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. We offer a range of interventions and tailor the support we offer to each individual family. Our team is made up of Clinical Psychologists, Child Psychotherapists and Family Therapists.
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.
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Couples Co-parent Clinic
A systemic intervention offered to parent couples who want to improve their communication, strengthening the couple relationship as a resource for adult and child mental health.
We can see parents who are in relationships or separated and co-parenting. The clinic is suitable for any two people that co-parent a child together: for example a parent and grandparent could attend.
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.
This course aims to help parents who feel low in mood, anxious, stressed or lacking in confidence. Being a parent can be tough so it offers you a chance to learn more about worry and low mood and learn different ways of handling these times. The course is based on cognitive behavioural principles, which have been researched and found to be effective in helping with these problems.
The course is practical and the aim is to help you to develop skills to use in your day to day life. For that reason, it includes exercises to do during each session and between sessions, as well as helpful summary hand outs that you can keep.
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. Click here for more information.
Growing Together Workshops
The Growing Together team offers various workshops. These workshops are offered in the form of one-off sessions which aim to provide help to parents in common areas that they may be struggling with.
- – The Calmer Nights Sleep Workshop explores ways to improve both parents’ and children’s sleep and offers support to help parents feel more confident about their family’s routine.
- – The Mindfulness & Parenting workshop explores how mindfulness can help bring some calm to family life. The workshop aims to help parents to focus their attention on the present moment while parenting.
No referral is needed to join these workshops, if you are interested in joining one of our workshops you can sign up on our Eventbrite page here.
Please note that you can only register 4-6 weeks prior the workshop and we would also like to know if you cannot attend as spaces do fill up quickly.
“I really enjoyed the workshop. It was good to talk to other parents and get tips”
“Very friendly staff, was a brilliant workshop”
‘It was useful sharing my experiences [with other parents].’
‘All of the techniques and tools given to us regarding what we can do with our little ones!’
‘Learning how to deal with our own emotions as well as our children’s emotions.’