Parenting Counselling in South West London, London

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Kristin C McCarthy
Counsellor, MA, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
South West London, London SW18
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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Veronica Rivera-Gould
Psychotherapist, PhD, MUKCP
Verified Verified
South West London, London SW1X
Starting a counselling process can feel daunting. Your Journey begins with a single step which you have already made by reading this information. You may feel stuck with anxious and/or depressed feelings and would like to learn healthy ways to cope and move forward. Would you like to learn more positive ways of communicating with your child, partner, parent or family? Or perhaps you wish to have a deeper connection with your partner. You hold the key to make positive changes for a happier, satisfying and fulfilling life.
Starting a counselling process can feel daunting. Your Journey begins with a single step which you have already made by reading this information. You may feel stuck with anxious and/or depressed feelings and would like to learn healthy ways to cope and move forward. Would you like to learn more positive ways of communicating with your child, partner, parent or family? Or perhaps you wish to have a deeper connection with your partner. You hold the key to make positive changes for a happier, satisfying and fulfilling life.
020 4538 1647 View 020 4538 1647
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melaniehallowscounselling.co.uk
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
South West London, London SW11
I have worked for the past 7 years for a Children's Mental Health Charity with a particular experience in supporting parents with issues impacting on their parenting and family relationships including separation and divorce, bereavement, domestic abuse, anxiety and depression and low self-esteem. Parents who have engaged in counselling have reported an improvement in their confidence, self-esteem and emotional wellbeing which has impacted on their family relationships. During the Pandemic I have supported many clients through my private practise with issues related to home-working and subsequent anxiety and depression.
I have worked for the past 7 years for a Children's Mental Health Charity with a particular experience in supporting parents with issues impacting on their parenting and family relationships including separation and divorce, bereavement, domestic abuse, anxiety and depression and low self-esteem. Parents who have engaged in counselling have reported an improvement in their confidence, self-esteem and emotional wellbeing which has impacted on their family relationships. During the Pandemic I have supported many clients through my private practise with issues related to home-working and subsequent anxiety and depression.
01748 902526 View 01748 902526
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Kirsty Pakes
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
South West London, London SW10  (Online Only)
I am passionate about working with parents as I know how challenging and under-supported parenting is! Perhaps you are struggling to manage your child's difficult behaviour and emotions? Or maybe you are feeling confused by times when your reaction to your child seems disproportionate and out of your control? Perhaps you would like to find more closeness and connection with your child and enjoy parenting more? Maybe you would like to explore the best ways to support your child with their emotions and behaviour in a way that builds their current and future mental health and resilience?
I am passionate about working with parents as I know how challenging and under-supported parenting is! Perhaps you are struggling to manage your child's difficult behaviour and emotions? Or maybe you are feeling confused by times when your reaction to your child seems disproportionate and out of your control? Perhaps you would like to find more closeness and connection with your child and enjoy parenting more? Maybe you would like to explore the best ways to support your child with their emotions and behaviour in a way that builds their current and future mental health and resilience?
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Dr Yvonne Osafo
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
South West London, London SW17
I also offer parent-infant psychotherapy, which supports parents when there are difficulties in relating to their new baby.
Life might feel quite unbearable right now. Work and family life may have spiralled out of control. You might be struggling to bond with your new baby, or your young child or teenager is in emotional pain. You may have lost a loved one due to a relationship breaking down or a bereavement. Perhaps your hopes and dreams have been shattered and you are wondering if there is a way out of this dark place. All of the above life events can cause us to feel many confusing emotions such as anxiety, depression or anger. You being here right now is an important step towards changing your situation for the better.
I also offer parent-infant psychotherapy, which supports parents when there are difficulties in relating to their new baby.
Life might feel quite unbearable right now. Work and family life may have spiralled out of control. You might be struggling to bond with your new baby, or your young child or teenager is in emotional pain. You may have lost a loved one due to a relationship breaking down or a bereavement. Perhaps your hopes and dreams have been shattered and you are wondering if there is a way out of this dark place. All of the above life events can cause us to feel many confusing emotions such as anxiety, depression or anger. You being here right now is an important step towards changing your situation for the better.
01260 542105 View 01260 542105
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Elodie De-Souza
Psychotherapist, MSc, BACP
Verified Verified
South West London, London SW5  (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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Sammantha Knight
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
South West London, London SW1A
People seek therapy for different reasons, life issues, trauma due to mental or physical events, loss of a loved one, or a breakdown of a relationship. Choosing therapy can be a route to discover better ways of managing moments of anxiety or depression. As well as working with individuals, I am experienced at working with couples who are struggling to stay together or trying to part amicably. I also work with couples and individuals who experience issues on becoming parents (fertility/adoption) or with those who find it difficult to make the decision to parent because of their own past experiences.
