Our broad range of counselling therapy services covers all aspects of family life, including individual therapy for adolescents and adults, group therapy, marital and couples counselling, family counselling and play therapy.

We provide specialised therapy that is designed to improve individual family conditions and function while working to create solutions to resolve the specific issues identified within the family unit.

Our therapists are all licensed professionals in their fields and are trained to provide constructive, practical techniques that are guaranteed to improve the wellbeing of the family unit. Our team includes family therapists, clinical social workers and other professional counsellors, all employing commonly accepted and highly effective methods of counselling. These include highly engaging and stimulating techniques such as play therapy.

In addition to their core training, each of our counsellors and therapists have one or more additional trainings in areas like Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, (TF-CBT), Theraplay, Trust-Based Relational Interventions (TBRI) and other specialised treatment modality. Our therapists are specifically trained to work with divorce, anger management, parenting issues, family systems, victims of abuse/neglect, and other forms of trauma.


Pricing:

Counselling
(Specific to the individual need, i.e family counselling, divorce, etc.)
£30 per session / Block of 6 sessions for £150

Mediation
For up to 4 immediate family members
£40 per session / £150 for 4 sessions


Frequently Asked Questions:

What happens in family counselling?
You will meet with a counsellor who will provide confidential and non-judgmental support. Our counsellors are trained to encourage everyone who comes into have their say and share their feeling openly if they wish to. At the first appointment, in a relaxed and positive environment, your counsellor will ask you to talk through what’s happening and encourage you to point out what you would like to change. You will then work with the counsellor to decide what happens next. Counselling can be a different experience for everyone. What happens in each session depends greatly on what you hope to get out of it and on the unique needs of your family. It is always better to have an open mind going in in order to help build a better solution together. With proper cooperation, you can expect family counselling to help tremendously in building stronger relationships between every family member and help you to work together as a team.
Can family counselling help me?

If you’re having problems as a family, regardless of what is causing them, family counselling goes a long way to help provide valid solutions through bond-building. It helps the whole family learn to communicate better and understand how to resolve differences.

It is often difficult for families to learn to adapt when they go through changes. Counselling can help family members build support for each other and help survive these difficult times. Strong support networks formed as a result of these sessions are a great way to device new strategies to reduce conflict, argument and foster overall growth through effective communication.

Do you support parents with mental health concerns?

Absolutely.

According to statistics from reports in 2014, about 1 in 6 parents will experience a mental health concern with single parents being twice as likely to face some sort of mental health issue. After the age of 35, women are more likely to experience a mental health concern. These could be as a result of several factors that build up over the years and create a direct pressure on the mental well-being of parents.

Financial status plays a significant role in this: individuals in lower socio-economic groups are statistically more likely to experience mental health issues. Also, being a part of a lower socio-economic group and facing a mental health challenge are both factors that put an individual at a higher risk for substance abuse and an exposure to other health concerns.

What is play therapy?

Play therapy is a very effective method used by counsellors. For children between the ages of two and eight, a counsellor at The Parenting Center may use play therapy as a way of helping to address and resolve problems. Studies have shown that a child’s brain is well stimulated when he or she engages in an activity of his/her interest. This stimulation makes it extremely efficient to observe responses, behaviours, emotions and cues by the way that the child responds to verbal cues even via nonverbal means.

This highly successful and proven procedure is a structured approach that builds upon a child’s normal methods of communication and learning by encouraging them to express their feelings through play. Play therapy enables children to learn how to communicate with others, express their feelings, modify their behaviours, develop problem solving skills and learn a variety of ways to relate to others. It is a developmental therapy that functions through mental capacity building.

What support do you offer to fathers?

Fathers are increasingly becoming more involved with raising their children. We offer a program for those fathers who want to learn the best ways to create and reinforce the bond and connections between them and their child.

Through the support of a trained, positive professional and also through a strong peer support system, we help to promote better engagement between fathers and their families.  Kith + Kin Training enables fathers to become better role models and understand how best to meet the needs of their children.

This program can also be adapted to work with teenage fathers and provide targeted solutions to the problems that they face. We recognise that this group of parents often feels side-lined by the agencies they may be involved with and we aim to help them create a strong base of mental support and provide them with the necessary tools and resources to improve their family conditions. The program is a creative and supportive environment for them to gain more confidence as positive parents.

At the end of each session, fathers leave with a clear understanding and concrete suggestions of how to create safe spaces and nurture the special relationship between them and their child. Fathers are empowered to build up stronger bonds even when they can’t be there in person every day. By providing ample bond-building strategies, we help fathers obtain great connection and rapport with their children.