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Mental Health and Parenting support

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Infant-parent mental health consultation 

As an Infant-parent mental health specialist I focus on supporting the mental health and well-being of both parents and infants during the early stages of development. This type of consultation recognizes the interconnectedness of parent and infant well-being and aims to promote healthy attachment, emotional regulation, and overall family functioning.

What

Child-parent mental health consultation is a therapeutic approach designed to address the emotional and relational needs of both children and their parents within the familiar and comfortable setting of their home environment. This form of psychotherapy is particularly beneficial for families facing challenges related to attachment, trauma, or other emotional difficulties.

How 

  1. Home-Based Setting:

    • Conducting psychotherapy sessions at home provides a familiar and safe environment for the child and parent. This can contribute to a more relaxed atmosphere and facilitate a deeper connection between the therapist, child, and parent.

  2. Attachment-Focused Approach:

    • I offer an attachment-focused approach, emphasizing the parent-child relationship. By conducting sessions at home, therapists can directly observe and support the attachment and bonding process in the family context.

  3. Holistic Assessment: Being in the home environment allows me to gain a more holistic understanding of the family dynamics. This includes observing daily routines, family interactions, and the physical environment, all of which can contribute to a more comprehensive assessment.

  4. Family-Centered Approach:

    • The home-based setting reinforces a family-centered approach, recognizing that the family unit is interconnected. I can work with the entire family system to create a supportive and healing environment.

  5. Cultural Competence:

    • I can better understand and respect the cultural nuances of the family by observing their home environment. This cultural competence is crucial for tailoring interventions that align with the family's values and practices.

  6. Parental Involvement:

    • The involvement of parents is central for things to work, and conducting sessions at home encourages active participation. Parents can be directly engaged in therapeutic activities and interventions within the context of their daily lives.

  7. Consistency and Continuity:

    • Home-based psychotherapy can contribute to greater consistency and continuity in the therapeutic process. The continuity of care within the home setting can enhance the effectiveness of interventions over time.

For whom

  • For young children who have lived through a trauma or a difficult experience such as a divorce. I can to help you strengthen your relationship with your child and assist them in processing the difficult experience.

    If you are concerned that a difficult relationship with your own parent(s) is having a negative impact on your capacity to connect with/parent your baby.

  • If you are concerned about having negative thoughts and feelings about the relationship with your baby

  • If you have had encountered a traumatic experience that is impacting on the developing relationship with your baby

  • If you are facing additional difficulties such as physical or emotional ill health that may be having a negative impact on your experience of becoming a parent.

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