Thoughts and advice
Our blogs are written by members of our team and cover a wide range of topics to support you with particular issues and challenges that we encounter regularly in our work.
We hope you find these informative and supportive. If there is an area that you would like to see us cover in future please get in touch.
Suffering and pain of people experiencing atrocities around the world is difficult to process or make sense of. Practical advice to help with talking with your child about disturbing news events.
A personal account from one of our therapists, highlighting triggering memories of intergenerational traumas that many in the Black communities, from the Windrush generations (1948 to 1971), carry.
Exam time can be full of stress and it can be hard to know how to support your teenager through these pressures. Some young people will struggle with anxieties about how to perform well, while others will deal with the stress through avoidance. What can you do to help your child during this challenging time?
Autism is a widely misunderstood neurotype, with many opinions and beliefs masquerading as truths. The narrative can centre around damaging and offensive views of autism as an affliction. This blog explores understanding and connection to gain rich insights and celebrate difference.
Having a baby brings huge adjustments for everyone in the family, and challenging changes for older siblings. How can you prepare them for what lies ahead, and support them when the new baby arrives?
What should you say to your children and about ‘big’ topics such as race, difference, equality? Sometimes if can feel like children are too young to consider the inequalities of the world and the topics too weighty to address. But there are rich opportunities for important learning – so how can we approach these conversations?
Moving house can be a stressful time for families, but one that is common and often cannot be avoided. Your child or children will have a response to it, and there are ways that you can support them with those responses, to help you all through the moving process.
As parents, we are naturally focused on our children. When feeling self-critical about our parenting, or worrying about our children, it can be helpful to remember that the lens we use to view our own children is a much more focused one than the one we use when we view others. And that subconscious emotional responses to our children’s behaviour might also be at play.