With consultations for you, the person behind the parent, you can work through different family and personal challenges while balancing the needs of being a parent. Going beyond the postnatal period, these sessions focus on the issues affecting you as you and your children get older and the challenges change.
Life can be busy and you may be juggling the needs of your family with work, being a partner and trying to meet your own needs. These consultations are about having more clarity and focus and being better equipped for juggling the different demands and managing the chaos of family life, while also looking after you.
Consultations For You: you can talk through…
- being a parent
- loss of identity
- feeling overwhelmed and in need of some thinking space
- managing everyday anxiety
- needing better life balance
- developing effective coping strategies
- focusing on the motherload
- talking through the parenting, work or family challenges
- managing stress and boosting your wellbeing
- being the parent you want to be
- needing to focus on you
- to talk through loss and grief
Being a parent can be an all-consuming job with little time left to focus on you, your own wellbeing, ambitions and the balancing act that your life may well involve.
You can focus on your needs, while also being mindful of how these needs fit in with also meeting the needs of your family.
This is not counselling or therapy, it is about having a place to offload, to talk about the frustrations and challenges for you within family life. Talking it all through openly and using a toolkit of strategies to focus on you means you can feel supported and better able to manage the challenges.
Consultations For You: what parents say
“Thank you so much for listening and caring. Our session made a huge difference.”
“Our 1:1 sessions were so positive, really helped me to refocus and to plan.”
“I needed space to think and offload and make sense of what I need as part of my family. Juggling the needs of my family, work and trying to do it all was becoming overwhelming.”
“Just having the space to offload, to reframe some thoughts and to focus on coping strategies has made a difference – I am thinking clearly and I feel more positive.”
Book your consultations
You can book here and message me below to arrange your sessions.
With the consultation series, you can arrange for sessions to run together or they can be spread out over a few weeks or months, we will work out the right schedule for you.
Why I run consultations for you…
I have worked with expectant and new parents since 2002 and I trained as a coach in 2016 to be able to work with parents beyond the postnatal period.
As a mother of two teenagers, I am very aware of balancing family, work and me, along with the motherload, managing stress and keeping going so I can also be the parent I want to be. Having the opportunity to offload and to focus on the challenges can mean better communication, change, better balance and less stress.
There isn’t a lot of ongoing support for parents beyond the early postnatal period but there are many challenges as our children get older, which impact stress, wellbeing and relationships – ongoing support can be crucial.
Please feel free to message me here with any queries.
My face-to-face groups are ideal for parents across Newcastle & Tyneside. With video sessions and digital courses, I also work with parents and families from across the UK as well as internationally.
How can I help you?
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