Parenting Counselling in Harrogate

Photo of Margaret Wilson - Margaret Wilson - Child and Adolescent Counsellor, MUKCP, Psychotherapist
Margaret Wilson - Child and Adolescent Counsellor
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Harrogate HG2
I am an experienced Child, Young Person and Parent Psychotherapist based in Harrogate. There are times when we can struggle emotionally. For children and young people it is often difficult to understand their own emotions or be able to express their thoughts. Sometimes this leads to overwhelming and confusing feelings, with behaviours that seems stuck, often resulting in low self-esteem and struggles with peer or family relationships. Individual counselling or creative therapy in a safe supportive space to explore emotions, feelings and develop an understanding of our thoughts can build communication skills and emotional resilience.
I am an experienced Child, Young Person and Parent Psychotherapist based in Harrogate. There are times when we can struggle emotionally. For children and young people it is often difficult to understand their own emotions or be able to express their thoughts. Sometimes this leads to overwhelming and confusing feelings, with behaviours that seems stuck, often resulting in low self-esteem and struggles with peer or family relationships. Individual counselling or creative therapy in a safe supportive space to explore emotions, feelings and develop an understanding of our thoughts can build communication skills and emotional resilience.
01423 449146 View 01423 449146
Photo of Lucy Thompson, MBACP, Counsellor
Lucy Thompson
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Harrogate HG2
I have worked with many clients over the last 14 years, in addition to couples I am also very experienced at working with bereavement, life as a carer, parenting, and relationships in general.
I am an experienced Couples Counsellor and have helped many couples to get their relationship back on track. Couples I see are often struggling with a sense of 'Where has our love gone?' Feeling desperately disconnected from one another they have lost the ability to communicate without falling into old familiar patterns and arguments. Together we will work at looking at the cycle you get caught in and how to recognise this so you can stop it. We will find new ways of communicating so you can hear each other and respond differently. This will help strengthen bonds and connection so you can begin to enjoy life together again.
I have worked with many clients over the last 14 years, in addition to couples I am also very experienced at working with bereavement, life as a carer, parenting, and relationships in general.
I am an experienced Couples Counsellor and have helped many couples to get their relationship back on track. Couples I see are often struggling with a sense of 'Where has our love gone?' Feeling desperately disconnected from one another they have lost the ability to communicate without falling into old familiar patterns and arguments. Together we will work at looking at the cycle you get caught in and how to recognise this so you can stop it. We will find new ways of communicating so you can hear each other and respond differently. This will help strengthen bonds and connection so you can begin to enjoy life together again.
01423 803633 View 01423 803633
Photo of Rachel Casper-White - All Things Therapy & Training Ltd, MA, MBACP, Psychotherapist
All Things Therapy & Training Ltd
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Harrogate HG1
We work with children, young people, adults, couples, parents and families. We offer inclusive therapy to support those who hold a diagnosis of neurodiversity or behavioural/emotional difficulty. We also work with parents to discuss parenting strategies to build resilience in the household. We work with anyone from any background with a number of problems. These can include: behavioural and emotional problems, suicidal ideation, trauma, self-esteem, depression, anxiety, parenting, family relationships, divorce, bereavement, illness, developmental disorders, eating disorders and more.
We work with children, young people, adults, couples, parents and families. We offer inclusive therapy to support those who hold a diagnosis of neurodiversity or behavioural/emotional difficulty. We also work with parents to discuss parenting strategies to build resilience in the household. We work with anyone from any background with a number of problems. These can include: behavioural and emotional problems, suicidal ideation, trauma, self-esteem, depression, anxiety, parenting, family relationships, divorce, bereavement, illness, developmental disorders, eating disorders and more.
