Adjusting to life as a parent can be a struggle. Just as no one’s experience is the same, there is no one-size-fits-all approach to parenting and everyone faces different challenges. Our practitioners help parents identify and overcome parenting challenges, allowing them to build the foundations of strong family relationships.

Many people need support not directly for themselves as a parent, but for those in their family who are struggling with the new responsibility. It may be your partner who is struggling to cope emotionally or take on the challenges of being a parent, or it may be that your own child has recently become a parent. Whether it’s you and your partner who are having difficulties as new parents, or it’s someone else in the family, our trained psychologists can work with you individually, or as a family, to understand what works best.

Our practitioners can work with you in one-to-one sessions or in a group setting with other parents. Some people may prefer the group setting, and benefit from listening to the experiences of others. Everyone has a child who won't sleep, or a teenager who seems to have changed overnight. Everyone argues at times with their loved ones and everyone can relate to feeling like you have no more me-time. The group setting can also take place within your own family – and bringing everyone together in a calm and supportive environment can be really beneficial in working through shared difficulties.

At VCPS we can provide you with the support you need - both to help you get through any difficulties you’re experiencing and to be the best support you can be for your loved ones who may be new to parenting themselves. Our work aims to assist families to be more effective in tuning into their own emotions and needs, the needs of other family members, and to understand what children require at different stages of development. It creates room for bonding, observation and reflection within families.

Let us help you provide some structure to the happy chaos that we call family.

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