Parenting Counselling in Central London, London

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Dr Melissa Barry
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Central London, London WC2H  (Online Only)
Being a parent/caregiver can sometimes feel very challenging, especially if your child is experiencing difficulties. Are you left wondering whether you are getting it right? It may be that you want to strengthen your relationship with your child and think about how you communicate with each other. We may also think about how you are taking care of your own needs and how to self-regulate your emotions in a healthy manner. Perhaps you are concerned about your child’s mental health and are looking for a way to help your child feel like themselves again. No matter what you are both going through, things can get better.
Being a parent/caregiver can sometimes feel very challenging, especially if your child is experiencing difficulties. Are you left wondering whether you are getting it right? It may be that you want to strengthen your relationship with your child and think about how you communicate with each other. We may also think about how you are taking care of your own needs and how to self-regulate your emotions in a healthy manner. Perhaps you are concerned about your child’s mental health and are looking for a way to help your child feel like themselves again. No matter what you are both going through, things can get better.
020 4538 0073 View 020 4538 0073
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Elodie De-Souza
Psychotherapist, MSc, BACP
Verified Verified
Central London, London EC1N  (Online Only)
I am an MBACP registered psychotherapist. I work with clients of all ages, but have a particular interest in working with children and young people. I have a longstanding interest in how our early relationships affect our development. I offer counselling (including play therapy where appropriate) and parenting support. I work as an integrative therapist. This means I blend elements from different approaches and I tailor this according to each of my client’s needs. This can include exploring how buried thoughts, feelings and experiences shape our current relationships.
I am an MBACP registered psychotherapist. I work with clients of all ages, but have a particular interest in working with children and young people. I have a longstanding interest in how our early relationships affect our development. I offer counselling (including play therapy where appropriate) and parenting support. I work as an integrative therapist. This means I blend elements from different approaches and I tailor this according to each of my client’s needs. This can include exploring how buried thoughts, feelings and experiences shape our current relationships.
020 8106 1902 View 020 8106 1902
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Dr Tej .
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Central London, London WC1B
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.
020 3870 3028 View 020 3870 3028
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Leigh Counselling Services
Counsellor, MA
Verified Verified
Central London, London WC2A
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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Dr Lucy Chantrey
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Central London, London EC1V
I specialise in the psychotherapeutic support of the parents and carers of neurodiverse children / young people pre and post diagnosis, in particular the support of the parents of autistic girls. As well as having lived experience of autism parenting, I have written and researched extensively around the lived experiences of the parents of autistic girls. The support that I offer encompasses both parental mental wellbeing and offering advice and guidance, whether from first suspicions that your child might be autistic, through the journey to diagnosis, with life in-between and beyond.
I specialise in the psychotherapeutic support of the parents and carers of neurodiverse children / young people pre and post diagnosis, in particular the support of the parents of autistic girls. As well as having lived experience of autism parenting, I have written and researched extensively around the lived experiences of the parents of autistic girls. The support that I offer encompasses both parental mental wellbeing and offering advice and guidance, whether from first suspicions that your child might be autistic, through the journey to diagnosis, with life in-between and beyond.
01824 733692 View 01824 733692
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Adele Braun
Psychotherapist, ACP
Verified Verified
Central London, London WC1B  (Online Only)
On the basis of this, I can then offer further assessment, brief or long term therapies and therapeutic parent support.
I have an MPsychpsych (6-year postgraduate training) and I am registered with the Association of Child Psychotherapists (ACP), for work with children and young people up to the age of 25, as well as parents, carers and professionals. I have 20 years of experience working with children and families, including clinical and leadership positions within the NHS and in many mainstream and specialist schools. Most recently, running a specialist CAMHS service within the NHS in West London and as a Visiting Lecturer on Postgraduate mental health courses at the Tavistock & Portman.
On the basis of this, I can then offer further assessment, brief or long term therapies and therapeutic parent support.
I have an MPsychpsych (6-year postgraduate training) and I am registered with the Association of Child Psychotherapists (ACP), for work with children and young people up to the age of 25, as well as parents, carers and professionals. I have 20 years of experience working with children and families, including clinical and leadership positions within the NHS and in many mainstream and specialist schools. Most recently, running a specialist CAMHS service within the NHS in West London and as a Visiting Lecturer on Postgraduate mental health courses at the Tavistock & Portman.