People seek therapy for different reasons, life issues, trauma due to mental or physical events, loss of a loved one, or a breakdown of a relationship. Choosing therapy can be a route to discover better ways of managing moments of anxiety or depression. As well as working with individuals, I am experienced at working with couples who are struggling to stay together or trying to part amicably. I also work with couples and individuals who experience issues on becoming parents (fertility/adoption) or with those who find it difficult to make the decision to parent because of their own past experiences.
020 3984 9215 View 020 3984 9215
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Dr S (Hilltop Psychology)
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
South West London, London SW17
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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BASE Counselling & Clinical Supervision
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
South West London, London SW4
Primary counsellor, Family Therapist, Clinical supervisor in various settings; running parenting skills and divorce groups.
I approach my work with sincere care, empathy and without judgement. My goal is to empower clients to overcome challenges, gain insight and lead happier, more fulfilling lives. I assist my clients by providing a safe space for self-exploration, facilitating personal growth and developing coping strategies. My approach to couples work focuses on resolving conflicts, rebuilding trust and creating a harmonious partnership. In my clinical practice, I include debt management counselling as a valuable service for clients. My passion is to assist you in a warm, nurturing environment as you address challenging and distressing issues.
Primary counsellor, Family Therapist, Clinical supervisor in various settings; running parenting skills and divorce groups.
I approach my work with sincere care, empathy and without judgement. My goal is to empower clients to overcome challenges, gain insight and lead happier, more fulfilling lives. I assist my clients by providing a safe space for self-exploration, facilitating personal growth and developing coping strategies. My approach to couples work focuses on resolving conflicts, rebuilding trust and creating a harmonious partnership. In my clinical practice, I include debt management counselling as a valuable service for clients. My passion is to assist you in a warm, nurturing environment as you address challenging and distressing issues.
020 3856 4607 View 020 3856 4607
Danny Goldberger
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
South West London, London SW17
I am an adult psychotherapist and a consultant psychoanalytic Child & Adolescent Psychotherapist with more than 30 years experience in the NHS, community setting and in independent practice. I work with adults, young people, children and families, including in parent-infant psychotherapy, with a range of issues and challenges.
I am an adult psychotherapist and a consultant psychoanalytic Child & Adolescent Psychotherapist with more than 30 years experience in the NHS, community setting and in independent practice. I work with adults, young people, children and families, including in parent-infant psychotherapy, with a range of issues and challenges.
020 4538 3459 View 020 4538 3459
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Silja Turville
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
South West London, London SW6  (Online Only)
Each of us approaches counselling with our own reasons and history. You may be wanting to make sense of your feelings, your life, identity or address a specific challenge such as due to trauma, attachment difficulties, bereavement, the impact of neurodivergence, or as a parent of child or adult with additional support needs. Sometimes my clients are seeking to develop emotional regulation skills given the difficulties they are facing or to find ways to move forward. I specialise in long term work with clients seeking to heal and take care their own needs even if life's challenges may continue.
Each of us approaches counselling with our own reasons and history. You may be wanting to make sense of your feelings, your life, identity or address a specific challenge such as due to trauma, attachment difficulties, bereavement, the impact of neurodivergence, or as a parent of child or adult with additional support needs. Sometimes my clients are seeking to develop emotional regulation skills given the difficulties they are facing or to find ways to move forward. I specialise in long term work with clients seeking to heal and take care their own needs even if life's challenges may continue.
020 3974 2449 View 020 3974 2449
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Sinthia Tijan
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
South West London, London SW19
I have worked as a primary counsellor, family therapist, a group facilitator and supervisor in various settings and ran parenting skills,family and divorce groups.
I work with genuine care, empathy and am non- judgemental. I am very passionate about helping and offer a warm and nurturing space for you to explore your presenting issues which you may be finding challenging and distressing.
I have worked as a primary counsellor, family therapist, a group facilitator and supervisor in various settings and ran parenting skills,family and divorce groups.
I work with genuine care, empathy and am non- judgemental. I am very passionate about helping and offer a warm and nurturing space for you to explore your presenting issues which you may be finding challenging and distressing.
