Parenting Counselling in Oxford

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Heather Phillips
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified
Oxford OX1
Are you looking for a safe space with an experienced trauma-informed therapist? I offer CBT & EMDR to mothers and parents to tackle low self-esteem, anxiety, & trauma/ PTSD. Perhaps you are having strong reactions to things, or maybe you are struggling with anxiety, intrusive thoughts, or nightmares. You might be having trouble sleeping or issues with food or body image. Maybe you feel disconnected, irritable, guilty, and not the parent/ partner/ person that you want to be. When things feel tough, working with someone who you feel 'gets it' and knowing the space is safe and free from judgement is really important.
Are you looking for a safe space with an experienced trauma-informed therapist? I offer CBT & EMDR to mothers and parents to tackle low self-esteem, anxiety, & trauma/ PTSD. Perhaps you are having strong reactions to things, or maybe you are struggling with anxiety, intrusive thoughts, or nightmares. You might be having trouble sleeping or issues with food or body image. Maybe you feel disconnected, irritable, guilty, and not the parent/ partner/ person that you want to be. When things feel tough, working with someone who you feel 'gets it' and knowing the space is safe and free from judgement is really important.
01865 638457 View 01865 638457
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Lorena Dolan-Chandler
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified
Oxford OX1  (Online Only)
Are you feeling unsettled by a change in your life? Feeling stuck and lost? I'm a Systemic and Family Therapist with 20 years of experience. I offer individual and couples counselling; I also work with families. Changes come in all forms; you might be entering a different stage in life like becoming a parent, menopause, facing retirement or even separation; you might be dealing with a planned change like migration or with an unplanned situation in your life. We may develop ways of dealing with these challenges that may cause us anxiety, low mood, low self-esteem, and relationship difficulties. I’m here to help you navigate this.
Are you feeling unsettled by a change in your life? Feeling stuck and lost? I'm a Systemic and Family Therapist with 20 years of experience. I offer individual and couples counselling; I also work with families. Changes come in all forms; you might be entering a different stage in life like becoming a parent, menopause, facing retirement or even separation; you might be dealing with a planned change like migration or with an unplanned situation in your life. We may develop ways of dealing with these challenges that may cause us anxiety, low mood, low self-esteem, and relationship difficulties. I’m here to help you navigate this.
020 4538 4402 View 020 4538 4402
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Dr Kirsty Langley
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Oxford OX1  (Online Only)
Hi - I’m a clinical psychologist specialising in providing psychological assessment and therapy for children and families through pregnancy, parenthood and beyond. I typically work with mothers and partners who are expecting or recently introduced a new member to the family particularly where there are high levels of anxiety/distress and often where becoming a parent has brought to the surface one’s own childhood memories. For parents with young children or teenagers who are struggling to understand their behaviour/mental health, I provide assessment and ongoing support as well as individual therapy for young people.
Hi - I’m a clinical psychologist specialising in providing psychological assessment and therapy for children and families through pregnancy, parenthood and beyond. I typically work with mothers and partners who are expecting or recently introduced a new member to the family particularly where there are high levels of anxiety/distress and often where becoming a parent has brought to the surface one’s own childhood memories. For parents with young children or teenagers who are struggling to understand their behaviour/mental health, I provide assessment and ongoing support as well as individual therapy for young people.
0116 497 6682 View 0116 497 6682
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Dr Patrick Kennedy-Williams
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Oxford OX2
We offer this for work/life balance, goal setting, career change, relationships and parenting.
Hello, I'm Patrick. I am an HCPC-registered Clinical Psychologist and a Chartered member of the British Psychological Society. I hold a doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Oxford. I am Co-director of Psychology Oxford. We offer psychological support for children, young people and adults from our practice in North Oxford. Our Clinical, Counselling and Coaching psychologists work using a a range of psychological modalities, including CBT, Mindfulness, and other talking therapies. We are person-centred with a focus on alleviating a range of psychological difficulties that keep us from living our best life.
We offer this for work/life balance, goal setting, career change, relationships and parenting.
Hello, I'm Patrick. I am an HCPC-registered Clinical Psychologist and a Chartered member of the British Psychological Society. I hold a doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Oxford. I am Co-director of Psychology Oxford. We offer psychological support for children, young people and adults from our practice in North Oxford. Our Clinical, Counselling and Coaching psychologists work using a a range of psychological modalities, including CBT, Mindfulness, and other talking therapies. We are person-centred with a focus on alleviating a range of psychological difficulties that keep us from living our best life.