01992 927835 View 01992 927835
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Ben Blair
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Central London, London EC1V
I'm a specialist in working with anger and anxiety, and have extensive experience working with depression, trauma, addictions, relationships & breakups, divorce, parenting, abuse, illness & injury, self-harm and grief.
I’m a BACP registered integrative psychodynamic counsellor. I see clients as individuals with your own unique issues & life experiences, so draw on a wide range of humanistic, psychodynamic & CBT approaches to tailor therapy to your specific needs. I provide a safe, reliable & confidential space where we can develop a trusting relationship to help you feel supported in therapy & free to talk about the issues affecting your life without fear of judgement. Together we can explore the aspects of your life that are troubling you, helping you increase self-awareness & process difficult feelings in order to live in a more satisfying way.
I'm a specialist in working with anger and anxiety, and have extensive experience working with depression, trauma, addictions, relationships & breakups, divorce, parenting, abuse, illness & injury, self-harm and grief.
I’m a BACP registered integrative psychodynamic counsellor. I see clients as individuals with your own unique issues & life experiences, so draw on a wide range of humanistic, psychodynamic & CBT approaches to tailor therapy to your specific needs. I provide a safe, reliable & confidential space where we can develop a trusting relationship to help you feel supported in therapy & free to talk about the issues affecting your life without fear of judgement. Together we can explore the aspects of your life that are troubling you, helping you increase self-awareness & process difficult feelings in order to live in a more satisfying way.
020 4538 8235 View 020 4538 8235
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Lulu Eden
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Central London, London EC4A
I work with a diverse group of people who have emotional issues, whether you are struggling with feelings of anxiety, feeling sad, depression, coping with loss, death, struggling to find your self-confidence or sense of worth, work related stress, struggling with life transitions such as the menopause, becoming a parent, or retirement.
Are you experiencing difficulties and challenges in your life, feeling confused or overwhelmed? We can all experience difficulties and challenges and you may now be feeling confused or overwhelmed by what is going on in your life and not be able to see a way through. In the past you may have been able to resolve your issue on your own or turned to family or friends but perhaps, now, these supports are not available. At times like these it can be helpful to talk to a professional who will provide a confidential space, listen non-judgementally and have the experience to support you explore your thoughts, behaviours and feelings.
I work with a diverse group of people who have emotional issues, whether you are struggling with feelings of anxiety, feeling sad, depression, coping with loss, death, struggling to find your self-confidence or sense of worth, work related stress, struggling with life transitions such as the menopause, becoming a parent, or retirement.
Are you experiencing difficulties and challenges in your life, feeling confused or overwhelmed? We can all experience difficulties and challenges and you may now be feeling confused or overwhelmed by what is going on in your life and not be able to see a way through. In the past you may have been able to resolve your issue on your own or turned to family or friends but perhaps, now, these supports are not available. At times like these it can be helpful to talk to a professional who will provide a confidential space, listen non-judgementally and have the experience to support you explore your thoughts, behaviours and feelings.
020 4538 4833 View 020 4538 4833
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David Weale
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Central London, London WC1H
After years in education I can help with bullying, learning difficulties, adolescence, self-esteem and parenting.
I am a transactional analysis psychotherapist and counsellor. I always appreciate that it takes courage to seek support and the first step can seem daunting. Therapy can help to organise your thoughts and feelings and free you from repeated patterns of behaviour that prevent you from leading a happier and more fulfilling life. You can learn to understand why those patterns are there and how to change them, so that they no longer control what you are trying to achieve for yourself. Following the pandemic, I work online and face to face (depending on availability of space). The virtual setting is calm, confidential and safe.
After years in education I can help with bullying, learning difficulties, adolescence, self-esteem and parenting.
I am a transactional analysis psychotherapist and counsellor. I always appreciate that it takes courage to seek support and the first step can seem daunting. Therapy can help to organise your thoughts and feelings and free you from repeated patterns of behaviour that prevent you from leading a happier and more fulfilling life. You can learn to understand why those patterns are there and how to change them, so that they no longer control what you are trying to achieve for yourself. Following the pandemic, I work online and face to face (depending on availability of space). The virtual setting is calm, confidential and safe.
