I work predominantly with parents of young children aged 1-5 years, but also provide individual support to parents of older children and teenagers.
My particular interests include:
Children who struggle with anxiety/shyness
Children who can be aggressive
Food related issues and picky eating
Parents who struggle to stay calm
Updated - 31.08.2021
*ALL course sessions are currently held online via Zoom.
*Individual sessions can either be online or in person. For in person sessions, you must have had both vaccinations.
*As always discounted rates are available to anyone in need of these. Please contact me if you require a discount.
*Every course I run has one fully sponsored (free) space available to anyone who needs this. Please ask at time of booking if you require this.
*To cancel sessions, please give as much notice as possible, and a minimum of 48 hours. For any cancellation less than 48 hours before the session you will still be required to pay for the session.
I can currently work with you in one of three different ways:
1. Individual sessions - available at any mutually convenient time for any parent with children of any age.
2. To understand your CHILD's behaviour better: Join The Real Toddler course - for parents of children aged 1-5 years.
3. To understand your OWN behaviour better: Join an Overwhelmed Parents Club - a three week course helping overwhelmed parents move from shouting to connection. For parents with children of any age.
1. Individual Sessions:
These are for parents with children of any age. We discuss whatever is relevant to you and your family, looking at the individual struggles you are facing within your family, and working to understand better what is going on for each of you within the relationship and how you can make changes that bring about more connection, peace and joy for your whole family.
These sessions can focus either on understanding your child and learning how to better support them, or they can focus on what you need as a parent, and your own personal struggles within this role. Often they involve a combination of the two.
1 hour: £75 (discounted rate £50)
1hr 30 mins: £100 (discounted rate £70)
I recommend an initial session of 1.5 hours. Further sessions can be 1 hour or 1 hour 30 minutes as required.
Price is the same for one or two members of the same family attending the session.
2. The Real Toddler Course
For parents of children aged 1-5 years old.
This course consists of 8 individual sessions (see topics below) and can be attended as a full course or in a pick 'n' mix style. The first two sessions are mandatory, but sessions after that can be attended or not as you wish. For example if food is your concern, you can attend the first two sessions and then attend week 5 only. If you want to learn most about brain development you can attend the first two sessions and then weeks 3 and 4. If you want support with boundaries, you can attend the first two sessions and then weeks 7 and 8.
Or if you just want an introduction to understanding your child's behaviour, then you can attend the first two sessions only.
Cost for entire course if paid in advance:
One family member: £190 (discounted rate £150)
Two family members: £270 (discounted rate £230)
First two sessions: £60 (discounted rate £50)
Each individual session: £30 (discounted rate £25)
For this course, a second family member can attend the same course at an additional cost of £10 per session. They must attend the first two sessions of the course to be able to attend any further sessions.
Weeks 1&2: Understanding toddler behaviour and emotions
Week 3: Responsive parenting
Week 4: Brain development and play (particularly relevant right now!)
Week 5: Eating
Week 6: Sleep
Week 7: Boundaries part one
Week 8: Boundaries part two
NB: You may only attend further sessions on the SAME course for which you attended the first two sessions.
Course start dates:
Next course starts Thursday 23rd September. All sessions are on THURSDAY evenings, 7.30-10pm.
Please note specific dates, as not all sessions are on consecutive weeks!
This will be the last course I run in 2021.
Session 1: 23rd September
Session 2: 30th September
Session 3: 7th October
Session 4: 14th October
Session 5: 4th November
Session 6: 11th November
Session 7: 25th November
Session 8: 2nd December
3. The Overwhelmed Parents' Club
Three week course helping parents move from shouting to connecting.
For all parents with children of any age.
Do you long to be a calm, connected parent, but find yourself all too often stuck in angry shouty mode? Then join the club! This course will help you understand why we shout, and how we can change our behaviour as parents. We will focus specifically on our moments of overwhelm, and explore what we can do before the moment, during the moment, and after the moment in order to change our own patterns of behaviour.
This course consists of 3 x 90 minute sessions (one per week) held over Zoom.
Group sizes are kept small and sessions are informal and non-judgemental.
N.B This course is focused on our own behaviour as parents. We do not explore what is going on for our children or how to change their behaviour (getting them to listen to us, getting them to do what we've asked etc), so if you want to know more about this then I recommend either attending the Pick 'n' Mix course for 1-5 year olds first, or arranging an individual session.
Pricing: £75 per person. (discounted rate £60). This price includes all three sessions.
No dates currently planned. Please contact me if you are interested in this.
4. Preparing For Toddlerhood Short Course
For parents with children aged between 11 months and 18 months. This two session course will cover some of the situations you are likely to face as parents of toddlers, and help you understand what is going on in your child's brain during these moments, and how best to support him or her. The aim of the course is to give parents realistic expectations of toddlerhood, while at the same time helping parents to feel confident in how they might approach these situations. We will look at emotional meltdowns, behaviour management, eating and sleep.
£60 per person (discounted rate £50) This price includes both sessions.
A second family member may attend for an additional £10 per session.
No dates currently scheduled. Please contact me if you are interested in attending this course.
"We felt very at ease discussing what is a very sensitive and stressful situation to us. We weren't judged and could talk openly. Very informative, knowledgable, understanding and sympathetic"
"Alex was great at catering our one-to-one session perfectly towards us and our twins. We felt totally at ease discussing all topics and certainly not judged in any sense. The open discussion really enabled us to think through the various approaches we could use in the coming weeks/months/years with Alex guiding us through the material in a totally engaging and expert manner."