Parenting Counselling in Saffron Walden

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Dr Emily Hudson
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Saffron Walden CB11
Parenting is hard. I support clients to navigate the experience of pregnancy and having children. Everyone has a different story; you may be wondering how your experiences in childhood may impact your parenting or perhaps navigating difficulties with fertility. You may be experiencing anxiety, fear of giving birth or be having difficulty bonding with your baby. Or perhaps you experienced a traumatic birth, are feeling sad or would like a space to consider how you adjust to being a parent. I work with all parents to develop an intervention plan that fits for you, your values and your goals.
Parenting is hard. I support clients to navigate the experience of pregnancy and having children. Everyone has a different story; you may be wondering how your experiences in childhood may impact your parenting or perhaps navigating difficulties with fertility. You may be experiencing anxiety, fear of giving birth or be having difficulty bonding with your baby. Or perhaps you experienced a traumatic birth, are feeling sad or would like a space to consider how you adjust to being a parent. I work with all parents to develop an intervention plan that fits for you, your values and your goals.
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Nic Webb
Counsellor, GMBPsS
Verified Verified
Saffron Walden CB10
My specialisms are Trauma, particularly C-PTSD, Difficult childhoods, Family estrangement, Parenting after trauma, Surviving narcissistic and emotional abuse.
I have a very informal, friendly, holistic and relaxed approach to therapy, working in allegiance with my clients and being non-directive and collaborative. I tailor each session to the individual. After going through mental health struggles myself, I feel I can offer a real "lived-experience". Whatever your current struggles may be, I will listen and guide without judgment and with deep empathy and fierce compassion. I'm passionate about helping people make their lives better.
My specialisms are Trauma, particularly C-PTSD, Difficult childhoods, Family estrangement, Parenting after trauma, Surviving narcissistic and emotional abuse.
I have a very informal, friendly, holistic and relaxed approach to therapy, working in allegiance with my clients and being non-directive and collaborative. I tailor each session to the individual. After going through mental health struggles myself, I feel I can offer a real "lived-experience". Whatever your current struggles may be, I will listen and guide without judgment and with deep empathy and fierce compassion. I'm passionate about helping people make their lives better.
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Karin Ball
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Drama Therap.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Saffron Walden CB11
If you and/or your child are finding things challenging at the moment for whatever reason I am devoted in supporting you in a holistic way. I specialise in working with children, adolescents and parents/caregivers offering a range of services.
If you and/or your child are finding things challenging at the moment for whatever reason I am devoted in supporting you in a holistic way. I specialise in working with children, adolescents and parents/caregivers offering a range of services.
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Kamila Melia
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Saffron Walden CB10
When life gets difficult, the most courageous thing we can do for ourselves, is to reach out for help. Counselling is for anybody making their journey through the challenges of life. You might feel overwhelmed or just a little bit ‘stuck.’ Day-to-day tasks might be a struggle. You might have lost someone – recently or in the past. There might be changes in your life or difficult decisions to be made. Perhaps a past event keeps popping up, influencing the present more than you would like? Counselling can help.
When life gets difficult, the most courageous thing we can do for ourselves, is to reach out for help. Counselling is for anybody making their journey through the challenges of life. You might feel overwhelmed or just a little bit ‘stuck.’ Day-to-day tasks might be a struggle. You might have lost someone – recently or in the past. There might be changes in your life or difficult decisions to be made. Perhaps a past event keeps popping up, influencing the present more than you would like? Counselling can help.
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Louise Lancaster
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Saffron Walden CB10
You are struggling with difficult feelings which you may or may not understand or be able to explain. You may be feeling overwhelmed or out of control or unable to function as you always have before or you believe you 'should'. You are unhappy, depressed, anxious, having family or relationship issues, suffering from low self-esteem, body image or weight issues. You are addicted, abused, coping with loss, worried about getting old, lonely......
You are struggling with difficult feelings which you may or may not understand or be able to explain. You may be feeling overwhelmed or out of control or unable to function as you always have before or you believe you 'should'. You are unhappy, depressed, anxious, having family or relationship issues, suffering from low self-esteem, body image or weight issues. You are addicted, abused, coping with loss, worried about getting old, lonely......
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Michele Watson
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MBACP Snr. Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Saffron Walden CB10
I am a Senior Accredited Member of the BACP having worked for over 20 years in a large GP practice in Saffron Walden. In my new consulting rooms in the centre of town I offer a safe and supportive environment where the well-being of every client is paramount. You may be feeling “flat” or stuck or feel you are just existing. Perhaps you are feeling uncertain or unable to see how things can improve. Counselling can help find new coping strategies, reflect on unresolved grief and loss, build awareness of your thoughts, behaviours and feelings and will help you develop more capacity to deal with the struggles you are facing.
