Parenting Counselling in South East London, London

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Kirsty Carmichael
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
South East London, London SE3  (Online Only)
I also offer therapeutic interventions to support parental identity issues and parent-infant bonding difficulties.
I am Dr Kirsty Carmichael and I am a Practitioner Psychologist registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) with more than 12 years experience of working in the NHS. I offer a range of psychological therapies for adults, young people, couples and families.
I also offer therapeutic interventions to support parental identity issues and parent-infant bonding difficulties.
I am Dr Kirsty Carmichael and I am a Practitioner Psychologist registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) with more than 12 years experience of working in the NHS. I offer a range of psychological therapies for adults, young people, couples and families.
020 3835 5282 View 020 3835 5282
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Nicole Krokidis
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
South East London, London SE6
I am trained in CBT, DBT approaches, narrative approaches, solution focused approaches, NVR parenting, positive behaviour support and systemic interventions.
I offer specialist clinical psychology assessment, formulation and treatment to children, adolescents, parents and young adults based in South East London. I can offer face to face sessions in Blackheath or online therapy.
I am trained in CBT, DBT approaches, narrative approaches, solution focused approaches, NVR parenting, positive behaviour support and systemic interventions.
I offer specialist clinical psychology assessment, formulation and treatment to children, adolescents, parents and young adults based in South East London. I can offer face to face sessions in Blackheath or online therapy.
020 3835 3542 View 020 3835 3542
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Lisa Rose Akanuma
Psychotherapist, MSc, ACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
South East London, London SE25
If you are a parent or carer who has concerns about the emotional wellbeing of your child or your adolescent, email me so I can call you back as soon as I can for a free consultation to discuss how we can move forward as early intervention is crucial.
As a Child & Adolescent Psychotherapist, I was trained to carefully observe children and young people and respond to what they are consciously and unconsciously communicating through their behaviour, verbally and non-verbally, through unstructured play, their silence, and other ways to communicate their emotional difficulties or distress. I have several years working in the NHS in CAMHS, and with charity organizations, providing evidence-based therapy and individual & group interventions for children and adolescents and supporting the networks involved in their care so that they can build resilience, flourish and live fuller lives.
If you are a parent or carer who has concerns about the emotional wellbeing of your child or your adolescent, email me so I can call you back as soon as I can for a free consultation to discuss how we can move forward as early intervention is crucial.
As a Child & Adolescent Psychotherapist, I was trained to carefully observe children and young people and respond to what they are consciously and unconsciously communicating through their behaviour, verbally and non-verbally, through unstructured play, their silence, and other ways to communicate their emotional difficulties or distress. I have several years working in the NHS in CAMHS, and with charity organizations, providing evidence-based therapy and individual & group interventions for children and adolescents and supporting the networks involved in their care so that they can build resilience, flourish and live fuller lives.
01883 779598 View 01883 779598
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Aariya Rae
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
South East London, London SE3  (Online Only)
I offer Integrative Therapy for adults and young people, and family work. I specialise in anxiety, over- thinking, adhd, healing from childhood trauma and parenting for children with neurodiversity. I take a holistic, intuitive and non judgemental approach, where all parts of you (and your child) are welcome.
I offer Integrative Therapy for adults and young people, and family work. I specialise in anxiety, over- thinking, adhd, healing from childhood trauma and parenting for children with neurodiversity. I take a holistic, intuitive and non judgemental approach, where all parts of you (and your child) are welcome.
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Monika Bassani Counselling (MNCPS)
Counsellor, PsychD, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
South East London, London SE27  (Online Only)
I work with clients effected by Relationship issues, Loss, Self Esteem, Communication, Parental challenges, Single Parenting, Emotional Intimacy, Depression, Family issues, Anger, Personal boundaries, to name a few.
To make the first step to reach out for help is the most difficult one. I provide an environment where clients can feel comfortable exploring their challenges, their emotions and finding solutions. I recognise and support your autonomy, working with couples is to help both parties through the process of managing communication styles. There is scope for you to attend individual sessions, it is a good opportunity to be incorporated in your couple's work.
I work with clients effected by Relationship issues, Loss, Self Esteem, Communication, Parental challenges, Single Parenting, Emotional Intimacy, Depression, Family issues, Anger, Personal boundaries, to name a few.
