Parenting Counselling in Olney

Photo of Roshmi Shraboni Lovatt - BodhiSpace Ltd, MA, Psychotherapist
BodhiSpace Ltd
Psychotherapist, MA
Verified Verified
Olney MK46
Welcome to BodhiSpace. When modern life takes its toll on our emotional and mental health, you or someone you care about may experience symptoms of anxiety, depression, stress, trauma or other distress. These may be new symptoms which have suddenly emerged or they may be familiar symptoms originating in past experiences. Our services cater for adults, children, young people and families, and our therapists offer a range of different techniques to suit individual needs. If reaching out feels difficult and costly, our free initial phone consultation will allow you to explore what you need at your own pace and make an informed choice.
Welcome to BodhiSpace. When modern life takes its toll on our emotional and mental health, you or someone you care about may experience symptoms of anxiety, depression, stress, trauma or other distress. These may be new symptoms which have suddenly emerged or they may be familiar symptoms originating in past experiences. Our services cater for adults, children, young people and families, and our therapists offer a range of different techniques to suit individual needs. If reaching out feels difficult and costly, our free initial phone consultation will allow you to explore what you need at your own pace and make an informed choice.
07723 445038 View 07723 445038
Photo of Carly Brown, DCounsPsych, BACP, Counsellor
Carly Brown
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, BACP
Verified Verified
Olney MK46
There are many reasons why you might reach out for counselling such as a challenging life event, transitional periods, seeking self -discovery or wanting to manage anxiety. Finding the right counsellor to share difficult thoughts and feelings with can be incredibly daunting. Studies show that the most important factor in the success of your treatment is your relationship with your therapist and the experience of feeling felt and heard. I provide a safe and compassionate environment that helps guide you towards your goals.
There are many reasons why you might reach out for counselling such as a challenging life event, transitional periods, seeking self -discovery or wanting to manage anxiety. Finding the right counsellor to share difficult thoughts and feelings with can be incredibly daunting. Studies show that the most important factor in the success of your treatment is your relationship with your therapist and the experience of feeling felt and heard. I provide a safe and compassionate environment that helps guide you towards your goals.
01234 860927 View 01234 860927
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Yvonne Walker
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Olney MK46
I am an experienced, BACP registered psychodynamic psychotherapist working with adults in Bedford and Milton Keynes and online. I help individuals explore unconscious thoughts, processes and feelings to work towards a greater understanding of themselves and their lives. I work with a wide range of issues, including anxiety, stress, codependency and relationship issues. Therapy provides a safe and confidential space to explore difficult emotions and feelings, resulting from past experiences or traumas.
I am an experienced, BACP registered psychodynamic psychotherapist working with adults in Bedford and Milton Keynes and online. I help individuals explore unconscious thoughts, processes and feelings to work towards a greater understanding of themselves and their lives. I work with a wide range of issues, including anxiety, stress, codependency and relationship issues. Therapy provides a safe and confidential space to explore difficult emotions and feelings, resulting from past experiences or traumas.
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Photo of Marion Major, MA, BACP, Psychotherapist
Marion Major
Psychotherapist, MA, BACP
Verified Verified
Olney MK46
Everyday life throws up challenges which can effect our emotional, physical, psychological and spiritual state. Therapy provides a safe environment to talk about anything you want to. Exploring issues such as relationship difficulties, physical and mental health concerns, loss, self-confidence and self-esteem can make a real difference. When words are not enough... the creative arts are used alongside talking therapy to give a different perspective and help make sense of your experience. Focusing on understanding your feelings, supporting a healthier, stronger self, and helping to gain a sense of meaning in your life.
Everyday life throws up challenges which can effect our emotional, physical, psychological and spiritual state. Therapy provides a safe environment to talk about anything you want to. Exploring issues such as relationship difficulties, physical and mental health concerns, loss, self-confidence and self-esteem can make a real difference. When words are not enough... the creative arts are used alongside talking therapy to give a different perspective and help make sense of your experience. Focusing on understanding your feelings, supporting a healthier, stronger self, and helping to gain a sense of meaning in your life.
