Parenting Counselling in Guildford

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Mum Therapy - Zoom counselling for mums
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Guildford GU1  (Online Only)
Motherhood is profoundly intense and triggering.You deserve to thrive,not just survive day to day, pouring your energy into other people.Clients come to me for help with things like low mood/depression, anxiety, anger, burnout, not enjoying their children and issues with relationships and self confidence. Often my clients have overcome difficult childhoods or life events and find that 'old stuff' bothers them again because of the stresses and triggers of early motherhood. You can talk to me about anything, not just parenting. I work in an LGBTQ+ and neurodiversity-affirming way.
Motherhood is profoundly intense and triggering.You deserve to thrive,not just survive day to day, pouring your energy into other people.Clients come to me for help with things like low mood/depression, anxiety, anger, burnout, not enjoying their children and issues with relationships and self confidence. Often my clients have overcome difficult childhoods or life events and find that 'old stuff' bothers them again because of the stresses and triggers of early motherhood. You can talk to me about anything, not just parenting. I work in an LGBTQ+ and neurodiversity-affirming way.
020 8138 0153 View 020 8138 0153
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Martin Bennett
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Guildford GU1
I explore areas such as; communication, conflict, sex, parenting, identity, historic and current abuse and the 'family system' to help bring understanding around dysfunctional patterns of behaviour and their consequences, in the past and the present.
I am qualified as an integrative counsellor and my busy private practice reflects a broad range of clients and their issues. I work with people of all ages, from all backgrounds struggling with anxiety, depression, addiction and stress. I also have experience of clients with bereavement, loss, panic attacks, trauma, sex and pornography addiction, anger and eating disorders. I work with individuals and couples and favour a systemic approach looking at context, social environment and behaviour patterns as well as attachments from the past that impact the present.
I explore areas such as; communication, conflict, sex, parenting, identity, historic and current abuse and the 'family system' to help bring understanding around dysfunctional patterns of behaviour and their consequences, in the past and the present.
I am qualified as an integrative counsellor and my busy private practice reflects a broad range of clients and their issues. I work with people of all ages, from all backgrounds struggling with anxiety, depression, addiction and stress. I also have experience of clients with bereavement, loss, panic attacks, trauma, sex and pornography addiction, anger and eating disorders. I work with individuals and couples and favour a systemic approach looking at context, social environment and behaviour patterns as well as attachments from the past that impact the present.
07480 779802 View 07480 779802
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Carolina Parker Frohlich
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Guildford GU5
A warm welcome to private individual therapy with Carolina. I specialise in acute anxiety, depression, relationship issues, childhood trauma, anger, stress, burnout, insomnia, family issues, parenting, children's difficulties, bereavement, ADHD, addictions, trauma, and PTSD. I provide bespoke Integrative psychotherapy, counselling, coaching—in-person and online. With a compassionate demeanour, I bring a unique blend of clinical expertise and a nuanced understanding of human behaviour, drawing from a wealth of experience and a rich professional background in the corporate world, high-performing sectors, education, academia, and life.
A warm welcome to private individual therapy with Carolina. I specialise in acute anxiety, depression, relationship issues, childhood trauma, anger, stress, burnout, insomnia, family issues, parenting, children's difficulties, bereavement, ADHD, addictions, trauma, and PTSD. I provide bespoke Integrative psychotherapy, counselling, coaching—in-person and online. With a compassionate demeanour, I bring a unique blend of clinical expertise and a nuanced understanding of human behaviour, drawing from a wealth of experience and a rich professional background in the corporate world, high-performing sectors, education, academia, and life.
01279 598235 View 01279 598235
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Maddy Coates
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Guildford GU1
I am a person centred, systemic, psychodynamic counsellor and Relate trained in relationship counselling. I help people with anxiety, depression, low mood and loneliness, self harm, eating issues, retirement, parenting, separation and the way they relate to others. Couples come to me to work through their underlying issues, patterns of conflict, communication challenges, parental differences, feelings about roles and responsibilities, beliefs from childhood or difficult life obstacles. Individuals face these issues too and also seek support on how to stay or if it is time to leave.
I am a person centred, systemic, psychodynamic counsellor and Relate trained in relationship counselling. I help people with anxiety, depression, low mood and loneliness, self harm, eating issues, retirement, parenting, separation and the way they relate to others. Couples come to me to work through their underlying issues, patterns of conflict, communication challenges, parental differences, feelings about roles and responsibilities, beliefs from childhood or difficult life obstacles. Individuals face these issues too and also seek support on how to stay or if it is time to leave.