01865 953345 View 01865 953345
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Charlotta Nuboer-Cope
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Oxford OX2  (Online Only)
If life is overwhelming and confusing, it can be very helpful to talk through what is going on with someone who is trained to listen. I am a compassionate counsellor and my approach is warm, empathic and accepting. I aim to establish a trusting relationship so that you feel safe to explore the issues you bring. I have experience working with clients who have anxiety, depression, trauma, PTSD and OCD as well as those with life problems due to bereavement, divorce, job stress, parenting, difficult relationships and low self-esteem.
If life is overwhelming and confusing, it can be very helpful to talk through what is going on with someone who is trained to listen. I am a compassionate counsellor and my approach is warm, empathic and accepting. I aim to establish a trusting relationship so that you feel safe to explore the issues you bring. I have experience working with clients who have anxiety, depression, trauma, PTSD and OCD as well as those with life problems due to bereavement, divorce, job stress, parenting, difficult relationships and low self-esteem.
01865 411245 View 01865 411245
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Judith Zur
Psychologist, PhD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Oxford OX2
anxiety, depression ad childhood trauma, marital conflict and parenting issues.
Dr Judith Zur is a highly specialist clinical psychologist and Marital/Family therapist and Social Anthropologist with over thirty years’ experience of providing psychological and counselling interventions, consultation and supervision in the NHS and non-statutory settings in the UK and abroad. She is a caring and professional person experienced working successfully with individuals of all ages, couples and families on a wide range of issues both in her private consultation room and online. Judith´s therapeutic approach is non-judgemental, collaborative, empathic and person/couple-centred.
anxiety, depression ad childhood trauma, marital conflict and parenting issues.
Dr Judith Zur is a highly specialist clinical psychologist and Marital/Family therapist and Social Anthropologist with over thirty years’ experience of providing psychological and counselling interventions, consultation and supervision in the NHS and non-statutory settings in the UK and abroad. She is a caring and professional person experienced working successfully with individuals of all ages, couples and families on a wide range of issues both in her private consultation room and online. Judith´s therapeutic approach is non-judgemental, collaborative, empathic and person/couple-centred.
01865 951408 View 01865 951408
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Wesley Alan Powley-Baker
MA
Verified
Oxford OX1
Making that next step, dealing with anxiety, building confidence, career transitions setting new goals, money issues, parenting, dealing with a stressful relationship? fulfilling dreams and aspirations, getting your life in shape through health and physical well-being.
Are you at a crossroads? Have a problem to solve and are unsure how to? Stuck in a place but not sure what to do next? Thinking about your next career step? What to do in retirement? Dealing with a stressful relationship? I am skilled in successfully helping people find a way through their life journey, and I do that by letting them stay in charge and work things out on their own terms. My working style is compassionate and collaborative, guiding you to take that step confidently and flourish along the way. It’s not magic, but the results can be!
Making that next step, dealing with anxiety, building confidence, career transitions setting new goals, money issues, parenting, dealing with a stressful relationship? fulfilling dreams and aspirations, getting your life in shape through health and physical well-being.
Are you at a crossroads? Have a problem to solve and are unsure how to? Stuck in a place but not sure what to do next? Thinking about your next career step? What to do in retirement? Dealing with a stressful relationship? I am skilled in successfully helping people find a way through their life journey, and I do that by letting them stay in charge and work things out on their own terms. My working style is compassionate and collaborative, guiding you to take that step confidently and flourish along the way. It’s not magic, but the results can be!
01865 954011 View 01865 954011
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Gabrielle Lees
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Oxford OX4
I have experience of working with most psychological difficulties, but have special interests in adolescence, pre and post natal issues, anxiety and low mood, problematic family relationships, life cycle changes, parenting and bereavement.
I am a fully trained and registered psychotherapist with over 20 years experience in the NHS (ongoing). I run a small evening clinic in Jericho offering time limited and open ended work. I also offer a very popular 4 session 'fast response' intervention for adolescents and young adults for £220. This treatment can be extremely helpful at times of crisis and change. I am registered with ACP, BACP and the Professional Standards Authority; PSA. I teach and supervise other therapists.
