Parenting Counselling in Luton

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Photo of Janice Teh, Psychotherapist in Luton, England
Janice Teh
Psychotherapist, UKCP Trainee
Verified
1 Endorsed
Luton LU7
Parenting, cross-cultural and self-esteem issues, spirituality, anxiety, stress, bereavement, chronic and terminal illnesses are just some of my lived and work experiences.
Sometimes we don't know how we feel, or why we keep reacting to others the way we do. We just know we don't want to be stuck in unhelpful patterns or feel the pain anymore. Perhaps you seem to have everything together on the surface but underneath you feel overwhelmed, and you worry about what others might think of you if you told them how you really feel. You may have been thinking that you need to figure this out on your own but get frustrated because nothing seems to work. Maybe you feel that your issue is too insignificant and others have bigger problems.
Parenting, cross-cultural and self-esteem issues, spirituality, anxiety, stress, bereavement, chronic and terminal illnesses are just some of my lived and work experiences.
Sometimes we don't know how we feel, or why we keep reacting to others the way we do. We just know we don't want to be stuck in unhelpful patterns or feel the pain anymore. Perhaps you seem to have everything together on the surface but underneath you feel overwhelmed, and you worry about what others might think of you if you told them how you really feel. You may have been thinking that you need to figure this out on your own but get frustrated because nothing seems to work. Maybe you feel that your issue is too insignificant and others have bigger problems.
01525 659537 View 01525 659537
Photo of Dr Margaret Jordan, Psychologist in Luton, England
Dr Margaret Jordan
Psychologist, AFBPSsS
Verified
Luton LU2
I work with most presenting issues in children & adults. I specialise in brain-based therapies that I integrate with talking therapies. My specialist area is psychological trauma and emotional regulation found in most issues. I have 38 years experience in the NHS, Private & Voluntary sectors with children, couples & adults.
I work with most presenting issues in children & adults. I specialise in brain-based therapies that I integrate with talking therapies. My specialist area is psychological trauma and emotional regulation found in most issues. I have 38 years experience in the NHS, Private & Voluntary sectors with children, couples & adults.
020 4538 5340 View 020 4538 5340
Photo of Lyn O'Callaghan, Counsellor in Luton, England
Lyn O'Callaghan
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
Luton LU3
I know choosing an anonymous counsellor just from a few words and a photo on a screen can be unnerving and it may be difficult to feel like you are making an informed decision, so I want our initial consultation to be an opportunity for you to make sure I am the right person for you to work with and for me to make sure I have to experience and expertise to work with you. After this consultation, there is no requirement or expectation for you to book another session and I will always be guided by you, what you want and what you need.
I know choosing an anonymous counsellor just from a few words and a photo on a screen can be unnerving and it may be difficult to feel like you are making an informed decision, so I want our initial consultation to be an opportunity for you to make sure I am the right person for you to work with and for me to make sure I have to experience and expertise to work with you. After this consultation, there is no requirement or expectation for you to book another session and I will always be guided by you, what you want and what you need.
01582 297259 View 01582 297259
Photo of Dr Mohammadrasool Yadegarfard, Psychologist in Luton, England
Dr Mohammadrasool Yadegarfard
Psychologist, PhD, CPsychol
Verified
Luton LU1  (Online Only)
I am qualified to work with people with anxiety, bereavement and loss, depression; identity confusion and change; coming out; self-esteem and shame, trauma and post-traumatic stress and also survivors of sexual abuse. I work with both individuals and couples. I am experienced in working with young people and adults and with people in a range of relationship styles including monogamous, polyamorous and open relationships. I work with all members of LGBT+ and those who do not identify as such but are questioning or exploring this aspect of their sexuality, regardless of their sexual orientation.
I am qualified to work with people with anxiety, bereavement and loss, depression; identity confusion and change; coming out; self-esteem and shame, trauma and post-traumatic stress and also survivors of sexual abuse. I work with both individuals and couples. I am experienced in working with young people and adults and with people in a range of relationship styles including monogamous, polyamorous and open relationships. I work with all members of LGBT+ and those who do not identify as such but are questioning or exploring this aspect of their sexuality, regardless of their sexual orientation.