I am a Senior Accredited Member of the BACP having worked for over 20 years in a large GP practice in Saffron Walden. In my new consulting rooms in the centre of town I offer a safe and supportive environment where the well-being of every client is paramount. You may be feeling “flat” or stuck or feel you are just existing. Perhaps you are feeling uncertain or unable to see how things can improve. Counselling can help find new coping strategies, reflect on unresolved grief and loss, build awareness of your thoughts, behaviours and feelings and will help you develop more capacity to deal with the struggles you are facing.
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Claire Wallace Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Saffron Walden CB10
I'm an integrative accredited MBACP Reg. and MNCS Reg. therapist i offer 1:1 therapy, couples therapy & EFT - Emotional Freedom Techniques (Tapping) either face to face in my private practice or via zoom. It can feel quite daunting to see a counsellor, so I provide an initial free 50 minute in-take session for you to discuss your issues and any concerns you may have about your counselling journey. The in-take session will give the opportunity for me the counsellor and you the client, time to explore what you want from this process. Then together we can decide if you want to continue the proccess as me as your therapist.
I'm an integrative accredited MBACP Reg. and MNCS Reg. therapist i offer 1:1 therapy, couples therapy & EFT - Emotional Freedom Techniques (Tapping) either face to face in my private practice or via zoom. It can feel quite daunting to see a counsellor, so I provide an initial free 50 minute in-take session for you to discuss your issues and any concerns you may have about your counselling journey. The in-take session will give the opportunity for me the counsellor and you the client, time to explore what you want from this process. Then together we can decide if you want to continue the proccess as me as your therapist.
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Helen Joy Neale
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Saffron Walden CB10
It might feel like it is hard to talk to someone you have never met about your feelings, and life's difficulties. Perhaps you are feeling lost, and unable to move on? Or you are anxious, hurt, angry or depressed? It can bring both relief and acceptance to talk about past experiences, or future worries; to help make sense of them and to accept and grow. Therapy can help you find a way forward, at a time when you cannot see how to break through and feel more control of your emotions and experiences.
It might feel like it is hard to talk to someone you have never met about your feelings, and life's difficulties. Perhaps you are feeling lost, and unable to move on? Or you are anxious, hurt, angry or depressed? It can bring both relief and acceptance to talk about past experiences, or future worries; to help make sense of them and to accept and grow. Therapy can help you find a way forward, at a time when you cannot see how to break through and feel more control of your emotions and experiences.
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Nichola Bradley
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Saffron Walden CB10
My Name is Nikki, I’m an Accredited Psychotherapist, Clinical Supervisor, Certified Teacher and EMDR Practitioner. I began my career back in 2004 where I trained as an integrative therapist with an instant liking to Transactional Analysis. Over the years I have trained and learnt many techniques and strategies whilst also researching theories and methods to enhance my work. Over the years I have adapted these methods to provide a very powerful and holistic approach that drives change and empowerment with a variety of issues and concerns with people of all ages.
My Name is Nikki, I’m an Accredited Psychotherapist, Clinical Supervisor, Certified Teacher and EMDR Practitioner. I began my career back in 2004 where I trained as an integrative therapist with an instant liking to Transactional Analysis. Over the years I have trained and learnt many techniques and strategies whilst also researching theories and methods to enhance my work. Over the years I have adapted these methods to provide a very powerful and holistic approach that drives change and empowerment with a variety of issues and concerns with people of all ages.
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Lee Bernard
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Saffron Walden CB10
My specialism is the area of unconscious impulses, drives and processes; the part of the mind that leads to repeatedly doing the things that one does not want to do, and the disruption to positive progression in the things that one does want to do. Often, thinking, actions and behaviour can leave someone feeling confused, even bewildered which over time gives rise to extraordinary worries, compulsions obsessions, panic, anxiety, depression and can even manifest in the form of physical illness. Resolution brings about inner peace, contentment, clarity of thought, improved decision making, self esteem and confidence.
My specialism is the area of unconscious impulses, drives and processes; the part of the mind that leads to repeatedly doing the things that one does not want to do, and the disruption to positive progression in the things that one does want to do. Often, thinking, actions and behaviour can leave someone feeling confused, even bewildered which over time gives rise to extraordinary worries, compulsions obsessions, panic, anxiety, depression and can even manifest in the form of physical illness. Resolution brings about inner peace, contentment, clarity of thought, improved decision making, self esteem and confidence.
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Francesca Woolgar
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Saffron Walden CB10  (Online Only)
Hi, I’m Francesca, a Cambridgeshire-based Highly Specialised Clinical Psychologist, registered with the HCPC. I have worked in the NHS for the last 7 years, supporting people across the lifespan with mental health difficulties and/or neurodiversity. I have a particular interest in working with young people as well as family members and carers, ensuring they receive essential support so that they can continue to help their loved ones through their difficulties. I aim to co-create a safe, therapeutic space, whilst adopting a person-centred approach so that we can develop a shared understanding of your current difficulties.