To make the first step to reach out for help is the most difficult one. I provide an environment where clients can feel comfortable exploring their challenges, their emotions and finding solutions. I recognise and support your autonomy, working with couples is to help both parties through the process of managing communication styles. There is scope for you to attend individual sessions, it is a good opportunity to be incorporated in your couple's work.
020 4538 7975 View 020 4538 7975
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Dr Stef Kouvaras
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
South East London, London SE26  (Online Only)
I meet lots of people who tell me how they don’t feel good enough or worry that they are failing as a parent or partner.
I am passionate about supporting people to make sense of their difficulties, whether that be related to low mood and anxiety, managing big emotions or struggling in their relationships. Alongside my private practice I work in the NHS as a senior psychologist with children, young people, parents and families where there may be a history of trauma or concerns around ADHD or ASD.
I meet lots of people who tell me how they don’t feel good enough or worry that they are failing as a parent or partner.
I am passionate about supporting people to make sense of their difficulties, whether that be related to low mood and anxiety, managing big emotions or struggling in their relationships. Alongside my private practice I work in the NHS as a senior psychologist with children, young people, parents and families where there may be a history of trauma or concerns around ADHD or ASD.
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Dr S (Hilltop Psychology)
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
South East London, London SE19
Parenting a child with emotional or behavioural problems is difficult. It's hard when they're struggling with anxiety or low mood, or showing fearful, sad or clingy behaviour that you just can't seem to help them with. They may have ADHD, sleep or behaviour issues, needing you to adapt your parenting - but you've tried everything and nothing has worked. These issues are understandably going to be affecting your home life, relationship, mood or confidence. It can feel isolating and lonely dealing with these every day challenges. A safe, nonjudgmental space with an experienced clinician can be transformative for you and your child.
Parenting a child with emotional or behavioural problems is difficult. It's hard when they're struggling with anxiety or low mood, or showing fearful, sad or clingy behaviour that you just can't seem to help them with. They may have ADHD, sleep or behaviour issues, needing you to adapt your parenting - but you've tried everything and nothing has worked. These issues are understandably going to be affecting your home life, relationship, mood or confidence. It can feel isolating and lonely dealing with these every day challenges. A safe, nonjudgmental space with an experienced clinician can be transformative for you and your child.
020 3835 5487 View 020 3835 5487
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Adele Braun
Psychotherapist, ACP
Verified Verified
South East London, London SE24  (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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Elodie De-Souza
Psychotherapist, MSc, BACP
Verified Verified
South East London, London SE1  (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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JustJulie Counselling
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
South East London, London SE1
I'm very familiar professionally and personally with the challenges of parenting, birth, baby feeding, the struggle to adapt to new roles and the anxiety and overwhelm and constant doubt that often come with that. Perhaps you are aware that your mental health is suffering but you are struggling on? Or did you have a traumatic birth or other experience that keeps replaying and resurfacing? Or struggling with anxiety about a forthcoming birth? Or has old 'stuff', relationships, habits resurfaced which you now need some support to cope with? I provide an emotionally safe space for you to unburden yourself, for as long as you need.
I'm very familiar professionally and personally with the challenges of parenting, birth, baby feeding, the struggle to adapt to new roles and the anxiety and overwhelm and constant doubt that often come with that. Perhaps you are aware that your mental health is suffering but you are struggling on? Or did you have a traumatic birth or other experience that keeps replaying and resurfacing? Or struggling with anxiety about a forthcoming birth? Or has old 'stuff', relationships, habits resurfaced which you now need some support to cope with? I provide an emotionally safe space for you to unburden yourself, for as long as you need.
020 3835 5735 View 020 3835 5735
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Kristin C McCarthy
Counsellor, MA, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
South East London, London SE17
I am experienced in working with loss, parenting and relationship issues as well as more specialised concerns related to infertility and pregnancy.
As an integrative counsellor, I use a range of approaches and models. I will work with you to help you to explore whatever life issues you may be struggling with. Our sessions gives you the opportunity to discuss your thoughts, feelings and experiences in a non-judgemental and confidential space. I will give you time to work out how to best cope with what you are facing, to come to terms with the past as well as to explore ways to improve your relationships. I will support you but also at times challenge you so that you can honestly evaluate and clarify what really matters to you.