020 3958 4113 View 020 3958 4113
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Francesca Lassman
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
South West London, London SW1X
I am a registered Clinical Psychologist with 10+ years of private and NHS experience, working with adults, children and families. I have a particular interest in co-researching identity with people at significant transition points in their lives. This includes, but is not limited to, loss and bereavement, the challenges of a health condition, parenting, life-stage transitions, fertility issues, trauma. People may be experiencing low mood, anxiety & hopelessness and I offer a space to navigate these challenges and help people live in line with their values.
I am a registered Clinical Psychologist with 10+ years of private and NHS experience, working with adults, children and families. I have a particular interest in co-researching identity with people at significant transition points in their lives. This includes, but is not limited to, loss and bereavement, the challenges of a health condition, parenting, life-stage transitions, fertility issues, trauma. People may be experiencing low mood, anxiety & hopelessness and I offer a space to navigate these challenges and help people live in line with their values.
07854 013693 View 07854 013693
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Valerie-Lee Howard
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
South West London, London SW16
I have worked with clients who have experienced, childhood traumas; abuse; addiction; anger management; anxiety & stress; bereavement; separation & loss; survivors guilt; self-esteem & identity issues; depression; sexuality; teenage pregnancy & parenting; diversity; cultural & migration related issues; disability; relationship difficulties &; self-injury.
People often find counselling useful when they are struggling to make sense of difficult thoughts, feelings and experiences they are encountering. I offer a safe and non-judgmental space in which an individual can explore their life in their own personal way, as a means of finding deeper understanding; balance and to strengthen their resolve. Whilst being a counsellor I have experience working within the Ministry Of Justice for 18+ years delivering Therapeutic Groups for both men and women who have entered the Criminal Justice System.
I have worked with clients who have experienced, childhood traumas; abuse; addiction; anger management; anxiety & stress; bereavement; separation & loss; survivors guilt; self-esteem & identity issues; depression; sexuality; teenage pregnancy & parenting; diversity; cultural & migration related issues; disability; relationship difficulties &; self-injury.
People often find counselling useful when they are struggling to make sense of difficult thoughts, feelings and experiences they are encountering. I offer a safe and non-judgmental space in which an individual can explore their life in their own personal way, as a means of finding deeper understanding; balance and to strengthen their resolve. Whilst being a counsellor I have experience working within the Ministry Of Justice for 18+ years delivering Therapeutic Groups for both men and women who have entered the Criminal Justice System.
01798 305083 View 01798 305083
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Elizabeth McLearn Richards
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
South West London, London SW13  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Hello. Clients come to me in a state of distress or confusion about their relationships or the direction their life has taken. You may have experienced the loss of a loved one or of identity, you may have been betrayed, or feel regret. You may be a concerned parent, or a worried child. You want to feel safe, to feel understood, and to believe there will be help, that things will be different. Ideally, you come in knowing that there is something within yourself that you would like to change. First you need to tell a story, to vent anger, anxiety, grief or fear. Then you want to be heard, and you will be.
Hello. Clients come to me in a state of distress or confusion about their relationships or the direction their life has taken. You may have experienced the loss of a loved one or of identity, you may have been betrayed, or feel regret. You may be a concerned parent, or a worried child. You want to feel safe, to feel understood, and to believe there will be help, that things will be different. Ideally, you come in knowing that there is something within yourself that you would like to change. First you need to tell a story, to vent anger, anxiety, grief or fear. Then you want to be heard, and you will be.
01748 902579 View 01748 902579
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Dora Fotopoulou
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
South West London, London SW6  (Online Only)
I have a special interest in issues around parenting, such as antenatal and post-natal anxiety and depression; still birth; miscarriage; infertility etc.
Perhaps you feel lost and upset that things are out of your control, you might be interested in counselling for something specific such as Anxiety, Depression, self-esteem/confidence, bereavement, anger and/ or you may be looking for longer-term psychotherapy. You might find yourself withdraw from people you love and having the impression no one can understand your pain. You might be at this stage of your life that you are seeking a new identity or the previous roles/ priorities you had in your life don’t satisfy you anymore.
I have a special interest in issues around parenting, such as antenatal and post-natal anxiety and depression; still birth; miscarriage; infertility etc.
Perhaps you feel lost and upset that things are out of your control, you might be interested in counselling for something specific such as Anxiety, Depression, self-esteem/confidence, bereavement, anger and/ or you may be looking for longer-term psychotherapy. You might find yourself withdraw from people you love and having the impression no one can understand your pain. You might be at this stage of your life that you are seeking a new identity or the previous roles/ priorities you had in your life don’t satisfy you anymore.