I have experience of working with most psychological difficulties, but have special interests in adolescence, pre and post natal issues, anxiety and low mood, problematic family relationships, life cycle changes, parenting and bereavement.
I am a fully trained and registered psychotherapist with over 20 years experience in the NHS (ongoing). I run a small evening clinic in Jericho offering time limited and open ended work. I also offer a very popular 4 session 'fast response' intervention for adolescents and young adults for £220. This treatment can be extremely helpful at times of crisis and change. I am registered with ACP, BACP and the Professional Standards Authority; PSA. I teach and supervise other therapists.
01865 954062 View 01865 954062
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Penelope Barnes Psychotherapist & Clinical Supv
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MBACP Accred
Verified
Oxford OX2
You may have been considering therapy for a while but are hesitating or perhaps you've had previous experience and need something more. You feel something is not right but it is hard to think about or put into words? Living with high levels of anxiety, shame or fear for a prolonged period, can negatively affect the way we perceive ourselves and others. So with a compassionate approach, I work with most psychological difficulties, and have a special interest in anxiety and low mood, problematic family relationships, parenting and bereavement. I also work extensively with adolescents and welcome working with those of 16+years.
You may have been considering therapy for a while but are hesitating or perhaps you've had previous experience and need something more. You feel something is not right but it is hard to think about or put into words? Living with high levels of anxiety, shame or fear for a prolonged period, can negatively affect the way we perceive ourselves and others. So with a compassionate approach, I work with most psychological difficulties, and have a special interest in anxiety and low mood, problematic family relationships, parenting and bereavement. I also work extensively with adolescents and welcome working with those of 16+years.
01865 950960 View 01865 950960
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Katherine Cavallo
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified
Oxford OX2  (Online Only)
I offer online Individual, Couple, Parent and Family sessions, on a weekly, fortnightly or ad hoc basis.
I am a fully qualified and accredited Systemic Family and Couple Psychotherapist (MA), with over 20 years of clinical experience, working therapeutically with Individuals, Couples and Families across the age-span, both within the NHS and via my own Independent Practice. The approach I use can help those experiencing many emotional difficulties in Children, Young People and Adults, including: Anxiety, Depression, Low Self Esteem, Anger Management and issues relating to Abuse or Trauma. It can also be invaluable for those affected by domestic abuse, infidelity, loss or bereavement, or those wanting to improve intimacy and closeness.
I offer online Individual, Couple, Parent and Family sessions, on a weekly, fortnightly or ad hoc basis.
I am a fully qualified and accredited Systemic Family and Couple Psychotherapist (MA), with over 20 years of clinical experience, working therapeutically with Individuals, Couples and Families across the age-span, both within the NHS and via my own Independent Practice. The approach I use can help those experiencing many emotional difficulties in Children, Young People and Adults, including: Anxiety, Depression, Low Self Esteem, Anger Management and issues relating to Abuse or Trauma. It can also be invaluable for those affected by domestic abuse, infidelity, loss or bereavement, or those wanting to improve intimacy and closeness.
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Julia Belton
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified
Oxford OX2
I am a Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist working in Oxford. I specialise in supporting young people, adults and families. As a former teacher I have a unique insight into how schools can support young people and if necessary I can facilitate communication between schools and families. For many years I have supported parents who face challenging situations, either individually, as a couple or in parent groups. I have over 20 years experience working with young people and adults both in schools and in private practice. Please get in touch for an informal chat or have a look at my website: juliabeltonpsychotherapy.co.uk.
I am a Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist working in Oxford. I specialise in supporting young people, adults and families. As a former teacher I have a unique insight into how schools can support young people and if necessary I can facilitate communication between schools and families. For many years I have supported parents who face challenging situations, either individually, as a couple or in parent groups. I have over 20 years experience working with young people and adults both in schools and in private practice. Please get in touch for an informal chat or have a look at my website: juliabeltonpsychotherapy.co.uk.
