Welcome

As a parent are you feeling:

Worried?
Disempowered?
You can’t sleep?
Tired of nagging and shouting?
Disappointed you’ve read countless parenting articles online and wonder why the relationships in your family are no better?
You have lost the belief you can help your child, feel stuck or very stressed?

Or concerned your child may be experiencing:

Frequent temper tantrums
Uncontrollable anger outbursts and seem oppositional
Low, moody, up and down feelings
Anxiety in general and social situations that interfere with everyday life.
Lots of tummy aches and physical symptoms.
Struggles at school and social situations.
Disordered Sleep
Other concerns

About Me

Welcome to my site.I am a Bristol based licensed practitioner and a trained Mental Health Nurse and Systemic Practitioner. I offer Individual/Parent Therapy, Family Counselling, Sleep consultations and Workshops for adults, children and families.

In my 30 years experience in the NHS, I have worked with hundreds of adults, parents and children from all walks of life. This has provided a deep insight to trauma and emotional dysregulation. I have over 18 years specialising in Child and Adolescent Mental Health in all settings with parents, families, couples and children with complex emotional behavioural difficulties and psychiatric disorders. I am a parent too so have weathered many challenging parenting situations myself and like you survived all the ups, downs, highs and lows from baby to adulthood with compassion and acceptance.

Over the years, I have developed an integrative approach of neuroscience, attachment, systemic and practical strategies. My aim is to empower you so you can parent by addressing emotional dysregulation and disruptive behaviors without the escalation of conflict or blaming the child. Click here for my qualifications and training and my fees

What do I work with

  • Coping with separation/divorce/step family
  • Parental conflict
  • OCD
  • Low mood
  • Biting, hitting and kicking
  • Enuresis/encopresis
  • Feeding, fussy eating
  • Tantrums
  • Anxiety
  • Emotional and behavioural difficulties
  • Emotional dysregulation
  • Family conflict
  • ADHD
  • Depression
  • Anxiety/phobias/social anxiety
  • Separation anxiety
  • Sleep dysregulation
  • Night time fears

It is my goal to offer a safe place in order for you to feel empowered

How I Can Help You

Free Parent Tools

Free Parent Tools

Hello, thank you for browsing my site and my free parent tools. I don’t know about you but I get a little frustrated when I go onto sites...

Workshops

Workshops

I am very excited that in the new year 2018, I will offering some small and intimate workshops of no more than 9 attendees and cost £30 for a two...

My Services

My Services

My services are based that are offer you are drawn from thirty years of working with emotional dysregulation and trauma. You don’t have to work in...

Featured Article or Blog

3 Phrases children may say if they are Anxious
3 Phrases children may say if they are Anxious

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The Power of Empathy in Parenting
The Power of Empathy in Parenting

In my practice, I talk alot about empathy, it often underused by parents in their parenting. The main...

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Calm and quiet voices, calmer children
Calm and quiet voices, calmer children

We all want calmer children don’t  we? How many times have you shouted/raised your voice in 2018?...

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