01582 349465 View 01582 349465
Photo of Elaine Jenkins, Counsellor in Luton, England
Elaine Jenkins
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
1 Endorsed
Luton LU4
Hello, and welcome to my profile. Being an experienced counsellor of 15 years, I can support you to heal and grow. Counselling is not just about the 'problem', but also about your self awareness, your personal self development and strengthening your ability to cope when times are tough. Anxiety, depression, addictions, relationships challenges, low self esteem, intrusive thoughts, overthinking, to name but a few, are all reactions of your own life experiences from a young age. Counselling explores this, and as a professional Integrative Therapist, together, we can work towards healing old wounds. Encouraging life in presence.
Hello, and welcome to my profile. Being an experienced counsellor of 15 years, I can support you to heal and grow. Counselling is not just about the 'problem', but also about your self awareness, your personal self development and strengthening your ability to cope when times are tough. Anxiety, depression, addictions, relationships challenges, low self esteem, intrusive thoughts, overthinking, to name but a few, are all reactions of your own life experiences from a young age. Counselling explores this, and as a professional Integrative Therapist, together, we can work towards healing old wounds. Encouraging life in presence.
07480 488626 View 07480 488626
Photo of Inga Krzyzanowska de Sloan, Psychotherapist in Luton, England
Inga Krzyzanowska de Sloan
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified
1 Endorsed
Luton LU3
I'm a fully qualified, HCPC registered Art Psychotherapist based from MK / Luton, but I work throughout the Home Counties. I utilise a creative process with clients who present with a wide range of difficulties such as low mood, attachment or relational issues, trauma, psychosis, personality disorders, self-harming behaviours, low self-esteem and anxiety disorders. Art Psychotherapy can enable you to stabilise moods, explore unconscious processes and make progress toward recovery. Using art materials encourages you to express feelings which are difficult to express in words, in a safe, compassionate, non-judgemental space.
I'm a fully qualified, HCPC registered Art Psychotherapist based from MK / Luton, but I work throughout the Home Counties. I utilise a creative process with clients who present with a wide range of difficulties such as low mood, attachment or relational issues, trauma, psychosis, personality disorders, self-harming behaviours, low self-esteem and anxiety disorders. Art Psychotherapy can enable you to stabilise moods, explore unconscious processes and make progress toward recovery. Using art materials encourages you to express feelings which are difficult to express in words, in a safe, compassionate, non-judgemental space.
01491 523719 View 01491 523719
Photo of Carole Scarlett, Psychotherapist in Luton, England
Carole Scarlett
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Luton LU1  (Online Only)
At times we need a place, independent of family & friends, to explore any fears/anxieties we have. Do you have a safe space to explore how your feeling? How can I help? I offer a safe, confidential & non-judgemental space for you to do so talking through any issues you may have. My expertise is extensive, working with issues such as e.g. Abuse, Anxiety/Worrying, Bereavement, Depression, PTSD, Domestic Violence, Self-esteem/Confidence, Low Moods, Neuro-diversity & Self-harm. This makes me unique and experienced to work successfully with clients to overcome these setbacks and to build upon your inner resources to move forward.
At times we need a place, independent of family & friends, to explore any fears/anxieties we have. Do you have a safe space to explore how your feeling? How can I help? I offer a safe, confidential & non-judgemental space for you to do so talking through any issues you may have. My expertise is extensive, working with issues such as e.g. Abuse, Anxiety/Worrying, Bereavement, Depression, PTSD, Domestic Violence, Self-esteem/Confidence, Low Moods, Neuro-diversity & Self-harm. This makes me unique and experienced to work successfully with clients to overcome these setbacks and to build upon your inner resources to move forward.
01442 953053 View 01442 953053
Photo of Bankole Jaiyeoba, Psychotherapist in Luton, England
Bankole Jaiyeoba
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Luton LU1
I am a first generation Londoner born and raised. I understand that finding somebody to talk to in a safe and confidential environment can be difficult and scary, many people do not have this and feel they are alone with their stresses. I am a psychodynamic psychotherapist and counsellor offering a one to one counselling service in the Kensington and Islington area or online. This can be short or long term depending on your needs and wishes. I am a fully insured and supervised member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) and as such work within their Ethical Framework.
