Parenting Counselling in West End, London

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Dr Melissa Barry
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West End, 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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Leigh Counselling Services
Counsellor, MA
Verified Verified
West End, 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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Elodie De-Souza
Psychotherapist, MSc, BACP
Verified Verified
West End, London WC2N  (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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David Weale
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
West End, 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 Natasha Nascimento
Psychotherapist, PhD, MUKCP
Verified Verified
West End, 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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Adriana Gordon
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
West End, London WC2H
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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Sema Bedran
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
West End, London WC1A
I am a relatable therapist with a wealth of experience in addressing various psychological concerns. My practice is open to individuals, couples, and families seeking support for relationship dynamics, parenting challenges, and various personal struggles. I specialize in assisting clients with relational problems, anxiety, depression, anger management, grief, identity and immigration issues, and life cycle transitions such as pre-marriage and marriage counselling, parenting, menopause, and retirement.
I am a relatable therapist with a wealth of experience in addressing various psychological concerns. My practice is open to individuals, couples, and families seeking support for relationship dynamics, parenting challenges, and various personal struggles. I specialize in assisting clients with relational problems, anxiety, depression, anger management, grief, identity and immigration issues, and life cycle transitions such as pre-marriage and marriage counselling, parenting, menopause, and retirement.
020 3835 4837 View 020 3835 4837
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Shoreditch Counselling
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West End, London WC1A
Hi! I am Doug Edwards. I am an integrative psychotherapist. I absolutely believe that everyone has the capacity for transformation, at any time. I am passionate about helping people use their inner resources to achieve a greater sense of well-being and fulfilment in their lives. We will work together to form an authentic relationship and create a foundation for healing and growth. My specialist areas include anxiety, depression,trauma, neurodiversity,relationship issues, bereavement, parenting difficulties and anger/aggression. I also have extensive experience addressing addictions and am familiar with 12 step recovery programs.
Hi! I am Doug Edwards. I am an integrative psychotherapist. I absolutely believe that everyone has the capacity for transformation, at any time. I am passionate about helping people use their inner resources to achieve a greater sense of well-being and fulfilment in their lives. We will work together to form an authentic relationship and create a foundation for healing and growth. My specialist areas include anxiety, depression,trauma, neurodiversity,relationship issues, bereavement, parenting difficulties and anger/aggression. I also have extensive experience addressing addictions and am familiar with 12 step recovery programs.
020 8138 8517 View 020 8138 8517
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Eva Koumpli
Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
West End, London WC1A
Are you experiencing sexuality or relationship challenges? Are you struggling with poor body image, an eating disorder or addiction? Do you need a highly experienced trauma-informed psychotherapist, who can help you in a safe and empathic way? Whether it’s trauma, anxiety, compulsive sexual behaviour, painful sex, unreliable erections, mismatched desire, infidelity, polyamory, gender identity, body image, loss, your relationship to food, or family/parenting difficulties, I'm here for you.
Are you experiencing sexuality or relationship challenges? Are you struggling with poor body image, an eating disorder or addiction? Do you need a highly experienced trauma-informed psychotherapist, who can help you in a safe and empathic way? Whether it’s trauma, anxiety, compulsive sexual behaviour, painful sex, unreliable erections, mismatched desire, infidelity, polyamory, gender identity, body image, loss, your relationship to food, or family/parenting difficulties, I'm here for you.
020 3962 0058 View 020 3962 0058
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Lila Ramsahai
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
West End, London WC2A
I am a well-trained and experienced psychotherapist/life coach and can assist you with various issues regarding, relationships, career, dating, arranged marriage, wedding stress, purpose, career, family issues, parenting and more. I work with individuals, couples and families and my background is diverse, multicultural and international. If you want to improve your life and be more in charge of your overall wellbeing and happiness, reach out today. Apart from finding clarity, relief and understanding, we will also establish healthy coping mechanisms and techniques that will help you progress in life.
I am a well-trained and experienced psychotherapist/life coach and can assist you with various issues regarding, relationships, career, dating, arranged marriage, wedding stress, purpose, career, family issues, parenting and more. I work with individuals, couples and families and my background is diverse, multicultural and international. If you want to improve your life and be more in charge of your overall wellbeing and happiness, reach out today. Apart from finding clarity, relief and understanding, we will also establish healthy coping mechanisms and techniques that will help you progress in life.
020 4538 1624 View 020 4538 1624
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Shannon Ownhouse
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
West End, London WC1A
Hi, I'm Shannon. I have 12 years experience as a registered Clinical Psychologist (HCPC) and 20 years experience in the mental health field. It may be that you have a diagnosed mental health problem that you need to address, or maybe you are seeking a diagnosis? It may be that you don't suffer from a diagnosable mental health condition but experience significant difficulties in your relationships, at work, regulating your emotions, parenting, etc. I offer a safe, non-judgemental and collaborative space in which to explore your difficulties and develop strategies to make the changes you desire.