Hi, I’m Francesca, a Cambridgeshire-based Highly Specialised Clinical Psychologist, registered with the HCPC. I have worked in the NHS for the last 7 years, supporting people across the lifespan with mental health difficulties and/or neurodiversity. I have a particular interest in working with young people as well as family members and carers, ensuring they receive essential support so that they can continue to help their loved ones through their difficulties. I aim to co-create a safe, therapeutic space, whilst adopting a person-centred approach so that we can develop a shared understanding of your current difficulties.
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Jenni Flight
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Saffron Walden CB11  (Online Only)
I am a fully qualified counsellor with many years of experience. I work with individuals and couples. I am also qualified to work as an adolescent counsellor and can offer sessions to younger children too. I have a special interest in working with individuals and families living with ASD, tailoring traditional therapy approaches to meet the needs of everyone. All my sessions are currently online which allows my clients to choose my expertise rather than location as well as remain in the comfort of their home.
I am a fully qualified counsellor with many years of experience. I work with individuals and couples. I am also qualified to work as an adolescent counsellor and can offer sessions to younger children too. I have a special interest in working with individuals and families living with ASD, tailoring traditional therapy approaches to meet the needs of everyone. All my sessions are currently online which allows my clients to choose my expertise rather than location as well as remain in the comfort of their home.
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Joanna Ranson
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Saffron Walden CB11
I work with individuals and couples who are dealing with challenges as diverse and unique as they are. Perhaps you're struggling with intimate or family relationship issues? Maybe you're feeling anxious, depressed, stressed or plagued by self doubt? Perhaps you're having difficulties coming to terms with a bereavement or loss or adapting to a life change? Or maybe you feel stuck, unfulfilled or generally unhappy? Whatever your personal situation, in therapy we work together to help you make sense of what is happening in your life and enable you to bring about the healing, growth and change you wish for yourself.
I work with individuals and couples who are dealing with challenges as diverse and unique as they are. Perhaps you're struggling with intimate or family relationship issues? Maybe you're feeling anxious, depressed, stressed or plagued by self doubt? Perhaps you're having difficulties coming to terms with a bereavement or loss or adapting to a life change? Or maybe you feel stuck, unfulfilled or generally unhappy? Whatever your personal situation, in therapy we work together to help you make sense of what is happening in your life and enable you to bring about the healing, growth and change you wish for yourself.
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Shelley Thurgood
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Saffron Walden CB11
Hello, my name is Shelley, and I am an Integrative Psychotherapeutic Counsellor. There are times in life when you may experience feeling overwhelmed, lost and alone due to life difficulties and personal life events. I understand it can often feel daunting to face this journey alone. Therefore, during these times, I offer a safe, empathic and non-judgemental space where you can explore any life challenges you may be experiencing.
Hello, my name is Shelley, and I am an Integrative Psychotherapeutic Counsellor. There are times in life when you may experience feeling overwhelmed, lost and alone due to life difficulties and personal life events. I understand it can often feel daunting to face this journey alone. Therefore, during these times, I offer a safe, empathic and non-judgemental space where you can explore any life challenges you may be experiencing.
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Gill Ryan
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Saffron Walden CB11
I understand that undertaking Counselling can be daunting - uncovering difficult feelings can be overwhelming and painful. I strongly believe that every person should have the opportunity to live their best possible life and realise their true potential. This leads to improved relationships and a happier, more fulfilled life.
I understand that undertaking Counselling can be daunting - uncovering difficult feelings can be overwhelming and painful. I strongly believe that every person should have the opportunity to live their best possible life and realise their true potential. This leads to improved relationships and a happier, more fulfilled life.
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Erica Jackson
Verified Verified
Cambridge CB10
As a parent myself, I am very down to earth, empathic and patient, with lots of compassion and understanding for all the struggles that people go through.
Are you struggling with stress, feeling overwhelmed or unhappy? One of your loved ones finding life rather hard to cope with? Perhaps you are at the end of your tether with your partner and fearing the worst for the survival of your relationship. Or maybe it just needs a bit of TLC? If you are looking for some effective and compassionate help, for someone to listen and try to understand your difficulties, maybe help you find some relief and strategies, then why not reach out and let's talk it through and see if I can help.
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Emma Dunsford
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cambridge CB10
Hi, I’m Emma. I’m an Integrative Relational Therapist, but most importantly I’m a human, who understands that being human can be hard sometimes. As an Integrative Therapist, I am trained in a variety of approaches, grounded in empathy, kindness and a genuine belief in the strength and potential of every client I meet. Whether you are struggling with low self-esteem, relationship troubles, parenting issues, or just want someone to talk to, I can offer a compassionate and understanding space, where your feelings are validated and heard.
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Succour Empowering Equality Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Cambridge CB10
Are you noticing and experiencing feelings of worry, and unable to shake it off? Are you increasingly tearful, sad, with low mood, low appetite, experiencing disturbed sleep/lack of a good quality sleep, nightmares, and tiredness? Feeling like something bad is going to happen? If so, do not be alone in your feelings, let's talk about it.
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Lauren Anne Calder
Psychologist, MA, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Chelmsford CB11  (Online Only)
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Lucy Louise Robinson
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Cambridge CB10
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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.