am a Cambridge-based experienced Family and Systemic Psychotherapist, working with individuals, couples, families, and chosen families across the lifespan. My work is trauma-informed and explores possibilities and change in relationships. I aim to meet you wherever you are in your lives in a way that connects for you, working with you to foster hope and negotiate obstacles to connection, whatever you may be facing. From a starting point of shared humanity, I commit to showing up to build a safe and trusting therapeutic relationship as a foundation from which to explore your experiences in your important relationships.
07498 212301 View 07498 212301

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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.