01234 982441 View 01234 982441
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Dr Kathryn Power
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Olney MK46  (Online Only)
Hello, I am an experienced Clinical Psychologist, registered with The Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC) and British Psychological Society. I am currently working online and can offer online therapy to anyone in the UK. I have worked in the NHS as a Senior Clinical Psychologist and now work as an independent Clinical Psychologist. I offer evidence based psychological assessment and therapy for individuals who are experiencing difficulty or a pivotal point in their lives where they have come to the realisation that something needs to change.
Hello, I am an experienced Clinical Psychologist, registered with The Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC) and British Psychological Society. I am currently working online and can offer online therapy to anyone in the UK. I have worked in the NHS as a Senior Clinical Psychologist and now work as an independent Clinical Psychologist. I offer evidence based psychological assessment and therapy for individuals who are experiencing difficulty or a pivotal point in their lives where they have come to the realisation that something needs to change.
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Joanne Blythen
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Olney MK46
Hi, my name is JoJo and I am a qualified person-cantered counsellor based in Buckinghamshire - Milton Keynes. I work in person, online and offer walking sessions. I work with anyone over the age of 14 yrs, covering areas such as depression, anxiety, body image, disordered eating, self-harm, sexuality, LGBTQI, ADHD, neurodiversity and issues that may arise when we live in blended families. My approach is always to build up a relationship of trust, find common areas we can connect on and work at a pace that suits you. I have lived and worked in India and the US so have cross-cultural understanding.
Hi, my name is JoJo and I am a qualified person-cantered counsellor based in Buckinghamshire - Milton Keynes. I work in person, online and offer walking sessions. I work with anyone over the age of 14 yrs, covering areas such as depression, anxiety, body image, disordered eating, self-harm, sexuality, LGBTQI, ADHD, neurodiversity and issues that may arise when we live in blended families. My approach is always to build up a relationship of trust, find common areas we can connect on and work at a pace that suits you. I have lived and worked in India and the US so have cross-cultural understanding.
01908 103712 View 01908 103712
Photo of Denise Janvier-Wood, MBACP, Counsellor
Denise Janvier-Wood
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Olney MK46
Waitlist for new clients
If you're feeling overwhelmed, anxious or depressed, maybe you have experienced trauma or have issues with relationships or family. Perhaps you're struggling with low self-esteem and wondering about who you are and how you fit in. You might just feel at a loss and need someone to listen. ​ I can offer you a calm, empathic, confidential space to voice and understand your thoughts, feelings and experiences.
If you're feeling overwhelmed, anxious or depressed, maybe you have experienced trauma or have issues with relationships or family. Perhaps you're struggling with low self-esteem and wondering about who you are and how you fit in. You might just feel at a loss and need someone to listen. ​ I can offer you a calm, empathic, confidential space to voice and understand your thoughts, feelings and experiences.
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More Therapists Nearby

Photo of Kashina Smith, MSc, MBACP, Counsellor
Kashina Smith
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bedford MK40  (Online Only)
As a counsellor with extensive experience in working with parents, I understand the unique pressures and joys of parenting.
Are you a parent navigating the complexities of family life? Do you find yourself struggling with anxiety that impacts your daily interactions and overall well-being? You’re not alone, and you don’t have to face these challenges by yourself. I believe in creating a warm and empathetic environment where you feel comfortable sharing your experiences and emotions. You are unique, and I am committed to providing personalised care that respects your individuality and specific needs. Whether you’re facing family conflicts, parenting challenges, or anxiety, I’m here to support you on your journey toward healing and growth.
As a counsellor with extensive experience in working with parents, I understand the unique pressures and joys of parenting.
Are you a parent navigating the complexities of family life? Do you find yourself struggling with anxiety that impacts your daily interactions and overall well-being? You’re not alone, and you don’t have to face these challenges by yourself. I believe in creating a warm and empathetic environment where you feel comfortable sharing your experiences and emotions. You are unique, and I am committed to providing personalised care that respects your individuality and specific needs. Whether you’re facing family conflicts, parenting challenges, or anxiety, I’m here to support you on your journey toward healing and growth.