07401 271240 View 07401 271240
Photo of Sarah Holburn, Counsellor in Guildford, England
Sarah Holburn
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Guildford GU2
Life can be challenging for many reasons. I aim to provide you with a warm, safe and confidential space to explore what is troubling you. I appreciate that it can be daunting to seek help when things are difficult. I am passionate about the benefits of both short and long-term talking therapy to reduce isolation and uncover choices. I have worked with clients experiencing depression, anxiety, relationship issues, chronic illness, disability, loneliness, trauma, abuse; sexual and psychological, domestic violence, work related stress, addiction, parenting issues, infertility, loss and bereavement and more - contact me to discuss.
Life can be challenging for many reasons. I aim to provide you with a warm, safe and confidential space to explore what is troubling you. I appreciate that it can be daunting to seek help when things are difficult. I am passionate about the benefits of both short and long-term talking therapy to reduce isolation and uncover choices. I have worked with clients experiencing depression, anxiety, relationship issues, chronic illness, disability, loneliness, trauma, abuse; sexual and psychological, domestic violence, work related stress, addiction, parenting issues, infertility, loss and bereavement and more - contact me to discuss.
01252 978285 View 01252 978285
Photo of Madeleine Tebbet, Psychologist in Guildford, England
Madeleine Tebbet
Psychologist, PsychD, CPsychol
Verified Verified
Guildford GU1
As a Clinical Psychologist I offer treatment for a range of presenting difficulties including anxiety, depression and trauma. I specialise in working with parents, parents-to-be and those trying to conceive. I also have further training and experience in working with conception and pregnancy after loss. I work closely with my clients to build a true understanding of their story and what has brought them to therapy. This enables me to develop individualised treatment plans grounded in the evidence base.
As a Clinical Psychologist I offer treatment for a range of presenting difficulties including anxiety, depression and trauma. I specialise in working with parents, parents-to-be and those trying to conceive. I also have further training and experience in working with conception and pregnancy after loss. I work closely with my clients to build a true understanding of their story and what has brought them to therapy. This enables me to develop individualised treatment plans grounded in the evidence base.
01252 942467 View 01252 942467
Photo of Wendy Leverett Wilson, Counsellor in Guildford, England
Wendy Leverett Wilson
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Guildford GU1
Hi my name is Wendy and I understand it can be difficult to approach someone for support especially if you are feeling overwhelmed with emotions . We all face challenges in life, some of which we can easily manage while others we find ourselves struggling with and needing greater support. No matter what difficulties you are having or how large or small it feels, I can offer you the time and place for you to explore your feelings and emotions, to find acceptance and understanding in a trusted relationship. At a pace to suit you we can work together in making the changes in your life that can help you feel more in control and at ease
Hi my name is Wendy and I understand it can be difficult to approach someone for support especially if you are feeling overwhelmed with emotions . We all face challenges in life, some of which we can easily manage while others we find ourselves struggling with and needing greater support. No matter what difficulties you are having or how large or small it feels, I can offer you the time and place for you to explore your feelings and emotions, to find acceptance and understanding in a trusted relationship. At a pace to suit you we can work together in making the changes in your life that can help you feel more in control and at ease
07588 731677 View 07588 731677
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Christopher Vincent
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Guildford GU1
I help you feel heard in your relationships and help you listen accurately. I educate you in some of the basics of neuroscience to help you make sense of why your brain guides you in the way it does. I coach you in exploring how your past can continue to affect and infect your present so you can choose to do something different that will make a difference.
I help you feel heard in your relationships and help you listen accurately. I educate you in some of the basics of neuroscience to help you make sense of why your brain guides you in the way it does. I coach you in exploring how your past can continue to affect and infect your present so you can choose to do something different that will make a difference.
020 8103 6059 View 020 8103 6059
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Rebecca Hitch
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Guildford GU2
Hi. You're probably here because you are finding life tough. Life can be so hard, and it can feel even harder finding help. After years of working in Education and the NHS, I know how tricky it can be to access support. I aim to fill that gap. I work particularly with neurodivergence (ADHD, autism etc): with young people struggling + using tricky coping strategies; with parents who feel lost + overwhelmed; and with adults who are for the first time learning who they are + need help to figure that all out. I also specialise in eating disorders, self harm, body image, anxiety, OCD, trauma. Maybe I can help?
Hi. You're probably here because you are finding life tough. Life can be so hard, and it can feel even harder finding help. After years of working in Education and the NHS, I know how tricky it can be to access support. I aim to fill that gap. I work particularly with neurodivergence (ADHD, autism etc): with young people struggling + using tricky coping strategies; with parents who feel lost + overwhelmed; and with adults who are for the first time learning who they are + need help to figure that all out. I also specialise in eating disorders, self harm, body image, anxiety, OCD, trauma. Maybe I can help?
