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Parent Support Consultations

We offer evidence informed and client focussed online support consultations for parents/carers. All sessions are run by qualified counsellors/therapists with specific child/adolescent training. 

This service offers an anonymous safe space, giving you the opportunity to share and explore concerns in a non-judgmental environment. Being able to access impartial support and advice from a qualified professional is key to our own well-being as well as that of our children. Simply book online to talk to a professional and find the right approach for your family.

Who are sessions for? 

Sessions are suited to parents and carers of all ages. In the early years stage especially, parents often struggle with emotional and behavioural issues that typify development at this stage, including emotional regulation, sibling rivalry, eating, sleep, boundaries and peer relationships. Parents may want to set up their parenting style and relationships for the future and can feel overwhelmed at the amount of parenting advice available. Our therapists can offer practical, tailored and supportive advice to help navigate this challenging time.

At primary and secondary age, parents may be seeking advice about many of the areas outlined above as well as issues often seen at this stage, including work stress and anxiety, growth mindset, confidence and body issues, gender, sexuality and identity.  

Additionally, parents of children of all ages, may have experienced a traumatic event, such as bereavement, abuse or separation and our therapists can offer support around how to talk to children about this and respond to them in a supportive and containing way. There may be big changes in the family such as separation or re-location during which time parents want to do everything they can to help their children feel secure.

Who should attend sessions?

Sessions are for parents and primary carers. Where there are two parent families we recommend that both parents attend sessions if possible. This is so that the presenting issue can be discussed from the perspectives of all carers involved and a whole-family approach can be explored and developed.

How many sessions can I have?

We recommend two sessions – a single session consultation with a follow up session. You can always book in another session when you choose. The single session/follow up model ensures you make the most of the one session but return to discuss your issue and develop your thinking after you have put some new ideas into practice.  In order to focus your first single session, we request that you complete a pre-session questionnaire. The aim is to leave with some ideas or strategies to try out.

What should I do in advance?

Please complete the first three questions on the pre-session questionnaire (this will be generated online when you book). This will prepare you for the session and help us consider how best to help. If you don’t feel ready to answer these questions and would rather wait until the session to explore your feelings and concerns please indicate this on the questionnaire.

Pre-session Questionnaire (NB this questionnaire will be generated online when you book) 

  1. What is your main concern (NB how old is your child and how long have you been concerned)? 
  2. What have you already tried that has/hasn’t helped?
  3. What would you like to get out of the session?

We recommend that you consider these additional questions in preparation for your session:

  1. How is the problem affecting A. your child B. you C. other people in you/your child’s life?
  2. What do you think I need to know about the situation in order to be able to help?
  3. For me to be most helpful, is there anything you feel is important for me to know about your culture, ethnicity, religion, language, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, mental or physical health or any other factor?


Sessions cost £80 per single session (45mins) + follow up email summary. It is recommended that you book in a follow up session to review.

Book online using the form below or email when you are ready and we will aim to set up your consultation within 7 days.


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Head-teacher of Woolmore School, Tower Hamlets

Parent Consultation: They have become much better at expressing their feelings and opening up to me and their siblings.

Parent, 2023

School Counselling: My son has completely turned around and is simply wonderful at the moment. He is back to his normal self at home, being very happy, caring and kind. He is especial kind and caring with his sister and just the best brother ever now. As a family, we are happy and content.

Parent, 2023

It is quality time well spent not letting pupils leave with negative patterns that make them vulnerable beyond school. One of the best decisions I have made.

Head-teacher of St Saviour’s School, Tower Hamlets

You have helped me build a barrier of protection against pain and I can’t thank you enough for that…I have never felt so emotionally strong.

Student, aged 15

Child in Time is a tremendous resource for head-teachers. It’s a consultancy that offers a short-cut to setting up a counselling service in your school with highly trained, qualified practitioners. Child in Time brings peace of mind to staff, knowing that the most vulnerable students are in safe hands.

Tereza Nogueira, Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist and Senior supervisor UKCP

This intervention has had an enormous, positive impact for us all and we sincerely hope that other families benefit from the same programme…his positive behaviour is having a really good impact on all elements of his school life.

Parent of child, age 8

I am glad I am coming to see you every Thursday because I used to hold all these things in my head and that was hard.

Girl, age 10

We are very happy with the counselling service we are receiving and in particular ‘our therapist’s’ flexible and accommodating nature. Parents are very pleased, both the target children’s parents and the consultation one’s too.

SENCO, Rhodes Avenue School, Haringey

She is an outstanding therapist who has made a real difference to the lives of pupils in our school. ‘Our therapist’ possesses excellent skills in connecting with others, creating a safe space for staff, parents and pupils to discuss a range of issues. Her expertise, compassion, and dedication are truly commendable and we have really benefited from her thorough understanding of child development and psychology.

Deputy Head, Highgate Pre-Prep

I want to say thank you. I found these sessions very very helpful. I could talk about anything with you. I remember our first one, when I was so worried that everything was my fault. I can now see things more clearly.

student, age 11