Parenting Counselling in Sandy

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Susanna Sophia Summer
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sandy SG19
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.
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Angela Lawn
Counsellor, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Sandy SG19
It's tough knowing how best to support your child. I'm an accredited counsellor and supervisor helping children and young adults (4-25), parents and families with issues such as anxiety, depression, school avoidance, and more complex challenges. I am also Barnardo's child-related adoption trained (Ofsted registered). I use a creative approach to help children and young adults tackle the challenges of education, friendships, and identity. We will work towards a greater understanding of the difficulties you are experiencing, exploring solutions and fostering wellbeing for the whole family.
It's tough knowing how best to support your child. I'm an accredited counsellor and supervisor helping children and young adults (4-25), parents and families with issues such as anxiety, depression, school avoidance, and more complex challenges. I am also Barnardo's child-related adoption trained (Ofsted registered). I use a creative approach to help children and young adults tackle the challenges of education, friendships, and identity. We will work towards a greater understanding of the difficulties you are experiencing, exploring solutions and fostering wellbeing for the whole family.
01767 668992 View 01767 668992
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Susan Vieira
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Sandy SG19
If you are experiencing anxiety, depression, low mood, relationship issues, anger, grief or want to process unresolved trauma from your childhood I have experience of working with all of these and together we can explore in a safe, accepting and non-judgemental space. I will seek to create a strong therapeutic relationship which will allow you the safety and trust you need to unpick and understand your current situation, patterns and relationships and work towards building stronger foundations.
If you are experiencing anxiety, depression, low mood, relationship issues, anger, grief or want to process unresolved trauma from your childhood I have experience of working with all of these and together we can explore in a safe, accepting and non-judgemental space. I will seek to create a strong therapeutic relationship which will allow you the safety and trust you need to unpick and understand your current situation, patterns and relationships and work towards building stronger foundations.
01480 585501 View 01480 585501
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Virginia Anne Stirling
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sandy SG19
Waitlist for new clients
I am a qualified Counsellor, Psychotherapist and Clinical Supervisor. I work in a person centred way offering support and understanding, without judgement. I find that clients value a safe place to tell their story, knowing that their thoughts and feelings will be accepted and their confidences kept.
I am a qualified Counsellor, Psychotherapist and Clinical Supervisor. I work in a person centred way offering support and understanding, without judgement. I find that clients value a safe place to tell their story, knowing that their thoughts and feelings will be accepted and their confidences kept.
07427 541494 View 07427 541494
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Maureen Park
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Sandy SG19
There are times in our lives when we all need a little help. When things just become to much for us to handle alone. I can help you cope with a wide range of anxiety, emotional problems and relationship issues. From Bereavement, Depression, Stress and Anxiety, Family Issues, Addiction, Eating Disorders, Marriage Counselling to mention only a few. I am a BACP registered Psychodynamic Counsellor also using CBT and Mindfulness. I offer a caring professional and confidential counselling service in Biggleswade and Royston and have worked for many years in commerce and industry so understand the pressures of work place stress.
There are times in our lives when we all need a little help. When things just become to much for us to handle alone. I can help you cope with a wide range of anxiety, emotional problems and relationship issues. From Bereavement, Depression, Stress and Anxiety, Family Issues, Addiction, Eating Disorders, Marriage Counselling to mention only a few. I am a BACP registered Psychodynamic Counsellor also using CBT and Mindfulness. I offer a caring professional and confidential counselling service in Biggleswade and Royston and have worked for many years in commerce and industry so understand the pressures of work place stress.
01767 668784 View 01767 668784

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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 Lisa Weston - Neuro Coral Psychology; Autism & ADHD specialists, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych., Psychologist
Neuro Coral Psychology; Autism & ADHD specialists
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Saint Neots PE19
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 Marion Major, MA, BACP, Psychotherapist
Marion Major
Psychotherapist, MA, BACP
Verified Verified
Bedford MK41
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
Photo of Rebecca Savill - Therapy Talks, MBACP, Psychotherapist
Therapy Talks
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bedford MK40  (Online Only)
Hello, I'm Beccy, a qualified trauma focused psychotherapist and clinical supervisor. Are you feeling worried, stressed or struggling with how to cope with a particular feeling or circumstance? Counselling and psychotherapy, supports you to explore your feelings within a safe environment, to build up healthy coping techniques, to discover ways to prioritise your self-care and to help to support your decision making and autonomy. As a therapist, I hold both professional and personal experience how life changing receiving therapeutic support can feel with moving forwards and in developing a more positive outlook in life.
Hello, I'm Beccy, a qualified trauma focused psychotherapist and clinical supervisor. Are you feeling worried, stressed or struggling with how to cope with a particular feeling or circumstance? Counselling and psychotherapy, supports you to explore your feelings within a safe environment, to build up healthy coping techniques, to discover ways to prioritise your self-care and to help to support your decision making and autonomy. As a therapist, I hold both professional and personal experience how life changing receiving therapeutic support can feel with moving forwards and in developing a more positive outlook in life.
