We can work with you in different ways, and sometimes a combination of these works best.
Adult Mental Health:
We can offer therapies to tackle common adult mental health issues like depression and anxiety, including CBT and other therapies. Therapy often involves understanding how the past influences you, as well as developing ideas for things you can do differently in the here-and-now.
This therapy believes that the way people interact with others, influences the way individuals think, act and feels about themselves and their difficulties. It focuses on relationships and ways that people in families interact in the present, and how this might be influenced by the family’s experiences, history and surroundings.
In Family Therapy we use talking and other ways of communicating. We may ask you to think about inviting a range of different people from the family to attend.
Family Therapy helps people in close relationships:
• think about how to help each other
• express and explore difficult thoughts and emotions safely
• understand each other’s experiences and views
• build on strengths in their relationship
• make changes in their relationships and lives.
To find out more about family therapy click here
Personalised Individualised Parent Training:
In Personalised Individualised Parent Training (PIPT), we use play-based sessions to help you and your child increase the behaviours you want and reduce the behaviours you don’t (in both you and your child). For example, it might be that you want to shout less and you want your child to stop hitting.
We do this by setting up situations like home, for example taking a phone call with your child present. We stay in the room next door but can see how you and your child are doing through a one-way mirror. We talk to you using a hands-free phone and give ideas and advice of how to respond ‘in the moment’. We can also show you video of the session, so that you can see how things went, including things you are doing really well!
Parent-Child Painting Group:
This is a group for parents and children to play together and explore art materials. Parents have told us this improves their relationship with their child and stops them feeling so isolated. It can also help parents who are anxious about mess or their child’s behaviour in a group setting. We support parents to talk together about how they are feeling, and about their child/family.
We work with parents and children to help them communicate better and enjoy each other. The therapist helps parents to think about their child’s play, emotions and behaviour. Parents also have opportunities to reflect on their own experience of being a child and how they would like to care for and set limits for their child.
Integrated Family Work:
We can work with parents to understand what might be causing or keeping a problem going. When we understand the problem better, we can think together to work out some solutions. This might involve changes in routines, rules, or strategies. We always work with parents to find solutions that fit their family’s needs.
Stress-less Parenting Workshops:
In this workshop, you can learn more about stress and take away some ideas to help you stress less! This popular workshop is a one-off two hour workshop to learn some strategies for managing stress. They are regularly provided in children’s centres around the borough and are widely advertised. No need for a referral, just sign up when you see it advertised!
Mellow Parenting Group:
Growing Together runs Mellow Parenting groups for mums who would like support with the challenges of parenting. It’s a day-long group in which group members share with each other their ideas and experiences, while their children attend a crèche. In the morning, mums are given a space to think about their own experiences, both past and present. At lunchtime the mums, children and group facilitators all eat together and take part in a fun activity with the children. In the afternoon we think about parenting and how to understand and manage children’s behaviour. Videos of group members with their child are used to help promote discussion about parenting challenges, and to receive advice and support from the group. To read more click here