01748 902539 View 01748 902539
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Cristina Codognato
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
South West London, London SW7
I am a qualified psychoanalytic psychotherapist accredited with UKCP. I have many years of experience in working with all kinds of emotional difficulties, including depression and anxiety. I have a pluralistic approach, which enables me to draw upon a broad range of theories and psychoanalytic perspectives in the process of therapy. I have also studied for many years at Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust, and I have experience in parenting issues and working with mothers and new babies.
I am a qualified psychoanalytic psychotherapist accredited with UKCP. I have many years of experience in working with all kinds of emotional difficulties, including depression and anxiety. I have a pluralistic approach, which enables me to draw upon a broad range of theories and psychoanalytic perspectives in the process of therapy. I have also studied for many years at Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust, and I have experience in parenting issues and working with mothers and new babies.
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Antonella Caraglia
Psychologist, MSc, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
South West London, London SW19
Whether this is anxiety, relationship difficulties, workplace stress; whether you are dealing with stressful life events, work-related stress, career development, motivation, low self-esteem, depression, body image issues, addictions, psychosexual difficulties or parent-child conflict, I will support you to achieve greater clarity and be aware of your choices.
When we are struggling with our painful feelings, we could feel ourselves confused and unable to move in life. Working together, we will explore your present situation in a confidential, secure and comfortable setting. You will reflect on your own thoughts, feelings and experiences and we will identify underlying issues and emotional patterns which have a bearing on your current difficulties. We will activate resources from inside you and find new strategies to effectively deal with your life events. Languages: Italian and English. I offer both online and face to face sessions. Location: Collier's Wood (SW19).
Whether this is anxiety, relationship difficulties, workplace stress; whether you are dealing with stressful life events, work-related stress, career development, motivation, low self-esteem, depression, body image issues, addictions, psychosexual difficulties or parent-child conflict, I will support you to achieve greater clarity and be aware of your choices.
When we are struggling with our painful feelings, we could feel ourselves confused and unable to move in life. Working together, we will explore your present situation in a confidential, secure and comfortable setting. You will reflect on your own thoughts, feelings and experiences and we will identify underlying issues and emotional patterns which have a bearing on your current difficulties. We will activate resources from inside you and find new strategies to effectively deal with your life events. Languages: Italian and English. I offer both online and face to face sessions. Location: Collier's Wood (SW19).
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Jack Hicks-Flynn
Psychologist, HCPC - Sport Psych.
Verified Verified
South West London, London SW18
Whether you are an athlete, a parent or educator, Mentology provides bespoke packages to meet every clients needs.
As an accredited & regulated healthcare provider, Mentology aspires to deliver the highest quality provision to each client. Our expertise in high-performance allows us to develop individualised support programmes that facilitate long-term psychological development. Our values of Integrity, Enjoyment & Authenticity are lived out in every interaction. Mentology offers bespoke and evidenced based support within the domains of Performance Psychology, as well as Child & Education Psychology.
Whether you are an athlete, a parent or educator, Mentology provides bespoke packages to meet every clients needs.
As an accredited & regulated healthcare provider, Mentology aspires to deliver the highest quality provision to each client. Our expertise in high-performance allows us to develop individualised support programmes that facilitate long-term psychological development. Our values of Integrity, Enjoyment & Authenticity are lived out in every interaction. Mentology offers bespoke and evidenced based support within the domains of Performance Psychology, as well as Child & Education Psychology.
01748 902681 x44 View 01748 902681 x44
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Dr Natalia Kouzoupi
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
South West London, London SW5  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Embarking on a journey of self-discovery and emotional well-being is a courageous step towards a more fulfilling life. At our therapy sessions, you'll find a safe and confidential space where you can explore and address a range of concerns, from mental health challenges and relationship issues to life transitions and personal growth. I support adults and children in navigating various mental health difficulties, including anxiety, panic, phobias, low mood, relational difficulties, self-esteem, trauma and parenting challenges.
Embarking on a journey of self-discovery and emotional well-being is a courageous step towards a more fulfilling life. At our therapy sessions, you'll find a safe and confidential space where you can explore and address a range of concerns, from mental health challenges and relationship issues to life transitions and personal growth. I support adults and children in navigating various mental health difficulties, including anxiety, panic, phobias, low mood, relational difficulties, self-esteem, trauma and parenting challenges.
020 3837 3601 View 020 3837 3601

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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.