01756 639053 View 01756 639053
Photo of Toni Denton, MBACP Accred, Counsellor
Toni Denton
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Harrogate HG1
Sometimes we find ourselves stuck and unsure of how to move forward. This could be due to a big life change, loss, relationship issues, parenting issues, anxiety, depression or making an important decision (to name a few). Maybe you don’t know why you feel stuck or unhappy and feel that you shouldn’t be! You’ve taken the first step by reaching out for help. I realise that counselling can feel daunting and overwhelming. I can offer you a safe, confidential space to explore any obstacle that you are struggling with, without judgement. Sometimes we need someone to just listen.
Sometimes we find ourselves stuck and unsure of how to move forward. This could be due to a big life change, loss, relationship issues, parenting issues, anxiety, depression or making an important decision (to name a few). Maybe you don’t know why you feel stuck or unhappy and feel that you shouldn’t be! You’ve taken the first step by reaching out for help. I realise that counselling can feel daunting and overwhelming. I can offer you a safe, confidential space to explore any obstacle that you are struggling with, without judgement. Sometimes we need someone to just listen.
0113 519 0347 View 0113 519 0347
Photo of Nina Louise Preston - Systemisk Psychology , MSc, CPsychol, Psychologist
Systemisk Psychology
Psychologist, MSc, CPsychol
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Harrogate HG3
Nina & Aiveen are Clinical Directors of Sytemisk Psychology. Our team is made up of experienced, HCPC registered Psychologists. We are skilled at identifying clients needs and tailor making evidence-based therapy, designed to have maximum impact. Choosing a therapist can feel more complex than it needs to be. We have extensive clinical training that enables us to work with you to design the approach that is right for you, and achieves the desired outcomes you want. Good quality therapy should be effective and value for money. Let us support you to make holistic, wellbeing gains that have the potential for life long impact.
Nina & Aiveen are Clinical Directors of Sytemisk Psychology. Our team is made up of experienced, HCPC registered Psychologists. We are skilled at identifying clients needs and tailor making evidence-based therapy, designed to have maximum impact. Choosing a therapist can feel more complex than it needs to be. We have extensive clinical training that enables us to work with you to design the approach that is right for you, and achieves the desired outcomes you want. Good quality therapy should be effective and value for money. Let us support you to make holistic, wellbeing gains that have the potential for life long impact.
01423 648790 View 01423 648790
Photo of Amanda Louise Donkin, MBACP, Counsellor
Amanda Louise Donkin
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Harrogate HG1  (Online Only)
Why counselling? Counselling can help with all sorts of different issues. It can help with positive events such as choosing a direction in life or reaching your full potential. There may be things from your past that you would like to tackle or there may be things in the present that you want to try and change. Perhaps you are experiencing significant events in your life such as getting married and starting a family, leaving home for the first time or coming to terms with the death of a loved one. ​ ​ ​Maybe you are feeling anxious or stressed, there are many, many reasons why we might need a bit of support .
Why counselling? Counselling can help with all sorts of different issues. It can help with positive events such as choosing a direction in life or reaching your full potential. There may be things from your past that you would like to tackle or there may be things in the present that you want to try and change. Perhaps you are experiencing significant events in your life such as getting married and starting a family, leaving home for the first time or coming to terms with the death of a loved one. ​ ​ ​Maybe you are feeling anxious or stressed, there are many, many reasons why we might need a bit of support .
07764 168823 View 07764 168823
Photo of Sylvie Laura Simonds, PhD, MBACP Accred, Psychotherapist
Sylvie Laura Simonds
Psychotherapist, PhD, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Harrogate HG1
“I believe psychotherapy and counselling is an art – and an art of holding, containing, exploring and making sense of one’s internal and external worlds. I provide compassionate, and creative analytical therapeutic support for those experiencing psychic suffering, distress and emotional pain. ”
“I believe psychotherapy and counselling is an art – and an art of holding, containing, exploring and making sense of one’s internal and external worlds. I provide compassionate, and creative analytical therapeutic support for those experiencing psychic suffering, distress and emotional pain. ”
07530 922166 View 07530 922166
Photo of Ruth Tarr, PhD, Psychotherapist
Ruth Tarr
Psychotherapist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Harrogate HG1  (Online Only)
Hi! I'm Ruth, a Psychotherapist, working with clients aged 8 and up, especially families, and I'd like to help you. Are you struggling with feeling anxious, overwhelmed or uncertain about your life? Do you have a child or young person experiencing anxiety, overwhelm, or having emotional moodswings that may be negatively impacting on family life? Perhaps you feel like you don't know how best to support them? Would you like to feel (or like your child to feel) more resilient, calm and balanced? Would you like help getting comfortable with your uncomfortable feelings?
