Parenting Guidance

“ Behaviour is a child’s language”     

I provide help and support for parents who are struggling to cope or who have run out of ideas about what to do next, to help solve a difficulty their child has and which is either distressing to watch or disrupting family life in in some way.

My knowing comes from having a broad and extensive understanding of; child personality development, early life personality adaptations, about how difficulties unknowingly begin in families and what you can do to begin to support your child and bring about change. Also through my own difficulties as a parent and having experienced heartbreak, fear, utter frustration and anger all at the same time.

Whilst I don’t offer counselling for children and this is something that may be more suitable I have developed an approach which many find helpful and an initial conversation or meeting should establish if my help is likely to be useful for you.

Some common reasons I am asked to help:

  • Rudeness, belligerence and / or aggressive behaviors.
  • Children with Asperger’s.
  • Social exclusion.
  • Guidance through divorce or separation.
  • Self harming.
  • Attention seeking.
  • Being bullied.
  • Regression into younger behaviors.
  • Lacking interest in life, friends or school work.
  • Step parenting

Our work is designed to provide a framework and plan you can use to turn around your relationship. Although it may lead to immediate changes, only by remaining sensitive to what our children need and offering this with consistency and by modelling the behaviors you want your children to copy, will you create lasting change.

Getting in touch

Please feel free to contact me should you like to know more or arrange to meet. I can offer appointments Monday to Thursday from 9am to 8:30pm and on a Friday from 9 to 11am.

Fees: £70 for each 60 minute session.

I can help you understand:

  • How difficulties began.
  • The difference between normal age- related behaviours linked to emotional and social developmental as opposed to rudeness.
  • When rebellion, rudeness, withdrawal or aggression may be masking a child’s inner struggle or a worry they have.
  • What your child or children need from you.
  • How to keep or introduce healthy boundaries which enable children to feel safe and match your own values.
  • Ways to broaden your style and approach to parenting.
  • How to engage and discipline your children without pushing them away.
  • Spotting when children may have a potential medical or psychological condition.
  • What the effect of any tensions between parents or care givers has on children’s behaviour.
  • How your own early life experiences may be playing a part in your children’s difficulties.

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