for worries about a child

Many parents are worried about their child's mental health, particularly in these unprecedented times.

It's a courageous choice for a person to seek advice or support from a psychologist, in relation to worries about a child,

and there are many reasons why parents seek this out. 

I am experienced in, and have a special interest in, working with parents to help their children overcome the following challenges: 

- Depression, persistent sadness or low mood

- Anxiety or health anxiety 

- Stress

- Shame and/or guilt

Challenges regarding your child's sense of self-worth

- Challenges related to your child's self-esteem and confidence 

- Grief and Bereavement 

- Bullying, or feeling left out

- Behaviour that challenges your authority as a parent

- Challenges associated with ADHD, or ASD, etc. 

- Challenges associated with physical health conditions or disability 

- Etc.

I welcome queries from parents from all backgrounds and cultures. I also welcome queries from Step-parents, Foster Carers, Adoptive Parents, etc. - Anyone who is in any personal, birthing or caring role for a child. 

The therapy I offer will be developed collaboratively, with you actively contributing to this process as well as me. I will base my input to this collaborative process on an integration of many evidence-based psychological therapies and techniques (for more information about my skills, experience and therapeutic techniques, please click the link below). 

Please note: I am unable to offer support to families who are currently experiencing any risk of self-harm, or abuse, or violence from others, either verbally or physically. My therapy services are contraindicated where there is current risk of self-harm or abuse - Currently living in safety is a pre-requisite for undergoing safe and effective therapy with me. If this applies to you please speak to the Police, your GP and local Child Social Care services about options for you and your children to become safe, and/or telephone (freephone) the National Domestic Abuse Hotline on 0808 2000 247.