For Parents and Carers
Are you a parent yourself?
Have you recently adopted or fostered a baby under 2?
Were you yourself adopted, fostered or in a children's home as a child?
Are you close to someone who you think may need help?
Being a parent isn't easy. We know that the transition to parenthood can affect different people in different ways. We understand that the time from conception to age two can be particularly tough, but that this time is key to set the baby up for a positive experience of life. The good news is: we are here to offer some help and support to try to make it easier for you and your baby.
Our clinical team are specialists in parent-infant work. We focus on the relationship between parent and baby, observing the interaction to encourage the development of a strong and loving attachment. Sometimes just having someone to talk to about how you are feeling can make a huge impact.
Parents get in touch for a variety of reasons which may include, post-natal depression, a baby that struggles to sleep or feed, anxieties about parenthood or a difficult birth experience. There may also be issues from the parent's past or from the transition to parenthood which affects the relationships now they are parents themselves.
You may find that many of the experiences you have will be the same as other parents, but people find it helpful to come and have some sessions. Not only for their well-being, but for the well-being of their baby too.