parenting support

Seeking parenting support doesn’t mean you’re a bad parent; we all sometimes just need a bit of help if we’re going through a challenging patch.

If you’re encountering tricky behaviour or you’re worried about something and need some parenting support, I offer various options to help you. Just use the Contact page to send me details of the kind of support you are seeking and I promise to get back to you as promptly as I can.

What kind of parenting support do you need?

I will work privately with your family in whatever format works best for you. Prices start at £50 per hour.

Consultation with one or both parents

Need a bit of help with a specific issue? One-to-one parenting support is entirely confidential and may be booked for one session or several, it’s up to you. I also do consultations by Skype or telephone.

Private courses with one or both parents

If you don’t like groups or just feel more comfortable on your own, I run the full Communicating with Kids course for individuals or couples over four weekly 3 hour sessions, either at my house or via Skype. Contact me to arrange dates and times. If you prefer to join a group course, please see my events page.

I’ll work with your kids

I offer support to children or teenagers who are having relationship problems: being left out of the group or teased at school for example. I am not a counsellor or therapist, I work very specifically to empower kids to manage difficult relationships through skills and understanding which will equip them for life. If a child is being bullied (or bullying others) my work is not a replacement for but a support to strategies already in place at the school or college.

Parenting after Parting

I offer a Parenting after Parting programme for parents in the process of separation and divorce. I have devised this programme in collaboration with O’Sullivan Family Law, a team of lawyers who specialise in collaborative separation and divorce with the emphasis on working together to achieve resolution rather than fighting each other through the courts.

“I can, hand on heart, say that the hour that Stephanie spent advising and supporting myself and my ex-wife in our communication with each other and with our three children totally transformed all of our relationships for the better: We are all clearer, more relaxed and more confident as a result of using the tools that Stephanie placed in our hands. The kids have never been happier or more relaxed and my relationship with them is thriving. I found her no-nonsense-cut-to-the-chase-tell-it-like-it-is approach fantastically refreshing in a field dominated by woolly B.S. Without a doubt money very well spent” ~ Gavin

Group workshops

I speak at schools, playgroups, or in your home for a group of friends. The theme of a workshop can be tailor-made to meet the requirements of your group, so just contact me if you’d like a workshop or presentation on any issue. Prices start from £350 for a 2-hour session.

Subjects might include (but are not confined to):

  • Friendship problems
  • Bullying
  • Tantrums and challenging behaviour
  • Teenagers
  • School issues