01908 082390 View 01908 082390
Photo of Dr Kate Woollaston, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych., Psychologist
Dr Kate Woollaston
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Newport Pagnell MK16
If you're reading this then you or someone you care about is probably hurting and in need of help. You may be feeling overwhelmed by worries and anxiety. It might be that you’re not the person, parent or partner you want to be, and feel like your failing. You may be struggling for a number of factors, including: past traumatic experiences, current day stressors and family issues. You need support to make meaningful changes so you can feel calm and live the life you want.
If you're reading this then you or someone you care about is probably hurting and in need of help. You may be feeling overwhelmed by worries and anxiety. It might be that you’re not the person, parent or partner you want to be, and feel like your failing. You may be struggling for a number of factors, including: past traumatic experiences, current day stressors and family issues. You need support to make meaningful changes so you can feel calm and live the life you want.
01908 103889 View 01908 103889
Photo of Jodi Lovelock - Lovelocks Counselling, MBACP, Counsellor
Lovelocks Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bedford MK42  (Online Only)
I have faced my own challenges as a young person and as a parent.
Hi! I’m Jodi. I know that times can be challenging. We can all benefit from time and space to share & be heard. We all face uncertainty and difficulties and this can leave us feeling lost and anxious. I am able to use my skills & experience to put you at ease so that you can feel safe to talk and try and make sense of things. Counselling helps you to better understand yourself, others & the world around you. This can enable you to move forward feeling better than you did before you decided to take this step. Counselling is a fantastic form of Self Care. Our sessions are set up to meet your needs & your goals.
I have faced my own challenges as a young person and as a parent.
Hi! I’m Jodi. I know that times can be challenging. We can all benefit from time and space to share & be heard. We all face uncertainty and difficulties and this can leave us feeling lost and anxious. I am able to use my skills & experience to put you at ease so that you can feel safe to talk and try and make sense of things. Counselling helps you to better understand yourself, others & the world around you. This can enable you to move forward feeling better than you did before you decided to take this step. Counselling is a fantastic form of Self Care. Our sessions are set up to meet your needs & your goals.
01234 607484 View 01234 607484
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Neuro Coral Psychology; Autism & ADHD specialists
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Bedford MK40
Our support sessions can be used to learn more about neurodivergence, to support adjustment to diagnosis, to explore tricky parenting dilemmas, or to think about what might help at school or work.
Hello! I'm Dr Lisa Weston, a Chartered Clinical Psychologist leading a small team of experienced clinicians. We offer Autism, ADHD, and Learning Disability diagnostic assessments and support sessions for children, young people and adults, in Cambridgeshire and beyond. We are skilled in assessing features of neurodivergence which are often missed, including in girls and women or those who may mask their differences. Having previously worked in an NHS diagnostic assessment service, I recognise how important it is for people to have a positive experience of their assessment and post diagnostic support.
Our support sessions can be used to learn more about neurodivergence, to support adjustment to diagnosis, to explore tricky parenting dilemmas, or to think about what might help at school or work.
Hello! I'm Dr Lisa Weston, a Chartered Clinical Psychologist leading a small team of experienced clinicians. We offer Autism, ADHD, and Learning Disability diagnostic assessments and support sessions for children, young people and adults, in Cambridgeshire and beyond. We are skilled in assessing features of neurodivergence which are often missed, including in girls and women or those who may mask their differences. Having previously worked in an NHS diagnostic assessment service, I recognise how important it is for people to have a positive experience of their assessment and post diagnostic support.
01480 772097 View 01480 772097
Photo of Hema Patel, MBACP, Counsellor
Hema Patel
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Northampton NN4
In my practice, I am passionate about helping clients with stress, anxiety, GAD, trauma, grief and loss, depression, motivation, self-esteem, confidence, recovering from a controlling relationship, co-dependency, parenting support.
