Parent Support

I am a Principal Teaching Fellow on a post-graduate Parent Training course at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience at Kings College London, where I teach and supervise the clinical skills for Parent Practitioners to support parents and carers by applying evidence-based, psychological and therapeutic models, to support their children’s development.

Parent consultations can help you consider your child’s needs and strengths from another perspective and support you in identifying effective strategies to support your child. This may be useful if you are struggling to understand or support your child’s learning, behaviour, emotional or social development.

In recognising the high mental load of parenting and the impact parental mental health has on our children’s emotional wellbeing, I also offer to support parents by listening to their own experiences and well-being concerns and discuss helpful ways to manage these. This may involve using coaching techniques directly or sign posting parents to other agencies / sources of support with their knowledge and consent.

Parent Coaching/Video Interaction Guidance: I am a qualified practitioner (and trainee supervisor) in an intervention called Video Interaction Guidance (VIG). This is an empowering, strengths-based approach with a strong evidence base, using video techniques to improve the quality of adult-child relationships and interactions. I have used VIG individually and in groups with children, young people, parents, carers, teachers, teaching assistants and school senior leadership in several settings including nurseries, schools, a pupil referral unit and in the family home. I have also supervised several Psychologists to develop their own VIG practitioner skills.

Please visit Information for Parents and Carers – Association for Video Interaction Guidance UK for further information.

Get in touch to discuss how I may be able to support you as a parent/carer