As a parent are you feeling:

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 thousands 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. I specialise in the under 13’s and work difficulties within the Early Years and Middle Years.  By default, some of my work is with parents/carers.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

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My Services

My Services

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