01483 968083 View 01483 968083
Photo of Charles Martin, Counsellor in Guildford, England
Charles Martin
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Guildford GU1
I offer a safe, gentle and honest space for you to express and explore your life, from your past, your present circumstance, or aspirations for your future, to help you find and coalesce your choices and your potency. I have worked with a broad range of people over the years, and I work towards helping you face your challenges and pain and stuckness; consider new perspectives; realise your potential, and making true choices and transformation in your life.
I offer a safe, gentle and honest space for you to express and explore your life, from your past, your present circumstance, or aspirations for your future, to help you find and coalesce your choices and your potency. I have worked with a broad range of people over the years, and I work towards helping you face your challenges and pain and stuckness; consider new perspectives; realise your potential, and making true choices and transformation in your life.
01483 968121 View 01483 968121
Photo of Dominik Czekman, Psychotherapist in Guildford, England
Dominik Czekman
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Guildford GU1  (Online Only)
I am a qualified Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist and a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). As an integrative therapist, I utilise a range of techniques from various theoretical models, tailored to your individual needs. I have experience providing short term and long term therapy for adults, children and young adults from various backgrounds and cultures and my expertise can help support those with a variety of concerns.
I am a qualified Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist and a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). As an integrative therapist, I utilise a range of techniques from various theoretical models, tailored to your individual needs. I have experience providing short term and long term therapy for adults, children and young adults from various backgrounds and cultures and my expertise can help support those with a variety of concerns.
0121 728 2348 View 0121 728 2348
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Penny Simmonite
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Guildford GU2
You may be feeling life is just too much to manage right now, perhaps you've had a bereavement or loss, or maybe something from the past is impacting on how you are feeling. Asking for professional help can feel daunting, but once you've made that decision, it can bring relief and then finding the right person, who can hear your concerns and support you, is really important. I can offer a safe, confidential space and give you the time and space to explore what is going on for you, to help you gain awareness and insight into what's troubling you and help you reach your goals.
You may be feeling life is just too much to manage right now, perhaps you've had a bereavement or loss, or maybe something from the past is impacting on how you are feeling. Asking for professional help can feel daunting, but once you've made that decision, it can bring relief and then finding the right person, who can hear your concerns and support you, is really important. I can offer a safe, confidential space and give you the time and space to explore what is going on for you, to help you gain awareness and insight into what's troubling you and help you reach your goals.
01372 236068 View 01372 236068
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Jo Evans
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Guildford GU4
Hello and thank-you for viewing my profile. Are you feeling anxious, sad, depressed or frustrated with life? Are you struggling with marital difficulties, relational conflicts or stresses at work? Are you looking for a trusting person to talk about your troubles? I am here to listen, to journey with you through your difficulties; by offering a safe, trusting and confidential space to share your thoughts and feelings; to help you understand your difficulties, how to cope and manage life better.
Hello and thank-you for viewing my profile. Are you feeling anxious, sad, depressed or frustrated with life? Are you struggling with marital difficulties, relational conflicts or stresses at work? Are you looking for a trusting person to talk about your troubles? I am here to listen, to journey with you through your difficulties; by offering a safe, trusting and confidential space to share your thoughts and feelings; to help you understand your difficulties, how to cope and manage life better.
01256 632498 View 01256 632498
Photo of Naomi Brewer, Counsellor in Guildford, England
Naomi Brewer
Counsellor, MA, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Guildford GU1
You are brave to get this far, I am here to help you go further; to become strong in your mental and emotional health. I believe that when pain we carry is faced in counselling, with insight, gentleness and compassion, healing comes. Healing then releases energy which enables you to be and to live well. Many people survive through not just childhood, but large junks of their lives and need to re-learn how to thrive instead. At times your true self and needs are so removed from your focus that functioning on a daily basis isan uphill challenge as you carry anxiety, depression, PTSD or battle negative feelings or feel misunderstood.
You are brave to get this far, I am here to help you go further; to become strong in your mental and emotional health. I believe that when pain we carry is faced in counselling, with insight, gentleness and compassion, healing comes. Healing then releases energy which enables you to be and to live well. Many people survive through not just childhood, but large junks of their lives and need to re-learn how to thrive instead. At times your true self and needs are so removed from your focus that functioning on a daily basis isan uphill challenge as you carry anxiety, depression, PTSD or battle negative feelings or feel misunderstood.
0121 728 2349 View 0121 728 2349
Photo of Ben Lee Counselling, Counsellor in Guildford, England
Ben Lee Counselling
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Guildford GU5
If you are struggling day to day with anxiety, depression or feeling overwhelmed and don’t know where to turn I can help. Seeking therapy is a strength, not a weakness. By providing a safe, calm space to explore the issues (known or unknown) to work towards finding your true self again.