020 3917 4167 View 020 3917 4167
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Dr Mana Barnett
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Central London, London WC1X
My areas of speciality and interest are anxiety, infertility, relationships, parenting, intersex conditions, psychosexual difficulties, and weight management (help with losing weight).
I view therapy as a collaborative enterprise between client and therapist, with the shared goal of gaining understanding and facilitating a process of acceptance or change. In recognising that we are all unique, each with our own beliefs, values and attitudes about ourselves, others, and the world, I believe that it is important to tailor therapy to the individual needs of my clients. I work with a range of psychological theories and approaches, including Existential-phenomenological therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, and Motivational Enhancement therapy, providing both short and longer-term therapy, where appropriate.
My areas of speciality and interest are anxiety, infertility, relationships, parenting, intersex conditions, psychosexual difficulties, and weight management (help with losing weight).
I view therapy as a collaborative enterprise between client and therapist, with the shared goal of gaining understanding and facilitating a process of acceptance or change. In recognising that we are all unique, each with our own beliefs, values and attitudes about ourselves, others, and the world, I believe that it is important to tailor therapy to the individual needs of my clients. I work with a range of psychological theories and approaches, including Existential-phenomenological therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, and Motivational Enhancement therapy, providing both short and longer-term therapy, where appropriate.
020 3984 9044 View 020 3984 9044
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Samantha Higginson
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Central London, London EC2A
I hold an area of additional interest working with clients whom are on or have been on a difficult fertility, pregnancy , birthing or parenting journey and wish to seek specialist emotional support.
I am a UCKP registered and BACP accredited Integrative psychotherapist and counsellor. I currently practice privately in Shoreditch and on-line. Having previously worked in various counselling and NHS settings providing therapy to clients with a wide range of emotional and psychological needs I am particularly experienced in supporting those who are struggling with depression & low mood, anxiety & overwhelm, identity & self-esteem issues, eating & body issues, relationship problems, addictive behaviours, stress & burn out, lack of direction, life transitions, loss & bereavement, trauma & body-based pain / illness and more...
I hold an area of additional interest working with clients whom are on or have been on a difficult fertility, pregnancy , birthing or parenting journey and wish to seek specialist emotional support.
I am a UCKP registered and BACP accredited Integrative psychotherapist and counsellor. I currently practice privately in Shoreditch and on-line. Having previously worked in various counselling and NHS settings providing therapy to clients with a wide range of emotional and psychological needs I am particularly experienced in supporting those who are struggling with depression & low mood, anxiety & overwhelm, identity & self-esteem issues, eating & body issues, relationship problems, addictive behaviours, stress & burn out, lack of direction, life transitions, loss & bereavement, trauma & body-based pain / illness and more...
07876 140343 View 07876 140343
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Natalie O'Riordan In Treatment London Ltd
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Central London, London EC2R
Often, we find we can function incredibly well in other areas of our life, holding high pressure jobs, juggling multiple areas of responsibility such as parenting, caring for friends and older family members.
When people contact me for professional support, they often want fast results so as to be able to quickly start to feel better and to feel more in control. Over a period of more than 10 years as a Psychotherapist, I have developed a way of working that quickly allows people to feel more in control amidst the most complex of issues we face as humans. Whether it is a sudden, short-term situation that you need help to deal with, or a long-term ongoing issue that you have recently decided to address, I take a direct, action-led approach to helping you to tackle these challenges.
Often, we find we can function incredibly well in other areas of our life, holding high pressure jobs, juggling multiple areas of responsibility such as parenting, caring for friends and older family members.
When people contact me for professional support, they often want fast results so as to be able to quickly start to feel better and to feel more in control. Over a period of more than 10 years as a Psychotherapist, I have developed a way of working that quickly allows people to feel more in control amidst the most complex of issues we face as humans. Whether it is a sudden, short-term situation that you need help to deal with, or a long-term ongoing issue that you have recently decided to address, I take a direct, action-led approach to helping you to tackle these challenges.
01923 936753 View 01923 936753
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Adriana Gordon
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Central London, London EC3R
Some of the most common issues I can help you with are: anxiety, stress, depression, low self-esteem, low self-confidence, relationship issues, addiction, feeling sad, abuse, separation, dissatisfaction at work, gender & sexuality, eating & body image issues, becoming a parent, postnatal depression, midlife crisis.