Hi, I'm Shannon. I have 12 years experience as a registered Clinical Psychologist (HCPC) and 20 years experience in the mental health field. It may be that you have a diagnosed mental health problem that you need to address, or maybe you are seeking a diagnosis? It may be that you don't suffer from a diagnosable mental health condition but experience significant difficulties in your relationships, at work, regulating your emotions, parenting, etc. I offer a safe, non-judgemental and collaborative space in which to explore your difficulties and develop strategies to make the changes you desire.
020 3879 1947 View 020 3879 1947
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Carla Di Falco
Psychologist, MSc, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
West End, London WC1A
You may decide to seek individual therapy for different reasons: ​ you may be experiencing some difficulties or changes in your life affecting you and/or their family and significant others. ​ You may also decide to come to therapy to have an opportunity to think about how you would like to improve your life, confidence and self-esteem. ​ In our initial appointment, we will have a chance to discuss what your goals are and what change you would like to see and to assess if I am the right fit for you.
You may decide to seek individual therapy for different reasons: ​ you may be experiencing some difficulties or changes in your life affecting you and/or their family and significant others. ​ You may also decide to come to therapy to have an opportunity to think about how you would like to improve your life, confidence and self-esteem. ​ In our initial appointment, we will have a chance to discuss what your goals are and what change you would like to see and to assess if I am the right fit for you.
07581 684525 View 07581 684525
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Annemarie Lewis Thomas
Counsellor
Verified Verified
West End, London WC1A  (Online Only)
Working exclusively via video call ensuring that clients feel relaxed in familiar surroundings, I work with my clients to help them to find a route through their struggles, helping them to unhook themselves from unhelpful thinking styles and strategies. From the outset my clients understand that counselling requires them to put into practice the things that we identify during our sessions - just like homework. The solutions don't come from our sessions, they come from the work that my clients put in between our sessions.
Working exclusively via video call ensuring that clients feel relaxed in familiar surroundings, I work with my clients to help them to find a route through their struggles, helping them to unhook themselves from unhelpful thinking styles and strategies. From the outset my clients understand that counselling requires them to put into practice the things that we identify during our sessions - just like homework. The solutions don't come from our sessions, they come from the work that my clients put in between our sessions.
020 3910 8261 View 020 3910 8261
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Amanda Sandeman
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West End, London WC1H
In an ideal world, we would feel unconditionally loved and accepted, free to be openly ourselves, able to develop and maintain meaningful relationships and eager to explore the world around us. The reality is that many of us have had challenging experiences in our lives and we carry inner hurts and wounds. You may be experiencing overwhelming anxiety and/or panic attacks. You may feel depressed, stressed, worthless or have suicidal thoughts. Feelings of anger, sadness, grief, tearfulness or loneliness may be unbearable, perhaps due to bereavement, trauma, abuse or family issues. Maybe you struggle with low self-esteem.
In an ideal world, we would feel unconditionally loved and accepted, free to be openly ourselves, able to develop and maintain meaningful relationships and eager to explore the world around us. The reality is that many of us have had challenging experiences in our lives and we carry inner hurts and wounds. You may be experiencing overwhelming anxiety and/or panic attacks. You may feel depressed, stressed, worthless or have suicidal thoughts. Feelings of anger, sadness, grief, tearfulness or loneliness may be unbearable, perhaps due to bereavement, trauma, abuse or family issues. Maybe you struggle with low self-esteem.
020 3994 2205 View 020 3994 2205
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Denise Garcia Kalmus
Psychotherapist, MA, BPC
Verified Verified
West End, London WC1H  (Online Only)
Do you feel stuck in life and not able to move on? Are there issues you would like to explore more and understand? Are you going through a difficult phase and would like to gain support to cope better? Therapy provides a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space where a trusting therapeutic and professional relationship between patient and therapist is established. My work is based on psychoanalytic principles and practice, taking into account the place of unconscious forces in every day life. Sometimes problems have roots in early experiences which we might not be aware of and can have a significant impact on our life.
Do you feel stuck in life and not able to move on? Are there issues you would like to explore more and understand? Are you going through a difficult phase and would like to gain support to cope better? Therapy provides a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space where a trusting therapeutic and professional relationship between patient and therapist is established. My work is based on psychoanalytic principles and practice, taking into account the place of unconscious forces in every day life. Sometimes problems have roots in early experiences which we might not be aware of and can have a significant impact on our life.