If you are struggling day to day with anxiety, depression or feeling overwhelmed and don’t know where to turn I can help. Seeking therapy is a strength, not a weakness. By providing a safe, calm space to explore the issues (known or unknown) to work towards finding your true self again.
07739 142754 View 07739 142754
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Nic Perrins
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Guildford GU1
Depressed? Feeling sad? Anxious? Panic attacks? Grieving? I'm here to listen to and support you in your journey to wellness. I'm a qualified therapist experienced in helping clients work through their thoughts and emotions. I've been honoured to be helping people on their journey toward mental well-being for several years now.
Depressed? Feeling sad? Anxious? Panic attacks? Grieving? I'm here to listen to and support you in your journey to wellness. I'm a qualified therapist experienced in helping clients work through their thoughts and emotions. I've been honoured to be helping people on their journey toward mental well-being for several years now.
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Evelyn Gaunt
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Guildford GU3
EMDR Therapy can be helpful for PTSD and Trauma, whether a one off incident or chronic trauma such as childhood abuse or neglect and many other mental health presentations, such as body dysmorphia, grief, self-esteem, chronic pain, anxiety, sexual assault, childhood neglect, domestic abuse and more. Many of these presentations can leave you feeling isolated, frustrated and helpless, by processing these via bilateral stimulation to a resolution, life can become more manageable and less triggering, allowing you to achieve your goals.
EMDR Therapy can be helpful for PTSD and Trauma, whether a one off incident or chronic trauma such as childhood abuse or neglect and many other mental health presentations, such as body dysmorphia, grief, self-esteem, chronic pain, anxiety, sexual assault, childhood neglect, domestic abuse and more. Many of these presentations can leave you feeling isolated, frustrated and helpless, by processing these via bilateral stimulation to a resolution, life can become more manageable and less triggering, allowing you to achieve your goals.
01483 694867 View 01483 694867
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Anna-Therapeutic Empowerment
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Guildford GU2
Hello,My name is Anna, welcome to my profile. You might be reaching to try counselling for a first time or you've tried before and didn't notice any difference in yourself or in your life? First of all, well done for making this first step- trying to find out the right counsellor for you. I offer a warm, safe, confidential, non-judgemental and empathetic environment where we could build a trust between us- something so important in therapy room.My aim is to offer a space for you where you could gain more understanding of yourself.I believe that I am able to provide a calm space, which allows you to feel safe to talk about yourself
Hello,My name is Anna, welcome to my profile. You might be reaching to try counselling for a first time or you've tried before and didn't notice any difference in yourself or in your life? First of all, well done for making this first step- trying to find out the right counsellor for you. I offer a warm, safe, confidential, non-judgemental and empathetic environment where we could build a trust between us- something so important in therapy room.My aim is to offer a space for you where you could gain more understanding of yourself.I believe that I am able to provide a calm space, which allows you to feel safe to talk about yourself
01483 967938 View 01483 967938
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Sophia Grant
Psychotherapist, PhD, MBACP
Verified Verified
Guildford GU2
Hello I'm Sophia, a transpersonal psychotherapist fully insured and registered with the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (MBACP). I aim to help clients develop a greater sense of meaning, purpose, and connection with themselves and the world around them. I also support integration work from altered states.
Hello I'm Sophia, a transpersonal psychotherapist fully insured and registered with the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (MBACP). I aim to help clients develop a greater sense of meaning, purpose, and connection with themselves and the world around them. I also support integration work from altered states.
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Photo of Joan Parnell, Psychotherapist in Guildford, England
Joan Parnell
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Guildford GU1
I am a qualified Cognitive Behavioural Therapist, Play Therapist and Mental Health Nurse. I have a wealth of experience working with children, adolescents, families and adults. I have worked in a variety of mental health settings within the NHS in therapist roles. These included child and adolescent mental health teams, and several specialist eating disorders services. I specialise in treating eating disorders, depression, anxiety, emotional and behavioural problems. As a CBT therapist I aim to help people to identify their unhealthy thoughts and behaviours, and collaboratively work together to challenge these and bring about change
I am a qualified Cognitive Behavioural Therapist, Play Therapist and Mental Health Nurse. I have a wealth of experience working with children, adolescents, families and adults. I have worked in a variety of mental health settings within the NHS in therapist roles. These included child and adolescent mental health teams, and several specialist eating disorders services. I specialise in treating eating disorders, depression, anxiety, emotional and behavioural problems. As a CBT therapist I aim to help people to identify their unhealthy thoughts and behaviours, and collaboratively work together to challenge these and bring about change
01483 967829 View 01483 967829

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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.