Hi! I'm Ruth, a Psychotherapist, working with clients aged 8 and up, especially families, and I'd like to help you. Are you struggling with feeling anxious, overwhelmed or uncertain about your life? Do you have a child or young person experiencing anxiety, overwhelm, or having emotional moodswings that may be negatively impacting on family life? Perhaps you feel like you don't know how best to support them? Would you like to feel (or like your child to feel) more resilient, calm and balanced? Would you like help getting comfortable with your uncomfortable feelings?
01347 668074 View 01347 668074
Photo of Wendy Leverett Wilson, Counsellor
Wendy Leverett Wilson
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Harrogate HG1
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
Photo of Karen Michelle Hunt - Root and Flourish Counselling Services, MBACP, Counsellor
Root and Flourish Counselling Services
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Harrogate HG1
The breakdown of our current circumstances can leave us feeling overwhelmed, anxious, and as if life is unmanageable. Relationship issues, bereavement, addiction, trauma, health concerns, OCD, depression, and work-related problems can all contribute to these feelings. Such painful moments in life may trigger an overwhelming response to past trauma and have an immediate impact on our lives, leaving us feeling isolated and misunderstood, with nowhere to turn. As an experienced counsellor/psychotherapist, I have worked with individuals from various backgrounds for over 20 years, providing a warm, empathetic space for in-person or onlin
The breakdown of our current circumstances can leave us feeling overwhelmed, anxious, and as if life is unmanageable. Relationship issues, bereavement, addiction, trauma, health concerns, OCD, depression, and work-related problems can all contribute to these feelings. Such painful moments in life may trigger an overwhelming response to past trauma and have an immediate impact on our lives, leaving us feeling isolated and misunderstood, with nowhere to turn. As an experienced counsellor/psychotherapist, I have worked with individuals from various backgrounds for over 20 years, providing a warm, empathetic space for in-person or onlin
01723 334245 View 01723 334245
Photo of Helen Vipan, DCounsPsych, MBACP, Psychotherapist
Helen Vipan
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Harrogate HG2
Not accepting new clients
People come to counselling for many different reasons - you may be struggling with a recent crisis or difficulty, or decided now is the time to address a long-standing problem. Talking to people you know may be just too difficult or not really helping. I work in a person-centred and relational way, offering you warmth, respect and acceptance; and will not judge you, whatever you struggle with. I have worked with many different issues and believe that in a caring, supportive and confidential environment, you will be able to explore your difficulties, and find your way to a more fulfilling life.
People come to counselling for many different reasons - you may be struggling with a recent crisis or difficulty, or decided now is the time to address a long-standing problem. Talking to people you know may be just too difficult or not really helping. I work in a person-centred and relational way, offering you warmth, respect and acceptance; and will not judge you, whatever you struggle with. I have worked with many different issues and believe that in a caring, supportive and confidential environment, you will be able to explore your difficulties, and find your way to a more fulfilling life.
01423 449122 View 01423 449122
Photo of Nicola Smith, MBACP Accred, Psychotherapist
Nicola Smith
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Harrogate HG1
I am a Counsellor and Coach. I work with couples and individuals, I am experienced in working with relationship difficulties, anxiety, loss and many other issues. As a coach I can work with you to make positive changes in your life or work towards a goal or milestone that you feel would really benefit you. In coaching our focus will be on the now and the future. I will use my wealth of experience as a therapist to create a trusting space to explore what is going on for you and where you want to be.
