What is Parenting Support?
Through curiosity, creativity and play, I invite you to step into the world of the child or young person that you care for, to gain a deeper connection and understanding. I offer a variety of tailored opportunities to support parents and carers with the challenges of parenting.
Parents may be challenged by difficult behaviour, feeling overwhelmed by the emotional demands of parenting, struggling with boundaries, finding it hard to connect with their child, or just be looking for a more playful and less stressful approach to parenting.
Who might benefit from Parenting Support?
As parents and carers we all face challenging times, when we may benefit from extra support and help to see the situation from a fresh perspective. If you are looking for time and space to reflect on your family dynamics and make changes, Parenting Support can help deepen connections, lessen conflict and bring back the joy.
Building on my skills as a Play and Creative Arts Therapist, I have undertaken further study to become a Parent Child Attachment Play (PCAP) practitioner, to support parents and carers to develop play skills, deepen connections, and provide insight into their children.
I believe that parents and carers are a key part of supporting the therapeutic process. I work very flexibly with parents and tailor my approach as needed to design a bespoke support package for each family. As a PCAP practitioner, I work with parents in a more structured way, usually for 6-12 sessions, to support the development of play skills and connection. I also work in a coaching capacity with parents and carers to support with particular challenges. Coaching sessions can be on an ad hoc basis. I work with compassion, respect and non-judgement.
I work with parents or carers individually or in groups from my private practice in Sidcup, Kent. Sessions last 45 minutes and I charge £50 per session.