Parenting Counselling in Prestonpans

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Valerie Smith
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Verified
Many things bring us to counselling. For some, it is overwhelming emotions, such as loss or anger. For others, it is painful or restrictive marital or family relationships. Some of us seek counselling because day-to-day life feels pointless or it’s dominated by anxiety. Some of us are quite stuck: for example, you may have a part of you that wants to achieve things in life but another part of you habitually sabotages your efforts.
01875 447076
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Prestonpans EH32
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Janis Sinclair
Psychotherapist, PMCOSCA
Verified
Verified
Are you anxious and finding life overwhelming, suddenly the simplest decisions are impossible - this may be situational, relational or historical; large or small I offer a space to speak freely secure in the knowledge our sessions are confidential. My theory is person centred although I offer Integrative therapy which is a progressive form of psychotherapy that combines different therapeutic tools and approaches to fit the needs of the individual client.
01785 338104
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Prestonpans EH32
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Anne Henderson
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
I hope to offer you a warm welcome to my therapy room. There you will find a comfortable chair with a view of the beach. I welcome clients of all ages 16 years upwards. You may have a specific issue you wish to explore, or come to find a safe space to look more deeply at things that have been troubling you. Life can throw up all kinds of curve balls that can impact in many ways. Coming to talk together can help to make sense out of what can be confusing situations, relationships and feelings. I will meet you with acceptance and give you space and time to explore your options and support your change.
01620 678807
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Prestonpans EH32
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Dr Tej .
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Verified
Dr Tej is Consultant Clinical Psychologist with 22 years clinical experience across Infant, Child and Adult mental health services. In her clinical practice with adults, her expertise is in helping identify and work through intergenerational cycles of trauma – or trauma with a small ‘t’, such as complex developmental trauma/family trauma/narcissistic abuse, scapegoating, chronic shame, feeling stuck not knowing how to break relational patterns. Clients she has worked with report these difficulties in the context of bullying at work, couple /marital/relationship difficulties and attachment/ parenting and birth trauma/difficulties.
020 3870 3028
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Edinburgh EH1
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Dr Craig Dunn
Psychologist, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified
Verified
School Counselling Packages Available including child, parent and teacher sessions.
Hello and thank you for looking into my profile. It can be challenging finding the right therapist amidst a sea of warm faces and shiny profiles full of experience. However, I firmly believe that like any relationship, the therapeutic one needs to feel like a 'good fit' too. This outlook forms the ethos of my therapy practice as a counselling psychologist where I work in collaboration with a client to bring change through the healing properties of a relationship. It is my belief that a supportive, accepting relationship allows for deeper self exploration and long-lasting change.
0141 673 0100
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Edinburgh EH1
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Linda Smith
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
I support issues such as anxiety, addictions, self-harming and Trauma, Depression, Parenting Concerns, Relationship Conflicts, gender and sexuality, and Self-Esteem….
Sometimes we experience changes or traumas that leave us struggling with the pressures of life, relationships, work, or studies. This can affect our self-esteem, our sense of identity, and our ability to cope. This can become overwhelming and may lead us to unhelpful or harmful thoughts and behaviours. With help, we can overcome our difficulties and learn to manage our emotions more effectively. With compassion, empathy, respect, and a safe space, we feel heard, considered, and valued. By understanding our thoughts and behaviours we can feel empowered to make positive changes that can lead us to fuller and more enjoyable lives.
0141 673 0253
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Edinburgh EH1
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Marianne Trent
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
The range of psychological approaches I use include: Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing (EMDR) Compassion Focussed Therapy (CFT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) Mindfulness interventions, Solution Focused, Attachment Theory, Gentle Parenting .
I love working with people, getting to know you and hearing your story. I believe that we are all unique. One of the things I love most about my work is the privilege of seeing someone begin to thrive and to enjoy their life again. I love helping to find some inner calm, clarity of thought and to be practicing self compassion as part of their everyday lives. I work in a bespoke way, tailor making my approach to each person. However, that said, everyone's needs compassion and so a compassion focused therapy approach runs through all of my work. I am most definitely a human first and a psychologist second.
024 7518 9423
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Edinburgh EH1
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Greg Barton
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
I work with people with a wide range of issues, including anxiety, depression, loss, relationship challenges or abuse, complicated parent &child relationships (teenagers/young adults ) adolescent boys struggling to find their identity and place in society.
​"When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves." ​ - Viktor Frankl Find out more about how I may be able to help you by visiting my website greg@gregbartoncounselling.com
0131 357 3826
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Edinburgh EH9
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Athina Patsoule
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
I also offer counselling to parents who need to develop a more positive way of parenting and strengthen the connection with their children and to couples who experience difficulties in their relationship.
I am a qualified psychotherapist (ECP), registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) with extensive experience in individual, couples and family psychotherapy and parenting counselling, in the United Kingdom and in Greece. I offer online sessions in Greek, French and English.
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Edinburgh EH1
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Juulia Karlstedt
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I'm an adult third-culture kid, recovering perfectionist, and adult child of a narcissistic parent .
Anxiety, perfectionism, and self-criticism; this triple combo of hurt can stop us from going after the things we really want in life. We can find ourselves trying to distract ourselves from the uncomfortable fear of failing, opting out of things we want to do out of fear, and getting caught up in thoughts about 'what ifs' and 'maybe' until we feel frozen. Or we might push ourselves to the point of burning out seeking the validation we only find when we achieve something driven by a fear of the day we are not good enough. If your sense of self-worth has become tied to 'doing' rather than simply existing, I may be able to help.