I am experienced in working with loss, parenting and relationship issues as well as more specialised concerns related to infertility and pregnancy.
As an integrative counsellor, I use a range of approaches and models. I will work with you to help you to explore whatever life issues you may be struggling with. Our sessions gives you the opportunity to discuss your thoughts, feelings and experiences in a non-judgemental and confidential space. I will give you time to work out how to best cope with what you are facing, to come to terms with the past as well as to explore ways to improve your relationships. I will support you but also at times challenge you so that you can honestly evaluate and clarify what really matters to you.
020 3962 2406 View 020 3962 2406
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Dr Melissa Barry
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
South East London, London SE11  (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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Crystal 'ear Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
South East London, London SE25
Are you a parent who is worried about their teenager? Are you struggling to communicate with one another whilst finding it hard to understand each other? Does your young person suffer with anxiety or persistent low moods? Maybe they are struggling academically and/or refusing to go to school? Would you benefit from having an open and honest conversation with your young person in a safe and familiar environment? Young people want to be heard. They want to be respected and treated as adults.
Are you a parent who is worried about their teenager? Are you struggling to communicate with one another whilst finding it hard to understand each other? Does your young person suffer with anxiety or persistent low moods? Maybe they are struggling academically and/or refusing to go to school? Would you benefit from having an open and honest conversation with your young person in a safe and familiar environment? Young people want to be heard. They want to be respected and treated as adults.
07492 882981 View 07492 882981
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Gianina Ionela Ardeleanu
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
South East London, London SE1
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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Jo George
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
South East London, London SE19
We all have times in our lives where we might be experiencing conflict, or unhappiness. You might need help having experienced trauma, grief, loss, with conflicts in beliefs, ideas/ ways of parenting, or struggles we can have with unsupportive families . You might need help with freedom from shame, stress, have problems with trust, anger, conflict or rejection, help as a couple to communicate or as a parent. Most people I work with want to be loved or understood, to have agency, to have (and give) attention, to have freedom, to create, to belong, to win or to connect. Wherever you're at, we can work together towards your goals.
We all have times in our lives where we might be experiencing conflict, or unhappiness. You might need help having experienced trauma, grief, loss, with conflicts in beliefs, ideas/ ways of parenting, or struggles we can have with unsupportive families . You might need help with freedom from shame, stress, have problems with trust, anger, conflict or rejection, help as a couple to communicate or as a parent. Most people I work with want to be loved or understood, to have agency, to have (and give) attention, to have freedom, to create, to belong, to win or to connect. Wherever you're at, we can work together towards your goals.
020 3960 5197 View 020 3960 5197
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Anna Orzech
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
South East London, London SE10  (Online Only)
This can include exploring issues such as anxiety, low mood, anger, grief and loss, stress, trauma, parenting, sexuality, relationships, life transitions, identity, existential questions, identity, communication, personal agency, and blocks to creativity.
Starting this process can feel daunting, and the first step is for us to meet each other. I warmly welcome clients of all ages (18+), cultural and class backgrounds, and diverse sexuality, relationship and affectional orientations, to email me for a free initial phone consultation to discuss what you need and how I might support you. Psychotherapy is a wonderful opportunity to develop relational self-awareness and explore your experience, as well as a tool to engage with difficulty and distress in your life. By helping you to understand and illuminate your feelings and experiences, we begin a process of discovery and awareness.
This can include exploring issues such as anxiety, low mood, anger, grief and loss, stress, trauma, parenting, sexuality, relationships, life transitions, identity, existential questions, identity, communication, personal agency, and blocks to creativity.
Starting this process can feel daunting, and the first step is for us to meet each other. I warmly welcome clients of all ages (18+), cultural and class backgrounds, and diverse sexuality, relationship and affectional orientations, to email me for a free initial phone consultation to discuss what you need and how I might support you. Psychotherapy is a wonderful opportunity to develop relational self-awareness and explore your experience, as well as a tool to engage with difficulty and distress in your life. By helping you to understand and illuminate your feelings and experiences, we begin a process of discovery and awareness.
020 4538 4224 View 020 4538 4224
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Aisling Bunting
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
South East London, London SE19  (Online Only)
Some of the difficulties I have worked with include: Depression, Eating Disorders Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Health Anxiety, Low self-esteem, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) , Panic Disorder, Parenting and Postnatal difficulties, Separation Anxiety, Social Anxiety, Phobias, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Complex PTSD .