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Orchid Counselling
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Arlesey SG15
I am a qualified Counsellor and Psychotherapist accredited to The National Counselling Society, I offer professional help and support to individuals, including young people from 11 year and above and also couples. My aim is to keep my prices as low as possible, as I believe everyone should be able to access counselling. It is well documented in the media that mental health issues are on the increase. I appreciate that financial pressures can also have a huge impact on our lives, adding to stress and anxiety.
I am a qualified Counsellor and Psychotherapist accredited to The National Counselling Society, I offer professional help and support to individuals, including young people from 11 year and above and also couples. My aim is to keep my prices as low as possible, as I believe everyone should be able to access counselling. It is well documented in the media that mental health issues are on the increase. I appreciate that financial pressures can also have a huge impact on our lives, adding to stress and anxiety.
01462 559100 View 01462 559100
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Po Chan
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Biddenham MK40
In an ideal world, everyone should have someone, they can talk to. But the world isn't ideal and talking to someone you know may be difficult, or even problematic. So I can help. There’s a Chinese proverb that I like - ‘reading ten thousand scrolls, rather walk ten thousand miles.’ When we search for answers, our first point is the internet or books but what we can’t grasp from written literature, is the life experiences of interactions and 'light bulb' moments. My journeys have covered more than ten thousand miles. I have encountered and experienced many difficulties myself and I want to help you to overcome yours and feel better.
In an ideal world, everyone should have someone, they can talk to. But the world isn't ideal and talking to someone you know may be difficult, or even problematic. So I can help. There’s a Chinese proverb that I like - ‘reading ten thousand scrolls, rather walk ten thousand miles.’ When we search for answers, our first point is the internet or books but what we can’t grasp from written literature, is the life experiences of interactions and 'light bulb' moments. My journeys have covered more than ten thousand miles. I have encountered and experienced many difficulties myself and I want to help you to overcome yours and feel better.
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Photo of Dr Lisa Dvorjetz, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych., Psychologist
Dr Lisa Dvorjetz
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Bedford MK40  (Online Only)
Sometimes we struggle with things in our lives that we don't feel we can (or want to) talk to those closest to us about. Sometimes we feel lost, ashamed or want to gain more insight into something. This is where seeing a therapist can help you.
Sometimes we struggle with things in our lives that we don't feel we can (or want to) talk to those closest to us about. Sometimes we feel lost, ashamed or want to gain more insight into something. This is where seeing a therapist can help you.
020 4530 8485 View 020 4530 8485
Photo of Dr Grace Major, HCPC - Clin. Psych., Psychologist
Dr Grace Major
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Bedford MK45
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 Dr Susan Jacques, DCounsPsych, CPsychol, Psychologist
Dr Susan Jacques
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, CPsychol
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bedford MK41
We all confront struggles at some stage in our lives, and overcoming these can feel like a challenge. There may be challenges with our internal world, in our relationships, or we may experience a significant life event that means we start to feel ‘stuck’. This can lead to feeling a lack of self-confidence and to feelings of self-doubt. I understand that taking that first step to talk to someone can be difficult, and thus I create a safe space that encourages you to feel supported and heard. I believe in the importance of working alongside you as part of a journey to increased self-development and overall improved well-being.
We all confront struggles at some stage in our lives, and overcoming these can feel like a challenge. There may be challenges with our internal world, in our relationships, or we may experience a significant life event that means we start to feel ‘stuck’. This can lead to feeling a lack of self-confidence and to feelings of self-doubt. I understand that taking that first step to talk to someone can be difficult, and thus I create a safe space that encourages you to feel supported and heard. I believe in the importance of working alongside you as part of a journey to increased self-development and overall improved well-being.
01234 975934 View 01234 975934
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Connect Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bedford MK41
Hello, have you been wondering what it might be like to talk to a counsellor? To be really listened to? How might I help you? Everybody has problems, but for some working through them is more challenging than for others; perhaps because of an early childhood experience, trauma, a relationship problem, or a feeling of sadness that might feel too hard or frightening to unpack alone. I can help. It’s ok not to be ok, but you don’t have to be alone with your struggle. Counselling will help you make meaning of how and why you are feeling the way you do and enable you to move forward with resilience and confidence, please get in touch.
Hello, have you been wondering what it might be like to talk to a counsellor? To be really listened to? How might I help you? Everybody has problems, but for some working through them is more challenging than for others; perhaps because of an early childhood experience, trauma, a relationship problem, or a feeling of sadness that might feel too hard or frightening to unpack alone. I can help. It’s ok not to be ok, but you don’t have to be alone with your struggle. Counselling will help you make meaning of how and why you are feeling the way you do and enable you to move forward with resilience and confidence, please get in touch.