I am a first generation Londoner born and raised. I understand that finding somebody to talk to in a safe and confidential environment can be difficult and scary, many people do not have this and feel they are alone with their stresses. I am a psychodynamic psychotherapist and counsellor offering a one to one counselling service in the Kensington and Islington area or online. This can be short or long term depending on your needs and wishes. I am a fully insured and supervised member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) and as such work within their Ethical Framework.
020 4538 5097 View 020 4538 5097
Photo of Fiona Beckford, Psychotherapist in Luton, England
Fiona Beckford
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified
1 Endorsed
Luton LU4  (Online Only)
I enjoy working with couples, individuals and families particularly with relationship issues. I also have clients who identify as dual heritage and wish to explore 'who am I?' and the cultural difficulties they experience. I also have a fondness for helping parents better connect with their children. This includes small children (3-9yrs) and adolescent children, but includes any relationship breakdown. I also support clients who have been traumatised and for those who are happy to engage, set personal development homework, so clients can witness their own progress.
I enjoy working with couples, individuals and families particularly with relationship issues. I also have clients who identify as dual heritage and wish to explore 'who am I?' and the cultural difficulties they experience. I also have a fondness for helping parents better connect with their children. This includes small children (3-9yrs) and adolescent children, but includes any relationship breakdown. I also support clients who have been traumatised and for those who are happy to engage, set personal development homework, so clients can witness their own progress.
01302 490106 View 01302 490106
Photo of Samantha Roach, Counsellor in Luton, England
Samantha Roach
Counsellor, ACC Reg
Verified
Luton LU1
I am a integrative counsellor (based in Bedfordshire, UK). This means I adapt to you and deliver the best suited therapy for your needs such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Person Centred Therapy , Psychodynamic Therapy and Creative Intervention. I will never enforce a particular way of working with my clients as I believe every individual’s situation is different. I decided to become a counsellor because I am passionate about working alongside people to help them go through their therapeutic process, helping them to achieve their best.
I am a integrative counsellor (based in Bedfordshire, UK). This means I adapt to you and deliver the best suited therapy for your needs such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Person Centred Therapy , Psychodynamic Therapy and Creative Intervention. I will never enforce a particular way of working with my clients as I believe every individual’s situation is different. I decided to become a counsellor because I am passionate about working alongside people to help them go through their therapeutic process, helping them to achieve their best.
01234 860693 View 01234 860693
Photo of Elisa Gatti, Psychotherapist in Luton, England
Elisa Gatti
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Luton LU1
I work with individuals, couples and families that need to face a trauma, a loss, problems of anxiety, depression, fears or relational problems (such as couple conflict, emotional or behavioral problem in a child, alimentary disorder, relational closure in an adolescent). Working together will help everyone finding new energy to change and when everyone is involved in a transformation, it will be stronger and lasting. As an Italian psychotherapist I work in Italian and in English with the foreign community in UK. Sharing the experience of migration always helps to face a new life in a different country.
I work with individuals, couples and families that need to face a trauma, a loss, problems of anxiety, depression, fears or relational problems (such as couple conflict, emotional or behavioral problem in a child, alimentary disorder, relational closure in an adolescent). Working together will help everyone finding new energy to change and when everyone is involved in a transformation, it will be stronger and lasting. As an Italian psychotherapist I work in Italian and in English with the foreign community in UK. Sharing the experience of migration always helps to face a new life in a different country.
01462 413864 View 01462 413864
Jo Hooper
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Luton LU1  (Online Only)
Finding a counsellor can be overwhelming and it's hard to reach out – how do you know a counsellor is the right fit for you? Will you feel comfortable? Can they actually help you? I am a warm, approachable and empathic counsellor with experience working with anxiety, depression, bereavement, disordered eating, relationship issues, sexual abuse, and identity, among many other issues. If you are feeling stuck and want to find a way forward, I can help. Together we will explore your thoughts and feelings, in order to understand what's going on for you, and to discover what you need in order to feel better.
Finding a counsellor can be overwhelming and it's hard to reach out – how do you know a counsellor is the right fit for you? Will you feel comfortable? Can they actually help you? I am a warm, approachable and empathic counsellor with experience working with anxiety, depression, bereavement, disordered eating, relationship issues, sexual abuse, and identity, among many other issues. If you are feeling stuck and want to find a way forward, I can help. Together we will explore your thoughts and feelings, in order to understand what's going on for you, and to discover what you need in order to feel better.