0131 322 1443
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Edinburgh EH2
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Tamsin @ The Talking Space
Counsellor, MNCS Accred
Verified
Verified
I also work with those experiencing issues around menopause, parenting and those suffering after miscarriage.
Here you are looking for a therapist... Hello there, I'm Tamsin. Finding the right therapist is an important decision and I recognise it takes courage to take this first move towards change. Maybe Online Counselling will suit you best or being Face-to-Face in a comfortable room appeals to you? I believe the moment a person feels heard can be the start of their healing process. You may be seeking somewhere to bring all those difficult emotions, feelings and experiences. Imagine finding your safe space to explore your own sense of self, work out some difficult decisions or gain peace of mind with your loss and heal from past trauma.
01651 267270
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Edinburgh EH1
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Ruth Burnett
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I usually begin with an online face-to-face consultation for me and parent (s) to talk about what's been going on, and what the hopes and aims of the whole family are.
Children and teenagers can benefit from counselling therapies, and studies show that these are hugely effective, both in the short and long term. For older kids and teens, talking therapy can provide a unique space to safely explore what's going on to make them sad, angry, or anxious. For younger children, using play and art, as well as talking therapy, can help them begin to piece together things that might be difficult for them. Life doesn't always go according to plan, and sometimes things happen that no one is prepared for - an accident, a traumatic experience, a situation no one could have foreseen happening.
0131 510 3790
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Edinburgh EH1
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Rosie McLeod
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
Accepting that we're finding things difficult is often the hardest part. Throughout every stage of life we can experience times when things don’t feel right and we struggle with our relationships, or to make sense of our thoughts, feelings and world around us. This can lead to us feeling anxious, overwhelmed and struggling to communicate.
0131 378 8379
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Edinburgh EH3
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Wendy Leverett Wilson
Counsellor
Verified
Verified
Hi my name is Wendy and I understand it can be difficult to approach someone for support especially if you are feeling overwhelmed with emotions . We all face challenges in life, some of which we can easily manage while others we find ourselves struggling with and needing greater support. No matter what difficulties you are having or how large or small it feels, I can offer you the time and place for you to explore your feelings and emotions, to find acceptance and understanding in a trusted relationship. At a pace to suit you we can work together in making the changes in your life that can help you feel more in control and at ease
07588 731677
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Edinburgh EH3
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Paul Bell
Psychotherapist, ACP
Verified
Verified
I am a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist, with 12 years experience working in NHS CAMHS teams and the charity sector. I offer brief, medium and long term psychotherapy for children and adolescents, and offer developmental support to parents and carers. I have specific training and experience in the treatment of adolescent depression, psychotherapeutic interventions for fostered, adopted and looked after children, and psychotherapy for university students suffering with mood disorders. I also offer psychotherapy to children and young people suffering from depression, who have a diagnosis of autism.
0131 357 6279
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Edinburgh EH1
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Emma Field
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified
Verified
Thank you for visiting my profile. You may be looking for help with a specific issue, looking for more purpose or clarity in life, more understanding about yourself or maybe you might be confused. Sometimes choosing a therapist can feel overwhelming and despite the qualifications and experience it can be more about finding the right fit between yourself and your therapist.
0141 673 0265
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Edinburgh EH1
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Rachel Rickman
Psychotherapist, BACP
Verified
Verified
Hello I’m Rachel and a very warm welcome. As you find yourself here, you may be feeling stuck in life at the moment and perhaps issues or difficulties may be causing you distress or to feel overwhelmed. Perhaps you feel anxious, depressed or have low self esteem? Often through no fault of our own we can get caught up in these difficult cycles. The good news is I can help you get "unstuck" and help you to achieve lasting change in your life. I will help you move towards your goals and lead a more fulfilled life. I am here to support you every step of the way, giving you the space and time to discover yourself.
0131 381 8606
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Musselburgh EH21
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Tom Lawrence
Psychotherapist, MHGI
Verified
Verified
If you are suffering from anxiety - depression/low mood - stress - anger problems - panic attacks - phobias - low self-esteem - self-harming - eating disorders - post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD, including military) - addiction (all kinds) - obsessions (OCD) - sleep problems - relationship problems, I can help. Difficulties can often be resolved within only a few sessions – sometimes just one – and in this way can provide good value for money.
07887 682291
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Haddington EH41
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Diana Sporle Clinical Psychologist
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Verified
Taking the first step to contact a therapist is not easy-it is leap into the unknown! So, I take pride in offering an accessible and high quality service for my clients that meets their needs. I draw on my years of experience (22 in the field of mental health, 15 as a qualified Clinical Psychologist) to help you to develop an understanding of the difficulties you are currently facing and how to address these using a personalised approach. I draw on the current best evidence of "what works" and what best fits with you as an individual. My aim is for you to feel understood, supported and empowered to make changes and reach your goals.
01620 678802
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Ormiston EH35
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Jane Edwards
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified
Verified
Are you struggling with anxiety or depression? Unhappy, experiencing relationship problems, feeling alone or held back by trauma or bereavement? Are you seeking counselling for a child or young person? Therapy can be short term, 4-6 sessions and we can work together in a highly focused way, including exploring strategies if you wish to. For some, longer term therapy is preferred. In this we can explore issues in greater depth and you can be supported to make lasting changes in your life. For children, therapy happens in the midst of play and craft activities.
0131 381 4264
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Edinburgh EH2
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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 behavioural 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 utilised, therapy for parenting can last from weeks to months. Cognitive behavioural 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 realised.

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.