I am an experienced Counsellor and Psychotherapist in Central London and Online, offering private therapy sessions for adults on a long, medium or short-term basis. I offer a warm, confidential and welcoming space for you, where you'll be able to discuss your problems and difficulties. You will feel respected, understood and valued; and we will work together towards the changes you want in your life. Please email me and we can have a brief conversation and book your first session.
Some of the most common issues I can help you with are: anxiety, stress, depression, low self-esteem, low self-confidence, relationship issues, addiction, feeling sad, abuse, separation, dissatisfaction at work, gender & sexuality, eating & body image issues, becoming a parent, postnatal depression, midlife crisis.
I am an experienced Counsellor and Psychotherapist in Central London and Online, offering private therapy sessions for adults on a long, medium or short-term basis. I offer a warm, confidential and welcoming space for you, where you'll be able to discuss your problems and difficulties. You will feel respected, understood and valued; and we will work together towards the changes you want in your life. Please email me and we can have a brief conversation and book your first session.
020 3870 2414 View 020 3870 2414
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Dr Natasha Nascimento
Psychotherapist, PhD, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Central London, London WC1H
Seeking help is brave, finding the right therapist essential. So, let me tell you about myself. I am passionate about helping families and individuals navigate a range of complexities/dilemmas/relationships. You might be feeling hopeless or too cautious around others. Occasionally we all experience these feelings, but gradually these wear us down. I specialise in helping people affected by emotional/relationship difficulties to change and reconnect. These include: improving relationships, communication; anxiety/depression; trauma; parenting issues; post-adoption; separation/divorce; loss/grief; education/work issues and other issues
Seeking help is brave, finding the right therapist essential. So, let me tell you about myself. I am passionate about helping families and individuals navigate a range of complexities/dilemmas/relationships. You might be feeling hopeless or too cautious around others. Occasionally we all experience these feelings, but gradually these wear us down. I specialise in helping people affected by emotional/relationship difficulties to change and reconnect. These include: improving relationships, communication; anxiety/depression; trauma; parenting issues; post-adoption; separation/divorce; loss/grief; education/work issues and other issues
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Louise Perry
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified Verified
Central London, London EC1V
I have personal experience of being a single parent and being brought up in a dysfunctional family system.
I specialise in helping people who are struggling with self-esteem, shame, overwhelm, family/relationship difficulties, bereavement, and all forms of addictions. I believe that whilst 'you can't go back and change the beginning, you can start where you are and change the end' (C.S. Lewis) and I aim to help you do that.
I have personal experience of being a single parent and being brought up in a dysfunctional family system.
I specialise in helping people who are struggling with self-esteem, shame, overwhelm, family/relationship difficulties, bereavement, and all forms of addictions. I believe that whilst 'you can't go back and change the beginning, you can start where you are and change the end' (C.S. Lewis) and I aim to help you do that.
07774 646417 View 07774 646417
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Dr Morvwen Duncan
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Central London, London WC1N
My therapeutic work utilises a number of tailored approaches, including CBT, ACT, Narrative, systemic and parenting approaches.
I am a Clinical Psychologist providing specialist psychological assessment and evidence-based treatment for a range of mental health, emotional and behavioural difficulties in children and young people. This includes supporting those who are experiencing low mood, anxiety and challenges in forming or maintaining relationships. ​I specialise in comprehensive neuropsychological assessments to understand a young person's learning strengths and areas of difficulty, and to identify general or specific learning difficulties, such as Dyslexia. I also provide assessment of neurodevelopmental difficulties, including Autism Spectrum Disorder.
My therapeutic work utilises a number of tailored approaches, including CBT, ACT, Narrative, systemic and parenting approaches.
I am a Clinical Psychologist providing specialist psychological assessment and evidence-based treatment for a range of mental health, emotional and behavioural difficulties in children and young people. This includes supporting those who are experiencing low mood, anxiety and challenges in forming or maintaining relationships. ​I specialise in comprehensive neuropsychological assessments to understand a young person's learning strengths and areas of difficulty, and to identify general or specific learning difficulties, such as Dyslexia. I also provide assessment of neurodevelopmental difficulties, including Autism Spectrum Disorder.