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Roddy McDowall
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
West End, London WC1H
You come to therapy because you are struggling with your thoughts and/or feelings. You might be depressed, anxious, sad, angry, disgusted, suicidal, in physical pain or experiencing mental anguish. You are looking for relief of your current symptoms and also hoping to bring about change in your life.
You come to therapy because you are struggling with your thoughts and/or feelings. You might be depressed, anxious, sad, angry, disgusted, suicidal, in physical pain or experiencing mental anguish. You are looking for relief of your current symptoms and also hoping to bring about change in your life.
020 4538 0256 View 020 4538 0256
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Artful Retreats
Psychotherapist, MSc
Verified Verified
West End, London WC2N
The protective power of arts in health and mental health has been with us for millennia and today is evidence based. Daily life's emotional demands often go unnoticed and coping with anger, fear and sadness is socially accepted to happen in silence. Nourishing and protecting our mental health can get easily neglected. Although family and friends can play a wonderful supportive role in times of need they may not be enough in times of crisis. Making the choice to look after our mental health is our first step to personal growth. Making art is creative and fun. Being part of a supportive and safe group is therapeutic.
The protective power of arts in health and mental health has been with us for millennia and today is evidence based. Daily life's emotional demands often go unnoticed and coping with anger, fear and sadness is socially accepted to happen in silence. Nourishing and protecting our mental health can get easily neglected. Although family and friends can play a wonderful supportive role in times of need they may not be enough in times of crisis. Making the choice to look after our mental health is our first step to personal growth. Making art is creative and fun. Being part of a supportive and safe group is therapeutic.
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Tom Squire
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
West End, London WC1H
Waitlist for new clients
Welcome! I’m Tom and I’m a qualified psychotherapist with over twenty-five years’ experience of working in the caring professions. Life can be hard at the best of times and we all experience periods when we feel anxious, sad or overwhelmed. Sometimes we need to give ourselves the chance to take stock and work out who we are and where we want to go. I’m here to support you with that, to help you take that next step forwards. My philosophy is informed by my beliefs in people's capacity for change, in their resilience, and in their ability to find the answers for that feel right for them - to make their change.
Welcome! I’m Tom and I’m a qualified psychotherapist with over twenty-five years’ experience of working in the caring professions. Life can be hard at the best of times and we all experience periods when we feel anxious, sad or overwhelmed. Sometimes we need to give ourselves the chance to take stock and work out who we are and where we want to go. I’m here to support you with that, to help you take that next step forwards. My philosophy is informed by my beliefs in people's capacity for change, in their resilience, and in their ability to find the answers for that feel right for them - to make their change.
020 3763 9394 View 020 3763 9394
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Shweta Mohata
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
West End, London WC1H
I am a fully qualified Psycho dynamic Psychotherapist, practicing in King's Cross area of London. I have worked with older adults at the NHS for over a year and a half. I practice both, short term, 12-18 sessions, and long term open ended sessions. This can help not only with relief of symptoms but can promote deep and lasting change. The aim is to bring the unconscious mind into consciousness, helping to unravel and unlock true, deep-rooted feelings in order to re-frame and resolve them.
I am a fully qualified Psycho dynamic Psychotherapist, practicing in King's Cross area of London. I have worked with older adults at the NHS for over a year and a half. I practice both, short term, 12-18 sessions, and long term open ended sessions. This can help not only with relief of symptoms but can promote deep and lasting change. The aim is to bring the unconscious mind into consciousness, helping to unravel and unlock true, deep-rooted feelings in order to re-frame and resolve them.
020 4538 3660 View 020 4538 3660
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Jurgen Carlo Schmidt
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
West End, London WC2N
I offer a space for peace and reflection, helping to understand how the way we react to what life throws at us can make things even harder. I offer individual counselling using Mindfulness-based Therapy, combining Western approaches to psychotherapy with the wisdom and awareness of Buddhism. You may feel anxious, or depressed, you may be affected by psychosexual issues, by grief and bereavement, living with illness, especially HIV/AIDS, or caring for a loved one with a mental health problem. You may be going through problems coming from your multicultural background, having identity issues and trouble at reintegration.
I offer a space for peace and reflection, helping to understand how the way we react to what life throws at us can make things even harder. I offer individual counselling using Mindfulness-based Therapy, combining Western approaches to psychotherapy with the wisdom and awareness of Buddhism. You may feel anxious, or depressed, you may be affected by psychosexual issues, by grief and bereavement, living with illness, especially HIV/AIDS, or caring for a loved one with a mental health problem. You may be going through problems coming from your multicultural background, having identity issues and trouble at reintegration.
020 3816 3535 View 020 3816 3535

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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.