01234 866315 View 01234 866315
Photo of Linda Harris, MSc, MBACP, Psychotherapist
Linda Harris
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bedford MK40
I have been working within the field of mental health for almost 30 years, predominantly within the NHS, and have a wealth of training and experience. I provide both long and short term counselling and psychotherapy for individuals and couples, and work to an exceptional standard of confidentiality. I work with a variety of problems and issues such as anxiety, depression, childhood trauma and relationship difficulties. However, if you'd like to discuss what is troubling you, you are very welcome to call or e-mail me before committing to making an appointment.
I have been working within the field of mental health for almost 30 years, predominantly within the NHS, and have a wealth of training and experience. I provide both long and short term counselling and psychotherapy for individuals and couples, and work to an exceptional standard of confidentiality. I work with a variety of problems and issues such as anxiety, depression, childhood trauma and relationship difficulties. However, if you'd like to discuss what is troubling you, you are very welcome to call or e-mail me before committing to making an appointment.
01933 426197 View 01933 426197
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Bedfordshire Counselling Services
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Shefford SG17
Having experienced therapy myself I am aware of the importance of having a therapist that can work alongside you to support you while you work towards your recovery in your journey of therapy. I provide a safe non judgemental, warm atmosphere to explore what maybe holding you back. I have experience with working with the homeless, I have also worked with other counselling organisations and have worked with a variety of clients helping them live a more full-filling life. It's never to late to take the first step and focus on you.
Having experienced therapy myself I am aware of the importance of having a therapist that can work alongside you to support you while you work towards your recovery in your journey of therapy. I provide a safe non judgemental, warm atmosphere to explore what maybe holding you back. I have experience with working with the homeless, I have also worked with other counselling organisations and have worked with a variety of clients helping them live a more full-filling life. It's never to late to take the first step and focus on you.
07446 320509 View 07446 320509
Photo of Barbara Bailey - Glendene Care Uk Child and Family Wellbeing Centre, MBACP, Counsellor
Glendene Care Uk Child and Family Wellbeing Centre
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bedford MK44
We are a team of qualified children and young people's therapists. We have 25 years experience of counselling children, young people and families, having worked in a variety of settings including schools, colleges and for the NSPCC all delivering therapeutic work. We are qualified practitioners in delivering DDP and VIG which are two attachment based therapeutic interventions used to strengthen and improve relationships between children and their primary carers. We are experienced in working with children and young people aged from 4 years to 30 years old. We use a range of age appropriate therapeutic interventions.
We are a team of qualified children and young people's therapists. We have 25 years experience of counselling children, young people and families, having worked in a variety of settings including schools, colleges and for the NSPCC all delivering therapeutic work. We are qualified practitioners in delivering DDP and VIG which are two attachment based therapeutic interventions used to strengthen and improve relationships between children and their primary carers. We are experienced in working with children and young people aged from 4 years to 30 years old. We use a range of age appropriate therapeutic interventions.
01234 608775 View 01234 608775
Photo of Petra Waker, DCounsPsych, MBACP Accred, Psychotherapist
Petra Waker
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Biggleswade SG18
Waitlist for new clients
Hi, life has been trying for most of us in the last few years and we can find ourselves facing situations, that in the past we dealt with reasonable ease but now can seem difficult to resolve. Are you struggling with bereavement, loss, relationship issues, worries, repetitive thoughts? Or do you just need a safe place to be and reflect; being able to talk things through with someone impartial and non judgemental, to listen to you, to find a solution to the issue you want to resolve.
Hi, life has been trying for most of us in the last few years and we can find ourselves facing situations, that in the past we dealt with reasonable ease but now can seem difficult to resolve. Are you struggling with bereavement, loss, relationship issues, worries, repetitive thoughts? Or do you just need a safe place to be and reflect; being able to talk things through with someone impartial and non judgemental, to listen to you, to find a solution to the issue you want to resolve.
01767 660764 View 01767 660764
Photo of Dr Antonia Harrison, PsychD, CPsychol, Psychologist
Dr Antonia Harrison
Psychologist, PsychD, CPsychol
Verified Verified
Bedford MK40
If you have made the decision to seek support from a psychologist, you have now taken the first step towards an improvement in your emotional and mental well-being. I provide psychological assessments and therapy, working with adults, children or families. If you do not have a clinical diagnosis, or are unsure of your needs, I can provide an assessment, and work with you to determine your goals and develop a treatment plan. If you are seeking a formal Autism /Asperger's diagnosis assessment, this is one of my specialist services. I provide therapies and diagnostic services privately, in Bedfordshire.
If you have made the decision to seek support from a psychologist, you have now taken the first step towards an improvement in your emotional and mental well-being. I provide psychological assessments and therapy, working with adults, children or families. If you do not have a clinical diagnosis, or are unsure of your needs, I can provide an assessment, and work with you to determine your goals and develop a treatment plan. If you are seeking a formal Autism /Asperger's diagnosis assessment, this is one of my specialist services. I provide therapies and diagnostic services privately, in Bedfordshire.
01234 480102 View 01234 480102

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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.