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Gianina Ionela Ardeleanu
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Central London, London WC1E
Hey! What brings you here? What hurts? What are your struggles? What keeps you stuck? Is it a relationship with a loved one? A parent, a child, a partner or a friend? Is it depression, overwhelming feelings of sadness, loss of joy, sleepless nights, no desire to get out of bed, avoiding friends or family members? Is it anxiety or panic attacks, intrusive thoughts, constantly worrying, creating worst scenarios? Is it a sense of not feeling good enough, comparing yourself to others in a negative light, second guessing your actions, feeling judged, having a sense that your existence is a waste of time?
Hey! What brings you here? What hurts? What are your struggles? What keeps you stuck? Is it a relationship with a loved one? A parent, a child, a partner or a friend? Is it depression, overwhelming feelings of sadness, loss of joy, sleepless nights, no desire to get out of bed, avoiding friends or family members? Is it anxiety or panic attacks, intrusive thoughts, constantly worrying, creating worst scenarios? Is it a sense of not feeling good enough, comparing yourself to others in a negative light, second guessing your actions, feeling judged, having a sense that your existence is a waste of time?
020 3962 0971 View 020 3962 0971
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Tracey Jane Sainsbury
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Central London, London EC1M  (Online Only)
Specialist fertility counsellor supporting people trying to conceive, naturally or with assistance, experiencing primary or secondary infertility and people who have experienced pregnancy loss. Tracey also provides implications counselling around donor conception and/or surrogacy and for people exploring their fertility options including egg freezing or embracing being involuntarily childless or a childless step parent, or where eggs, sperm or embryos remain after a treatment journey ends. Fertility counselling can also be useful for those supporting a friend or family members experiencing fertility issues.
Specialist fertility counsellor supporting people trying to conceive, naturally or with assistance, experiencing primary or secondary infertility and people who have experienced pregnancy loss. Tracey also provides implications counselling around donor conception and/or surrogacy and for people exploring their fertility options including egg freezing or embracing being involuntarily childless or a childless step parent, or where eggs, sperm or embryos remain after a treatment journey ends. Fertility counselling can also be useful for those supporting a friend or family members experiencing fertility issues.
07723 575408 View 07723 575408
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Dr Li-Faye Lim
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Central London, London EC2R
I also understand life as a full-time parent and working parent.
Do you keep coming back to the same problem, and struggle to get yourself out? Have you tried lots of different things and feel it’s time to reach out for professional help? Perhaps life has thrown challenge after challenge at you, and you are reaching your limit. Perhaps there has always been a problem you’ve suppressed, and you now feel it’s time to get help for it. Or you would like some time and space to explore your past. You could be seeking help for yourself, or it could be for a loved one or a child - they need help and you also want to know how to help them.
I also understand life as a full-time parent and working parent.
Do you keep coming back to the same problem, and struggle to get yourself out? Have you tried lots of different things and feel it’s time to reach out for professional help? Perhaps life has thrown challenge after challenge at you, and you are reaching your limit. Perhaps there has always been a problem you’ve suppressed, and you now feel it’s time to get help for it. Or you would like some time and space to explore your past. You could be seeking help for yourself, or it could be for a loved one or a child - they need help and you also want to know how to help them.
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Conrad Cave, Counselling Service.
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Central London, London EC1R  (Online Only)
Parenting.
I find the Person-Centred Approach fits my own philosophy as it has at its very core, an unshakable belief that all people are good. Person-Centred counselling believes that each and every person can, and will, become a more fully functioning person if given the correct conditions. The underpinning principles of the Person- Centred Approach are focused on the counsellor being honest, non-judgmental and fully accepting whilst being fully integrated in the relationship allowing the client to lead and set the pace. I aim to offer these conditions as best as I can during our relationship.
Parenting.
I find the Person-Centred Approach fits my own philosophy as it has at its very core, an unshakable belief that all people are good. Person-Centred counselling believes that each and every person can, and will, become a more fully functioning person if given the correct conditions. The underpinning principles of the Person- Centred Approach are focused on the counsellor being honest, non-judgmental and fully accepting whilst being fully integrated in the relationship allowing the client to lead and set the pace. I aim to offer these conditions as best as I can during our relationship.
020 4538 5140 View 020 4538 5140

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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.