Consultations For You

These consultations are for you, the person behind the parent, to 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.

Going beyond the postnatal period, life can be busy and you may be juggling the needs of your family with work, being a partner and looking after yourself. It can help to have the time to talk it through so you have some clarity and focus and to feel better equipped for juggling the different demands of family life.

With consultations we 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
  • 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.

With these conversations you can focus on your needs, while also being mindful of how that fits in with also meeting the needs of your family.

“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.”

Arranging your consultations

You can book one 90-minute session or arrange a series of three sessions with me, which can be spread out over a year. To organise your sessions, which can work around your schedule, you can simply message me below and tell me more about what you need.

I am able to offer morning, afternoon, evening and weekend appointments. My face-to-face consultations are ideal for parents across Newcastle & Tyneside. With Zoom sessions, I can work with parents everywhere.

£60 / £150

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.

Working with parents since 2002

My practice is here for you every step of the way. Based in the North East, I work with parents everywhere. How can I help you?

Copyright: Janine Smith