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Have you found that parenting your teen has become increasingly difficult? Do you feel that your teen is drifting away from you?  Do you worry about their behaviour or mental health?

It can be difficult for parents when the relationship changes with their child.  It feels like you are from different worlds and communicating with each other is a struggle.  You are not sure what to say without getting into an argument.  You wonder what happened, feel stressed and blame yourself for not being a good parent, it does not have to be this way!  With support, you can figure out what battles are worth fighting and build a relationship that is based on mutual respect.

Hello, my name is Diana Simpson-Hinds, I am a psychotherapist and the owner of Blooming Families.  I provide online counselling helping parents and teens (13-19) who are struggling with their relationship. 

I help you to create a happier relationship by giving you the room to talk openly and respectfully.  You learn how to respond to words and not react with emotion.  I will help you step-by-step to improve your relationship by improving your communication, listening skills to help you to set realistic goals.

The service offered is professional, honest, highly confidential, and non-judgemental.​  At the end of counselling parents and teens can expect to come away feeling enthusiastic having gained self-awareness, self-love, with the tools, and knowledge to continue to developing themselves and the relationship with each other.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have 17 years of experience working with families within the education system, social services, with organisations, supporting communities, and in private practice. I have a BA honours degree in psychology and counselling studies, a master’s in psychology and I am an accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Parent and teen relationships


Additional information

  • Individual sessions £80 for 50 minutes
  • Family sessions £130 for 50 minutes

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Diana Simpson-Hinds

Diana Simpson-Hinds