Parents, you are the change your child needs

Things don’t have to be bad to want support; all parents need reassurance and to keep enhancing their skills to make sure you’re supporting your child’s developing in the most helpful way. I work with children over the age of 13 and parents/carers.  I meet parents online or in-person in my practice in Blarney, Cork and only work with under 18’s in person.

Parenting isn’t about children, it’s about how parents and carers respond to children’s developing emotions and the greatest therapist a child will have is their parent or carer.  
I will help you know what to do and say to support your child so that the relationship you have with them helps them to cope with what life brings their way.  

What supports are available?

I support families at all stages of their journey.  So whether you’re in a crisis or looking for ongoing support to be the parent your children need and change your parenting default mode, I will help you to make life easier.  I offer one to one parenting consultations and support online in my parenting community The Calm Parenting Club.  


If you are unsure what support you’re looking for, book a free call with me or email to explore what you and your family needs for life to be easier.  You can also sign up to my weekly Ask Bethan email where I answer your parenting problems and don’t forget your free 5 Steps to Calmer Parenting.

The Calm Parenting Club

This online parenting community supports parents you get the answers to help your child and helps you to be the parent you’d like to be.  It’s hosted in an app, there’s daily access to myself and other parents for therapeutic support so you don’t ever have to not know how to help yourself or your child.  Start your free 7 day trial today and be the change your children need.

One to one support

Parents  We meet in-person or online for an initial six sessions.  These sessions can be weekly or bi-weekly depending on what’s needed.  During the sessions we do three things: 


1.  Create step-by-step guides and practical solutions to help your child work through what they are finding hard or difficult to manage behaviours and emotions. 

2.  Support the parent with any feelings of guilt, overwhelm, shame, anger, anxiety or fear they are experiencing.  

3.  Work through your parenting default mode and help you to become the parent you’d like to be.


Types of children’s behavioural or emotional difficulties I support parents with include anxiety, fear, separation anxiety, clinginess, bedtimes, sleep, tantrums, anger, hitting, biting, self-harm, suicidal thoughts.

Under 18’s  We meet in-person for an initial six sessions and work through the presenting difficulties.  In the work we do two things: 


1.  Develop practical skills for coping with life. 

2.  Heal the underlying emotional difficulties.


Types of difficulties I work with include self-harm, suicidal thoughts, critical or negative thinking, low moods, low self-esteem, low confidence and feelings of not fitting in.  


The six sessions are divided between supporting the client and meeting with the parents so that they also know what they can do to help their child.


Whatever you’re finding hard in your family, I will support you so that life is easier.  Book a call with me, or email, to explore your support options for creating change.  If you’d like tips to be a calmer parent, get your free 5 Steps to Calmer Parenting below.