I am a HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist, which means that I am trained at doctoral level to deliver a range of evidence based interventions. I have worked clinically for over 10 years, providing psychological support to children, young people and adults with a range of difficulties, within the NHS and other mental health settings.
Some of the difficulties I have worked with include: Depression, Eating Disorders Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Health Anxiety, Low self-esteem, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) , Panic Disorder, Parenting and Postnatal difficulties, Separation Anxiety, Social Anxiety, Phobias, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Complex PTSD .
I am a HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist, which means that I am trained at doctoral level to deliver a range of evidence based interventions. I have worked clinically for over 10 years, providing psychological support to children, young people and adults with a range of difficulties, within the NHS and other mental health settings.
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Lydia Thomson
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
South East London, London SE22
Common problems include infidelity, difficulties in co-parenting, ill health and life cycle changes.
I work intergratively and collaboratively, that is to say I draw on different psychological therapies, including CBT, Narrative and Attachment ideas and techniques, depending on the challenges and stories brought into the therapy room by the client(s). I work within an overarching Systemic framework which pays special attention to supporting individuals, couples and families to find the strengths of their relationships so as to make disturbing symptoms less problematic. It is not just about problems however, Systemic therapy is  built on a bedrock of hope, focusing on resilience and resourcefulness. 
Common problems include infidelity, difficulties in co-parenting, ill health and life cycle changes.
I work intergratively and collaboratively, that is to say I draw on different psychological therapies, including CBT, Narrative and Attachment ideas and techniques, depending on the challenges and stories brought into the therapy room by the client(s). I work within an overarching Systemic framework which pays special attention to supporting individuals, couples and families to find the strengths of their relationships so as to make disturbing symptoms less problematic. It is not just about problems however, Systemic therapy is  built on a bedrock of hope, focusing on resilience and resourcefulness. 
020 8138 8497 View 020 8138 8497
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Deon Remzi
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
South East London, London SE3
As an integrative counsellor, I integrate various humanistic and psychodynamic therapeutic modalities to offer comprehensive support. Offering long & short term therapy specialising in, Anxiety, Depression, Abuse, Family issues, Early years parenting, Suicide, Bereavement & Relationship issues. My practice is built on a foundation of compassion, believing in the inherent capacity for growth and healing within you. Cultural awareness is paramount, as I deeply value and honour your diverse background, experiences, and identities. By embracing your unique cultural differences, I ensure that my therapeutic approach is inclusive.
As an integrative counsellor, I integrate various humanistic and psychodynamic therapeutic modalities to offer comprehensive support. Offering long & short term therapy specialising in, Anxiety, Depression, Abuse, Family issues, Early years parenting, Suicide, Bereavement & Relationship issues. My practice is built on a foundation of compassion, believing in the inherent capacity for growth and healing within you. Cultural awareness is paramount, as I deeply value and honour your diverse background, experiences, and identities. By embracing your unique cultural differences, I ensure that my therapeutic approach is inclusive.
020 7123 9359 View 020 7123 9359
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Jodun Du Puy
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
South East London, London SE16
I create a safe, welcoming space and for adults, young people, children and dyadically (parent and child together).
Are you, or someone you love, struggling with low self esteem, low mood or anxiety possibly caused by a painful life event, relationship breakdown or issues you feel might be related back to your childhood? Do you feel upsetting thoughts, feelings and behaviours are holding you back from living your life to the full? Do you want to experience someone really being there for you, hearing you, understanding your experience and giving you space to breathe, grieve and process? And then being able to discover new ways to think, feel and be?
I create a safe, welcoming space and for adults, young people, children and dyadically (parent and child together).
Are you, or someone you love, struggling with low self esteem, low mood or anxiety possibly caused by a painful life event, relationship breakdown or issues you feel might be related back to your childhood? Do you feel upsetting thoughts, feelings and behaviours are holding you back from living your life to the full? Do you want to experience someone really being there for you, hearing you, understanding your experience and giving you space to breathe, grieve and process? And then being able to discover new ways to think, feel and be?
020 3947 4018 View 020 3947 4018

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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.