01582 377913 View 01582 377913
Photo of Rebecca Ingram, Psychotherapist in Luton, England
Rebecca Ingram
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified
Luton LU1
Do you find yourself prioritising the external world and the needs of those around you? Perhaps you feel different to others or misunderstood in relationships? It may be you experience self-doubt, negative thinking or notice yourself repeating patterns that impact your relationships. Whatever is going on for you working together, relationally we can begin to explore ‘YOU’, to focus on raising your awareness & understanding of the way you experience yourself, to identify your goals for therapy, to be open to learning new ways of being. Therapy is a commitment between client & therapist, to be open to wanting things to be different.
Do you find yourself prioritising the external world and the needs of those around you? Perhaps you feel different to others or misunderstood in relationships? It may be you experience self-doubt, negative thinking or notice yourself repeating patterns that impact your relationships. Whatever is going on for you working together, relationally we can begin to explore ‘YOU’, to focus on raising your awareness & understanding of the way you experience yourself, to identify your goals for therapy, to be open to learning new ways of being. Therapy is a commitment between client & therapist, to be open to wanting things to be different.
01628 969896 View 01628 969896
Photo of Mariangela Milioto, Psychotherapist in Luton, England
Mariangela Milioto
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified
Luton LU1
Want to explore what's brought you to therapy in a safe, compassionate, non-judgemental setting? I'm an Integrative psychotherapist - the essence of my practice is to work with you transparently and with warmth, empathy, humour and gentle challenge.  Perhaps you’re struggling - feeling alone and isolated.  Maybe you’re overwhelmed, depressed, burnt out or anxious.  It could be that what you’re experiencing isn’t any of these - maybe you don't feel yourself and you don’t know why.  If you’re experiencing any of these feelings, sharing your burden through counselling can help. 
Want to explore what's brought you to therapy in a safe, compassionate, non-judgemental setting? I'm an Integrative psychotherapist - the essence of my practice is to work with you transparently and with warmth, empathy, humour and gentle challenge.  Perhaps you’re struggling - feeling alone and isolated.  Maybe you’re overwhelmed, depressed, burnt out or anxious.  It could be that what you’re experiencing isn’t any of these - maybe you don't feel yourself and you don’t know why.  If you’re experiencing any of these feelings, sharing your burden through counselling can help. 
01582 377470 View 01582 377470
Photo of Livia M Pontes, Psychologist in Luton, England
Livia M Pontes
Psychologist, MSc, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Luton EX14
I am a clinical psychologist and neuropsychologist who offers cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), neuropsychological assessments, medico-legal assessments and I also work as an expert witness for the courts. I am passionate about helping my clients through their recovery journeys. I have a holistic approach to treatment, taking into consideration emotional, biological, social and cultural factors that impact a person’s mental health. Treatment is tailored to meet each clients’ unique goals. I have experience of working with children (from about 6 yrs old) up to any age in adulthood.
I am a clinical psychologist and neuropsychologist who offers cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), neuropsychological assessments, medico-legal assessments and I also work as an expert witness for the courts. I am passionate about helping my clients through their recovery journeys. I have a holistic approach to treatment, taking into consideration emotional, biological, social and cultural factors that impact a person’s mental health. Treatment is tailored to meet each clients’ unique goals. I have experience of working with children (from about 6 yrs old) up to any age in adulthood.
01908 015440 View 01908 015440
Photo of Julie Greenhalgh, Counsellor in Luton, England
Julie Greenhalgh
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Luton LU1
On our journey through life, we can become lost and caught up in negative thoughts and feelings. This can change our perception and take us out of balance. It may also affect our well-being by creating problems in our relationships which may lead to anxiety, depression or low self-esteem. Counselling can help us to understand patterns in our life that cause distress and helps to facilitate insights into the core of our thinking, our self belief, our behaviour and the imposed limitations to bring about change. I have experience in working with teenagers and adults with anxiety, depression, loss and bereavement and low self esteem.
