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Children and Families


Are you at a loss to know how to deal with tantrums, meltdowns, mood swings and other parenting challenges?

You’ve realised that systems of punishment and control, rewards and time-out rarely, if ever work, but what else is there? What if I said that, rather than attention seeking, your child’s behaviour is actually their way of seeking connection?

Some of the things you might be seeing in your child:

  • anxiety
  • anger, frustration
  • struggling with schoolwork trouble making friends
  • restlessness, poor concentration
  • emotional outbursts, mood swings
  • clumsiness
  • Signs of ADHD, autism, dyslexia


All of these behaviours are bringing us a message.

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How I help parents build closer relationships to their children.

I work with families, helping parents build closer relationships based on understanding the “roots” of the behaviours. The first step is to meet with you, the parents, to have a chat about your concerns. We will discuss options, and work out the best way to help your child.

Many parents have benefited from doing the Circle of Security Parenting program with me. This is a relationship-based early-intervention program designed to help you under-stand what your children might be needing, based on how they might be feeling.

During the course parents often discover unhelpful pattens of belief from their own childhoods that are contributing to their feelings of frustration and inadequacy. Once they can recognise this, everything starts to shift.

I will help you to create a new family story, building closer relationships based on understanding and connection. The result is what we are all seeking – happier, more harmonious families.

Get in touch today

Free 15 Minute Consultation

Your first 15 minute phone consultation is FREE. We can talk about what is concerning you, and you can decide if you would like to book in for a session.