I am a Counsellor and Coach. I work with couples and individuals, I am experienced in working with relationship difficulties, anxiety, loss and many other issues. As a coach I can work with you to make positive changes in your life or work towards a goal or milestone that you feel would really benefit you. In coaching our focus will be on the now and the future. I will use my wealth of experience as a therapist to create a trusting space to explore what is going on for you and where you want to be.
View
Photo of Dolly Cook, DCounsPsych, MNCPS Acc., Counsellor
Dolly Cook
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Harrogate HG3
Hello, I am Dolly and I have worked in the health and well-being field for 15 years supporting both adults and young people. I am passionate about supporting people in a a non judgemental way, offering a safe space where problems can be identified and overcome. Sometimes we just need someone to talk to freely, who doesn’t judge or hand out unwanted advice. Someone you know is really listening to how your feeling and help you make sense of what going on.
Hello, I am Dolly and I have worked in the health and well-being field for 15 years supporting both adults and young people. I am passionate about supporting people in a a non judgemental way, offering a safe space where problems can be identified and overcome. Sometimes we just need someone to talk to freely, who doesn’t judge or hand out unwanted advice. Someone you know is really listening to how your feeling and help you make sense of what going on.
01423 648809 View 01423 648809
Photo of Diane Webb, MA, MUKCP, Psychotherapist
Diane Webb
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Harrogate HG2  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
As a Supervisor & Psychotherapist ( bilingual English-French), over 35 years of my adult life have been dedicated to working with others in their quest for well-being.
As a Supervisor & Psychotherapist ( bilingual English-French), over 35 years of my adult life have been dedicated to working with others in their quest for well-being.
01423 449166 View 01423 449166
Photo of Patrick John Lund - krysallis, DCounsPsych, MBACP Accred, Counsellor
krysallis
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Harrogate HG1
Krysallis provides a group of independent qualified therapists. We offer a variety of therapists each with their own way of working including special areas of interest, with high levels of training and competency, including individuals, young people, family and couples therapy, all using the integrative counselling approach. Krysallis’s common goal is to provide a safe, supportive and confidential space in order to help you address any challenges that you are facing. Our therapists are all Registered Members of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) and work within the BACP Ethical Framework.
Krysallis provides a group of independent qualified therapists. We offer a variety of therapists each with their own way of working including special areas of interest, with high levels of training and competency, including individuals, young people, family and couples therapy, all using the integrative counselling approach. Krysallis’s common goal is to provide a safe, supportive and confidential space in order to help you address any challenges that you are facing. Our therapists are all Registered Members of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) and work within the BACP Ethical Framework.
01423 648846 View 01423 648846
Photo of Judith Mariel Perla Wells, PsychD, MBACP, Counsellor
Judith Mariel Perla Wells
Counsellor, PsychD, MBACP
Verified Verified
Harrogate HG2  (Online Only)
I am an experienced counsellor -offering Individual psychotherapy. I also work with EMDR (eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing), a very effective and proven approach for the treatment of trauma. My approach to therapy is integrative. People are diverse and ways of facing and resolving problems vary from individual to individual I find that sticking to just one fixed approach would be forced and simplistic. I work drawing from different theories and approaches what feels best for each unique individual experience.
I am an experienced counsellor -offering Individual psychotherapy. I also work with EMDR (eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing), a very effective and proven approach for the treatment of trauma. My approach to therapy is integrative. People are diverse and ways of facing and resolving problems vary from individual to individual I find that sticking to just one fixed approach would be forced and simplistic. I work drawing from different theories and approaches what feels best for each unique individual experience.
01423 740394 View 01423 740394
Photo of Claire Lloyd Talking Therapy, MBACP, Psychotherapist
Claire Lloyd Talking Therapy
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Harrogate HG1
Not accepting new clients
Feeling sad, traumatised or disconnected from the world, or perhaps struggling with unhelpful behaviours leaving you feeling anxious and low. This often is a result of conflict with the relationship with ourselves or others, at work or at home. Relational conflict with partners, parents, friendships and colleagues can make us feel vulnerable, unsafe and unable to cope. Clients tend to be the best expert on their experience and often understand what's concerning them but are stuck and unable to find a way through. It takes courage to face into some of our issues but recognising we have them is the hardest part.
