Supporting Parents, Young People and Families
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Over the past 15 years I have supported parents, children, young people, adults and their families. To increase their connection, create their unique environment to thrive and improve their emotional wellbeing.
I specialise in supporting parents with family issues and highly sensitive people (HSP), highly sensitive children (HSC) and highly sensitive families.
I offer online support for:
A lot of parents worry about their children and adolescents; how to effectively support them emotionally and how to understand and respond to their behaviour. I will guide and equip you with tools and strategies to maintain a loving connection and open communication with your family.
To reduce parental stress, overwhelm and manage emotional distress. Increase your calm, to feel more connection with your children and bring the happiness back into your own life as well as your families.
To empower individuals who might feel stressed, have post natal depression, feel sad, depressed, anxious, have low self esteem, be experiencing isolation, trauma, separation or divorce.
Children and Young People
As children and young people can feel isolated in their lives, often struggling with anxiety, low self esteem, identity, the pressures of education and how they’re meant to ‘fit’ into the world. Abigail gently and effectively supports them through their challenges, she teaches them how to navigate their life, so they can discover their unique resilience, thrive and create a more positive future.
'I faced many challenges when I first came into contact with Abigail. I was faced with a very challenging home life with my two children. I also had problems communicating with my children and managing constructively their emotional outbursts. Furthermore, I had lost a lot of self-confidence in my own parenting skills and ability to communicate effectively with my children. The change I experienced was largely down to Abigail's empathetic, yet knowledgeable approach to my situation. She had a range of strategies for me to try and was able to break through my natural reticence towards any kind of 'therapy'. Her approach allowed me to see my situation from my children's perspective and enabled me to re-connect with them once more. I saw over the months how my very angry son became less angry. Much of this was a result of a change in my attitude towards his behaviour and who he was as an individual. Abigail has both patience and perserverance in equal measure. She also has a very keen sense of humour - which is always useful in difficult situations. I recommend Abigail unreservedly.' E.A, London
'My sessions with Abigail were truly remarkable. I am a HSP and she understood me. She skilfully identified the root cause of my issues and guided me safely through the experience of release and change. She was really compassionate, understanding and gentle. I felt fully supported, safe and looked after during a release of a stressful and traumatic experience, which she supported me to resolve. For this I am truly grateful, Thank you.' T, M, Sheffield
'I started seeing Abigail as I was suffering from low self esteem, anxiety, panic attacks and felt I was ‘too much’. Since working with Abigail, I’ve gained more understanding and compassion for myself, I feel more grounded, accepting and in-control of myself . I have discovered powerful and effective coping strategies and they are part of my daily routine. Abigail is amazing! The work we did together was very powerful.' A.L Italy & London
Please call or email me if you're curious to learn how I work and how I might be able to support you.
I look forward to hearing from you
Training, qualifications & experience
- Babyem Sleep Consultant 2020
- EFT & Matrix Reimprinting 2018
- Family support programme 2018
- Institute of Art Therapy and Education; Integrative Art Psychotherapy and Counselling 2011 - 2016
- AIT & EFT 2016
- Institute of Art Therapy and Education; Therapeutic application of the Arts in Therapy 2010-2011
- Child protection and safeguarding 2011
- Super Therapeutic Nanny
- Understanding your child, for more connection, more fun and a happier family life.
- Practical and emotional support for Parents
- Emotional support for children and young people
- Releasing trauma from the body and mind
- Trauma informed practice
- Goal setting and taking action to move forward in your life
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
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Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.
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Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Family Dynamics
- Parenting Support
- Stress management
- Working through burnout
- Loneliness and isolation
- EFT, MATRIX
- Sleep Consultant
- Muscle testing
Free initial telephone session
Please call or email me to discuss.
When I work
Please contact me for availability
I offer Parenting workshops; to increase your parenting confidence, connect with your child emotionally and understand your child's behaviour.