Parent Infant Psychotherapy
Professional and confidential sessions
About Parent Infant Psychotherapy
As parents, we are under huge pressure to ‘get it right’ and to balance everything that modern life throws at us. Sometimes, we need to reach out for support, reassurance or someone to talk to. Becoming a parent is a huge transition that can sometimes come after a difficult time conceiving, losses, birth trauma. It can bring up feelings around the way we were parented, have an impact on your mental health or just be far more challenging than we ever imagined. We can be worried about our baby’s development or struggle with the relentlessness of everyday parenting. If we add in the trauma, isolation and worry of the last year and doing all of this in a global pandemic, it’s not surprising that many of us are struggling and concerned about our family’s wellbeing as well as our own.
Parent Infant Psychotherapy offers a safe, sensitive, non-judgemental space to explore concerns, work on your relationship and communication with your baby and to feel heard.
This approach is suitable for those who are:
Finding being a parent hard to cope with
Experiencing difficult feelings that have stirred up as a result of becoming a parent
Worried about their relationship with their baby
Struggling with psychological aspects of problems with feeding, sleeping, excessive crying, or behaviour
Concerned about their baby or toddler’s development
Struggling with their own mental health in pregnancy or postnatally
Parenting after a previous miscarriage or stillbirth
An adoptive parent who’d like support in developing their relationship with their new baby/child.
As a mother of two, a Music Therapist, and now training as a Parent Infant Psychotherapist, Belinda is passionate about the early years and also knows how challenging they can be.
The aim of Parent-Infant Psychotherapy is to understand and facilitate normal communication and the development of emotions and relationships. Early intervention can be extremely effective as it is possible to detect the first signs of emotional difficulties which can lead to better outcomes for the child and family in the future.
Parents can be helped to understand what their babies or toddlers are communicating and their own reactions and feelings to their little ones’ behaviours.
Belinda offers assessment, brief consultation or ongoing psychotherapy at Magnolia.