Feeling sad, traumatised or disconnected from the world, or perhaps struggling with unhelpful behaviours leaving you feeling anxious and low. This often is a result of conflict with the relationship with ourselves or others, at work or at home. Relational conflict with partners, parents, friendships and colleagues can make us feel vulnerable, unsafe and unable to cope. Clients tend to be the best expert on their experience and often understand what's concerning them but are stuck and unable to find a way through. It takes courage to face into some of our issues but recognising we have them is the hardest part.
01423 803318 View 01423 803318
Photo of Sara W Caswell-Stimpson - Sara Caswell, DCounsPsych, MBACP, Counsellor
Sara Caswell
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Harrogate HG3
Dedicated and highly focused professional with a degree in Child, Adolescent, and Adult Counselling from the renowned Northern Guild with excellent educational credentials and experience in providing therapy services to special needs children and improving the mental health and wellbeing of children. Possess knowledge in behavioral monitoring, psychological testing, research methods, rehabilitation techniques, and psychometrics. Strong communication skills, able to build relationships and manage competing demands result in the achievement of challenging goals. Analytical planner adept at identifying and isolating therapy challenges.
Dedicated and highly focused professional with a degree in Child, Adolescent, and Adult Counselling from the renowned Northern Guild with excellent educational credentials and experience in providing therapy services to special needs children and improving the mental health and wellbeing of children. Possess knowledge in behavioral monitoring, psychological testing, research methods, rehabilitation techniques, and psychometrics. Strong communication skills, able to build relationships and manage competing demands result in the achievement of challenging goals. Analytical planner adept at identifying and isolating therapy challenges.
01347 668101 View 01347 668101
Photo of Margaret Ann McGregor, MBACP Accred, Counsellor
Margaret Ann McGregor
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Harrogate HG3
Hi my name is Margaret I am a 'Person Centred' therapeutic counsellor. My aim is to provide you with a safe, confidential, and non-judgemental space in which to explore your concerns. You may have specific needs such as help with distressing life events such as bereavement, loss, addictions or help with conditions such as anxiety or depression. Perhaps you need to explore personal experiences or you would like to enhance your personal effectiveness.
Hi my name is Margaret I am a 'Person Centred' therapeutic counsellor. My aim is to provide you with a safe, confidential, and non-judgemental space in which to explore your concerns. You may have specific needs such as help with distressing life events such as bereavement, loss, addictions or help with conditions such as anxiety or depression. Perhaps you need to explore personal experiences or you would like to enhance your personal effectiveness.
01423 222467 View 01423 222467
Photo of Catherine Clay - Catherine Clay Psychotherapy, MA, MBACP Accred, Psychotherapist
Catherine Clay Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Harrogate HG1
Perhaps you are reading this profile because you are going through something difficult right now, and you are looking for someone to offer you support without agenda or judgement? Therapy is about creating a compassionate space in which you will be heard and given the time to explore what is going on for you. My role is to help you feel safe and empowered to reflect on your feelings, fears, hopes and frustrations, and to find a way forward that is right for you. So that you can decide if I am the right therapist for you, I am always happy to have a conversation via Zoom before you book an appointment.
Perhaps you are reading this profile because you are going through something difficult right now, and you are looking for someone to offer you support without agenda or judgement? Therapy is about creating a compassionate space in which you will be heard and given the time to explore what is going on for you. My role is to help you feel safe and empowered to reflect on your feelings, fears, hopes and frustrations, and to find a way forward that is right for you. So that you can decide if I am the right therapist for you, I am always happy to have a conversation via Zoom before you book an appointment.
01423 648694 View 01423 648694

See more therapy options for Harrogate

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.