Life is stressful and coping with it can feel overwhelming. You are not alone and I am here to help you find clarity and calm by tailoring dialogue sessions to address your unique and specific needs in a safe and trusted environment. By visiting this page, you have already taken the first step to improve your quality of life. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and I am here to support and empower you in that journey. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity and compassion. I welcome you to send me a message for further details or to schedule an appointment.
In my practice, I am passionate about helping clients with stress, anxiety, GAD, trauma, grief and loss, depression, motivation, self-esteem, confidence, recovering from a controlling relationship, co-dependency, parenting support.
Life is stressful and coping with it can feel overwhelming. You are not alone and I am here to help you find clarity and calm by tailoring dialogue sessions to address your unique and specific needs in a safe and trusted environment. By visiting this page, you have already taken the first step to improve your quality of life. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and I am here to support and empower you in that journey. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity and compassion. I welcome you to send me a message for further details or to schedule an appointment.
01604 279682 View 01604 279682
Photo of Penny Ruth Willis, MBACP, Psychotherapist
Penny Ruth Willis
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bozeat NN29
With 20 yrs Counselling and Psychology experience, I now seek to work with two main client groups. 1) Clients who've already reached a deeper understanding of their issues, symptoms & diagnoses (via therapy &/or self-help etc), but have found that these insights have not been sufficient to end their psychological suffering. And 2) Parents/carers/educators struggling with youngsters who can be violent, self-destructive &/or very defiant. These clients have found that traditional reward & punishment approaches fail to solve (or indeed actually escalate) the problem and are looking for an effective, trauma-sensitive alternative.
With 20 yrs Counselling and Psychology experience, I now seek to work with two main client groups. 1) Clients who've already reached a deeper understanding of their issues, symptoms & diagnoses (via therapy &/or self-help etc), but have found that these insights have not been sufficient to end their psychological suffering. And 2) Parents/carers/educators struggling with youngsters who can be violent, self-destructive &/or very defiant. These clients have found that traditional reward & punishment approaches fail to solve (or indeed actually escalate) the problem and are looking for an effective, trauma-sensitive alternative.
01604 343230 View 01604 343230
Photo of Laura Alcock, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych., Psychologist
Laura Alcock
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Milton Keynes MK14
Not accepting new clients
I offer assessment and treatment of children and adults for the purposes of understanding difficulties and developing a treatment plan. I work with a range of difficulties including, challenging behaviour, depression, anxiety, panic, OCD, bipolar disorder, trauma, emotional regulation and self-esteem. I offer functional assessments of behaviour in children, to facilitate understanding and management of this. I also offer modified therapeutic interventions to support clients to understand their diagnosis of autism and related emotional well-being.
I offer assessment and treatment of children and adults for the purposes of understanding difficulties and developing a treatment plan. I work with a range of difficulties including, challenging behaviour, depression, anxiety, panic, OCD, bipolar disorder, trauma, emotional regulation and self-esteem. I offer functional assessments of behaviour in children, to facilitate understanding and management of this. I also offer modified therapeutic interventions to support clients to understand their diagnosis of autism and related emotional well-being.
01908 983687 View 01908 983687
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Francesca Pippo
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Milton Keynes MK10
Counselling aims to help people understand their feelings and face new difficulties, in the present and the future. Whether you feel stuck in an 'emotional roller-coaster' or experiencing anxiety or low moods, therapy can help you disentangle your thoughts and feelings and give you a protected space where to talk about them.
Counselling aims to help people understand their feelings and face new difficulties, in the present and the future. Whether you feel stuck in an 'emotional roller-coaster' or experiencing anxiety or low moods, therapy can help you disentangle your thoughts and feelings and give you a protected space where to talk about them.
01788 229222 View 01788 229222
Photo of Janice Teh, UKCP Trainee, Psychotherapist
Janice Teh
Psychotherapist, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
Milton Keynes MK10
I offer therapy to individuals aged 18+ in the Dunstable and Milton Keynes areas. I can help you explore any emotional difficulties you may have. Sometimes we don't know why we keep reacting to others the way we do. We just know we don't want to feel the way we feel 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 they knew the truth. You may have been trying 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.