On our journey through life, we can become lost and caught up in negative thoughts and feelings. This can change our perception and take us out of balance. It may also affect our well-being by creating problems in our relationships which may lead to anxiety, depression or low self-esteem. Counselling can help us to understand patterns in our life that cause distress and helps to facilitate insights into the core of our thinking, our self belief, our behaviour and the imposed limitations to bring about change. I have experience in working with teenagers and adults with anxiety, depression, loss and bereavement and low self esteem.
01582 349524 View 01582 349524
Photo of Susanna Sophia Summer, Psychologist in Luton, England
Susanna Sophia Summer
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
1 Endorsed
Luton LU1
Whether you are struggling with emotions, relationships or physiological symptoms of anxiety or depression I can offer a safe space to explore these. You may be struggling to understand why things are so difficult, and may be very critical of yourself, thinking you should be coping better. You might have experienced a traumatic event, or always felt that you don't quite fit in, blaming yourself. You might be in a couple or a family unit struggling with arguments or disconnection from each other. You might just want to re-think your values and life goals to shift your future focus to something more rewarding.
Whether you are struggling with emotions, relationships or physiological symptoms of anxiety or depression I can offer a safe space to explore these. You may be struggling to understand why things are so difficult, and may be very critical of yourself, thinking you should be coping better. You might have experienced a traumatic event, or always felt that you don't quite fit in, blaming yourself. You might be in a couple or a family unit struggling with arguments or disconnection from each other. You might just want to re-think your values and life goals to shift your future focus to something more rewarding.
01767 667078 View 01767 667078
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Chiltern Talking Therapies
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified
Luton LU3
Hi, I'm Jennie! I'm a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist and owner of Chiltern Talking Therapies. My Associates and I offer face to face or virtual CBT, EMDR, Counselling, Schema and Art Psychotherapy sessions. We can support adults and young people with a wide range of difficulties. We are non-judgemental and have a wealth of experience between us, from working with addictions, offenders, children, clients with brain injuries and couples. I pride our team on being non-judgemental and accepting of individuals from a wide range of backgrounds. We all hold DBS checks and indemnity insurance, which you can view at any time.
Hi, I'm Jennie! I'm a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist and owner of Chiltern Talking Therapies. My Associates and I offer face to face or virtual CBT, EMDR, Counselling, Schema and Art Psychotherapy sessions. We can support adults and young people with a wide range of difficulties. We are non-judgemental and have a wealth of experience between us, from working with addictions, offenders, children, clients with brain injuries and couples. I pride our team on being non-judgemental and accepting of individuals from a wide range of backgrounds. We all hold DBS checks and indemnity insurance, which you can view at any time.
01442 971728 View 01442 971728
Photo of Ian Glenister, Counsellor in Luton, England
Ian Glenister
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Luton LU1
Perhaps you are feeling lost, in a 'strange place' or no longer feel yourself to be the person you once were. You'd like to understand why this is and talk about your difficult feelings with someone who is non-judgmental and who can help you better understand them.
Perhaps you are feeling lost, in a 'strange place' or no longer feel yourself to be the person you once were. You'd like to understand why this is and talk about your difficult feelings with someone who is non-judgmental and who can help you better understand them.
07401 253576 View 07401 253576
Photo of Ina Spellings, Counsellor in Luton, England
Ina Spellings
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
Luton LU1  (Online Only)
Hello- I’m Ina -an experienced and accredited Integrative Therapeutic Counsellor. .I have experience of providing short term-solution focused counselling-within the NHS- as well as working with young people for a wide range of mental health matters.I am able to work multilingualy-providing therapy in English, Romanian,Spanish. It is my personal belief that spending time with an empathic, non-judgemental therapist, offers you the opportunity to feel truly seen and heard, perhaps for the first time, gaining insight into the matters that brought you here.
Hello- I’m Ina -an experienced and accredited Integrative Therapeutic Counsellor. .I have experience of providing short term-solution focused counselling-within the NHS- as well as working with young people for a wide range of mental health matters.I am able to work multilingualy-providing therapy in English, Romanian,Spanish. It is my personal belief that spending time with an empathic, non-judgemental therapist, offers you the opportunity to feel truly seen and heard, perhaps for the first time, gaining insight into the matters that brought you here.
020 4538 0219 View 020 4538 0219

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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.