Counselling for Parents in South London and Online
Support for stressed out parents wanting to make parenting enjoyable again
You may have exhausted all the parenting advice from countless books you have read, alongside all the different parenting blogs you have found on Pinterest. Yet, nothing is working! Not to mention the constant interference from others is not helping, whilst scrolling through all the happy looking families on Instagram is just making you feel even more inadequate as a parent.
You could be feeling anxious about being or becoming a new parent as you feel that maternal/paternal instincts may not be natural for you and that feeling of guilt is slowly increasing. You may be unable to share this with anyone due to the fear of what your friends and family will think.
Perhaps with the arrival of a new baby, this may have led to you noticing you are becoming more distant with your partner as the focus is always about your baby (and/or even the other children). This may have caused you to feel abandoned.
The life of being a parent brings up so many emotional difficulties whether your child is 2 years old or 22 years old.
How can counselling can help you as a parent
Working together will help you to find ways to reduce unhelpful thought patterns
Help you to regain your identity as you are not only a mother or a father
Understand how your experience with your parents or your childhood experiences can still have an impact on you
Begin to rebuild your relationship and improve communication with your partner as not every couple is cut out for couples therapy, especially if your partner is unaware of some of your feelings
Better understand your child's behaviour
Lastly, enable you to feel more confident as a parent, whilst dealing with everyday and personal struggles.