I offer therapy to individuals aged 18+ in the Dunstable and Milton Keynes areas. I can help you explore any emotional difficulties you may have. Sometimes we don't know why we keep reacting to others the way we do. We just know we don't want to feel the way we feel 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 they knew the truth. You may have been trying 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.
07810 788565 View 07810 788565
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Catherine Russell
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Milton Keynes MK9
I believe everyone should have access to high quality counselling at exactly the time they need it, without having to wait. I am a qualified counsellor with many years experience working with a wide range of issues and with people who come from a variety of backgrounds. This experience includes bereavement, domestic violence, low self-esteem, substance misuse, relationship difficulties, addictions, self-harm, trauma, abuse, social and family interactions, carer support, misophonia, divorce and separation, anxiety, panic attacks and depression.
I believe everyone should have access to high quality counselling at exactly the time they need it, without having to wait. I am a qualified counsellor with many years experience working with a wide range of issues and with people who come from a variety of backgrounds. This experience includes bereavement, domestic violence, low self-esteem, substance misuse, relationship difficulties, addictions, self-harm, trauma, abuse, social and family interactions, carer support, misophonia, divorce and separation, anxiety, panic attacks and depression.
01908 015911 View 01908 015911
Photo of Peter Craig Dinsmore, BACP, Psychotherapist
Peter Craig Dinsmore
Psychotherapist, BACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Warrington MK46
I am a very experienced and professional therapist with over twelve thousand client contact hours behind me in individual, couples and group work. I feel my experience coupled with my life experiences makes me the person and the therapist I am today. My training in the person-centred approach (three years) and in Transactional Analysis (seven years) together with continuing professional and personal development and supervision give me a strong theoretical and experiential focus to bring to my client work. I work very much in a relational way (research indicates that the therapeutic relationship is key to positive therapy outcomes)
I am a very experienced and professional therapist with over twelve thousand client contact hours behind me in individual, couples and group work. I feel my experience coupled with my life experiences makes me the person and the therapist I am today. My training in the person-centred approach (three years) and in Transactional Analysis (seven years) together with continuing professional and personal development and supervision give me a strong theoretical and experiential focus to bring to my client work. I work very much in a relational way (research indicates that the therapeutic relationship is key to positive therapy outcomes)
0151 541 2512 View 0151 541 2512
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Dr Grace Major
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Bedford MK43
I am a highly specialist psychologist, who works therapeutically with both adults and children. I offer evidence based therapy for a variety of presenting difficulties. I have particular expertise in offering attachment and trauma informed therapeutic support for looked after or adopted children, their families and health professionals.
I am a highly specialist psychologist, who works therapeutically with both adults and children. I offer evidence based therapy for a variety of presenting difficulties. I have particular expertise in offering attachment and trauma informed therapeutic support for looked after or adopted children, their families and health professionals.
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Photo of Beth Waters - Your Space Foundation, MBACP Accred, Psychotherapist
Your Space Foundation
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Milton Keynes MK7
Are you, or a child you know, experiencing mental health difficulties? Finding a Therapist can feel daunting, but Your Space Foundation is here to offer support. Our experienced therapists have specialist training to work with children and young people from the age of 5 who are experiencing a variety of emotional and mental health difficulties, including: emotional and behavioural disorders, trauma, PTSD & Complex PTSD, moderate anxiety and depression, self-harm & suicidal ideation, attachment difficulties, disabilities and neurodivergence.
Are you, or a child you know, experiencing mental health difficulties? Finding a Therapist can feel daunting, but Your Space Foundation is here to offer support. Our experienced therapists have specialist training to work with children and young people from the age of 5 who are experiencing a variety of emotional and mental health difficulties, including: emotional and behavioural disorders, trauma, PTSD & Complex PTSD, moderate anxiety and depression, self-harm & suicidal ideation, attachment difficulties, disabilities and neurodivergence.
01788 221807 View 01788 221807

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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.