020 4538 2383 View 020 4538 2383
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Zanna St Quinton
Psychotherapist, MHGI
Verified
Oxford OX44
I specialise in supporting parents through the various challenges that being a parent brings. Perhaps you’re a new parent and are struggling to adjust to your ‘new normal’. Perhaps you are struggling with feelings of anxiety, depression, stress, overwhelm or a feeling of being ‘stuck’. Maybe you are experiencing disproportionate levels of anger which you recognise are having a negative impact on you and your family. Perhaps you are experiencing difficulties in your relationship. Is a traumatic birth experience still affecting you? If so, I can help. I specialise in practical & positive, brief therapy.
I specialise in supporting parents through the various challenges that being a parent brings. Perhaps you’re a new parent and are struggling to adjust to your ‘new normal’. Perhaps you are struggling with feelings of anxiety, depression, stress, overwhelm or a feeling of being ‘stuck’. Maybe you are experiencing disproportionate levels of anger which you recognise are having a negative impact on you and your family. Perhaps you are experiencing difficulties in your relationship. Is a traumatic birth experience still affecting you? If so, I can help. I specialise in practical & positive, brief therapy.
01929 500558 View 01929 500558
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Adela R Moldovan
Psychotherapist, PsychD, MBACP
Verified
Oxford OX4
My clinical experience encompasses many years working in a mental health setting and private practice dealing with a broad range of symptoms including, but not limited to, chronic trauma, loss or abuse, stress, anxiety, depression, marital difficulties, child-parent conflicts, self-harm, bi-polar disorder, addiction and border-line states – to name just some of the presenting issues.
My clinical experience encompasses many years working in a mental health setting and private practice dealing with a broad range of symptoms including, but not limited to, chronic trauma, loss or abuse, stress, anxiety, depression, marital difficulties, child-parent conflicts, self-harm, bi-polar disorder, addiction and border-line states – to name just some of the presenting issues.
01782 493877 View 01782 493877
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Caterina Fadda - Psychotherapy - EMDR
Psychotherapist, MA, BPC
Verified
Oxford OX1  (Online Only)
I'd like to encourage you to get in touch if you have been experiencing mental distress and/or emotional difficulties or if you are a parent concerned about your child's symptoms/behaviours.
Hi, I am a qualified and Accredited Psychotherapist and Accredited EMDR Therapist. I offer online sessions in English or Italian to clients based internationally. For over 10 years, I have been working in the NHS, educational settings, and in private practice helping children, young people and adults recover from emotional difficulties such as Attachment issues, Anxiety, Depression, PTSD and the impact of Trauma/Developmental Trauma. I have experience in working with neurodivergent people, I am culturally sensitive and have been supporting individuals who identify as LGBTQIA+.
I'd like to encourage you to get in touch if you have been experiencing mental distress and/or emotional difficulties or if you are a parent concerned about your child's symptoms/behaviours.
Hi, I am a qualified and Accredited Psychotherapist and Accredited EMDR Therapist. I offer online sessions in English or Italian to clients based internationally. For over 10 years, I have been working in the NHS, educational settings, and in private practice helping children, young people and adults recover from emotional difficulties such as Attachment issues, Anxiety, Depression, PTSD and the impact of Trauma/Developmental Trauma. I have experience in working with neurodivergent people, I am culturally sensitive and have been supporting individuals who identify as LGBTQIA+.
020 3535 6758 View 020 3535 6758
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Mina Minozzi
Psychologist, MSc, GMBPsS
Verified
Oxford OX1  (Online Only)
They will have a better understanding of their child and feel more confident in their parenting.
Understanding your child's emotions and how to respond to them can be challenging, especially if you were not parented that way. Your child might be experiencing bullying, angry outbursts, fears, or persistent worries. For parents, navigating through these issues can be stressful. As an empathetic, experienced child emotion specialist and author, I provide emotion coaching and teach effective coping strategies. I will help children build resilience, acquire essential social skills, and boost their confidence. Through my guidance, children learn valuable emotional skills and management techniques that have a positive, lasting impact.
They will have a better understanding of their child and feel more confident in their parenting.
Understanding your child's emotions and how to respond to them can be challenging, especially if you were not parented that way. Your child might be experiencing bullying, angry outbursts, fears, or persistent worries. For parents, navigating through these issues can be stressful. As an empathetic, experienced child emotion specialist and author, I provide emotion coaching and teach effective coping strategies. I will help children build resilience, acquire essential social skills, and boost their confidence. Through my guidance, children learn valuable emotional skills and management techniques that have a positive, lasting impact.
020 3675 0456 View 020 3675 0456
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Dr Louise Dalton
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Oxford OX2
I’m Louise, a Clinical Psychologist with over 20 years’ experience working in the NHS with children, young people and parents. At your initial appointment, I will offer a friendly and welcoming space to think about what is troubling you or your family and explore what you hope to achieve through therapy. We will work together in partnership, drawing on your expertise about your family, and my knowledge and practical experience of a range of different evidence-based psychological therapies to reach your goals. Sessions may involve working individually with children, young people or parents, or family work.
I’m Louise, a Clinical Psychologist with over 20 years’ experience working in the NHS with children, young people and parents. At your initial appointment, I will offer a friendly and welcoming space to think about what is troubling you or your family and explore what you hope to achieve through therapy. We will work together in partnership, drawing on your expertise about your family, and my knowledge and practical experience of a range of different evidence-based psychological therapies to reach your goals. Sessions may involve working individually with children, young people or parents, or family work.
01865 411315 View 01865 411315
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The Childrens Consultancy
Psychotherapist, MA, PNCPS Acc.
Verified
Oxford OX1
The Practice is run by Kim S Lee Child & Adolescent Psychotherapist. Kim has worked with Children and Young people since 1978 and has been in clinical practice for nearly 40 years. He has worked as a consultant and trainer for many child care organizations, and also acts as an expert witness in family law matters. The service is for children and young people suffering with a wide range of psychological and mental health difficulties.
The Practice is run by Kim S Lee Child & Adolescent Psychotherapist. Kim has worked with Children and Young people since 1978 and has been in clinical practice for nearly 40 years. He has worked as a consultant and trainer for many child care organizations, and also acts as an expert witness in family law matters. The service is for children and young people suffering with a wide range of psychological and mental health difficulties.
01993 402090 View 01993 402090
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Maria Rachel Curry
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified
Oxford OX1
I am a SPECIALIST RELATIONSHIP THERAPIST - working with COUPLES, FAMILIES and INDIVIDUALS who are seeking help on working with all aspects of relationship difficulties. Are you in a cycle of arguments that you cannot escape? Or faced with issues that are making you feel anxious or depressed? If so communication is often at the heart of the problem and talking with an experienced therapist in a calm and non-judgemental environment can allow for a different way to communicate leading to a more effective way to understand and be understood.
I am a SPECIALIST RELATIONSHIP THERAPIST - working with COUPLES, FAMILIES and INDIVIDUALS who are seeking help on working with all aspects of relationship difficulties. Are you in a cycle of arguments that you cannot escape? Or faced with issues that are making you feel anxious or depressed? If so communication is often at the heart of the problem and talking with an experienced therapist in a calm and non-judgemental environment can allow for a different way to communicate leading to a more effective way to understand and be understood.
01844 393942 View 01844 393942
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Natilie Cocker
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Oxford OX7
My passion is to help children of all ages who may feel anxious; emotionally dysregulated; and mentally and physically exhausted feel at ease again in their bodies, their mind, their surroundings and their relationships. Alongside this, I support worried parents by empowering them to change the dynamics of their family in order to redress the balance and bring about harmony once again. It is crucial as a practitioner to view your family construct individually, to form a relationship with your family members and to create a bespoke package of treatment that you all feel comfortable with.
My passion is to help children of all ages who may feel anxious; emotionally dysregulated; and mentally and physically exhausted feel at ease again in their bodies, their mind, their surroundings and their relationships. Alongside this, I support worried parents by empowering them to change the dynamics of their family in order to redress the balance and bring about harmony once again. It is crucial as a practitioner to view your family construct individually, to form a relationship with your family members and to create a bespoke package of treatment that you all feel comfortable with.
01865 638552 View 01865 638552
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Stephanie Gittos Lacape
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Oxford OX4
Waitlist for new clients
I am an experienced Counsellor working with young adults, teenagers, children and parents. I offer psychotherapy and counselling, short and long term, face-to-face and online. I aim to empower my clients, helping them process their difficulties in a safe and trusting environment.
I am an experienced Counsellor working with young adults, teenagers, children and parents. I offer psychotherapy and counselling, short and long term, face-to-face and online. I aim to empower my clients, helping them process their difficulties in a safe and trusting environment.
01865 638220 View 01865 638220

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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.